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Tag:Bracketology
Posted on: February 1, 2009 3:29 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2009 3:31 pm
 

Penn State, are you serious? Why yes I am

I am the only bracketologist on the internet that has had Penn State in my bracketology over the last few weeks. I posted the link to my bracketology earlier this morning and received this comment:

Penn State? You are joking right?

The answer? No I wasn't joking then and I'm not joking now. The Nittany Lions now have wins over Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Northwestern. Their RPI (71) is going to improve and their overall record of 17-5 is impressive. In my opinion they don't have a single bad loss and they are 6-3 in the Big Ten.

It's time to give some attention to Penn State. If the Nittany Lions had the name 'Kentucky' on their jerseys this would be a no brainer.

What does everyone think of the Nittany Lions? Do you agree with me and think they deserve a spot in the Big Dance? Or are they frauds that will be revealed the longer the season goes? I want to know what you guys think so post comments and let me know.

-Daniel Evans
OnlineSportsFanatic.com

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 1, 2009 1:19 am
Edited on: February 1, 2009 1:24 am
 

CBB Nightly: Ten Thoughts from Sat & Bracketology

Saturday brought about some great games in the college basketball world, and I'm here to give you 10 quick thoughts from a wild day of college basketball.

  1. If you had Georgia Tech beating Wake Forest today raise your hand? That's what I thought. I saw the Yellow Jackets in person a few weeks ago against Alabama. They were sloppy and not a very good 'team'. Now they are slowly becoming a pretty solid team at the bottom of the ACC. It won't matter what they do during the rest of the regular season, but the Yellow Jackets could be a gigantic sleeper in the ACC Tournament. I'm not a betting man, and I wouldn't like the Yellow Jackets to beat Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, or Clemson in back to back to back to back games, but it is possible.
  2. Tennessee is still the SEC's best team. I tried to believe in Florida but I just can't anymore. Nick Calathes got in foul trouble early for the Gators and the game was pretty much over at that point. The Vols were red hot and played like their season depended on a win. And just to be clear, their season DID depend on win.
  3. Staying in the SEC, South Carolina is a true contender. The Gamecocks are in my latest bracketology and are only set to move up more and more after wins over Florida & Kentucky in a week.
  4. Remember when I picked both Georgetown & Notre Dame to win on the road today against top 10 competition? Well neither did and I'm no longer a believer in either squad. Both played great first halfs and lousy second halfs. Neither are in my latest NCAA Tournament bracket.
  5. Kansas State knocked off Texas on Saturday in one of the bigger upsets on the day. I failed to mention it in my Saturday preview because it didn't really have a whole lot of NCAA Tournament scenarios. Afterwards it left Texas wondering what happened to a potential top 2 seed and the Wildcats thinking that a few more wins may get them into the discussion on Selection Sunday.
  6. Wisconsin continues to lose games and is looking like a NIT team without a miracle run. I actually played out the Badgers season earlier today and had them finishing at 18-12 overall and 9-9 in the Big Ten. Anything is possible but at 12-9 and 3-6 in conference play it's a tough road to take for an at large bid. 
  7. I keep talking about how good of a basketball team Utah State is, but it's time for me to give some love to a mid major that always seems to be in the at large discussion. Butler is 19-1 and rolling through the Horizon. The Bulldogs won on Friday night (just to be clear) and are hoping for a better seed than last year's seven.
  8. Utah is a team I've had on my hate list after they lost to Southwest Baptist in their opener. My argument was how can a team that is one of the country's 65 best lose to a non DI school? It's a good question and I don't know the answer, but the Utes RPI is 15 on RealtimeRPI.com and their Pomeroy Rating is 28. They are in my field tonight.
  9. Does anyone remember Siena? I believe I mentioned them Thursday night but at 17-5 and a RPI of 21 they need more attention than they are getting. I have them as a 10 seed in my latest bracket.
  10. I keep preaching about March Madness on Demand, but it's only because it's a really cool thing to have. I always sign up for it right away when it is released because being a VIP member means you don't have to wait around in a line. It seems like during the first few weekends of the NCAA Tournament I always have to go somewhere so I watch the games on my computer with MMOD. Sign up if you want , it's free and well worth it. Trust me.

BRACKETOLOGY UPDATE: I finally released my bracketology. You can check it out here , but for those too lazy to click here's the seeds.

