Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March 11 Bracketology

I finally had a chance to dive into the resumes and here is where I predict things stand as we launch into the major conference tournaments. 

1's - Kansas, Gonzaga, Dayton, Baylor

Dayton and Baylor aren't locked in, but outside of Florida State winning the ACC tournament or an early loss by either of them, the one line should look like this.

2's - San Diego State, Florida State, Villanova, Creighton

I am not sure both Big East schools end up here, but the number of quad 1 wins merits it.  Villanova has the win over Kansas, albeit at home, in its back pocket as well.  Duke also has a neutral court victory over Kansas and would be interesting if winning the ACC tourney gives them more quad 1 wins.

3's - Duke, Maryland, Oregon, Michigan State
4's - Kentucky, Seton Hall, Louisville, Auburn

The committee doesn't like putting teams with double digit losses in the top 4 lines without extraordinary wins that stand out.  Auburn is a safe choice.  I will be keeping an eye on this spot throughout the week.

5's - Wisconsin, Butler, Ohio State, West Virginia
6's - BYU, Virginia, Penn State, Iowa

Penn State and Iowa grabbing these with the most Quad 1 wins left on the board.

7's - Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, Houston
8's - Illinois, Providence, Marquette, LSU
9's - Florida, USC, St. Mary's, Rutgers
10's - Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Richmond, Arizona State
11's - Utah State, East Tennessee State, Stanford, Xavier, Wichita State
12's - Cincinnati, NC State, Yale, Liberty, Stephen F. Austin
13's - Akron, Vermont, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State
14's - Belmont, Bradley, Colgate, Northern Colorado
15's - Hofstra, UC-Irvine, Texas State, North Dakota State
16's - Northern Kentucky, Winthrop, Siena, Prairie View, Robert Morris, North Carolina Central


Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament- Final Bracket

EAST - Washington DC

1) Duke
16) Fairleigh Dickinson/North Carolina Central

Columbia SC Fri/Sun

8)  Minnesota
9)  UCF

5)  Kansas State
12) Murray State

San Jose CA Fri/Sun

4)  Villanova
13)  Old Dominion

6)  Buffalo
11)  TCU

Tulsa OK Fri/Sun

3) LSU
14) Northern Kentucky

7)  Cincinnati
10)  Oklahoma

Hartford CT Thu/Sat

2) Michigan
15) Colgate

SOUTH - Louisville

1) Virginia
16) Abilene Christian

Columbus OH Fri/Sun

8)  Nevada
9)  Baylor

5)  Auburn
12) Liberty

Hartford CT Thu/Sat

4) Purdue
13) Northeastern

6)  Maryland
11)  Oregon

Salt Lake City UT Thu/Sat

3) Texas Tech
14) Saint Louis

7)  Wofford
10)  VCU

Columbus OH Fri/Sun

2) Kentucky
15) Gardner-Webb

MIDWEST - Kansas City

1) North Carolina
16) Iona

Columbia SC Fri/Sun

8) Mississippi
9)  Utah State

5)  Marquette
12)  New Mexico State

Des Moines IA Thu/Sat

4) Kansas
13) Vermont

6)  Iowa State
11)  St. John's/Arizona State

Tulsa OK Fri/Sun

3) Houston
14)  Georgia State

7)  Louisville
10)  Florida

Des Moines IA Thu/Sat

2) Michigan State
15)  Bradley

WEST - Anaheim

1) Tennessee
16) Prairie View AM/North Dakota State

Jacksonville FL Thu/Sat

8)  Seton Hall
9)  Syracuse

5)  Virginia Tech
12) St. Mary's

San Jose CA Fri/Sun

4) Wisconsin
13)  UC-Irvine

6)  Mississippi State
11)  NC State/Temple

Jacksonville FL Thu/Sat

3) Florida State
14)  Yale

7)  Iowa
10)  Washington

Salt Lake City UT Thu/Sat

2)  Gonzaga
15)  Montana

2019 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament - Final Seed List

I haven't been able to post during the season, but here is my best guess for tonight...

