Category:NCAAB
Posted on: February 1, 2009 4:39 pm
 

Super Bowl Sunday Bracket

Here is my Super Bowl Sunday edition of bracketology. There are quite a few changes from my last bracket. St. Mary's, Miami (FL), and Providence all lose out on at-large bids in favor of their replacements; USC, Texas A&M and Penn St.

Penn St. made a believer out of me with their win @Michigan St.

St. Mary's is going to struggle with Mills and will lose a couple of more games in conference play; St. Mary's is also without an RPI top 50 win, that and a horrendous SOS is why they are out of my bracket.

Georgetown barely stays in my bracket, I hate having a 3-6 team in conference play in the bracket but the rest of their resume speaks of a tournament team.

Nobody answered the trivia quiz from last time; the team with the highest RPI to receive an at-large bid was the New Mexico Lobos with an RPI of 74 in 1999 (Go Lobos!).

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

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 ALABAMA ST.

8 California vs. 9 Boston College

Games played in Boise:

4 Minnesota vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 Syracuse vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Marquette vs. 14 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

6 Ucla vs. 11 South Carolina

Games played in Miami:

2 Wake Forest vs. 15 WEBER ST.

7 Ohio St. vs. 10 Dayton

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 DUKE vs. 16 MOREHEAD ST.

8 Southern Cal. vs. 9 Utah

Games played in Boise:

4 Kansas vs. 13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

5 West Virginia vs. 12 NORTHEASTERN

Games played in Dayton:

3 XAVIER vs. 14 ARKANSAS-LR

6 GONZAGA vs. 11 Virginia Tech

Games played in Miami:

2 LOUISVILLE vs. 15 ROBERT MORRIS

7 Arizona St. vs. 10 LSU

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Connecticut vs. 16 Play-in game (HOLY CROSS vs. MORGAN ST.)

8 Florida St. vs. 9 Missouri

Games played in Portland:

4 BUTLER vs. 13 Penn St.

5 WASHINGTION vs. 12 Brigham Young

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 14 CORNELL

6 Villanova vs. 11 Baylor

Games played in Philadelphia:

2 Clemson vs. 15 VERMONT

7 Tennessee vs. 10 UTAH ST.

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 North Carolina vs. 16 LONG BEACH ST.

8 DAVIDSON vs. 9 Florida

Games played in Portland:

4 Texas vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 Illinois vs. 12 Georgetown

Games played in Kansas City:

3 MEMPHIS vs. 14 VMI

6 Purdue vs. 11 Texas A&M

Games played in Philadelphia:

2 Pittsburgh vs. 15 JACKSONVILLE

7 UNLV vs. 10 Kentucky

 

Last Four In: Texas A&M, Georgetown, Brigham Young, Penn St.

Last Four Out: Providence, Oklahoma St., Miami (FL), San Diego St.

Bids by Conference:

Big East- 8

ACC- 7

Big 10- 6

Big 12- 6

Pac 10- 5

SEC- 5

Mt. West- 3

Atlantic 10- 2

 

Posted on: January 29, 2009 8:32 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2009 4:00 pm
 

Bracketology 1/29/09

 

Here is my tournament seedings if the tournament were to start prior to tonight's games. You will find some interesting developments, such as Notre Dame being out my bracket. With an RPI of 78 that would make them the highest RPI to ever make the tournament as an at-large and with a record of 11-7 against Division I competition I don't see it happening. The good news for Notre Dame is that they have plenty of opportunities remaining against quality opponents to improve their RPI. (Bonus points if you can name the team with the highest RPI to receive an at-large) Auto bids are in CAPS.

Winner of the Midwest region plays the winner of the West region; winner of the South region plays the winner of the East region in the Final Four.

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 Wake Forest vs. 16 ALABAMA ST.

8 DAVIDSON vs. 9 Missouri

Games played in Boise:

4 Illinois vs. 13 W. KENTUCKY

5 Kansas vs. 12 Providence

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Clemson vs. 14 VERMONT

6 California vs. 11 Brigham Young

Games played in Miami:

2 LOUISVILLE vs. 15 CORNELL

7 GONZAGA vs. 10 Dayton

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 HOLY CROSS

8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 Georgetown

Games played in Boise:

4 MEMPHIS vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 W. Virginia vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Marquette vs. 14 PORTLAND ST.

6 Ucla vs. 11 UTAH ST.

Games played in Miami:

2 North Carolina vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 Ohio St. vs. 10 Tennessee

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Connecticut vs. 16 Play-in Game winner (Tex. A&M CC vs. Morgan St.)

