Monday, March 1, 2010

Projected 65 teams to make the Big Dance

Using this weeks NCAA rankings, below are the current teams that would make the 65 team tourney using the highest ranked team from the 31 conferences and the next 34 highest rated teams to fill out the bracket.  Those teams with an asterisk are the highest rated from their conference and thus the projected automatic bid.

There isn't a whole lot of change from the projection from 2 weeks ago, they key changes being ASU, SD State, VaTech, and Wake Forest out, and UConn, Florida, Minnesota, and Notre Dame in.

The last 4 at-large making it are Ole Miss, Florida, Richmond, and Washington with the first 4 not making it are SD State, ASU, Illinois, and VaTech.

Some of the differences compared to the current Bracketology on ESPN are:

  • ESPN has VaTech and SD State making it in as part of the last 4.
  • ESPN has Dayton, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and Minnesota not making it.
More updates to come.


RankTeamRatingRecordScheduleChange
RankTeamRatingRecordScheduleChange
1Duke*94.95525-481.868+1, +0.410
2Kansas*94.81927-280.625-1, -1.225
3Syracuse*94.24127-280.562+0, +0.930
4Kansas St92.79723-481.943+1, +0.681
5Kentucky*91.27627-279.678+2, -0.488
6West Virginia91.07422-683.092+0, -1.032
7Purdue*90.95224-481.108-3, -1.179
8Villanova90.72923-581.959+0, -0.143
9Ohio State90.63323-779.980+0, -0.010
10Missouri90.34421-879.618+3, +0.288
11Baylor90.21721-680.684+0, -0.066
12Brigham Young*90.18625-477.863-2, -0.382
13Wisconsin89.72021-781.529+2, +0.340
14Maryland89.62520-780.520+2, +0.520
15Texas89.51322-780.956-3, -0.691
16Georgetown DC89.18019-882.900-2, -0.296
17Marquette88.80219-980.469+2, +0.051
18Xavier OH*88.75621-781.151-1, -0.276
19Texas A&M88.72719-882.181+5, +0.877
20California*88.63120-981.520+5, +0.905
21Michigan St88.57922-781.303+5, +0.876
22Pittsburgh88.39022-781.836-4, -0.585
23Clemson88.19220-880.912+0, +0.300
24Vanderbilt88.14321-681.343-3, +0.170
25Butler*88.03026-479.260-5, -0.064
26New Mexico88.01027-379.149+5, +0.708
27Temple87.90024-580.154+1, +0.245
28Gonzaga*87.64823-578.619-7, -0.325
29Dayton87.61719-979.680+0, +0.082
30Louisville87.34919-1081.509-3, -0.334
31Oklahoma St87.28120-880.248+7, +0.520
32Georgia Tech87.25818-981.006-2, -0.230
33Florida St87.13420-880.671+6, +0.386
34Connecticut87.11717-1282.501+3, +0.332
35Utah St*87.10422-677.662-3, -0.180
36Notre Dame86.96419-1079.431+18, +1.945
37UTEP*86.93722-576.283-4, -0.137
38Tennessee86.78421-780.757-4, -0.167
39Minnesota86.56117-1180.348+3, +0.262
40UNLV86.48121-779.330+3, +0.256
41St Mary's CA86.36623-577.324-1, -0.246
42Mississippi St86.26721-878.469+7, +0.777
43Northern Iowa*86.24425-478.391-7, -0.682
44Washington86.09319-979.897+1, +0.120
45Richmond86.07022-778.992+2, +0.331
46Florida85.93920-979.571+7, +0.579
47Mississippi85.85019-979.738+1, +0.265
50Old Dominion*85.54223-878.431+0, +0.073
54Siena*85.09924-676.987+5, +0.445
59Murray St*84.31625-472.883+4, +0.199
65Cornell NY*83.65723-475.449-3, -0.529
77Kent St*82.54821-877.830+5, +0.155
86Wofford*82.17722-876.026-1, -0.184
92Sam Houston St*81.51617-675.005+5, +0.444
100Weber St*80.99617-977.093+2, +0.110
101IUPUI*80.97320-975.543+12, +0.818
125Western Kentucky*79.58719-1275.564+10, +0.853
126Coastal Carolina*79.53422-570.824+4, +0.557
128Pacific CA*79.40018-1075.902-19, -0.949
143Jacksonville FL*78.37918-1175.427-1, +0.007
154Vermont*77.79422-973.388-4, -0.119
170Morgan St*77.03322-973.710-14, -0.625
175Quinnipiac*76.45121-869.449+1, +0.323
195Lehigh*75.33419-1071.438+14, +0.594
256Arkansas-Pine Bluff*71.15013-1473.999+3, +0.187