Bracketology

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Bracket Predictions UpdatedAug 19, 11:08am

First Four

First Round

West

Portland

 

Buffalo

 

Portland

 

San Diego

 

South

San Diego

 

Milwaukee

 

Greenville, SC

 

Indianapolis

 

Midwest

Ft. Worth

 

Greenville, SC

 

Pittsburgh

 

Indianapolis

 

Bracketology Expert

Jerry Palm

Jerry Palm started writing about sports on the Internet right after Al Gore invented it. He was the first to bring RPI out in the open and is one of the pioneers of predicting the March Madness bracket.... Full Bio

Last 4 In

Team Net
Colorado St.(20-8) 51
Saint Louis(14-7) 43
Louisville(13-7) 56
BYU(20-7) 20

First 4 Out

Team Net
Loyola Chi.(26-5) 10
VCU(19-7) 37
Arizona(17-9) 44
Dayton(14-10) 80
Team Bracket Index UpdatedAug 19, 11:08am

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Seed Team Conf Stk Net* Rpi* Quad 1* Quad 2* Quad 3* Quad 4* Sos* Nc Sos* Next Game
1 E Texas(19-8) BIG12 (11-6) L1 21 17 8-6 2-1 5-0 4-0 12 45 No Games Scheduled
M Kansas(21-9) BIG12 (12-6) L1 11 13 7-8 2-0 5-0 5-0 15 104 No Games Scheduled
S UCLA(22-10) PAC12 (13-6) L1 46 44 2-6 3-3 8-0 4-0 59 98 No Games Scheduled
W Gonzaga(31-1) WCC (15-0) L1 1 1 8-0 6-0 5-0 7-0 34 97 No Games Scheduled
2 E Villanova(18-7) BIGE (11-4) L1 17 23 5-3 4-3 6-0 1-0 52 136 No Games Scheduled
M Purdue(18-10) BIG10 (13-6) L2 22 28 6-7 7-1 3-1 2-0 33 131 No Games Scheduled
S Michigan(23-5) BIG10 (14-3) L1 4 5 8-3 6-1 4-0 2-0 24 106 No Games Scheduled
W Baylor(28-2) BIG12 (13-1) W6 2 4 8-2 2-0 7-0 5-0 77 223 No Games Scheduled
3 E Illinois(24-7) BIG10 (16-4) L1 3 9 12-5 5-1 4-0 2-0 26 85 No Games Scheduled
M Kentucky(9-16) SEC (8-9) L1 60 127 3-11 3-4 3-1 0-0 7 17 No Games Scheduled
S Duke(13-11) ACC (9-9) W2 49 110 2-5 5-4 2-2 4-0 69 46 No Games Scheduled
W Oregon(21-7) PAC12 (14-4) L1 33 32 2-3 7-1 7-2 4-0 90 188 No Games Scheduled
4 E Alabama(26-7) SEC (16-2) L1 7 2 8-4 9-1 7-1 0-0 8 53 No Games Scheduled
M N. Carolina(18-11) ACC (10-6) L2 32 31 3-9 8-0 4-1 3-0 31 149 No Games Scheduled
S Arkansas(25-7) SEC (13-4) L1 14 12 6-5 6-1 5-0 5-0 32 183 No Games Scheduled
W Houston(28-4) AAC (14-3) L1 5 3 2-1 6-1 10-1 5-0 70 124 No Games Scheduled
5 E Florida St.(18-7) ACC (11-4) L1 25 30 3-4 7-1 2-1 4-0 53 202 No Games Scheduled
M Memphis(20-8) AAC (11-4) W4 52 57 0-4 4-3 6-1 6-0 80 198 No Games Scheduled
S Ohio St.(21-10) BIG10 (12-8) L2 8 15 9-7 6-2 4-0 2-0 10 76 No Games Scheduled
W Maryland(17-14) BIG10 (9-11) L1 35 68 4-10 3-3 6-0 2-0 14 24 No Games Scheduled
6 E Tennessee(18-9) SEC (10-7) L2 13 51 6-6 2-2 6-0 4-0 57 189 No Games Scheduled
M Virginia(18-7) ACC (13-4) L1 12 22 5-4 4-1 5-1 4-0 51 157 No Games Scheduled
S Auburn(13-14) SEC (7-11) W1 66 90 1-9 5-3 2-2 5-0 16 29 No Games Scheduled
W St. Bona.(16-5) ATL10 (11-4) L1 23 10 4-2 3-1 5-1 4-0 39 27 No Games Scheduled
7 E Michigan St.(15-13) BIG10 (9-11) L2 70 95 5-10 4-2 2-0 4-0 61 275 No Games Scheduled
M USC(25-8) PAC12 (15-5) L1 19 16 3-4 6-3 10-0 3-0 29 26 No Games Scheduled
S Connecticut(15-8) BIGE (11-6) L2 30 52 4-4 3-3 5-0 3-0 85 78 No Games Scheduled
W Indiana(12-15) BIG10 (7-12) L6 63 125 2-12 6-2 2-1 2-0 35 133 No Games Scheduled
8 E LSU(19-10) SEC (11-6) L1 28 19 5-8 3-1 6-0 4-0 6 74 No Games Scheduled
M Va. Tech(15-7) ACC (9-4) L2 48 58 2-3 3-3 5-0 5-0 105 165 No Games Scheduled
S Okla. St.(21-9) BIG12 (11-7) L1 29 8 10-6 2-0 3-2 5-0 3 43 No Games Scheduled
W West Virginia(19-10) BIG12 (11-6) L1 24 14 7-7 3-2 6-0 2-0 2 6 No Games Scheduled
9 E St. John's(16-11) BIGE (10-9) L1 69 111 2-7 5-2 4-1 5-1 116 245 No Games Scheduled
M Oregon St.(20-13) PAC12 (10-10) L1 91 82 5-5 2-4 4-1 5-2 49 300 No Games Scheduled
S Syracuse(18-10) ACC (9-7) L1 40 47 1-7 6-1 6-1 3-0 44 90 No Games Scheduled
W Nevada(16-10) MWC (10-7) L1 96 79 1-5 4-1 2-3 8-1 94 235 No Games Scheduled
10 E Miss. State(18-15) SEC (8-10) L1 82 134 1-8 6-4 4-2 4-0 84 169 No Games Scheduled
M Xavier(13-8) BIGE (6-7) L3 61 85 1-4 5-3 4-1 3-0 87 121 No Games Scheduled
S Texas Tech(18-11) BIG12 (9-8) L1 16 48 4-10 2-0 3-0 8-0 19 163 No Games Scheduled
W Washington St.(14-13) PAC12 (7-12) L3 101 152 1-6 1-4 5-2 7-1 97 205 No Games Scheduled
11 E Colorado St.(20-8) MWC (14-4) L2 51 37 2-4 1-2 4-0 10-0 105 144 No Games Scheduled
E Saint Louis(14-7) ATL10 (6-4) L2 43 81 2-2