Feb. 11 Bracketology: G'town Continues To Rise with Wins Over Top Teams

Jesse KramerCorrespondent IFebruary 12, 2010

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 06:  Greg Monroe #10 and Julian Vaughn #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas celebrate a win during a college basketball game against the Villanova  Wildcats on February 6, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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This bracketology will be based on how the teams have played to this point in the season.

As for conference champions, whoever is currently in first place in the conference will be named conference champion. The conference champions will have their conference next to their name.

There will not be specific matchups, only which teams are seeded where. Automatic bids are given to conference champions and AP Top 25 teams. The other spots will be given to teams that have already put together a résumé worthy of the NCAA Tournament. 


1 Seeds

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

Kansas is yet to lose in the Big 12. The Jayhawks have a comfortable three-game lead over Kansas State and Texas, both teams they have already beat.

Villanova finally lost a Big East game at Georgetown. After losing to Georgetown, Villanova rebounded to win at West Virginia. Villanova is in a tie for first place with Syracuse. The Wildcats do not play the Orange until Feb. 27.

Syracuse has won 11 straight games. Seven of these wins have been by double digits.

Kentucky has won four straight since losing their undefeated season to South Carolina. The Wildcats have a one-game lead on Vanderbilt.


2 Seeds

Georgetown, Duke (ACC), West Virginia, Purdue

Georgetown dominated Villanova on their home floor last Saturday. 

Duke pulled away from North Carolina on Wednesday night for their third straight win.

West Virginia had a six-game winning streak snapped by Villanova. The Mountaineers begin a two-game road trip on Friday at Pitt.

Purdue has won six straight games and is only half a game out of first place in the Big Ten. 


3 Seeds

Kansas State, Texas, Ohio State, Michigan State

Kansas State has won three out of their last four. The Wildcats beat Nebraska and Iowa State in their last two games. They need to continue to capitalize on their games against the bottom of the conference. The Wildcats play Colorado and Nebraska in the upcoming week.

Texas has continued to struggle and is dangerously close to dropping even farther down. Texas is down in the middle of the Big 12 and must win against Nebraska on Saturday.

Ohio State has won five straight games and now has a share of first place in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes play at Illinois on Sunday.

Michigan State has lost three straight games and has fallen back to earth in the Big Ten.


4 Seeds

New Mexico (MWC), Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin

New Mexico beat UNLV on Wednesday to take first place in the Mountain West.

Tennessee had a three-game winning streak snapped by Vanderbilt. The Volunteers are now in third place in the SEC and play first place Kentucky on Saturday.

Vanderbilt moved into second place in the SEC with a win over Tennessee.

Wisconsin has an easy stretch coming up with their next five games against lower teams in the Big Ten (Indiana, @ Minnesota, Northwestern, @ Indiana, Iowa). The Badgers then finish the season at Illinois. If the Badgers capitalize on their games against the bottom teams in the conference, they have a good chance at taking a Big Ten title.


5 Seeds

Illinois (Big Ten), Northern Iowa (MVC), Temple, Gonzaga (WCC)

Illinois is playing great basketball, leading to a five-game winning streak. The Fighting Illini are now in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten.

Northern Iowa's only losses have come to DePaul and Wichita State. The Panthers have a four-game lead in the Missouri Valley with five games left. 

Temple is half a game out of first place in the Atlantic 10. 

Gonzaga swept the season series against St. Mary's with a win on Thursday night. Gonzaga now controls its own destiny for first place in the WCC.


6 Seeds

Xavier (A-10), Texas A&M, UNLV, Pitt

Xavier is in a three-way tie for first place in the Atlantic 10. The Musketeers play a big game at Florida on Saturday. 

Texas A&M is in a three-way tie for second place in the Big 12. The Aggies play at Texas Tech, who is 13-0 at home, on Saturday.

UNLV lost to New Mexico on Wednesday, dropping out of first place in the MWC. 

Pitt got their revenge on Seton Hall last Saturday and then blew away Robert Morris on Monday.


7 Seeds

Butler (Horizon), BYU, Cornell (Ivy), Georgia Tech

Butler is yet to lose in conference play. The Bulldogs play a tough game at Cleveland State on Saturday.

BYU has an easy three-game stretch approaching, playing Air Force, Colorado State, and Wyoming. 

Cornell has continued to dominate the Ivy League, still yet to lose. 

Georgia Tech dropped to .500 in the ACC with a loss at Miami. 


