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