Feb. 5 Bracketology: Kansas Jayhawks Back To the Top

Jesse Kramer@Jesse_KramerCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2010

LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 29:  Sherron Collins #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts after scoring during the game against the Belmont Bruins on December 29, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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1 Seeds

Kansas (Big 12), Villanova (Big East), Syracuse, Kentucky (SEC)

Kansas is back to No. 1 in the country. The Jayhawks are yet to lose in the Big 12. The Jayhawks struggled at Colorado, but still pulled out a win.

Villanova has not yet lost in the Big East. The Wildcats have a tough stretch coming with road games against Georgetown and West Virginia.

Syracuse is only half a game out of first place in the Big East. The Orange struggled with Depaul, but then blew out Providence.

Kentucky rebounded from their first loss of the season with a win over Vanderbilt to retake first place in the SEC. Kentucky is back in the top three in the nation.


2 Seeds

Michigan State (Big 10), Duke (ACC), Texas, West Virginia

Michigan State lost their first game in the Big Ten to Wisconsin.

Duke is in first place in the ACC. If Duke had won at Georgetown, they could have been a one seed over Kentucky.

Texas struggled with losses in three of four games. Texas appeared to have gotten things together with a win at Oklahoma State.

West Virginia is in third place in the Big East. The Mountaineers have won five straight games. 


3 Seeds

Wisconsin, Georgetown, Kansas State, Tennessee

Wisconsin ended Michigan State's undefeated season in the Big Ten. Wisconsin has not lost at home this season.

Georgetown destroyed Duke early in the week, but then lost to an upcoming South Florida team.

Kansas State lost a heartbreaker to Kansas in overtime.

After losing back-to-back games to Georgia and Vanderbilt, Scotty Hopson's jumper gave Tennessee a win over Florida.


4 Seeds

Temple, Purdue, BYU (M-West), Ohio State

Temple is half a game out of first place in the A-10. The Owls have won eight out of their last nine.

Purdue has won five straight games. This streak includes wins over Illinois and Wisconsin.

BYU rebounded from their conference loss with wins over Utah and TCU. The Cougars still have a one-game lead on first place in the Mountain West.

Ohio State has won six straight Big Ten games after a 1-3 start. There is no doubt that Ohio State is a completely different team with Evan Turner in the lineup.


5 Seeds

New Mexico, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga (WCC)

New Mexico is back in the top 15 in the AP. The Lobos lost their first two games in the MWC, but they have now won six straight games, including a win over BYU. 

Georgia Tech is still in the middle of the ACC.

Vanderbilt's loss to Kentucky keeps them on the bottom end of the first place tiebreaker in the SEC. The Commodores survived a close game against Mississippi State on Wednesday.

Gonzaga was shocked by San Francisco last Saturday. This ended Gonzaga's WCC winning streak and undefeated season in conference play.


6 Seeds

Butler (Horizon), Northern Iowa (MVC), Xavier (A-10), Pitt

Butler survived their four game road trip, although there were two close calls with Loyola-Illinois and Milwaukee. Butler has won their first 12 games in Horizon League play.

Northern Iowa won a key game over Wichita State on Wednesday night.

Xavier took advantage of a three game stretch against weak opponents with wins over Duquesne, Fordham, and Massachusetts.

Pitt has lost four out of their last five. The Panthers play Seton Hall at home on Saturday and then Robert Morris on Monday.


7 Seeds

Baylor, UNLV, Cornell (Ivy), Tulsa (C-USA)

Baylor won at Texas in overtime and then destroyed Iowa State in their following game.

UNLV is in a tie for second place in the Mountain West. The Rebels have won four straight games.

Cornell has entered the ESPN Top 25, deservedly so. The Big Red are No. 27 in the AP Poll. Cornell plays at home against Yale and Brown this weekend.

Tulsa moved into first place in C-USA after UAB lost to Memphis.


8 Seeds

Rhode Island, Texas A&M, Clemson, UAB

Rhode Island has won three straight games following a loss at Xavier. The Rams are in fourth place in the A-10.

Texas A&M ended Missouri's home winning streak on Wednesday night with a 77-74 victory.

Clemson is 4-4 in the ACC. The Tigers picked up a big win over Maryland this week.

UAB lost their last two games to UTEP and Memphis. UAB is now in third place in C-USA.


