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LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 14th, 2011

Posted on: February 14, 2011 12:10 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2011 1:17 pm
 
I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches. (outside the one I mention below)
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 13th.

A bunch of movement, but outside the very bottom of the bracket it appears to have cleared up a bit. Ohio State is still the #1 overall seed. One possible rematch with Purdue vs West Virginia but they must be paired in the same pod if no seeds are swapped. Kansas State falls out but a win vs Kansas would put them back in. Oklahoma State barely holds on after much deliberation.

So discuss the bracket, the seeds and possible matchups.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southwest Regional would play the winner of the Southeast Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Marquette

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 Kentucky vs. 12 Richmond/Oklahoma State
4 Syracuse vs. 13 PRINCETON

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Georgetown vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 ARIZONA vs. 11 Michigan State

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Memphis
2 DUKE vs. 15 FAIRFIELD

West Region (Anaheim)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 Texas vs. 16 MONTANA
8 Ucla vs. 9 Minnesota

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 Vanderbilt vs. 12 VALPARAISO
4 Louisville vs. 13 OAKLAND

Chicago (Fr, Su)
3 Wisconsin vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Colorado State

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Temple vs. 10 Florida State
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 MURRAY STATE

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 HAMPTON/LONG BEACH STATE
8 St. Mary's vs. 9 Illinois

Denver (Th, Sa)
5 North Carolina vs. 12 TEXAS-EL PASO
4 Villanova vs. 13 COASTAL CAROLINA

Tampa (Th, Sa)
3 Florida vs. 14 BELMONT
6 Missouri vs. 11 Boston College

Denver (Th, Sa)
7 St. John's vs. 10 GEORGE MASON
2 Brigham Young vs. 15 FLORIDA ATLANTIC

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS vs. 16 LIU-BROOKLYN
8 Cincinnati vs. 9 Georgia

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
5 West Virginia vs. 12 UTAH STATE
4 Purdue vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
3 Connecticut vs. 14 KENT STATE
6 XAVIER vs. 11 Virginia Tech/Uab

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
7 Tennessee vs. 10 Washington
2 SAN DIEGO STATE vs. 15 VERMONT

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Virginia Tech, UAB, Richmond, Oklahoma State

Last Four Out: Clemson, Michigan, Kansas State, Gonzaga


28 More On The Bubble: Washington State, Baylor, Duquesne, Butler, Harvard, Penn State, Cleveland State, Wichita State, Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi, Southern Miss, Miami, VCU, New Mexico, Northwestern, Dayton, Arkansas, Drexel, Colorado, Nebraska, South Carolina, UCF, Rhode Island, California, Marshall, Portland, Northern Iowa

(May be a bit much but these are all the teams that even have the slimmest of chances for an at-large bid that are not already in the field. Roughly in order.)


ADDED IN: Michigan State, Boston College, TEXAS-EL PASO

DROPPED OUT: Mississippi, Kansas State, Clemson

 

Bids By League: BIGE-11, BIG10-6, ACC-5, BIG12-5, SEC-5, MWC-4, ATL10-3, PAC10-3, CUSA-3, COL-2


Comments

Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2011 9:07 pm
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 14th, 2011

Well I updated my bracket with the Syracuse win. and as long as Kansas wins there will be no more changes.

I simply swapped Nova and Syracuse within the same line. Swapped Texas A&M(6>5) and West Virginia(5>6) and then swapped North Carolina and Texas A&M.
Also the Purdue and Louisville pods swapped locations(stay in same regions though) so that North Carolina would not have an unfair advantage over Purdue by playing in Charlotte.


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