Posted on: March 5, 2009 10:35 pm
 

Bracketology 3/5/09

There have been a lot of bubble teams losing. This bracket tries to take that into account for all of the games through the 7PM EST games on Thursday March 5th.

This bracket is structured as if today was Selection Sunday. Auto bids are in CAPS. The winner of the East Region plays the winner of the West Region; winner of the Midwest Region plays the winner of the South Region.

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 CONNECTICUT vs. 16 JACKSONVILLE
8 Tennessee vs. 9 Oklahoma St.

Games played in Portland:

4 XAVIER vs. 13 DAVIDSON
5 Florida St. vs. 12 Penn St.

Games played in Miami:

3 Wake Forest vs. 14 NORTH DAKOTA ST.
6 Syracuse vs. 11 Arizona

Games played in Kansas City:

2 KANSAS vs. 15 BUFFALO
7 BYU vs. 10 Wisconsin

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Dayton:

1 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 16 RADFORD
8 BUTLER vs. 9 Texas A&M

Games played in Portland:

4 WASHINGTON vs. 13 AMERICAN
5 Marquette vs. 12 St. Mary's

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Villanova vs. 14 WEBER ST.
6 LSU vs. 11 Unlv

Games played in Greensboro:

2 Duke vs. 15 UT-MARTIN
7 California vs. 10 Minnesota

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. Play-in game Winner (CSU NORTHRIDGE vs. ALABAMA ST.)
8 Texas vs. 9 Creighton

Games played in Miami:

4 Clemson vs. 13 VCU
5 Purdue vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 MEMPHIS vs. 14 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
6 Arizona St. vs. 11 Michigan

2 Oklahoma vs. 15 ROBERT MORRIS
7 W. Virginia vs. 10 Boston College

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 MORGAN ST.
8 Dayton vs. 9 South Carolina

Games played in Boise:

4 Illinois vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA
5 GONZAGA vs. 12 W. KENTUCKY

3 Missouri vs. 14 BINGHAMTON
6 Ucla vs. 11 UTAH ST.

Games played in Kansas City:

2 Louisville vs. 15 CORNELL
7 Utah vs. 10 Ohio St.

LAST FIVE IN: Unlv, Arizona, Michigan, Penn St., St. Mary's

LAST FIVE OUT: San Diego St., New Mexico, Maryland, Rhode Island, Providence

NEXT FIVE OUT: Miami (FL), Virginia Tech, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky

 

Questions? Comments?

Posted on: March 3, 2009 1:20 am
Edited on: March 3, 2009 11:05 am
 

ESPN wishes they had Utah at New Mexico game?

I have no actual evidence to suggest this but let me offer some anecodtal evidence to my claim that ESPN wishes they still had Mountain West Conference broadcasting rights, at least for this game.

When I was a student at UNM in 2005 the Mountain West was still under contract with ESPN before selling their rights to CBS College Sports (then CSTV) and forming their own television network. Back then ESPN would show a Mountain West game as part of Big Monday at 10 PM MST. In February 2005, Utah was in first place and UNM lead by current NBA all-star Danny Granger was in 2nd place. ESPN wanted UNM Administration to move the game from its 7 PM scheduled start time back to 10PM so that they could broadcast the game. Everybody with me so far?

Anyway, New Mexico AD at the time Rudy Davalos politely declined ESPN's offer saying that a sellout was guaranteed if the game was at 7PM but not if the game started too late for families to come at 10PM. If ESPN wanted the game so much they could televise it at 7PM (which was/still is the Big 12's slot). ESPN was stuck with the scheduled Mountain West game of Wyoming and San Diego State at 10PM.

Fast forward to Tuesday night's game between Utah and New Mexico, again a battle between 1st and 2nd place. It is virtually guaranteed to be a sell out (less than 600 SRO tickets remain) at 7PM MST. ESPN currently has Auburn and Alabama in that time slot. No disrespect to those teams, but don't you think ESPN is kicking themselves for letting the Mountain West get away and essentially telling ESPN to go screw themselves by forming their own network. So the nation will be left to watch Auburn and Alabama tomorrow instead of a battle for first place between Utah and UNM, oh the irony!

