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Schmolik 64 Update (3/9/11)

Posted on: March 9, 2011 7:20 am
Edited on: March 9, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the March 9, 2011 update of the Schmolik 64.

Small tweaks from the Monday update to include the auto bids from the last two days and the first day of the Big East Tournament. Villanova has to be considered a bubble team now after choking last night. Clearly they have reasons to be left out but they still have many quality wins as reasons to be left in.

Also, since Gonzaga is now officially in, one team had to get the boot. The last team I put in Monday was Memphis and one reason was they beat Gonzaga. Well since Gonzaga now is an automatic bid, Memphis loses the head to head edge in bubble competition and is eliminated.

Dates:

Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 17-19, Fri/Sun March 18-20

Regionals: Thur/Sat March 24-26, Fri/Sun March 25-27

* Clinched Automatic Bid

Wednesday's games not included in record. 

EAST REGIONAL (Newark, NJ - Fri/Sun)

Cleveland, OH (Fri/Sun)

(1) Ohio State (29-2) vs. (16) First Four: Bethune Cookman / MEAC (16-11) vs. McNeese State / Southland (15-10)

(8) UCLA (22-9) vs. (9) Butler * (22-9)

Washington, DC (Thur/Sat)

(5) Texas A&M (22-7) vs. (12) St. Mary's (22-7)

(4) Syracuse (25-6) vs. (13) First Four: Missouri State (25-8) vs. Virginia Tech (19-10)

Washington, DC (Thur/Sat)

(6) Temple (24-6) vs. (11) Michigan (18-12)

(3) Louisville (23-8) vs. (14) LIU-Brooklyn / Northeast (26-5)

Charlotte, NC (Fri/Sun)

(7) Connecticut (21-9) vs. (10) Georgia (20-10)

(2) North Carolina (24-6) vs. (15)  St. Peter's* (20-13)



WEST REGIONAL (Anaheim, CA - Thur/Sat)

Chicago, IL (Fri/Sun)

(1) Notre Dame (25-5) vs. (16) Boston University / America East (20-13)

(8) Missouri (21-9)  vs. (9)  Tennessee (18-13)

Denver, CO (Thur/Sat)

(5) Arizona (25-6) vs. (12) Richmond (24-7)

(4) Wisconsin (23-7) vs. (13) Oakland* / Summit (22-9)

Tulsa, OK (Fri/Sun)

(6) Georgetown (21-9) vs. (11) Gonzaga * (23-9)

(3) Texas (25-6) vs. (14) Morehead State* / Ohio Valley (22-9)

Denver, CO (Thur/Sat)

(7) Vanderbilt (21-9) vs. (10) Illinois (19-12)

(2) Brigham Young (27-3) vs. (15) Long Beach State / Big West (18-10)

 

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL (New Orleans, LA - Thur/Sat)

Cleveland, OH (Fri/Sun)

(1) Pittsburgh (27-4) vs. (16) First Four: Arkansas-Little Rock* / Sun Belt (16-16) vs. Texas Southern / SWAC (18-11)

(8) UNLV (23-7) vs. (9) Florida State (21-9)

Tucson, AZ (Thur/Sat)

(5) Kansas State (21-9) vs. (12) Washington (20-10)

(4) Kentucky (22-8) vs. (13) Indiana State * / Missouri Valley (19-13)

Chicago, IL (Fri/Sun)

(6) Cincinnati (24-7) vs. (11) Harvard / Ivy (21-5)

(3) Purdue (25-6) vs. (14) Kent State / MAC (20-10)

Charlotte, NC (Fri/Sun)

(7) Old Dominion * (26-6)  vs. (10) Villanova (21-10)

(2) Duke (27-4) vs. (15) Wofford * / Southern (21-12)

 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL (San Antonio, TX -  Fri/Sun)

Tulsa, OK (Fri/Sun)

(1) Kansas (29-2) vs. (16) UNC Asheville * / Big South (16-13)

(8) George Mason (26-6) vs. (9) UAB (22-7)

Tampa, FL (Thur/Sat)

(5) Xavier (24-6) vs. (12) First Four: Clemson (20-10) vs. Penn State (16-13)

(4) St. John's (20-10) vs. (13) Belmont * / Atlantic Sun (30-4)

Tampa, FL (Thur/Sat)

(6) West Virginia (20-10) vs. (11) Michigan State (16-13)

(3) Florida (24-6) vs. (14) Bucknell / Patriot (24-8)

Tucson, AZ (Thur/Sat)

(7) Utah State (27-3) vs. (10) Boston College (19-11)

(2) San Diego State (27-2) vs. (15) Northern Colorado / Big Sky (17-10)

 
By Seed (East/Southeast/Southwest/West)

1. Ohio State, Pittsburgh. Kansas, Notre Dame
2. North Carolina, Duke, San Diego State, BYU
3. Louisville, Purdue, Florida, Texas
4. Syracuse, Kentucky, St. John's, Wisconsin
5. Texas A&M, Kansas State, Xavier, Arizona
6. Temple, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Georgetown
7. Connecticut, Old Dominion*, Utah State, Vanderbilt
8. UCLA, UNLV, George Mason, Missouri
9. Butler*, Florida State, UAB, Tennessee
10. Georgia, Villanova, Boston College, Illinois
11. Michigan, Harvard, Michigan State, Gonzaga*
12. St. Mary's, Washington, Clemson/Penn State, Richmond
13. Missouri State/Virgina Tech, Indiana State*, Belmont*, Oakland*
14. LIU-Brooklyn, Kent State, Bucknell, Morehead State*
15. St. Peter's*, Wofford*, Northern Colorado, Long Beach State
16. Bethune Cookman/McNeese State, Ark Little Rock*/Texas Southern, UNC Asheville*, Boston University

RPI Numbers according to CBS Sports RPI

Lowest RPI at large berth: Virginia Tech (65)

Lowest RPI at large berth, non First Four: Michigan (56)

Highest RPI not selected: Memphis (38)

RPI in top 50 not selected: Memphis (38), Cleveland State (41), Colorado State (43), Virginia Commonwealth (T49), Princeton (T49)

RPI below 50 at large berths, non First Four: Michigan (56), Richmond (58)

First Four: Missouri State (42), Penn State (55), Clemson (60), Virginia Tech (65) 

 

Bids By Conference:

Big East (10)

Big Ten (7)

ACC (6)

Big 12 (5)

SEC (5)

Pac-10 (3)

MWC (3)

A-10 (3)

Colonial (2)

WCC (2)

MVC (2)

One Team (for now): (20)

No. 1 Seed Ranks: No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 Pittsburgh, No. 3 Kansas, No. 4 Notre Dame (East vs. West and Southeast vs. Southwest in Final Four)

Compare my brackets to CBS Sports Bracketology and others at the Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or vice versa, let me hear from you!

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