Posted on: February 24, 2008 10:23 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2008 12:26 am
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February 25 Bracketology

It was so difficult to make this bracket. I re-examined all of my final at large teams by putting them into a table. I had narrowed it down to three teams left fighting for two bids. It came down to Syracuse, Ohio State, and Florida. The easiest tiebreaker is head to head, so I quickly moved Ohio State into the field after realizing they have already beaten Syracuse and Florida this season. Then I compared Florida and Syracuse's resumes. I think the Gators need 10 SEC wins to be considered and they only have one decent win so far (against Vanderbilt). Therefore I put Syracuse in my field due to their wins over Villanova, Georgetown, and St. Josephs.


Sunday's Bracketogy (After all Sunday's games)
1s: Memphis (26-1),Tennessee (25-2), North Carolina (26-2), Texas (23-4)
2s: UCLA (24-3), , Duke (23-4), Kansas (24-3), Georgetown (22-4)
3s: Xavier (24-4), Stanford (22-4), Indiana (23-4), Connecticut (21-6)
4s: Notre Dame (21-5), Wisconsin (23-4), Drake (24-3), Vanderbilt (23-4)
5s: Purdue (21-5), Louisville (22-6), Butler (25-3), Michigan State (22-5)
6s:Marquette (20-6), Washington State (21-6), Gonzaga (21-6), BYU (20-5)
7s: Clemson (19-7), St. Mary's (23-4), Kansas State (17-8), Arizona (17-10)
8s: Oklahoma (18-9), USC (17-9), UNLV (20-6), Pittsburgh (19-8)
9s: Mississippi State (18-8), Texas A&M (20-7),Miami (19-7), South Alabama (22-5)
10s:Arkansas (18-8), Arizona State (17-9), Saint Josephs (17-8), West Virginia (18-8)
11s:Massachusetts (18-9), Davidson (21-6), Baylor (18-8), Maryland (17-11)
12s: Villanova (17-9), Rhode Island (20-8), Ohio State (17-10),Syracuse (17-11)
13s: Oral Roberts (20-7), Boise State (20-6), Kent State (22-5), Virginia Commonwealth (21-6)
14s: Winthrop (18-10), Cornell (17-5), Belmont (20-8), Robert Morris (21-6)
15s: UMBC (19-7), Portland State (18-9), Austin Peay (19-10), CSU-Northridge (17-6)
16s: Alabama State (14-9), Morgan State (17-9), American (17-10), Rider (19-9), Lamar (16-8)

Last Four In: Maryland, Massachusetts, Villanova,Syracuse
Last Four Out: UAB, Western Kentucky, Wake Forest, Florida
Next Four Out: Dayton, California, Houston, New Mexico
Getting Close to the Last Four Out: Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Illinois State

Dropped Out: None
Moved In: None

Falling Fast: Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Ohio State
Moving Up Quickly: Massachusetts

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: February 24, 2008 2:02 am
 

February 24 Mock Bracket

Current Bracket (My Guess on how it would look if the NCAA Tournament Started Today)

South Region:
#1 Memphis (26-1)
#16 Alabama State (14-9)/American (17-10)

#8 USC (17-9)
#9 South Alabama (22-5)

#5Michigan State (22-5)
#12 Syracuse (17-10)

#4Vanderbilt (22-4)
#13 Oral Roberts (20-7)

#6 Gonzaga (21-6)
#11 West Virginia (18-8)

#3 Stanford (21-4)
# 14 Robert Morris (21-6)

#7 Clemson (19-7)
#10 Rhode Island (20-7)

#2 Kansas (24-3)
#15 UMBC (19-7)


East Region:
#1 North Carolina (25-2)
#16 Morgan State (16-9)

#8UNLV (20-6)
#9 Texas A&M (20-7)

#5 Purdue (21-5)
#12 Maryland (17-11)

#4 Drake (24-3)
#13 Boise State (20-7)

#6 Marquette (19-6)
#11Saint Josephs (16-8)

#3Indiana (23-4)
#14 Winthrop (18-10)

#7 Kansas State (17-8)
#10Arkansas (18-8)

#2 Georgetown (22-4)
#15 CSU-Northridge (17-6)


West Region:
#1Tennessee (25-2)
#16 Lamar (16-8)

#8 Oklahoma (18-9)
#9 Miami (19-7)

#5Louisville (21-6)
#12 Davidson (21-6)

#4 Notre Dame (20-5)
#13 Virginia Commonwealth (21-6)

#6 Washington State (21-6)
#11 Massachusetts (17-9)

#3Xavier (23-4)
#14 Cornell (17-5)