1s - Duke, Virginia,  North Carolina, Tennessee
2's - Gonzaga,  Kentucky,  Michigan State,  Michigan
3's - Houston,  LSU,  Texas Tech,  Florida State
4's - Kansas, Purdue,  Wisconsin,  Villanova
5's - Kansas State,  Virginia Tech,  Auburn, Marquette
6's - Iowa State,  Mississippi State,  Maryland,  Buffalo
7's - Cincinnati,  Wofford,  Louisville,  Iowa
8's - Nevada, Mississippi, Seton Hall, Minnesota
9's - Utah State, Syracuse,  Baylor, UCF
10's - Oklahoma, Washington, Florida,  VCU
11's - Oregon, TCU, NC State, St. John's,  Arizon State, Temple
12's - Murray State, St. Mary's,  New Mexico State,  Liberty
13's - UC-Irvine, Old Dominion,  Northeastern, Vermont
14's - Yale, Northern Kentucky,  Georgia State,  St. Louis
15's - Colgate,  Bradley,  Montana,  Gardner-Webb
16's - Iona, Abilene Christian,  Fairleigh Dickinson,  North Carolina Central,  Prairie View AM, North Dakota State

Sunday, March 11, 2018

NCAA tournament bracket prediction - FINAL BRACKET

FINAL BRACKET

SOUTH (ATLANTA)
1  Virgina (Pittsburgh)
2  Cincinnati (Nashville)
3  Michigan (Wichita)
4  Texas Tech (San Diego)
5   Ohio State (San Diego)
6  Miami FL (Wichita)
7  Texas A&M (Nashville)
8   Nevada (Pittsburgh)
9   Alabama (Pittsburgh)
10 Creighton (Nashville)
11 Oklahoma/St. Bonaventure (Wichita )
12 Buffalo (San Diego)
13 Murray State (San Diego)
14 Wright State (Wichita)
15 Iona (Nashville)
16 Long Island/Texas Southern (Nashville)

EAST (BOSTON)
1  Villanova (Pittsburgh)
2  North Carolina (Charlotte)
3  Tennessee (Dallas)
4  West Virginia (Boise)
5  Gonzaga  (Boise)
6  Houston (Dallas)
7   TCU (Charlotte)
8   Missouri (Pittsburgh)
9   Florida State (Pittsburgh)
10 USC (Charlotte)
11 Loyola (Dallas)
12 San Diego State  (Boise)
13 Marshall (Boise)
14 Bucknell (Dallas)
15 Stephen F. Austin (Charlotte)
16 Georgia State (Pittsburgh)

MIDWEST (OMAHA)
1  Kansas (Wichita)
2  Duke (Charlotte)
3  Michigan State (Detroit)
4  Kentucky (Boise)
5  Clemson (Boise)
6  Arkansas (Detroit)
7  Providence (Charlotte)
8  Seton Hall (Wichita)
9  Rhode Island (Wichita)
10 UCLA (Detroit)
11 Texas/Middle Tennessee (Detroit)
12 South Dakota State (Boise)
13 UNCG (Boise)
14 Lipscomb (Detroit)
15 UMBC (Charlotte)
16 CS Fullerton (Wichita)

WEST (LOS ANGELES)
1  Xavier (Nashville)
2  Purdue (Detroit)
3  Arizona (San Diego)
4  Auburn  (Dallas)
5  Wichita State (Dallas)
6  Florida (San Diego)
7  Virginia Tech (Detroit)
8  Kansas State (Nashville)
9  North Carolina State (Nashville)
10 Butler (Detroit)
11 Davidson (San Diego)
12 New Mexico State (Dallas)
13 Charleston (Dallas)
14 Montana (San Diego)
15 Pennsylvania (Detroit)
16 NC Central/Radford (Nashville)

NCAA Tournament Bracket Prediction - FINAL SEED LIST

NCAA Tournament Bracket Prediction - FINAL

Seeds

1's - Virgina, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2's - North Carolina, Duke, Purdue, Cincinnati
3's - Michigan State, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona
4's - Auburn, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Kentucky
5's - Clemson, Wichita State, Ohio State, Gonzaga
6's - Miami FL, Houston, Florida, Arkansas
7's - Texas A&M, TCU, Virginia Tech, Providence
8's - Missouri, Kansas State, Seton Hall, Nevada
9's - Rhode Island, NC State, Alabama, Florida State
10's - USC, Butler, UCLA, Creighton
11's - Loyola, Davidson  (Texas, St. Bonaventure, Oklahoma, Middle Tennessee)
12's - San Diego State, South Dakota State, New Mexico State, Buffalo
13's - Marshall, Charleston, Murray State, UNCG
14's - Montana, BucknellWright State, Lipscomb
15's - Iona, UMBC, Penn, Stephen F. Austin
16's - Georgia State CS Fullerton (Texas SouthernNC CentralLong IslandRadford)



NCAA Tournament Bracket Prediction - March 11, 2018

NCAA Tournament Bracket Prediction - March 11, 2018

Updated seed list and bracket.   Minor changes potential tomorrow.  Davidson is the wildcard.