1: Connecticut, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Duke
2: Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Marquette
3: Xavier, Clemson, Michigan State, UCLA
4: Memphis, Purdue, Illinois, Washington
5: Minnesota, Kansas, California, Gonzaga
6: West Virginia, Texas, Syracuse, Davidson
7: Arizona State, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Butler
8: St. Marys, UNLV, Tennessee, Villanova
9: Ohio State, Utah State, Florida State, Florida
10: Dayton, Missouri, Siena, South Carolina
11: Baylor, Boston College, LSU, USC
12: Utah, VCU, BYU, Northern Iowa
13: Western Kentucky, Buffalo, Virginia Tech, Penn State
14: VMI, Belmont, Cornell, American
15: Portland State, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, Vermont
16: Hampton, Long Beach State, Robert Morris, Austin Peay, Alabama State

NOTE: This is just seeding. The complete bracketology is available by clicking here, with a complete breakdown of the field, and a bracket with the matchups.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: July 5, 2008 1:35 pm
 

Bracketology: July 5

EAST REGION
1 North Carolina*
16 Portland State*/Alabama St*

8 UAB
9 Georgetown

5 Marquette
12 Siena*

4 Miami (FL)
13 Morgan State*

6 Florida
11 Virginia Commonwealth*

3 Memphis*
14 Cornell*

7 Arizona State
10 BYU

2 Notre Dame
15 CS Northridge*


WEST REGION
1 UCLA*
16 Mt. St. Marys*

8 Ohio State
9 Missouri

5 Mississippi State*
12 St. Mary's

4 Villanova
13 Nevada

6 Tennessee
11 Dayton

3 Texas
14 Kent State

7 Kentucky
10 Virginia Tech

2 Michigan State*
15 American*


MIDWEST REGION:
1 PITTSBURGH*
16 Hartford*

8 Mississippi
9 Wake Forest

5 West Virginia
12 Butler*

4 Arizona
13 Florida State

6 Baylor
11 Temple

3 Purdue
14 South Alabama*

7 Kansas
10 USC

2 Louisville
15 Belmont*


SOUTH REGION:
1 Connecticut
16 Austin Peay*

8 Clemson
9 Xavier

5 Wisconsin
12 Alabama

4 Gonzaga*
13 Stephen F. Austin*

6 Davidson*
11 Creighton*

3 Oklahoma
14 Oral Roberts*

7 UNLV*
10 Syracuse

2 Duke
15 UNC Ashville*

LAST FOUR IN: St. Marys, Alabama, Florida State, Temple
LAST FOUR OUT: Texas A&M, Maryland, UTEP, Oregon
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: July 4, 2008 11:57 am
 

Dantheman4250 Preseason Selection Show Saturday!

Your resident bracketologist, dantheman4250, will release his first bracketology of the season Saturday at 12 CT. Last year my bracketology was all over this site since I did it daily in a blog. This year I am planning on doing the same thing, starting earlier than ever though. A lot of people have already released their bracketology for this upcoming season but I haven't released mine yet.

The plan is to release mine on Saturday one region at a time. Once the region is released we will discuss it and then I will move on to the next region. If you are interested in participating please just say "I'm in" and if you need me to PM you and remind you just put something like "Remind me" on this post and I will on Saturday.

Please also spread the word. Hopefully everyone likes the bracket. Remember Saturday noon CT!
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: March 16, 2008 5:58 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2008 6:00 pm
 

Selection Sunday Bracketology: FINAL BRACKET

Sunday's Bracketology (4:59 CT)
1s: Memphis (33-1), North Carolina (31-2), UCLA (31-3), Kansas (29-3)
2s: Duke (27-5), Georgetown (27-5), Texas (28-5), Tennessee (29-4)
3s: Xavier (27-6), Stanford (24-7), Louisville (24-7), Wisconsin (29-4)
4s:
Butler (29-3), Drake (27-4), Notre Dame (25-7), Connecticut (23-8)
5s: Indiana (25-7), Michigan State (25-8), Clemson (24-9), Pittsburgh (26-9)
6s: Washington State (24-7), Purdue (24-8), Marquette (24-9), Vanderbilt (26-7)
7s: USC (21-11), Gonzaga (23-7), Arkansas (22-10), West Virginia (23-10)
8s:
Oklahoma (21-11), Texas A&M (24-9), BYU (27-6), Mississippi State (22-10)
9s:
Miami (22-10), St. Mary's (23-6), UNLV (26-7), Kansas State (20-11)
10s:
Kent State (28-6), South Alabama (26-6), Kentucky (18-12), Davidson (24-6)
11s:
Baylor (21-10), Illinois State (24-9), Arizona (19-14), Saint Josephs (21-12)
12s:
Villanova (20-12), Western Kentucky (27-6), Georgia (18-16), Temple (21-12)
13s: Boise State (25-8)
, George Mason (23-10), San Diego (23-10), Winthrop (22-11)
14s: Cornell (19-5),
Oral Roberts (24-8),
Siena (22-10), Cal State Fullerton (24-8)
15s: UMBC (23-8),
Austin Peay (24-10), Belmont (25-8), Texas-Arlington (21-11)
16s: Mississippi Valley State (17-15), Coppin State (16-20)
, Portland State (23-9),
Mount St Mary's (18-14).
American (21-11)

