Here is my first 2010-11 in-season Bracket. There is still a lot of games to be played, but it was interesting to start taking a look at team's current resumes and discover which teams have given themselves much work to do in the next 7 weeks.
Here are some inital observations:
As it stands right now, San Diego State has earned a #1 seed in my analysis. They likely have to remain undefeated to stay there, but I have them listed based on what has happened so far.
Last Four In - Play-in Games
Marquette, UCLA, Butler and Kansas State currently sit in this dubious spot, having to win a game to get into the field of 64. With 7 weeks to play, these teams can either soldify their spot and move-up or remain in this bubble territory.
Last Teams Out
Wichita State, Central Florida, Richmond, Gonzaga, UAB, Miami, VCU, Maryland, Baylor, Penn State, UTEP. Again, some of these teams will likely get hot and have resume inducing victories, others will fade away. Central Florida is fading the fastest.
Currently 11 Big East teams in the field. It is hard to believe it will end up being that many, but Marquette was not even the last out of my four play-ins, so their inclusion was warranted at this time.
Well, there it is for now. I will be doing updates as we go along. Feel free to comment on this, or if you have other blog topics or suggestions, please let me know.