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LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 22nd, 2011

Posted on: February 22, 2011 3:51 am
Edited on: February 22, 2011 4:06 am
 

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I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches. (outside the one mentioned below)
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 21st.

Brought Boston College back in after some reevaluation. Wasn't too difficult to knock out Southern Miss after what was their 2nd best win go down the drain with UTEP's at-large hopes. There is a potential for a Purdue vs West Virginia rematch but unless seedings are changed it is unavoidable as all other 3 seeds are from the Big East. I try not to swap seeds to often before the final week. I also moved a play-in winner to play Duke instead of Ohio State. This was for 2 reasons. Firstly their is the unlikely scenario of a Texas Southern vs Kansas State rematch. The most important reason the switch was made was because Duke's Regional was too strong and the regions were too unbalanced. This switch caused them to be in acceptable parameters.

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 Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MONTANA
8 GEORGE MASON vs. 9 Kansas State

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
5 Villanova vs. 12 Richmond/Boston College
4 Vanderbilt vs. 13 HARVARD

Tampa (Th, Sa)
3 Syracuse vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 Missouri vs. 11 UTAH STATE

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Washington
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 FAIRFIELD

West Region (Anaheim)

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
1 DUKE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Ucla

Denver (Th, Sa)
5 Kentucky vs. 12 Gonzaga
4 Wisconsin vs. 13 BELMONT

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
3 Georgetown vs. 14 KENT STATE
6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Michigan State

Denver (Th, Sa)
7 Temple vs. 10 Marquette
2 BRIGHAM YOUNG vs. 15 LONG BEACH STATE

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC/BETHUNE-COOKMAN
8 Illinois vs. 9 Florida State

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 St. John's vs. 12 Butler/Nebraska
4 FLORIDA vs. 13 OAKLAND

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Connecticut vs. COASTAL CAROLINA
6 ARIZONA vs. 11 Colorado State

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
7 XAVIER vs. 10 MEMPHIS
2 Texas vs. 15 VERMONT

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

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

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 North Carolina vs. 12 CLEVELAND STATE
4 Louisville vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Chicago (Fr, Su)
3 Purdue vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 West Virginia vs. 11 ST. MARY'S

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
7 Cincinnati vs. 10 Georgia
2 San Diego State vs. 15 MOREHEAD STATE

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Butler, Nebraska, Richmond, Boston College

Last Four Out: Southern Miss, Michigan, UAB, Virginia Tech

Next 4 On The Bubble: Penn State, VCU, Clemson, Baylor

 

ADDED IN: Boston College

DROPPED OUT: Southern Miss


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

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