#7 Pittsburgh (19-7)
#10 Arizona State (17-9)

#2 UCLA (24-3)
#15 Portland State (18-8)


Midwest Region:
#1 Texas (23-4)
#16 Rider (18-9)

#8 Arizona (17-10)
#9 Mississippi State (18-8)

#5 Butler (25-3)
#12 Villanova (17-9)

#4 Wisconsin (22-4)
#13 Kent State (21-5)

#6 BYU (20-5)
#11 Ohio State (17-9)

#3 Connecticut (21-6)
#14Belmont (20-8)

#7 St. Mary's (23-3)
#10 Baylor (17-8)

#2Duke (22-4)
#15 Austin Peay (18-9)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 24, 2008 1:41 am
Edited on: February 24, 2008 1:28 pm
 

February 24 Bracketology

It was a hard day to be a bracketologist. Just to break down a few things that changed in my bracket:

  • Georgetown's win over Cincinnati, and Connecticut's 10 game winning streak coming to an end against Villanova caused many changes. First the Huskies and Hoyas swapped seed lines and then Villanova joined the field with their third straight Big East win. The way I look at it is if Syracuse is in the field (which most people agree they are) then Nova has to be also (same Big East record and a head to head win against the Cuse').
  • Texas takes the last No. 1 seed away from Kansas. The Longhorns have defeated three teams on the top two seed lines, having victories against Tennessee, UCLA, and Kansas--which is absolutely amazing. Those teams have a total of 8 losses and 3 of them have come to Texas.
  • Kansas State and Texas A&M are two Big 12 teams that have seen their great times in my bracket (both have been No. 3 seeds at one time or another) but both are now in danger of falling out of my bracket all together. Both lost bad games on Saturday (to Nebraska and Baylor) and have fallen to 7 & 9 seeds. Kansas State should be lower but honestly none of the No. 8 seeds deserve to move up to 7 line either.
  • Miami's great start......terrible losing streak.....and comeback from the dead may be the story of the year in college basketball. After beating Duke the Hurricanes rejoined my bracket and with another win (along with everyone else trying to play themselves out of the tournament it seems) Miami is up to a No. 9 seed in this bracket.
  • Breaking down the Bubble Picture:
    • 26 locks ( all teams on the top 6 seed lines + St. Mary's & Clemson)
    • Here's Guessing there's about 15 at large spots available


Saturday's Bracketogy (After all Saturday's games)
1s: Memphis (26-1),Tennessee (25-2), North Carolina (25-2), Texas (23-4)
2s: UCLA (24-3), , Duke (23-4), Kansas (24-3), Georgetown (22-4)
3s: Xavier (23-4), Stanford (21-4), Indiana (23-4), Connecticut (21-6)
4s: Notre Dame (20-5), Wisconsin (22-4), Drake (24-3), Vanderbilt (23-4)
5s: Purdue (21-5), Louisville (21-6), Butler (25-3), Michigan State (22-5)
6s:Marquette (20-6), Washington State (21-6), Gonzaga (21-6), BYU (20-5)
7s: Clemson (19-7), , St. Mary's (23-3), Kansas State (17-8), Pittsburgh (19-7)
8s: Oklahoma (18-9), USC (17-9), UNLV (20-6), Arizona (17-10)
9s: Mississippi State (18-8), Texas A&M (20-7),Miami (19-7), South Alabama (22-5)
10s: Baylor (18-8), Rhode Island (20-7), Arkansas (18-8), Arizona State (17-9)
11s:West Virginia (18-8), Saint Josephs (16-8), Ohio State (17-9), Massachusetts (17-9)
12s: Syracuse (17-10), Davidson (21-6), Maryland (17-11), Villanova (17-9)
13s: Oral Roberts (20-7), Boise State (20-6), Kent State (21-5), Virginia Commonwealth (21-6)
14s: Winthrop (18-10), Cornell (17-5), Belmont (20-8), Robert Morris (21-6)
15s: UMBC (19-7), Portland State (18-9), Austin Peay (19-10), CSU-Northridge (17-6)
16s: Alabama State (14-9), Morgan State (17-9), American (17-10), Rider (19-9), Lamar (16-8)

Last Four In: Maryland, Syracuse, Massachusetts, Villanova
Last Four Out: UAB, Western Kentucky, Wake Forest, Florida
Next Four Out: Dayton, California, Houston, New Mexico

Dropped Out: Wake Forest
Moved In: Villanova

Falling Fast: Texas A&M, Kansas State (17-8)
Moving Up Quickly: Villanova, UAB

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: February 23, 2008 1:54 am
Edited on: February 23, 2008 10:36 am
 