8 Seeds

Tulsa, Wake Forest, Richmond, UAB

Tulsa plays Memphis on Saturday. The Golden Hurricane is in second place in C-USA.

Wake Forest is in third place in the ACC. Wake has a rematch with Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Demon Deacons already lost at Georgia Tech

Richmond is in a three-way for first place in the A-10. The Spiders have an easy stretch coming up with their next three games against St. Bonaventure, Fordham, and George Washington.

UAB ended a two-game slide with a win at Rice. 


9 Seeds

Maryland, Rhode Island, Baylor, UTEP (C-USA)

Maryland is only one game out of first place in the ACC. The Terps play at Duke on Saturday.

Rhode Island had a four-game winning streak snapped by Richmond. The Rams play at Temple on Saturday.

Baylor survived at Nebraska on Wednesday to get above .500 in the Big 12.

UTEP has won eight straight games to take control of C-USA.


10 Seeds

Cal (Pac-10), Missouri, Siena (MAAC), St. Mary's

Cal is back in first place in the Pac-10.

Missouri is close to moving even farther up in the seedings. The Tigers could really use wins at Baylor and at home against Texas.

Siena has not yet lost in the MAAC. The Saints have a four-game road trip coming up with games against Niagara, Canisius, Butler, and Rider. 

St. Mary's dropped to second place in the WCC with a loss to Gonzaga.


11 Seeds

Ole Miss, Northeastern (CAA), Clemson, Florida

Ole Miss dropped back to .500 in the SEC with a loss to Mississippi State. 

Northeastern is in first place in the CAA, with their only loss coming to Drexel. The Huskies play at William & Mary on Saturday.

Clemson picked up big wins over Maryland and Florida State in the past few weeks.

Florida lost a close game at South Carolina. 


12 Seeds

Virginia Tech, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Charlotte

Virginia Tech needs to beat Virginia and Wake Forest at home to get their seeding even farther up.

Marquette has won four straight games to move into sixth place in the Big East.

Oklahoma State has lost three straight games and is suddenly close to falling out of the bracket.

Charlotte had a six-game winning streak snapped at Dayton.


13 Seeds

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

Oakland has a multi-game lead on IUPUI in the Summit.

Charleston had a three-game winning streak snapped by Citadel. The Cougars only have a half-game lead on Wofford for first place in the SoCon.

Murray State had their first close game in conference play. It took a buzzer beater for Murray State to ward off Austin Peay.

Dayton has won three straight games to move 1.5 games out of first place in the Atlantic 10.


14 Seeds

Kent State (MAC), Weber State (Big Sky), Sam Houston State (Southland ), Utah State (WAC)

Kent State has a one-game lead on Akron in the MAC.

Weber State has a one-game lead on Northern Colorado in the Big Sky.

Sam Houston State has dominated the Southland. The Bearkats are out to a 9-0 start in conference play.

Utah State has won eight straight games. The Aggies have the lead in a tiebreaker with New Mexico State.


15 Seeds

Santa Barbara (Big West), Morgan State (MEAC), Robert Morris (NEC), Coastal Carolina (Big South)

Santa Barbara moved into first place with Pacific's loss on Wednesday night.

Morgan State has won their first 10 games in the MEAC.

Robert Morris is 12-1 in the NEC. The Colonials have a one-game lead on Quinnipiac.

Coastal Carolina still has a two-game lead on Radford in the Big South. The Chanticleers have already lost to Radford once this year.


16 Seeds (Stony Brook and Jackson State—Play-In Game)

Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt), Jacksonville (A-Sun), Navy (Patriot), Stony Brook (AEC), Jackson State (SWAC)

Middle Tennessee moved into first place in the Sun Belt on Thursday night. The Blue Raiders have no signature wins this year.

Jacksonville moved back into first place in the Atlantic Sun with a win over Florida Gulf Coast and Lipscomb's loss to South Carolina Upstate.

Navy moved into first place in the Patriot League with a win at Lehigh.

Stony Brook has won six straight games and is 9-2 in the AEC.

Jackson State is 10-1 in the SWAC with their only loss coming to Texas Southern.


Last Four In

Marquette, Oklahoma State, Charlotte, Dayton


First Four Out

Florida State, Virginia, Old Dominion, Washington


Next Four Out

Notre Dame, Cincinnati, South Florida, Wichita State


Multi-Bid Conference Breakdown

Big 12—7



Big East—6

Big Ten—5






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