Sunday, March 12, 2017

2017 NCAA Mens Basketball projected bracket

EAST
1) Villanova
16) North Carolina Central/Mount St. Mary's
Buffalo, NY
8) Dayton
9) Miami FL

4) UCLA
13) New Mexico State
Sacramento, CA
5) SMU
12) Nevada

6) Wisconsin
11) Middle Tennessee
Orlando, FL
3) Florida
14) Northern Kentucky

7) Maryland
10) Oklahoma State
Greenville, SC
2) Duke
15) Troy

MIDWEST
1) Kansas
16) New Orleans
Tulsa, OK
8) Virginia Tech
9) Wichita State

4) Purdue
13) Princeton
Milwaukee, WI
5) Virginia
12) UNC-Wilmington

6) Creighton
11) Rhode Island
Salt Lake City, UT
3) Oregon
14) Florida Gulf Coast

7) Arkansas
10) Michigan State
Orlando, FL
2) Florida State
15) Texas Southern

SOUTH
1) North Carolina
16) UC--Davis/South Dakota State
Greenville, SC
8) South Carolina
9) VCU

4) Butler
13) East Tennessee State
Milwaukee, WI
5) Iowa State
12) USC/ Wake Forest

6) Minnesota
11) Xavier
Tulsa, OK
3) Baylor
14) Iona

7) Michigan
10) Marquette
Indianapolis, IN
2) Kentucky
15) Kent State

WEST
1) Gonzaga
16) Jacksonville State
Salt Lake City, UT
8) Northwestern
9) Seton Hall

4) Notre Dame
13) Bucknell
Buffalo, NY
5) West Virginia
12) Vermont

6)  Cincinnati
11) Kansas State/Providence
Indianapolis, IN
3) Louisville
14) Winthrop

7) St. Mary's
10) Vanderbilt
Sacramento, CA
2) Arizona
15) North Dakota

NCAA Mens Basketball 2017 Tournament projection FINAL

It is that time of year...March Madness is officially upon us.  Today 68 schools and their fans will find out against who and where they will begin a potential 3 week magical journey.

The committee has the real bracket prepared, but many of us like to take a crack at guessing what might be revealed later today.  Here is my best guess.

1's - Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, North Carolina
2's - Duke, Oregon, Arizona, Florida State
3's - Florida, Louisville, Baylor, Oregon
4's - Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, UCLA
5's - SMU, Virginia, West Virginia, Iowa State
6's - Minnesota, Creighton, Cincinnati, Wisconsin
7's - St. Mary's, Arkansas, Michigan, Maryland
8's - Dayton, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Northwestern
9's - Miami FL, VCU, Seton Hall, Wichita State
10's - Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Vanderbilt
11's - Providence, Kansas State, Xavier, Rhode Island, Middle Tennessee
12's - Vermont, Nevada, UNC- Wilmington, USC, Wake Forest
13's - Bucknell, Princeton, New Mexico State, East Tennesse State
14's - Northern Kentucky, Iona, Winthrop, Florida Gulf Coast
15's - Texas Southern, Kent State, North Dakota, Troy
16's - North Carolina Central, UC-Davis, South Dakota State, Mount St. Mary's, Jacksonville State, New Orleans

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Men's College Basketball - Field of 68 - Final Seed List and Bracket - March 13, 2016

Despite not having time to analyze and write about College Basketball this year, I have still kept my eye on things and have my annual Bracketology Seed List and Bracket.  Hopefully time will permit in the future to provide more in-depth analysis during the season.

1's - Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Oregon
2's - Virginia, Villanova, Oklahoma, Utah
3's - West Virginia, Xavier, Miami FL, Kentucky
4's - Texas A&M, Indiana, Purdue, California
5's - Duke, Maryland, Seton Hall, Iowa State
6's - Baylor, Arizona, Texas, Iowa
7's - Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Dayton, St. Joseph's
8's - Texas Tech, Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon State
9's - Pittsburgh, Providence, Cincinnati, VCU
10's - Butler, USC, Gonzaga, St. Bonaventure
11's - Northern Iowa, Wichita State, Michigan, San Diego State, Temple, Syracuse
12's - Stephen F Austin, South Dakota State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Chattanooga
13's - Stony Brook, Fresno State, Hawaii, UNC Wilmington
14's - Buffalo, Yale, Iona, Middle Tennessee
15's - UNC Asheville, Cal-Bakersfield, Green Bay, Weber State
16's - Hampton, Southern, Florida Gulf Coast, Fairleigh Dickinson, Austin Peay, Holy Cross


