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December Recap #1

A recap of the first two weeks of December. Results through December 13, 2009.
1) It’s still early!! The selection committee still doesn’t have much data to work with. Most teams still have yet to play 10 games and conference schedules are just kicking off. Be prepared for a lot more movement.
2) Conference strength is becoming very apparent. The top 4 conferences (Big East, ACC, SEC, and Big 12) are getting 21 of the 33 at-large bids. While the A-10 and the Mountain West conferences are proving to be stronger than the Pac-10.
3) Big Wins: Northwestern over NC State, San Diego St. over Arizona, Xavier over Cincinnati, Butler over Ohio St.
4) Tough Losses: Marquette at Wisconsin, Minnesota at Miami (FL), Ohio St at Butler
5) Bad Losses: Portland at Idaho, Louisville to Western Carolina
Last 4 In: Mississippi St., Xavier, San Diego St., Butler
Next 4 In: South Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina
Bubble Out: Marquette, Minnesota, Richmond, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Southern Miss, Seton Hall

Conference (Conference Rank, # of teams)
A10 (6; 4): Rhode Island, Temple, Dayton, Xavier
ACC (2; 6): Virginia Tech, Duke, NC State, Clemson, North Carolina, Maryland
AmEast (27; 1): Stony Brook
Atlantic Sun (26; 1): Belmont
Big Ten (5; 3): Purdue, Wisconsin, Northwestern
Big 12 (4; 5): Texas, Kansas St., Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas
Big East (1; 7): West Virginia, Syracuse, Georgetown, Villanova, Connecticut, St John’s, Pittsburgh
Big Sky (19; 1): Northern Colorado
Big South (18; 1): Coastal Carolina
Big West (17; 1): Pacific
CAA (14; 1): Vir Commonwealth,
Conf USA (9; 1): UAB
Great West (33; 1): South Dakota
Horizon (15; 2): Loyola Chi., Butler
Ivy (22; 1): Cornell
MAAC (20; 1): Fairfield
MAC (13; 1): Buffalo
MEAC (30; 1): Morgan St.
MVC (10; 2): Missouri St., Northern Iowa
MWC (7; 3): New Mexico, UNLV, San Diego St.
NE (31; 1): Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley (23; 1): Murray St.
Pac-10 (8; 3): Washington St., California, Washington
Patriot (29; 1): Army
SEC (3; 7): Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi St.
Southern (16; 1): Western Carolina
Southland (24; 1): Stephen F. Austin
Summit (25; 1): IUPUI
Sun Belt (21; 1): Denver
SWAC (28; 1): Prairie View A&M
WAC (12; 1): Louisiana Tech
West Coast (11; 2): St. Mary’s, Gonzaga

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