Monday, January 14, 2008

New to this week's bracket:
Austin Peay, Florida, Hartford, Illinois State, Jacksonville, Lafayette, Louisville, McNeese State, NC-Asheville, Northern Arizona, San Diego State, Utah State

Out of this week's bracket:
Boston University, East Tennessee State, High Point, Holy Cross, Montana State, Nevada, New Mexico, Providence, Sam Houston State, Southeast Missouri State, UNLV, Virginia

Multi-bid conferences:
Big East - 9, Pac-10 - 7, ACC - 5, Big 12 - 5, SEC - 5, Atlantic 10 - 4, Big 10 - 4, Missouri Valley - 2, West Coast - 2

The Mountain West and ACC gave up spots to the SEC and Missouri Valley this week. The MWC really took a beating with losses by San Diego State (Northern Colorado), BYU (Wake Forest), UNLV (Air Force), and New Mexico (San Diego State). Losses to Xavier and Duke are respectable for Virginia, but still puts them on the other side of the cut line. To fill in, we have the Florida Gators, who haven't played a good non-conference schedule, but did win their first two conference games and look to only become stronger in a weak SEC. Illinois State joins surprising Drake in the bracket.

To view this week's bracket in pdf form, click here.

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