MIDWEST (CHICAGO)

1 - Kansas
(Des Moines)
16 - Fairleigh Dickinson/Holy Cross

8-Colorado
(Des Moines)
9-Pittsburgh

5-Seton Hall
(Denver)
12-South Dakota State

4-Purdue
(Denver)
13-Fresno State

6-Texas
(Des Moines)
11-Wichita State

3-Kentucky
(Des Moines)
14-Iona

7-Wisconsin
(Denver)
10-Gonzaga

2-Utah
(Denver)
15-Weber State

EAST (PHILADELPHIA)

1 - North Carolina
(Raleigh)
16 - Southern

8-Connecticut
(Raleigh)
9-VCU

5-Iowa State
(Providence)
12-Chattanooga

4-Indiana
(Providence)
13-Stony Brook

6-Iowa
(Brooklyn)
11-Temple/San Diego State

3-West Virginia
(Brooklyn)
14-Yale

7-Notre Dame
(Brooklyn)
10-St. Bonaventure

2-Villanova
(Brooklyn)
15-UNC Asheville

SOUTH (LOUISVILLE)

1 - Michigan State
(St. Louis)
16 - Austin Peay/Florida Gulf Coast

8-Oregon State
(St. Louis)
9-Providence

5-Duke
(Spokane)
12-Stephen F Austin

4-California
(Spokane)
13-Hawaii

6-Baylor
(St. Louis)
11-Northern Iowa

3-Xavier
(St. Louis)
14-Middle Tennessee

7-St. Joseph's
(Raleigh)
10-Butler

2-Virginia
(Raleigh)
15-Green Bay

WEST (ANAHEIM)

1 - Oregon
(Spokane)
16 - Hampton

8-Texas Tech
(Spokane)
9-Cincinnati

5-Maryland
(Oklahoma City)
12-Arkansas-Little Rock

4-Texas A&M
(Oklahoma City)
13-UNC Wilmington

6-Arizona
(Providence)
11-Michigan/Syracuse

3-Miami FL
(Providence)
14-Buffalo

7-Dayton
(Oklahoma City)
10-USC

2-Oklahoma
(Oklahoma City)
15-Cal Bakersfield

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Men's College Basketball Bracketology - FINAL BRACKET

2015 NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET – MARCH 15, 2015
MIDWEST REGION (CLEVELAND, OH)

1
Kentucky
vs
16
Robert Morris/Hampton
Louisville, KY
8
North Carolina State
vs
9
Ohio State
5
SMU
vs
12
Wofford
Seattle, WA
4
Northern Iowa
vs
13
Georgia State
6
Utah
vs
11
Indiana/Temple
Columbus, OH
3
Notre Dame
vs
14
North Dakota State
7
Butler
vs
10
Georgia
Omaha, NE
2
Kansas
vs
15
Texas Southern
EAST REGION (SYRACUSE, NY)

1
Villanova
vs
16
Lafayette
Pittsburgh, PA
8
Iowa
vs
9
Cincinnati
5
Louisville
vs
12
Wyoming
Portland, OR
4
West Virginia
vs
13
Eastern Washington
6
Georgetown
vs
11
Boise State
Pittsburgh, PA
3
Maryland
vs
14
Northeastern
7
VCU
vs
10
Oklahoma State
Charlotte, NC
2
Virginia
vs
15
Albany
SOUTH REGION (HOUSTON, TX)

1
Duke
vs
16
North Florida/Manhattan
Charlotte, NC
8
Xavier
vs
9
Dayton
5
Arkansas
vs
12
Buffalo
Columbus, OH
4
Oklahoma
vs
13
Valparaiso
6
Michigan State
vs
11
LSU
Louisville, KY
3
Iowa State
vs
14
UC Irvine
7
Oregon
vs
10
Davidson
Seattle, WA
2
Gonzaga
vs
15
UAB
WEST REGION (LOS ANGELES, CA)