February 23 NCAA Tournament Mock Bracket

Current Bracket (My Guess on how it would look if the NCAA Tournament Started Today)

South Region:
#1 Memphis (26-0)
#16 Alabama State (14-8)/American (17-10)

#8 USC (16-9)
#9 Ohio State (17-9)

#5Washington State (21-5)
#12Wake Forest (16-8)

#4 Indiana (22-4)
#13 Oral Roberts (20-6)

#6 Gonzaga (21-6)
#11 Saint Josephs (16-8)

#3 Stanford (21-4)
# 14 Robert Morris (21-6)

#7 Clemson (19-7)
#10 Rhode Island (20-7)

#2 Texas (22-4)
#15 UMBC (19-7)


East Region:
#1 North Carolina (25-2)
#16 Morgan State (16-9)

#8Arkansas (18-7)
#9 Arizona (16-10)

#5 Purdue (21-5)
#12 Massachusetts (17-9)

#4 Drake (23-3)
#13 Boise State (20-6)

#6 Marquette (19-6)
#11 South Alabama (22-5)

#3 Butler (25-2)
#14 Winthrop (18-10)

#7 Texas A&M (20-6)
#10 Maryland (17-10)

#2 Connecticut (21-5)
#15 CSU-Northridge (17-6)


West Region:
#1Tennessee (24-2)
#16 Lamar (16-8)

#8 Oklahoma (18-8)
#9 UNLV (19-6)

#5Louisville (21-6)
#12 Davidson (21-6)

#4 Notre Dame (20-5)
#13 Virginia Commonwealth (20-6)

#6 Michigan State (21-5)
#11 West Virginia (18-8)

#3Xavier (23-4)
#14 Cornell (17-5)

#7 St. Mary's (23-3)
#10 Miami (18-7)

#2 UCLA (23-3)
#15 Portland State (18-8)


Midwest Region:
#1 Kansas (24-2)
#16 Rider (18-9)

#8 Pittsburgh (19-7)
#9 Mississippi State (17-8)

#5 Vanderbilt (22-4)
#12 Syracuse (17-10)

#4 Wisconsin (22-4)
#13 Kent State (21-5)

#6 Kansas State (17-7)
#11 Arizona State (16-9)

#3 Georgetown (21-4)
#14Belmont (20-8)

#7 BYU (20-5)
#10 Baylor (17-8)

#2Duke (22-4)
#15 Austin Peay (18-9)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 23, 2008 1:00 am
Edited on: February 23, 2008 1:38 am
 

February 23 Bracketology

Friday's Bracketogy (After all Friday's games)
1s: Memphis (26-0), Kansas (24-2), Tennessee (24-2), North Carolina (25-2)
2s: Texas (22-4), UCLA (23-3), Connecticut (21-5), Duke (22-4)
3s: Xavier (23-4), Stanford (21-4), Butler (25-2), Georgetown (21-4)
4s: Notre Dame (20-5), Wisconsin (22-4), Drake (23-3), Indiana (22-4)
5s: Purdue (21-5), Louisville (21-6), Vanderbilt (22-4), Washington State (21-5)
6s: Kansas State (17-7), Marquette (19-6), Michigan State (21-5), Gonzaga (21-6)
7s: Clemson (19-7), Texas A&M (20-6), St. Mary's (23-3), BYU (20-5)
8s: Oklahoma (18-8), Pittsburgh (19-7), Arkansas (18-7), USC (16-9)
9s: Ohio State (17-9), Mississippi State (17-8), UNLV (19-6), Arizona (16-10)
10s: Baylor (17-8), Miami (18-7), Maryland (17-10), Rhode Island (20-7)
11s: Arizona State (16-9), West Virginia (18-8), Saint Josephs (16-8), South Alabama (22-5)
12s: Wake Forest (16-8), Massachusetts (17-9), Syracuse (17-10), Davidson (21-6)
13s: Oral Roberts (20-6), Boise State (20-6), Kent State (21-5), Virginia Commonwealth (20-6)
14s: Winthrop (18-10), Cornell (17-5), Belmont (20-8), Robert Morris (21-6)
15s: UMBC (19-7), Portland State (18-8), Austin Peay (18-9), CSU-Northridge (17-6)
16s: Alabama State (14-8), Morgan State (16-9), American (17-10), Rider (18-9), Lamar (16-8)

Last Four In: Wake Forest, West Virginia, Syracuse, Massachusetts
Last Four Out: Florida, Mississippi, Oregon, Western Kentucky
Next Four Out: George Mason, Dayton, New Mexico, California