9 Seeds

Mayland, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest

Maryland had a four game winning streak snapped by Clemson. Maryland is in second place in the ACC.

Ole Miss lost to Arkansas and Kentucky this week. The Rebels need to win each of their next two games against Alabama and Mississippi State.

Oklahoma State dropped their second straight game to Texas. The Cowboys have dropped to 4-4 in the Big 12.

Wake Forest has won three out of their last four. The Demon Deacons play at Virginia on Saturday.


10 Seeds

Florida State, Missouri, Old Dominion, Siena (MAAC)

Florida State lost a must-win game on their home floor to Maryland. They are moving closer to dropping out of the field.

Missouri lost their home winning streak with a loss to Texas A&M.

Old Dominion is on the bottom of three-way tie for first place in the CAA. The Monarchs have not lost at home this season.

Siena has not lost in the MAAC this year. Siena survived their three game road trip with wins over Manhattan, St. Peter's, and Marist. Siena has a matchup scheduled against Butler in the ESPN Bracketbuster.


11 Seeds

Arizona (Pac-10), Florida, Charlotte, St. Mary's

Believe it or not, Arizona is in a position to get back to the tournament this year. The Wildcats have won four straight games. Arizona had a miserable non-conference with their best win coming over North Carolina State.

Florida lost a heartbreaker at Tennessee. Chandler Parsons appeared to be the hero once more when a jumper gave Florida the lead in the final minute, but Scotty Hopson won the game for the Volunteers. Florida gutted out a win at Alabama on Thursday.

Charlotte has won six straight games to move into second place in the A-10. 

St. Mary's is in second place in the WCC. 


12 Seeds

Northeastern (CAA), Cal, Louisville, Wichita State

Northeastern moved into first place in the CAA this week. The Huskies' two losses are both against Drexel.

Cal dropped out of first place in the Pac-10 with a loss to Arizona. 

Louisville almost won at West Virginia, and then beat UCONN, moving the Huskies down on the bubble.

Wichita State is close to dropping out of the field. Their loss to Drake put them in a position where they might have to win out in the regular season to make the NCAA Tournament.


13 Seeds

Oakland (Summit), Murray State (OVC), Charleston (SoCon), Mississippi State

Oakland retook first place in the Summit after losing it to IUPUI.

Murray State is still yet to lose in the OVC. It looks like the only game they have a chance at losing could be at Morehead State.

Charleston ended their two-game slide with a win at Georgia Southern. Charleston still has a one game lead over Wofford, who they have already beaten.

Mississippi State is 4-3 in the SEC. Their three losses have come in close games on the road.


14 Seeds

Louisiana Tech (WAC), Pacific (Big West), Weber State (Big Sky), Arkansas State (Sun Belt)

Louisiana Tech has lost two out of their last three, but has still managed to stay in first place in the WAC. 

Pacific has won five straight games to take a two game lead in the Big West.

Weber State has won five straight games and has a two game lead over Northern Colorado, who they lost to in their first meeting.

Arkansas State has a half game lead on Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt.


15 Seeds

Sam Houston State (Southland), Morgan State (MEAC), Kent State (MAC), Coastal Carolina (Big South)

Sam Houston State has not lost in the Southland. 

Morgan State has not lost in the MEAC. The Bears have managed to stay undefeated despite Reggie Holmes' scoring coming down a little.

Kent State has won five straight games. The Golden Flashes have a Michigan road trip coming up with games against Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan.

Coastal Carolina lost their second Big South game at Winthrop.


16 Seeds

Robert Morris (NEC), Lehigh (Patriot), Stony Brook (AEC), Jacksonville (A-Sun), Jackson State (SWAC)

Robert Morris has won seven straight games. The Colonials have a one game lead on Quinnipiac.

Lehigh has won four out of their last five to take a lead in the Patriot League.

Stony Brook holds a one game lead on Vermont in the America East. The Seawolves have won five straight games. 

Jacksonville has a half game lead on Lipscomb in the Atlantic Sun. The Dolphins have won 10 straight games.

Jackson State has dominated the SWAC at 8-1. 


Last Four In

Cal, Louisville, Wichita State, Mississippi State


First Four Out

Memphis, Richmond, Virginia Tech, Virginia


Next Four Out

Dayton, Illinois, South Florida, Cincinnati

Feel free to comment on the seedings.

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