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November 25th Bracketology Update

Posted on: November 25, 2009 1:30 am
Edited on: November 25, 2009 1:35 am
 
Bracketology: Purdue is now a #1 seed, Cincinnati storms into the bracket

Tonight's Bracket (a little info): We have a new #1 seed in the daily bracketology as Purdue grabs a #1 following its victory over Tennessee. The Vols fall to a #2 seed for now. Cincinnati storms into the field after reaching the Maui Invitational Finals (where the Bearcats will meet Gonzaga). Wisconsin and Arizona, two teams that met last night, have been unimpressive in their two wins in Maui and dropped out of the field. Florida rises a spot for its impressive victory over Florida State.  Vanderbilt drops the farthest in this addition in part due to their lackluster play versus Cincinnati (and even for the first half against Chaminade) and in part due to Florida’s win. The Gators take Vandy’s spot in the SEC pecking order at this point.

Risers:

Purdue:
The Boilermakers are now a #1 seed (in the South Region) after their win over Tennessee.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have wins over Maryland and Vanderbilt on back to back days. A win over Gonzaga would help add to what appears to be an incredible out of conference resume for the Bearcats.

Florida: The Gators jumped out early on FSU, allowed a huge Seminoles run, and then finished off the game with a big run of their own. We will know more about Florida when they play Michigan State on Friday, but for now they rise one spot.

Fallers:

Arizona/Wisconsin:
Many have described the Wildcats/Badgers game on Monday as "ugly" and "hard to watch". Neither team was extremely sharp. Arizona went on to be taken to overtime by Colorado (after leading by eight with :40 left) before pulling out a win. Wisconsin lost to Gonzaga in a game the Bulldogs controlled most of the way. Both teams are out of my bracket for now.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores fell mainly due to their loss to Cincinnati, but also because they did not impress me during their win over Chaminade. Florida's win moves them temporarily ahead in the SEC's "pecking" order for at large bids, but there's a whole league season left to be played to decide the true pecking order.

Every other move in today's edition is mainly due to other teams moving up/moving down. Teams do not have to be in action on a given night to move up or down. A lot of the movement is based on what other teams do around the country.

Opening the Mailbag....
I will begin answering questions each night for anyone that has a bracketology question. For now, I ask that you just post the questions here. I may answer it in a comment and still use it for this section of my blog. Who knows, I may not get any questions.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2009 6:37 pm
 

November 25th Bracketology Update

Dan where do you think Wisconsin and Maryland both stack up now? IMO, I think the Terrapins are a tad overrated. Wisconsin played a great game tonight. They did a very good job containing Vasquez. If he takes over a game, it could easily be over inn the first couple of minutes and the Badgers didn't let that happen. I have to give them props. They will have to play some stellar defense if they plan on competing in the Big Ten.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2009 9:21 am
 

November 25th Bracketology Update

Like I said in my Big East preview, Cincinatti is the darkhorse of the conference. This is a very athletic team and I love how they play. I'm not at all surprised by those wins in Maui.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 25, 2009 6:56 am
 

November 25th Bracketology Update

Here are my comments

Cal 5 seed I would drop them down to at least a 7 or 8 seed. Robertson & Kemp are out. Not sure when they will return

College of Charleston replace them with Wofford. Wofford has a win over Georgia, and played very well in losses against Pitt, Bradley and Illinois

Cinci 10 Seed Move them up a seed or 2. Looking good in 2 victories (both 10+ points) over Vandy & Maryland

UCLA replace them with Miami (FL). UCLA has struggled all season. Dragovic is still not playing Miami (fl) wins there conference tournament



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