8 Baylor vs. 9 Florida St.

Games played in Portland:

4 BUTLER vs. 13 NORTHEASTERN

5 Arizona St. vs. 12 South Carolina

Games played in Dayton:

3 XAVIER vs. 14 LONG BEACH ST.

6 KENTUCKY vs. 11 Boston College

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICH ST. vs. 15 AUSTIN PEAY

7 Villanova vs. 10 Utah

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 DUKE vs. 16 ROBERT MORRIS

8 Minnesota vs. 9 Florida

Games played in Portland:

4 Syracuse vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 WASHINGTON vs. 12 Lsu

Games played in Kansas City:

3 Texas vs. 14 VMI

6 Purdue vs. 11 St. Mary's

Games played in Philadelphia:

2 Pittsburgh vs. 15 E. TENNESSEE ST.

7 UNLV vs. 10 Miami

Last four In: St. Mary's, LSU, Providence, South Carolina

Last four Out: Michigan, Oklahoma St., USC, Wisconsin

Moving In: Providence, LSU, Northeastern, Utah, Boston College

Moving Out: Michigan, Oklahoma St., VCU, Notre Dame, Wisconsin

Bids by Conference:

Big East- 9

ACC- 8

Big 10- 5

Big 12- 5

SEC- 5

Pac 10- 4

Mt. West- 3

WCC- 2

Atlantic 10- 2

 

 

Posted on: January 28, 2009 10:01 pm
 

Shakeups in CBB

Wow what a crazy night, Duke loses to Wake Forest (not a big surprise), but then you have Pitt, Georgetown and Syracuse all losing. Needless to say there will definitely be some shakeups in my next bracket.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 26, 2009 12:42 am
Edited on: January 26, 2009 1:27 am
 

Bracketology 1/25/09

Here is my new NCAA bracket through games of 1/25/09. Bracket is based on games played and not a projection of who will or won't be in the tournament at season's end.

Auto-bids are in CAPS. In the final four, the winner of the South region will play the winner of the East region and the winner of the Midwest region will play the winner of the West region.

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 DUKE vs. 16 ALABAMA ST.

8 UNLV VS. 9 Villanova

Games played in Boise:

4 Texas vs. 13 W. KENTUCKY

5 GONZAGA VS. 12 South Carolina

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 XAVIER vs. 14 LONG BEACH ST.

6 Ucla vs. 11 Wisconsin

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 LOUISVILLE vs. 15 CORNELL

7 Miami (FL) vs. 10 Florida

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 Connecticut vs. 16 ROBERT MORRIS

8 Missouri vs. 9 Ohio St.

Games played in Boise:

4 BUTLER vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 WASHINGTON vs. 12 Notre Dame

Games played in Kansas City:

3 Syracuse vs. 14 VERMONT

6 California vs. 11 Brigham Young

Games played in Greensboro:

2 North Carolina vs. 15 E. TENNESSEE ST.

7 Kansas vs. 10 Michigan

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. 16 Play-In Game winner (Texas A&M-CC vs. Morgan St.)

8 Tennessee vs. 9 Virginia Tech

Games played in Portland:

4 MEMPHIS vs. 13 VCU

5 Arizona St. vs. 12 Oklahoma St.

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Marquette vs. 14 VMI

6 Purdue vs. 11 UTAH ST.

Games played in Miami:

2 Wake Forest vs. 15 AUSTIN PEAY

7 Baylor vs. 10 Dayton

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 HOLY CROSS

8 Minnesota vs. 9 Florida St.

Games played in Portland:

4 Illinois vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 W. Virginia vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Miami:

3 Clemson vs. 14 PORTLAND ST.

6 KENTUCKY vs. 11 St. Mary's

Games played in Dayton:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 Georgetown vs. 10 DAVIDSON

Last Four In : St. Mary's, Notre Dame, Oklahoma St., South Carolina

Last Four Out : Utah, San Diego St., Boston College, USC

Posted on: January 23, 2009 1:44 am
Edited on: January 23, 2009 12:07 pm
 

Bracketology 1/23/09

The following is a bracket based on games through Thursday 1/22. This is not like Palm's bracket, it is not a projection of who/will not be in the tournament but rather what I think the bracket would look like if the season ended today.

In no way am I affliated with CBS or get paid by them. If they link this to the front page, will then its just because I'm good. On the other hand if you think it is crap, I am not a paid expert so don't get on my case.