Last Four In: Arizona,Villanova, Saint Josephs
Last Four Out: Arizona State, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Oregon
Next Four Out: Dayton,Syracuse, Virginia Commonwealth, Massachusetts
The Next Few Out: Mississippi, Florida, UAB, New Mexico

Moved In: None
Fell Out: None
Moving Up Quickly: None
Sliding Down Quickly:
None


At Large Locks (33):
Remember if a team is not on this list they are probably listed below among the automatic qualifiers, meaning they won their conference tournament. Remember only 34 at larges are available but a lot of these conferences will be won by one of these locks.

ACC (4):
Atlantic Ten (1):
Big East (6):

Big Ten (4):
Big 12 (5):

Mountain West (1):
Pac 10 (4):
SEC (4):

Sun Belt (1):
West Coast (2):


Automatic Bid Winners:
1)Cornell (Ivy League)
2)Winthrop (Big South)
3)Austin Peay (Ohio Valley)
4)Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
5) Drake (Missouri Valley)
6) George Mason (CAA)
7) Siena (MAAC)
8)Davidson (Southern)
9) San Diego (WCC)
10) Oral Roberts (Summit)
11) Butler (Horizon)
12) Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
13) Mount St Mary's (NEC)
14) Portland State (Big Sky)
15) American (Patriot League)
16) Memphis (Conference USA)
17) UMBC (America East)
18) Temple (Atlantic 10)
19) UCLA (Pac 10)
20) Mississippi Valley State (SWAC)
21) UNLV (Mountain West)
22) Boise State (WAC)
23) Pittsburgh (Big East)
24) Coppin State (MEAC)
25) Cal State Fullerton (Big West)
26) Texas-Arlington(Southland)
27) North Carolina (ACC)
28) Kent State (MAC)
29) Georgia (SEC)
30) Kansas (Big 12)
31) Wisconsin (Big 10)
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: March 16, 2008 2:22 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2008 3:49 pm
 

Selection Sunday: 2:40 Update (More to come!)

Sunday's Bracketology (2:40 CT)
1s: Memphis (33-1), North Carolina (31-2), UCLA (31-3), Kansas (28-3)
2s: Duke (27-5), Georgetown (27-5), Texas (28-5), Tennessee (29-4)
3s: Xavier (27-6), Stanford (24-7), Louisville (24-7), Wisconsin (28-4)
4s:
Butler (29-3), Drake (27-4), Notre Dame (25-7), Connecticut (23-8)
5s: Indiana (25-7), Michigan State (25-8), Clemson (24-9), Pittsburgh (26-9)
6s: Washington State (24-7), Purdue (24-8), Marquette (24-9), Vanderbilt (26-7)
7s: USC (21-11), Gonzaga (23-7), Arkansas (22-10), West Virginia (23-10)
8s:
Oklahoma (21-11), Texas A&M (24-9), BYU (27-6), Mississippi State (22-10)
9s:
Miami (22-10), St. Mary's (23-6), UNLV (26-7), Kansas State (20-11)
10s:
Kent State (28-6), South Alabama (26-6), Kentucky (18-12), Davidson (24-6)
11s:
Baylor (21-10), Illinois State (24-9), Arizona (19-14), Saint Josephs (21-12)
12s:
Villanova (20-12), Western Kentucky (27-6), Oregon (18-13), Temple (21-12)
13s: Boise State (25-8)
, George Mason (23-10), San Diego (23-10), Winthrop (22-11)
14s: Cornell (19-5),
Oral Roberts (24-8),
Siena (22-10), Cal State Fullerton (24-8)
15s: UMBC (23-8),
Austin Peay (24-10), Belmont (25-8), Texas-Arlington (21-11)
16s: Mississippi Valley State (17-15), Coppin State (16-20)
, Portland State (23-9),
Mount St Mary's (18-14).
American (21-11)

