Monday, February 04, 2008

Bracket Update 2/4

It is now less than six weeks until Selection Sunday!

Here is today's bracket. At the bottom, I took West Virginia, Maryland, BYU, and Cal over teams like Ohio, George Mason, Oregon, Illinois State, Wake Forest, Miami-FL, UMass and Mississippi State and a few other fringe teams.

Multi-Bid Conference Breakdown

Big East (9): Georgetown, UConn, Notre Dame, Louisville, Marquette, Pitt, West Virginia, Syracuse, Seton Hall
Big XII (6): Kansas, Texas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Baylor
Pac-10 (6): UCLA, Washington State, Stanford, Arizona, Southern Cal, California
SEC (5): Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Florida
Big Ten (5): Wisconsin, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State
ACC (4): Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Maryland
Atlantic 10 (4): Xavier, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph's, Dayton
West Coast (2): St. Mary's, Gonzaga
Mountain West (2): UNLV, BYU

One Stop Shop
Want to hear the most exciting news? Work on the One Stop Shop has begun! Just like the last three years, you will be able to access all 30 conference tourney brackets in one handy link on this site.

We are less than one month away from conference tournament time. Personally, I think conference tournies, Selection Sunday, and the first weekend of the NCAA Tourney make up the best sports time of the year.

Tonight's GOI
--UNC-Greensboro at GA Southern. Both are trying to break into the top 100 RPI and UNCG is in that death struggle in the SoCon North.
--Louisville at Marquette. 2/3 of the three-loss Big East teams currently tied for third. The loser probably gives up hope of catching Georgetown.
--Longwood at NJIT. A combined 2-43, and NJIT is 0-20. But, they have Longwood at home with a chance to toss their bagel.
--Villanova at Saint Joseph's. Oh, Big Five basketball. Why do you torture a Kentucky boy with your faraway goodness? Hawks have won 10 of 11 and Nova's struggles are well-documented.
--Marist at Siena. Both recently owned by MAAC-leading Rider, but both are still just one game back.