1
Wisconsin
vs
16
Coastal Carolina
Omaha, NE
8
St. John’s
vs
9
Texas
5
Wichita State
vs
12
Stephen F. Austin
Jacksonville, FL
4
North Carolina
vs
13
Harvard
6
Providence
vs
11
BYU/Ole Miss
Jacksonville, FL
3
Baylor
vs
14
Belmont
7
San Diego State
vs
10
Purdue
Portland, OR
2
Arizona
vs
15
New Mexico State



Men's College Basketball Bracketology - FINAL SEED LIST

1's - Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin
2's - Virginia, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona
3's - Notre Dame, Iowa State, Maryland, Baylor
4's - Oklahoma, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, West Virginia
5's - Arkansas, Louisville, Wichita State, SMU
6's - Utah, Michigan State, Providence, Georgetown
7's - Butler, Oregon, San Diego State, VCU
8's - Iowa, North Carolina State, Xavier, St. John's
9's - Ohio State, Cincinnati, Dayton, Texas
10's - Georgia, Davidson, Purdue, Oklahoma State
11's - LSU, Boise State, Indiana, Temple, Ole Miss, BYU
12's - Wofford, Buffalo, Wyoming, Stephen F Austin
13's - Georgia State, Valparaiso, Eastern Washington, Harvard
14's - North Dakota State, Northeastern, UC Irvine, Belmont
15's - Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, UAB
16's - Coastal Carolina, Lafayette, North Florida, Manhattan, Robert Morris, Hampton

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Men's College Basketball Bracketology - March 14th Late Night Edition

Tomorrow is the big day and things are taking shape.  Here is what I have as of right now. Connecticut is the key team tomorrow as they would knock an additional team out.  I am leaning toward Colorado State as that team.  The Big 10 Championship Game is always interesting because of it's timing.  There will likely be a contingency plan in place, but it might be as simple as flipping Wisconsin and Arizona on the #1 and #2 lines in the West.

Here is the bracket:

2015 NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET – MARCH 14, 2015
MIDWEST REGION (CLEVELAND, OH)

1
Kentucky
vs
16
Robert Morris/Hampton
Louisville, KY
8
North Carolina State
vs
9
Ohio State
5
SMU
vs
12
Wofford
Seattle, WA
4
Northern Iowa
vs
13
Georgia State
6
Utah
vs
11
Indiana/Temple
Columbus, OH
3
Notre Dame
vs
14
North Dakota State
7
Georgetown
vs
10
Georgia
Omaha, NE
2
Kansas
vs
15
Texas Southern
EAST REGION (SYRACUSE, NY)

1
Villanova
vs
16
Lafayette
Pittsburgh, PA
8
Iowa
vs
9
Cincinnati
5
Louisville
vs
12
Buffalo
Columbus, OH
4
Oklahoma
vs
13
Valparaiso
6
Providence
vs
11
Colorado State/Ole Miss
Pittsburgh, PA
3
Maryland
vs
14
Northeastern
7
VCU
vs
10
Texas
Charlotte, NC
2
Virginia
vs
15
Albany
SOUTH REGION (HOUSTON, TX)

1
Duke
vs
16
North Florida/Manhattan
Charlotte, NC
8
Xavier
vs
9
Dayton
5
Wichita State
vs
12
Wyoming
Portland, OR
4
Arkansas
vs
13
Eastern Washington
6
Michigan State
vs
11
Boise State
Louisville, KY
3
Iowa State
vs
14
UC Irvine
7
Oregon
vs
10
Oklahoma State
Seattle, WA
2
Gonzaga
vs
15
UAB
WEST REGION (LOS ANGELES, CA)

1
Wisconsin
vs
16
Coastal Carolina
Omaha, NE
8
St. John’s
vs
9
Davidson
5
West Virginia
vs
12
Stephen F. Austin
Jacksonville, FL
4
North Carolina
vs
13
Harvard
6
Butler
vs
11
LSU
Jacksonville, FL
3
Baylor
vs
14
Belmont
7
San Diego State
vs
10
Purdue
Portland, OR
2
Arizona
vs
15
New Mexico State