Last Four In: Arizona, Oregon,Villanova, Saint Josephs
Last Four Out: Arizona State, Virginia Tech, Massachusetts, Ohio State
Next Four Out: Dayton,Syracuse, Virginia Commonwealth, New Mexico
The Next Few Out: Mississippi, Maryland, Florida, UAB

Moved In: None
Fell Out: None
Moving Up Quickly: None
Sliding Down Quickly:
None


At Large Locks (33):
Remember if a team is not on this list they are probably listed below among the automatic qualifiers, meaning they won their conference tournament. Remember only 34 at larges are available but a lot of these conferences will be won by one of these locks.

ACC (4):
Atlantic Ten (1):
Big East (6):

Big Ten (4):
Big 12 (5):

Mountain West (1):
Pac 10 (4):
SEC (4):

Sun Belt (1):
West Coast (2):


Automatic Bid Winners:
1)Cornell (Ivy League)
2)Winthrop (Big South)
3)Austin Peay (Ohio Valley)
4)Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
5) Drake (Missouri Valley)
6) George Mason (CAA)
7) Siena (MAAC)
8)Davidson (Southern)
9) San Diego (WCC)
10) Oral Roberts (Summit)
11) Butler (Horizon)
12) Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
13) Mount St Mary's (NEC)
14) Portland State (Big Sky)
15) American (Patriot League)
16) Memphis (Conference USA)
17) UMBC (America East)
18) Temple (Atlantic 10)
19) UCLA (Pac 10)
20) Mississippi Valley State (SWAC)
21) UNLV (Mountain West)
22) Boise State (WAC)
23) Pittsburgh (Big East)
24) Coppin State (MEAC)
25) Cal State Fullerton (Big West)
26) Texas-Arlington(Southland)
27) North Carolina (ACC)
28) Kent State (MAC)
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: March 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2008 1:25 am
 

March 16 Bracketology: Midnight update

Saturday's Bracketology (After all Saturday's Games)
1s: Memphis (33-1), North Carolina (30-2), UCLA (31-3), Kansas (28-3)
2s: Duke (27-5), Georgetown (27-5), Texas (28-5), Tennessee (29-4)
3s: Xavier (27-6), Stanford (24-7), Louisville (24-7), Wisconsin (28-4)
4s:
Butler (29-3), Drake (27-4), Notre Dame (25-7), Connecticut (23-8)
5s: Indiana (25-7), Michigan State (25-8), Clemson (24-8), Pittsburgh (26-9)
6s: Washington State (24-7), Purdue (24-8), Marquette (24-9), Vanderbilt (26-7)
7s: USC (21-11), Gonzaga (23-7), Arkansas (22-10), West Virginia (23-10)
8s:
Oklahoma (21-11), Texas A&M (24-9), BYU (27-6), Mississippi State (22-10)
9s:
Miami (22-10), St. Mary's (23-6), UNLV (26-7), Kansas State (20-11)
10s:
Kent State (28-6), South Alabama (26-6), Kentucky (18-12), Davidson (24-6)
11s:
Baylor (21-10), Illinois State (24-9), Arizona (19-14), Saint Josephs (21-12)
12s:
Villanova (20-12), Western Kentucky (27-6), Oregon (18-13), Temple (21-12)
13s: Boise State (25-8)
, George Mason (23-10), San Diego (23-10), Winthrop (22-11)
14s: Cornell (19-5),
Oral Roberts (24-8),
Siena (22-10), Cal State Fullerton (24-8)
15s: UMBC (23-8), Lamar (19-10),
Austin Peay (24-10), Belmont (25-8)
16s: Mississippi Valley State (17-15), Coppin State (16-20)
, Portland State (23-9),
Mount St Mary's (18-14),
American (21-11)

Last Four In: Arizona, Oregon,Villanova, Temple
Last Four Out:
Arizona State, Virginia Tech, Massachusetts, Ohio State
Next Four Out: Dayton,Syracuse, Virginia Commonwealth, New Mexico
The Next Few Out: Mississippi, Maryland, Florida, UAB

Moved In: Temple, Oregon
Fell Out: Massachusetts, Ohio State
Moving Up Quickly: None
Sliding Down Quickly:
None


At Large Locks (33):
Remember if a team is not on this list they are probably listed below among the automatic qualifiers, meaning they won their conference tournament. Remember only 34 at larges are available but a lot of these conferences will be won by one of these locks.

