College Basketball Bracketology: Feb. 23

Jonathan GoodmanContributor IFebruary 24, 2009

This is my version of how the brackets would look like had the committee got together and chose the field of 65 this past Sunday.

Play-In Game: Jacksonville (15-11) vs. Alabama State (15-8)

MIDWEST

#1 Pittsburgh (25-2) vs. Play-In Game Winner

#8 Butler (23-4) vs. #9 Kentucky (19-8)

#4 Clemson (22-4) vs. #13 VCU (19-9)

#5 Arizona State (21-5) vs. #12 Creighton (23-6)

#3 Kansas (22-5) vs. #14 Buffalo (17-8)

#6 LSU (23-4) vs. #11 Boston College (19-9)

#2 Duke (22-5) vs. #15 Robert Morris (19-10)

#7 Utah (19-7) vs. #10 Wisconsin (17-10)

WEST

#1 Oklahoma (25-2) vs. #16 Radford (17-10)

#8 South Carolina (19-6) vs. #9 Utah State (25-3)

#4 Purdue (21-6) vs. #13 Vermont (22-7)

#5 Washington (20-7) vs. #12 Siena (22-6)

#3 Villanova (22-5) vs. #14 North Dakota State (21-6)

#6 Illinois (22-6) vs. #11 St. Mary's (22-5)

#2 Louisville (21-5) vs. #15 Stephen F. Austin (17-7)

#7 Florida (21-6) vs. #10 Dayton (23-4)

EAST

#1 Connecticut (25-2) vs. #16 Long Beach State (13-12)

#8 California (20-7) vs. #9 Minnesota (20-7)

#4 Wake Forest (20-5) vs. #13 Weber State (18-8)

#5 Gonzaga (21-5) vs. #12 UNLV (20-7)

#3 Xavier (22-5) vs. #14 American University (19-7)

#6 Florida State (21-6) vs. #11 Penn State (19-8)

#2 Memphis (24-3) vs. #15 Tennessee-Martin (19-7)

#7 Texas (18-8) vs. #10 Arizona (18-9)

SOUTH

#1 North Carolina (24-3) vs. #16 Morgan State (18-10)

#8 Ohio State (17-8) vs. #9 Tennessee (16-10)

#4 Missouri (23-4) vs. #13 Temple (17-9)

#5 West Virginia (19-8) vs. #12 San Diego State (18-7)

#3 Michigan State (21-5) vs. #14 Cornell (18-8)

#6 UCLA (20-7) vs. #11 Davidson (22-6)

#2 Marquette (23-4) vs. #15 Arkansas-Little Rock (20-7)

#7 Syracuse (19-8) vs. #10 BYU (20-6)

There you have it. The 2009 Field of 65 as of Sunday, February 22, 2009. I would enjoy your thoughts and comments about all the seedings and match-ups. Thanks for reading.

Last 4 In: St. Mary's, UNLV, San Diego State, Temple

Last 4 Out: Virginia Tech, Miami (FL), UAB, Providence

Next 4 Out: Maryland, Kansas State, Georgetown, Cincinnati

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