As for a prediction of the game; 2005 saw the Lobos upset the 1st place Utes 73-62 in a close game that UNM put away at the end. I believe that history will repeat itself; Lobos win by somewhere around 7-10 points. If anybody wants to watch the game they can find in on the Mountain Network at 9PM EST. (If you don't get the Mountain go to justin.tv and you can usually find a stream of Mountain West games by one of the people on there)

 

 

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 1, 2009 7:49 pm
 

Bracketology 3/1/09

Here is my latest bracket through Sunday afternoon's games if Selection Sunday were today. Keep in mind this is not necessarily who will make the tournament, but rather who would be in as of now.

NOTE: Teams may have been moved one seed line to fit NCAA Bracketing Principles and Procedures.

Auto Bids are based on who is/would be the #1 seed in their conference tournament as of today and are in CAPS. The winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the South Region. The winner of the West Region will play the winner of the East Region.

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. Play-in Game Winner (CSU Northridge vs. Alabama St.)
8 Texas vs. 9 Tennessee

Games played in Boise:

4 Clemson vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA
5 Purdue vs. 12 W. KENTUCKY

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 MEMPHIS vs. 14 NORTH DAKOTA ST.
6 Arizona St. vs. 11 Unlv

Games played in Kansas City:

2 KANSAS vs. 15 ROBERT MORRIS
7 W. Virginia vs. 10 Minnesota

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 MORGAN ST.
8 BUTLER vs. 9 Wisconsin

Games played in Boise:

4 XAVIER vs. 13 DAVIDSON
5 Marquette vs. 12 Florida

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Villanova vs. 14 BINGHAMTON
6 Ucla vs. 11 Oklahoma St.

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 UT-MARTIN
7 UTAH vs. 10 Miami (FL)

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 CONNECTICUT 16 JACKSONVILLE
8 Dayton vs. 9 Texas A&M

Games played in Miami:

4 Florida St. vs. 13 VCU
5 LSU vs. 12 Penn St.

Games played in Boise:

3 Missouri vs. 14 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
6 Syracuse vs. 11 UTAH ST.

Games played in Greensboro:

2 Duke vs. 15 CORNELL
7 Brigham Young vs. 10 Arizona

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 Oklahoma vs. 16 BOWLING GREEN
8 Boston College vs. 9 South Carolina

Games played in Portland:

4 WASHINGTON vs. 13 AMERICAN
5 Illinois vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Miami:

3 Wake Forest vs. 14 WEBER ST.
6 GONZAGA vs. 11 Creighton

Games played in Dayton:

2 Louisville vs. 15 RADFORD
7 California vs. 10 Ohio St.

Last Four In: Oklahoma St., Creighton, Penn St., Florida

Last Four Out: Maryland, St. Mary's, Virginia Tech, Providence

Next Four Out: Cincinnati, San Diego State, Rhode Island, Kentucky

Posted on: March 1, 2009 1:57 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2009 5:34 pm
 

Blind Resume Game Part II

Time to play Blind Resume Game part II:

Where you answer who has the better resume?

TEAM A

RPI 45 SOS 11

Div I Record: 16-10 (6-8)

Vs. RPI Top 25: 2-6

Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-7

Vs. RPI Top 100: 6-10

Last 12 Games: 5-7

Key Wins: RPI ~15, RPI ~20, RPI ~50 (Twice)

Worst Loss: RPI ~85

 

TEAM B

RPI 49 SOS 33

Div I Record: 18-11 (8-8)

Vs. RPI Top 25: 3-2

Vs. RPI Top 50: 5-7

Vs. RPI Top 100: 9-10

Last 12 Games: 7-5

Key Wins: RPI ~10, RPI ~10, RPI ~25

Worst Loss: RPI ~110

 

 

 

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 27, 2009 10:49 am
 

Bracketology 2/27/09

Here is my bracket based on games played through Thursday night:

NOTE: Some teams were moved one seed line in order to fit NCAA Bracketing Principles and Procedures

Auto bids are in CAPS. The winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the South Region. The winner of the West Region will play the winner of the East Region.