ACC (4):
Atlantic Ten (1):
Big East (6):

Big Ten (4):
Big 12 (5):

Mountain West (1):
Pac 10 (4):
SEC (4):

Sun Belt (1):
West Coast (2):


Automatic Bid Winners:
1)Cornell (Ivy League)
2)Winthrop (Big South)
3)Austin Peay (Ohio Valley)
4)Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
5) Drake (Missouri Valley)
6) George Mason (CAA)
7) Siena (MAAC)
8)Davidson (Southern)
9) San Diego (WCC)
10) Oral Roberts (Summit)
11) Butler (Horizon)
12) Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
13) Mount St Mary's (NEC)
14) Portland State (Big Sky)
15) American (Patriot League)
16) Memphis (Conference USA)
17) UMBC (America East)
18) Temple (Atlantic 10)
19) UCLA (Pac 10)
20) Mississippi Valley State (SWAC)
21) UNLV (Mountain West)
22) Boise State (WAC)
23) Pittsburgh (Big East)
24) Coppin State (MEAC)
25) Cal State Fullerton (Big West)
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: March 15, 2008 12:44 am
 

March 15 Bracketology

Friday's Bracketology (Through all of Friday's Games)
1s: Memphis (31-1),Tennessee (29-3), North Carolina (30-2), UCLA (30-3)
2s:Kansas (28-3) Duke (27-4), Georgetown (27-4), Texas (27-5)
3s: Xavier (27-6), Stanford (24-6), Louisville (24-7), Wisconsin (27-4)
4s:
Butler (29-3), Drake (27-4), Notre Dame (25-7), Connecticut (23-8)
5s:
Indiana (25-7), Michigan State (24-6), Vanderbilt (26-7),Marquette (24-9)
6s: Washington State (24-7), Purdue (24-8), Pittsburgh (25-9), Clemson (23-8)
7s: USC (21-11), Mississippi State (22-9), Gonzaga (23-7), BYU (27-6)
8s:
West Virginia (23-10), Oklahoma (21-10), Arkansas (21-10), Texas A&M (24-9)
9s:
Miami (22-10), St. Mary's (23-6), UNLV (24-7), Kansas State (20-11)
10s:
Kent State (27-6), South Alabama (26-6), Kentucky (18-11), Davidson (24-6)
11s:
Massachusetts (21-10), Baylor (21-10), Illinois State (24-9), Arizona (19-14)
12s:
Villanova (20-12), Western Kentucky (27-6), Ohio State (19-13), Saint Josephs (21-11)
13s: Boise State (24-8)
, George Mason (23-10), San Diego (23-10), Winthrop (22-11)
14s: Cornell (19-5), Belmont (25-8),
Oral Roberts (24-8),
Siena (22-10)
15s: UMBC (22-8), Lamar (19-10),CSU-Northridge (20-9),
Austin Peay (24-10)
16s: Alabama State (20-9), Morgan State (21-9)
, Portland State (23-9),
Mount St Mary's (18-14),
American (21-11)

Last Four In: Arizona, Ohio State,Villanova, Illinois State
Last Four Out:
Arizona State, Virginia Tech, Oregon,
New Mexico
Next Four Out: Dayton,Syracuse, UAB, Virginia Commonwealth
The Next Few Out: Temple, Mississippi, Maryland, Florida

Moved In: Saint Josephs
Fell Out: New Mexico
Moving Up Quickly: None
Sliding Down Quickly:
None


Locks (31) For At Large Bids:

ACC (4):

Atlantic Ten (1):
Big East (7):

Big Ten (4):
Big 12 (4):

Conference USA (1):
Mountain West (1):
Pac 10 (4):

SEC (3):
West Coast (2):


Automatic Bid Winners:
1)Cornell (Ivy League)
2)Winthrop (Big South)
3)Austin Peay (Ohio Valley)
4)Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
5) Drake (Missouri Valley)
6)
George Mason (CAA)
7)
Siena (MAAC)
8)
Davidson (Southern)
9)
San Diego (WCC)
10)
Oral Roberts (Summit)
11)
Butler (Horizon)
12)
Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
13) Mount St Mary's (NEC)
14) Portland State (Big Sky)
15)
American (Patriot League)
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
 
 
 
 
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