Seeds

1's - Virgina, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2's - North Carolina, Duke, Purdue, Cincinnati
3's - Michigan State, Tennessee, Michigan, Arizona
4's - Auburn, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Clemson
5's - Wichita State, Ohio State, Gonzaga, Kentucky
6's - Miami FL, Houston, Florida, Arkansas
7's - Texas A&M, Nevada, TCU, Seton Hall
8's - Missouri, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, Kansas State
9's - Providence, NC State, Alabama, Florida State
10's - USC, Butler, UCLA, Creighton
11's - Loyola, Texas (St. Bonaventure, Oklahoma, Middle Tennessee, Arizona State)
12's - San Diego State, South Dakota State, New Mexico State, Buffalo
13's - Marshall, Charleston, Murray State, UNCG
14's - Montana, BucknellWright State, Lipscomb
15's - Iona, UMBC, Texas-Arlington/Georgia State. Stephen F. Austin
16's - Penn/Harvard, CS Fullerton (Texas SouthernNC CentralLong Island, Radford)

Still thinking about- St. Mary's, Davidson

SOUTH (ATLANTA)
1  Virgina (Pittsburgh)
2  Cincinnati (Nashville)
3  Michigan State (Detroit)
4  Texas Tech (San Diego)
5  Kentucky (San Diego)
6  Miami FL (Detroit)
7  Texas A&M (Nashville)
8  Rhode Island (Pittsburgh)
9  Providence (Pittsburgh)
10 Creighton (Nashville)
11 Arizona State/Middle Tennessee (Detroit )
12 Buffalo (San Diego)
13 Murray State (San Diego)
14 Wright State (Detroit )
15 Iona (Nashville)
16 Long Island/Texas Southern (Nashville)

EAST (BOSTON)
1  Villanova (Pittsburgh)
2  North Carolina (Charlotte)
3  Michigan (Wichita)
4  West Virginia (Boise)
5  Ohio State  (Boise)
6  Arkansas (Wichita)
7  Seton Hall (Charlotte)
8  Virginia Tech (Pittsburgh)
9  Alabama (Pittsburgh)
10 USC (Charlotte)
11 Oklahoma/St. Bonaventure (Wichita)
12 San Diego State  (Boise)
13 Marshall (Boise)
14 Bucknell (Wichita)
15 Stephen F. Austin (Charlotte)
16 Penn/Harvard (Pittsburgh)

MIDWEST (OMAHA)
1  Kansas (Wichita)
2  Purdue (Detroit)
3  Tennessee (Dallas)
4  Clemson (Boise)
5  Gonzaga (Boise)
6  Houston  (Dallas)
7  TCU (Detroit)
8  Missouri (Wichita)
9  Florida State (Wichita)
10 UCLA (Detroit)
11 Loyola (Dallas)
12 South Dakota State (Boise)
13 UNCG (Boise)
14 Lipscomb (Dallas)
15 UMBC (Detroit)
16 CS Fullerton (Wichita)

WEST (LOS ANGELES)
1  Xavier (Nashville)
2  Duke (Charlotte)
3  Arizona (San Diego)
4  Auburn  (Dallas)
5  Wichita State (Dallas)
6  Florida (San Diego)
7  Nevada (Charlotte)
8  Kansas State (Nashville)
9  North Carolina State (Nashville)
10 Butler (Charlotte)
11 Texas (San Diego)
12 New Mexico State (Dallas)
13 Charleston (Dallas)
14 Montana (San Diego)
15 Texas Arlington/Georgia State (Charlotte)
16 NC Central/Radford (Nashville)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

NCAA Tournament Bracket Prediction - March 10, 2018

NCAA Tournament Bracket Prediction - March 10, 2018

Updated seed list.  I will do a full re-bracketing at some point today.

*Switching in Arizona State.   Marquette out.

Seeds

1's - Virgina, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2's - North Carolina, Duke, Purdue, Cincinnati
3's - Michigan State, Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn
4's - Arizona, Wichita State, Texas Tech, West Virginia
5's - Clemson, Ohio State, Gonzaga, Kentucky
6's - Miami FL, Houston, Florida, Arkansas
7's - Texas A&M, Nevada, TCU, Seton Hall
8's - Missouri, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, Kansas State
9's - Providence, NC State, Creighton, Alabama
10's - USC, Butler, UCLA, St. Bonaventure
11's - Loyola, Texas (Florida State, Oklahoma, Middle Tennessee, Arizona State)
12's - San Diego State, Western Kentucky, New Mexico State, Buffalo
13's - South Dakota State, Charleston, Murray State, UNCG
14's - Montana, BucknellWright State, Lipscomb
15's - Penn, Iona, UMBC, Texas-Arlington
16's - UC -Irvine, Radford (Texas Southern, NC CentralLong Island, SE Louisiana)

Still thinking about- St. Mary's, Louisville, Marquette, A-10 Bid-Stealer