Auto-bids (based in current standings) are in CAPS. In the Final Four, the winner of the East Region will play the winner of the South region and the winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the West region.

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 DUKE vs. 16 ALABAMA ST.

8 Kansas vs. 9 Villanova

Games played in Boise:

4 BUTLER vs. 13 TCU

5 Arizona St. vs. 12 ST. MARY'S

Games played in Miami:

3 Clemson vs. 14 LONG BEACH ST.

6 Tennessee vs. 11 Notre Dame

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 CORNELL

7 Baylor vs. 10 DAVIDSON

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 Connecticut vs. 16 ROBERT MORRIS

8 Missouri vs. 9 Florida

Games played in Boise:

4 Illinois vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 Georgetown vs. 12 W. KENTUCKY

Games played in Kansas City:

3 Syracuse vs. 14 AMERICAN

6 Gonzaga vs. 11 Washington

Games played in Greensboro:

2 North Carolina vs. 15 E. TENNNESSEE ST.

7 Purdue vs. 10 Oklahoma St.

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 BINGHAMPTON

8 Florida St. vs. 9 Wisconsin

Games played in Portland:

4 W. Virginia vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 California vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 XAVIER vs. 14 VMI

6 UCLA vs. 11 Utah

Games played in Dayton:

2 LOUISVILLE vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 Ohio St. vs. 10 Virginia Tech

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. 16 Play-in-Game Winner (Tex. A&M-CC vs. Florida A&M)

8 Minnesota vs. 9 Unlv

Games played in Portland:

4 Texas vs. 13 NORTHEASTERN

5 Miami vs. 12 UTAH ST.

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Marquette vs. 14 PORTLAND ST.

6 MEMPHIS vs. 11 Michigan

Games played in Miami:

2 Wake Forest vs. 15 AUSTIN PEAY

7 KENTUCKY vs. 10 Dayton

LAST FOUR IN: Washington, Utah, Michigan, Notre Dame

LAST FOUR OUT: BYU, Stanford, San Diego St., LSU

 

 

 

Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:45 pm
 

Revision by Tomorrow

Due to popular demand and interest I will post a new bracket by tomorrow. And sense my bracket is being featured on the front page of College BK, I think I should be getting paid for this!

Category: NCAAB
Tags: New bracket
 
Posted on: January 19, 2009 11:09 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2009 1:15 am
 

Bracketology 1/19/09

I HAVE CREATED A NEW BRACKET, PLEASE DONT POST ANY MORE COMMENTS TO THIS ONE, THANKS!

Here's my Projections for the 2009 NCAA Tournament as of games through 1/18/09; conference auto-bid winners (based on current standings) in CAPS:

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:
1  WAKE FOREST
16  JACKSONVILLE

8 UTAH
9 Ucla

Games played in Boise:
4 Syracuse
13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

5  Ohio St.
12 Texas A&M

Games played in Kansas City:
3 Clemson
14 CORNELL

6 FLORIDA
11 Dayton

Games played in Dayton:
2 Mich. St.
15 ROBERT MORRIS

7 West Virginia
10 SIENA

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)
Games played in Greensboro:
1  Duke
16 Play-in Game winner (WESTERN MICH vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE)

8  Gonzaga
9  Kansas

Games played in Boise:
4  Minnesota
13 GEORGE MASON

5  MARQUETTE
12 Stanford

Games played in Minneapolis:
3  MEMPHIS
14 AUSTIN PEAY

6  Oklahoma St.
11 Unlv

Games played in Philadelphia:
2  Connecticut
15 VMI

7  Miami
10 Michigan

East Region (Boston)
Games played in Philadelphia:
1  Pittsburgh
16 Alabama St.

8 Baylor
9 Brigham Young

Games played in Portland:
4 CALIFORNIA
13 W. KENTUCKY

5  Florida St.
12 Kentucky

Games played in Miami:
6  Texas
11 ST. MARY'S

3  Georgetown
14 LONG BEACH ST.

2  North Carolina
15 PORTLAND ST.

7  Illinois
10 Washington

South Region (Memphis)
Games played in Kansas City:
1  OKLAHOMA
16 MORGAN ST.

8 Villanova
9 UTAH ST.

Games played in Portland:
4  BUTLER
13 AMERICAN

5  Arizona St.
12 Purdue

Games played in Minneapolis:
3  Louisville
14 NORTHERN IOWA

6  Tennessee
11 DAVIDSON

Games played in Dayton:
2  XAVIER
15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7  Wisconsin
10 Missouri

 
 
 
 
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