This is Joe Lunardi's 'Rundown' file, which serves as a complement to Bracketology. For the Jan. 24 edition, nine new teams have entered the field -- including the UCLA Bruins -- and Ohio State appears the front-runner for the No. 1 overall seed.
This is the "Tournament Odds/Rundown" component of Bracketology, where you learn more about Joe Lunardi's Monday postings. This week, there are 15 new arrivals (including Oklahoma State), and Kentucky has fallen off the No. 1 line.
Joe Lunardi looks deeper into his Jan. 3, 2011, Bracketology in this article. There are 10 new arrivals, and 10 off the board -- with 13 in the "also considered" category. On the No. 1 line, Kentucky looks good if it can dominate the SEC slate.
Among Joe Lunardi's 37 thoughts for the new year: Kentucky will become a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed, there is no clear No. 2 team in the ACC and the Big East is set to break its record for at-large berths in the tournament.
There might be seven ACC teams in the latest Bracketology, but aside from Duke, none is a legitimate threat to go deep. The gap between the best and second-best ACC team may be the league's widest disparity since 1985.
Joe Lunardi takes Bracketology even further with his Tournament Odds. Bracketology projects the bracket on that specific day, but Tournament Odds provides the likelihood your team will be dancing come Selection Sunday.