Bracketology: December 2nd, 2011

The start of the college basketball season has been quite exciting, as upsets having been taking place across the country. This year is setting up to be very strong for mid-majors, as many leagues could be getting multiple bids. So far teams like St. Louis, Harvard and Creighton have been pulling off early season upsets and have cracked the Top 25, while the nation’s best team fell to a UNLV team that many didn’t expect much from this season.

As we move into the second month of the season the brackets have changed quite a bit, but the sample size is still way too small for many teams. I might have overreacted to many outcomes so far, but they will easily be corrected by more competition over the next month. So here’s the seed list for now:

1 Seeds: Kentucky, Ohio State, Syracuse, UNC

2 Seeds: Duke, Louisville, Florida, UConn

3 Seeds: Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Alabama

4 Seeds: Marquette, Xavier, Baylor, UNLV

5 Seeds: Michigan, Memphis, Georgetown, Pittsburgh

6 Seeds: Creighton, Gonzaga, Mississippi State, Purdue

7 Seeds: Harvard, Illinois, Florida State, California

8 Seeds: Northwestern, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Indiana

9 Seeds: St Louis, Arizona, Kansas State, Michigan State

10 Seeds: Northern Iowa, Iona, Temple, Washington

11 Seeds: Wichita State, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Belmont

12 Seeds: Minnesota, NC State, Miami FL, West Virginia/Washington

13 Seeds: Long Beach State, Murray State, Cleveland State, Oregon/Virginia

14 Seeds: Ohio, George Mason, Vermont, Charleston

15 Seeds: Weber State, Bucknell, Denver, New Mexico State

16 Seeds: Norfolk State, Alabama A&M, Wagner, Campbell, Lamar, North Dakota State

Teams close: Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Oregon, Oregon State, New Mexico, BYU, Indiana State, Illinois State, Marshall, Tulane

Bids by Conference:

Big Ten- 9

Big East- 6

ACC- 6

Big 12- 5

SEC- 5

Pac 12- 4

MVC- 3

A10- 3

MWC- 2

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