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. Play-in game winner (LONG BEACH ST. VS. ALABAMA ST.)
8 Arizona vs. 9 Minnesota

Games played in Portland:

4 XAVIER vs. 13 DAVIDSON
5 Florida St. vs. 12 Kentucky

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Villanova vs. 14 NORTH DAKOTA ST.
6 UTAH vs. 11 Miami (FL)

Games played in Kansas City:

2 MEMPHIS vs. 15 ROBERT MORRIS
7 California vs. 10 Texas A&M

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 MORGAN ST.
8 Ohio St. vs. 9 Dayton

Games played in Boise:

4 Marquette vs. 13 VCU
5 Arizona St. vs. 12 CREIGHTON

3 Missouri vs. 14 BINGHAMTON
6 LSU vs. 11 Unlv

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 CORNELL
7 W. Virginia vs. 10 Boston College

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 CONNECTICUT vs. 16 JACKSONVILLE
8 Brigham Young vs. 9 Tennessee

Games played in Portland:

4 WASHINGTON vs. 13 W. KENTUCKY
5 Illinois vs. 12 Virginia Tech

Games played in Greensboro:

3 Duke vs. 14 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
6 Syracuse vs. 11 SIENA

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 KANSAS vs. 15 AKRON
7 Ucla vs. 10 Wisconsin

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 Oklahoma vs. 16 RADFORD
8 BUTLER vs. 9 South Carolina

Games played in Miami:

4 Clemson vs. 13 AMERICAN
5 GONZAGA vs. 12 Cincinnati

3 Wake Forest vs. 14 WEBER ST.
6 Purdue vs. 11 Florida

Games played in Dayton:

2 Louisville vs. 15 UT-MARTIN
7 Texas vs. 10 UTAH ST.

Last Four In: Miami (FL), Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati

Last Four Out: Maryland, Oklahoma St., Penn St., Michigan

Next Four Out: Providence, St. Mary's, San Diego State, Rhode Island

Bids by Conference:

ACC- 8

Big East- 8

Big 10- 6

Pac 10- 5

SEC- 5

Big 12- 5

Mt. West- 3

A-10- 2

Posted on: February 26, 2009 11:39 am
Edited on: February 26, 2009 12:02 pm
 

Blind Resume Game

I normally post a new bracket on Thursdays however with a midterm and a presentation due at school I don't think I will have the time today. That and there are alot of important bubble games going on tonight that will impact the bracket. But you can help me with the formation of my bracket but giving your input on the Blind Resume Game.

I will post two resumes of potential bubble teams and you give me feedback on which one is better. I will not post the names of the teams, but if you forget it out on your own, thats okay.

TEAM A

Record vs. Div-I: 19-9 (8-7)

RPI 62 SOS 81

Record vs. RPI top 25: 3-2

Record vs. RPI top 50: 4-7

Record vs. RPI top 100: 6-9

Last 12 games: 6-6

Key Wins: RPI ~5, RPI ~15, RPI ~25

Bad Losses: None

TEAM B

Record vs. Div-I: 21-8 (10-4)

RPI 57 SOS 119

Record vs. RPI top 25: 0-3

Record vs. RPI top 50: 2-5

Record vs. RPI top 100: 5-7

Last 12 Games: 10-2

Key Wins: RPI ~30, RPI ~35, Head-to-head against TEAM A

Bad Losses: RPI ~135

Who has the better resume?

 

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 22, 2009 8:02 pm
 

Bracketology 2/22/09

Here's my new bracket based on all games through the Michigan/Iowa game. I had to wait for that game to end, because I had Michigan in if they won, but out if they lost. Obviously, Michigan lost so they are now out of my bracket. I had Cincinnati out, but they move back in by default. Texas A&M rejoins my bracket, based on improving their conference record; they had enough credentials before except for being 4-7 in conference.

The bracket assumes Duke beats Wake Forest at home, if Wake wins they switch places.

Auto bids are in CAPS. Winner of the East Region will play the winner of the South Region. The winner of the Midwest region will play the winner of the West Region.

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 UCONN vs. 16 JACKSONVILLE
8 Texas vs. 9 Brigham Young

Games played in Boise:

4 XAVIER vs. 13 W. KENTUCKY
5 WASHINGTON vs. 12 Penn St.

Games played in Miami:

3 Wake Forest vs. 14 BINGHAMTON
6 Syracuse vs. 11 Kentucky

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.
7 California vs. 10 UTAH ST.