Moved In: Boise State (20-6)
Dropped Out: Utah State (19-9)

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: February 23, 2008 12:04 am
Edited on: February 23, 2008 12:24 am
 

Dantheman4250's Top 25 (Before Saturday's Games)

Top 25: (Team Name, Record, Bracketology Seed)
1. Memphis (24-0; Bracketology Seed: #1)
2. Tennessee (24-2; Bracketology Seed #1)
3. Kansas (24-2; Bracketology Seed #1)
4. North Carolina (25-2; Bracketology Seed #1)
5. Duke (22-3; Bracketology Seed #2)
6. UCLA (23-3; Bracketology Seed #2)
7. Texas (22-4; Bracketology Seed #2)
8. Connecticut (21-5, Bracketology #2)
9. Georgetown (21-4, Bracketology #3)
10. Stanford (21-4; Bracketology #3)
11. Xavier (23-4; Bracketology #3)
12. Notre Dame (20-5; Bracketology #4)
13. Butler (25-2; Bracketology #3)
14. Indiana (22-4; Bracketology #4)
15. Wisconsin (22-4; Bracketology #4)
16. Louisville (21-6; Bracketology #5)
17. Vanderbilt (22-4; Bracketology #5)
18. Purdue (21-5; Bracketology #5)
19. Michigan State (21-5; Bracketology #6)
20. Washington State (21-5; Bracketology #5)
21. Texas A&M (20-6; Bracketology #7)
22. Kansas State (17-7; Bracketology #6)
23. Marquette (19-6; Bracketology #6)
24. BYU (20-5; Bracketology #7)
T25. Drake (23-3; Bracketology #5)
T25. Davidson (20-6; Bracketology #12)

Mid Major Top 5: (Not including Gonzaga, they are a powerhouse year in and year out)
1. Butler (25-2; Bracketology #3)
2. Davidson (20-6; Bracketology #12)
2. Drake (23-3; Bracketology #5)
4. Virginia Commonwealth (20-6, Bracketology #13)
T5. South Alabama (22-5, Bracketology #11)
T5. Western Kentucky (21-6, Bracketology Seed: One of last teams out)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 22, 2008 7:40 am
 

February 22 Bracketology (After Thursday's Games)

Thursday's Bracketogy (After all Thursday's games)
1s: Memphis (26-0), Kansas (24-2), Tennessee (24-2), North Carolina (25-2)
2s: Texas (22-4), UCLA (23-3), Connecticut (21-5), Duke (22-4)
3s: Xavier (23-4), Stanford (21-4), Butler (25-2), Georgetown (21-4)
4s: Notre Dame (20-5), Wisconsin (22-4), Drake (23-3), Indiana (22-4)
5s: Purdue (21-5), Louisville (21-6), Vanderbilt (22-4), Washington State (21-5)
6s: Kansas State (17-7), Marquette (19-6), Michigan State (21-5), Gonzaga (21-6)
7s: Clemson (19-7), Texas A&M (20-6), St. Mary's (23-3), BYU (20-5)
8s: Oklahoma (18-8), Pittsburgh (19-7), Arkansas (18-7), USC (16-9)
9s: Ohio State (17-9), Mississippi State (17-8), UNLV (19-6), Arizona (16-10)
10s: Baylor (17-8), Miami (18-7), Maryland (17-10), Rhode Island (20-7)
11s: Arizona State (16-9), West Virginia (18-8), Saint Josephs (16-8), South Alabama (22-5)
12s: Wake Forest (16-8), Massachusetts (17-9), Syracuse (17-10), Davidson (20-6)
13s: Oral Roberts (20-6), Utah State (18-7), Kent State (21-5), Virginia Commonwealth (20-6)
14s: Winthrop (18-9), Cornell (16-5), CSU-Northridge (17-6), Belmont (19-8)
15s: UMBC (19-7), Portland State (18-8), Austin Peay (18-9), Robert Morris (21-6)
16s: Alabama State (14-8), Morgan State (16-9), American (17-10), Rider (18-9), Lamar (16-8)

Last Four In: Wake Forest, West Virginia, Syracuse, Massachusetts
Last Four Out: Florida, Mississippi, Oregon, Western Kentucky
Next Four Out: George Mason, Dayton, New Mexico, California

Moved In: Massachusetts
Dropped Out: Western Kentucky


Falling Fast: Arizona, Rhode Island, Pittsburgh

Remember you can check out the bracket at
http://www.onlinesportsfanatic.com/
NCAA_Tournament_Bracket_08.mht
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
 
 
 
 
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