Posted on: January 30, 2008 11:02 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2008 11:09 pm

NCAA Tourney teams by conference

Well, here we go. This isn't necessarily by who's at the top now..but by who I think will make it. All caps is the predicted conference tourney winner. Well, shall we start?

Please make note that I posted these before I saw any results of the games from Wednesday, January 30th.  Will be updated in 2 weeks or less..

Atlantic Ten (4) - XAIVER, Dayton, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
Atlantic Coast Conference (5) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Clemson, Miami (FL), Wake Forest
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - KANSAS, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, Kansas State
Big East (8) - Georgetown, PITTSBURGH, Marquette, Connecticut, Louisville, Syracuse, West Virginia, Villanova
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (5) - MICHIGAN STATE, Indiana, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State
Conference USA (1) - MEMPHIS
Horizon League (2) - CLEVELAND STATE, Butler
Ivy League (1) - BROWN
Metro-Atlantic (1) - RIDER
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (1) - HAMPTON
Missouri Valley (2) - CREIGHTON, Drake
Mountain West (1) - UNLV
Northeast (1) - WAGNER
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (5) - UCLA, Washington State, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State
Patriot League (1) - LAFAYETTE
Southeastern Conference (5) - TENNESSEE, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Florida
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - SAM HOUSTON STATE
Southwestern Athletic (1) - ALABAMA STATE
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Sun Belt (2) - SOUTH ALABAMA
West Coast (2) - GONZAGA, Saint Mary's
Western Athletic (1) - UTAH STATE
Posted on: January 21, 2008 1:06 am
Edited on: January 21, 2008 1:16 am

Some early divisional predictions

As baseball season gets nearer, and looking at some of the moves that have been made around MLB..I'll make some early predictions for this season..

AL East
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles

AL Central
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox

AL West
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Seattle Mariners
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers

NL East
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals
Florida Marlins

NL Central
Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers
Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants
Category: MLB
Posted on: January 16, 2008 11:40 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2008 7:02 am

Some thoughts

Looking at the way the college basketball has been going, I've noticed that this season is providing with it's usual surprises and disappointments. Looking at the surprises, I've got...

Mississippi at 15-1(2-1) with their only loss being to Tennessee, Ole Miss has gotten some good wins on their belt. Ole Miss has wins against Winthrop, Clemson, and most recently Florida. This team is making a beeline for the NCAA Tourney and looks like a strong entry.

Drake 15-1 (6-0) with their only loss being to a strong Saint Mary's team that's going to give Gonzaga a run for their money in the West Coast Conference. Drake beat their lowly in-state rivals Iowa and Iowa State (winning this one by 35 points) and have also beaten the likes of Southern Illinois, Missouri State, and Bradley. Can Drake help the Mizzou Valley get 3 along w/ the next team on this list?

Illinois State 14-3 (6-0) Illinois State did take a loss to Eastern Michigan, but did play tough against Indiana. Creighton and Southern Illinois are among the list of victims on this team's list and Illinois State will need to add a few more to make the tourney as an at-large bid.

Baylor 14-2 (2-0) Baylor's only losses have come against Washington State and Arkansas. Baylor did get wins against Witchita State, Winthrop, and Notre Dame along w/ a win at South Carolina.

Dayton 14-2 (2-1) Dayton has been impressive this year, taking down Big East teams Pittsburgh and Louisville. Dayton lost early in the season to George Mason and a strong Massachusetts team later on, but they still look strong to get an at-large out of the Atlantic Ten

Rhode Island 15-2 (1-1) Another A-10 team making some noise. They did just pull one out against Duquense, winning by only 2, but were able to beat Syracuse on the rhode (get it?). A loss to Dayton doesn't hurt them too much at this point.

Among others that have surprised: Miami (FL), Kent State, West Virginia, South Alabama and Arizona State

Some disappointments..

Southern Illinois 8-9 (3-3) Southern Illinois may have a strong schedule, but a loss to Saint Louis wasn't what they had in mind. A pre-season top 25 team, So. Illinois will have to win the MVC conference tourney to make the NCAA tourney. A lot of promise for this team, but they have gone downward.

Kentucky 7-8 (1-1) Billy Gillispie didn't have this in mind when he moved from Texas A&M to Kentucky. The Wildcats losing prized recruit Alex Legion doesn't help either. The Wildcats were able to beat Vanderbilt, but have been unable to do much else. Surely a big disappointment

The entire WAC conference You'd think this conference was once again good for two bids. Well, Nevada has been way down and Utah State struggled in non-conference play. Two bids is very unlikely for this conference.

Illinois (9-9) (1-4) One word to describe their season so far, ugly. After Bruce Weber led Illinois to three straight great seasons, Illinois has gone downward. They've spun out so to speak. Quite frankly, their only highlight this year was getting Alex Legion to come play basketball there.

Other candidates: Maryland, USC, and Michigan
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 15, 2008 10:04 pm

Blog info

Well..I've decided to stay a little on topic and try this blog option..  I'll probably talk about MLB, NCAAF, and NCAAB with a little randomness added in.  Not a big NFL, NBA, or NHL fan...  though I will pay a little attention to the Panthers and Magic and very little to the Minnesota Wild.  Anyway..  I probably won't update this often..but thought I'd put a post in for the heck of it...

Go Big Red!
Category: General
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