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 MORGAN ST.
8 BUTLER vs. 9 South Carolina

Games played in Boise:

4 Marquette vs. 13 VCU
5 Purdue vs. 12 Maryland

Games played in Miami:

3 Clemson vs. 14 BUFFALO
6 Arizona St. vs. 11 Texas A&M

Games played in Dayton:

2 Louisville vs. 15 CORNELL
7 Ohio St. vs. 10 Florida

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. Play-in Winner (LONG BEACH ST. vs. ALABAMA ST.)
8 Arizona vs. 9 Tennessee

Games played in Portland:

4 Illinois vs. 13 DAVIDSON
5 Florida St. vs. 12 CREIGHTON

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Kansas vs. 14 ROBERT MORRIS
6 W. Virginia vs. 11 SIENA

Games played in Greensboro:

2 Duke vs. 15 SAM HOUSTON ST.
7 UTAH vs. 10 Minnesota

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 RADFORD
8 Dayton vs. 9 Wisconsin

Games played in Portland:

4 Missouri vs. 13 AMERICAN
5 GONZAGA vs. 12 Cincinnati

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Villanova vs. 14 WEBER ST.
6 Ucla vs. 11 Unlv

Games played in Kansas City:

2 MEMPHIS vs. 15 UT-MARTIN
7 LSU vs. 10 Boston College

Last Four In: Texas A&M, Maryland, Cincinnati, Penn St.

Last Four Out: Oklahoma St., USC, St. Mary's, San Diego St.

Bids by Conference:

Big East- 8

ACC- 7

Big 10- 7

Big 12- 5

Pac 10- 5

SEC- 5

Mt. West- 3

A-10- 2

Questions? Comments?

 

Posted on: February 19, 2009 6:42 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2009 9:39 pm
 

Bracketology 2/19/09

Here's what I think the bracket would look like if the Tournament where to begin PRIOR to tonight's games.

A lot of the bubble teams have lost, but nobody has had any really impressive wins to take their place. The only team that has fallen out since Sunday is Virginia Tech after their loss at Virginia. Penn St. takes their place, despite scoring just 38 points against Illinois (they still won).

Auto bids are in CAPS. The winner of the South Region will play the winner of the East Region; the winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the West Region.

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 JACKSONVILLE

8 Arizona vs. 9 Boston College

Games played in Boise:

4 Marquette vs. 13 ARKANSAS-LR

5 Purdue vs. 12 San Diego St.

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Villanova vs. 14 ROBERT MORRIS

6 GONZAGA vs. 11 Kentucky

Games played in Greensboro:

2 Wake Forest vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 DAYTON vs. 10 Wisconsin

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 CONNECTICUT vs. 16 MORGAN ST.

8 LSU vs. 9 Brigham Young

Games played in Boise:

4 Illinois vs. 13 VCU

5 Florida St. vs. 12 Southern Cal.

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Missouri vs. 14 WEBER ST.

6 Arizona St. vs. 11 DAVIDSON

Games played in Kansas City:

2 MEMPHIS vs. 15 TEXAS A&M-CC

7 W. Virginia vs. 10 BUTLER

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. Play-in Game (RADFORD vs. ALABAMA ST.)

8 Tennessee vs. 9 Texas

Games played in Portland:

4 Xavier vs. 13 CREIGHTON

5 WASHINGTON vs. 12 Penn St.

Games played in Miami:

3 Duke vs. 14 VERMONT

6 Syracuse vs. 11 SIENA

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 CORNELL

7 UTAH vs, 10 Florida

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 LONG BEACH ST.

8 Minnesota vs. 9 UTAH ST.

Games played in Portland:

4 Kansas vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 California vs. 12 Cincinnati

Games played in Miami:

3 Clemson vs. 14 AMERICAN

6 Ucla vs. 11 Unlv

Games played in Dayton:

2 Louisville vs. 15 UT-MARTIN

7 Ohio St. vs. 10 South Carolina

 

Last Four In: Cincinnati, Southern Cal, San Diego St., Penn St.

Last Four Out: Virginia Tech, Oklahoma St., Michigan, UAB

Bids by Conference:

Big East- 8

Big Ten- 7

ACC- 6

Pac 10- 6

SEC- 5

Big 12- 4

Mt. West- 4

A-10- 2

 

Comments? Questions?

Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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