Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bracketology (2/18/19)

A look at my current bracket:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ncwJk9ONwC-jlzj0D5zh_1q3929x_4Ho6sThl8DdxGU/edit?usp=sharing




Here is my current seed list:

1's: Duke, Virginia, 
Tennessee, Gonzaga
2's: Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina
3's: Purdue, Houston, 
Kansas, Marquette
4's: Nevada, Iowa State, LSU, Wisconsin
5's: Louisville, Villanova, Kansas State, Texas Tech,
6's: Florida State, 
Virginia Tech, Iowa, Maryland
7's: Cincinnati, Buffalo, Mississippi State, Mississippi
8's: Washington, St John's, Texas, Auburn
9's: Baylor, Ohio State, Syracuse, TCU
10's: Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wofford, Seton Hall
11's: NC State, Alabama, VCU, UCF*, Temple*
12's: Lipscomb, Arizona State*, Florida*, Davidson, Vermont
13's: Hofstra, Murray State, New Mexico State, Yale
14's: UC Irvine, Old Dominion, Texas State, South Dakota State
15's: 
Radford, Montana, Loyola Chicago, Northern Kentucky
16's: Bucknell, Sam Houston St, Texas Southern*, Rider*, St. Francis PA*, Norfolk State*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Seton Hall, NC State, Alabama, VCU
Last 4 in (in order): UCF, Temple, Arizona State, Florida (last team in)
First 4 out: Butler, Indiana, Clemson, Utah State

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Bracketology (2/11/2019)

Here is my current seed list:

1's: Duke, Tennessee, Virginia, Gonzaga
2's: Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Michigan State
3's: Purdue, Kansas, Houston, Marquette
4's: Nevada, Iowa State, Louisville, Wisconsin
5's: Villanova, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech
6's: LSU, Iowa, Florida State, 
Maryland
7's: Cincinnati, Buffalo,  Mississippi State, Washington
8's: Mississippi, Auburn, Texas, Ohio State
9's: Baylor, St. Johns, Syracuse, TCU
10's: Minnesota, NC State, Alabama, Oklahoma

11's: Seton Hall, Arizona State, Wofford, Lipscomb
12's: UCF*, VCU*, Butler*, Temple*, Davidson, Vermont
13's: Hofstra, Murray State, New Mexico State, Yale
14's: UC Irvine, Texas State, South Dakota State, Radford
15's: Montana, North Texas, Loyola Chicago, Northern Kentucky
16's: Bucknell, Sam Houston St, Texas Southern*, Rider*, St. Francis PA*, Norfolk State*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Alabama, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Arizona State
Last 4 in (in order): UCF, VCU, Butler, Temple (last team in)
First 4 out: Indiana, Clemson, Florida, Utah State

Friday, February 8, 2019

Bracketology (2/8/2019)

Updated Bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ncwJk9ONwC-jlzj0D5zh_1q3929x_4Ho6sThl8DdxGU/edit#gid=1931056908

I have come to realize the Bubble is quite weak right now. It feels like a team like Seton Hall may not even currently be in the field in an average Bubble year, but yet here we are with the pirates not even listed as one of my last 4 in (instead one of the last byes). Butler becomes my last team in, mainly become of their 6 wins over Quad 1/2 tiers. That is more quality wins then Florida currently has, and it is hard to not look at those 6 bad losses that Arizona State has. Will be interesting to see if the Bubble can strengthen any in the coming weeks. March is 3 weeks from today!

Here is my current seed list:


1's: Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan
2's: Gonzaga, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan State
3's: Houston, Kansas, Purdue, Marquette
4's: Nevada, Louisville, Villanova, Wisconsin
5's: Iowa State, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Kansas State
6's: LSU, Iowa, Maryland, Florida State

7's: Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Buffalo, Washington
8's: Auburn, Mississippi, St. John's, Baylor

9's: Syracuse, Ohio State, Texas, Oklahoma
10's: Indiana, NC State, TCU, Minnesota

11's: Alabama, Seton Hall, Temple*, UCF*, VCU*, Butler*
12's: Wofford, Lipscomb, Davidson, Vermont
13's: Hofstra, Murray State, New Mexico State, Yale
14's: UC Irvine, Texas State, South Dakota State, Radford
15's: Montana, North Texas, Loyola Chicago, Northern Kentucky
16's: Bucknell, Abiliene Christian, Texas Southern*, Rider*, St. Francis PA*, Norfolk State*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: TCU, Minnesota, Alabama, Seton Hall
Last 4 in (in order): Temple, UCF, VCU, Butler (last team in)
First 4 out: Florida, Arizona State, Utah State, Creighton 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bracketology - Post Super Bowl Update

Now that the Super Bowl is over (and what a snoozefest it was!), we can turn our full attention to the most exciting time of the year! 

I kept Michigan on the 1 line despite the loss at Iowa. If Michigan State would have beaten Indiana, they would have moved up. Gonzaga and Kentucky just don't have the overall resume for a 1 seed at the moment. Michigan only has 2 losses, both on the road vs projected top 6 seeds (Wisconsin and Iowa).

Purdue continues to climb, and we now have a 3 way tie atop the Big 10 standings with 9 games to play. Looks like an intense finish!

I struggled choosing a fourth 5 seed. LSU, Kansas State, Iowa, and Maryland were all considered, and I don't think any deserve it at the moment. It feels like they should all be 6 seeds. But I kept LSU on the 5 line because they only have 4 losses including only 1 conference defeat.

Indiana probably had the biggest win of the past week. Coming off a 7 game losing streak, not many thought they would go into East Lansing and pull off the stunner. With 6 of their last 9 games at home, the Hoosiers may be trending up in the coming weeks. 

Another Big 10 teams continues its downward spiral, with their latest loss at lowly Illinois. Nebraska needs to figure out their issues quickly or they may be kissing their NCAA Tournament hopes good bye.

Seton Hall suffered another tough road loss this week at Butler. They remain the last team in largely because of two marquee victories: at Maryland and a neutral court win over Kentucky. 

It will be interesting to see how the Wolfpack respond at the Tarheels this week, after only scoring 24 points at home, the lowest score in the shot clock era by a ranked team.


Here is my current seed list:

1's: Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan
2's: Gonzaga, Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas
3's: North Carolina, Marquette, Houston, Purdue
4's: Nevada, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Iowa State
5's: Villanova, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, LSU
6's: Kansas State, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi State

7's: Buffalo, Florida State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati
8's: Auburn, Baylor, Syracuse, Washington
9's: Mississippi, Ohio State, TCU, NC State
10's: Indiana, St. John's, Minnesota, Arizona State

11's: Alabama, UCF, Temple*, Texas*, Nebraska*, Seton Hall*
12's: Wofford, VCU, Hofstra, Lipscomb
13's: Murray State, New Mexico State, Yale, Vermont
14's: North Texas, Northern KY, South Dakota State, Loyola-Chicago
15's: Georgia State, Raford, UC Irvine, Montana
16's: Bucknell, Rider, Sam Houston St*, Norfolk St*, Robert Morris*, Texas Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Minnesota, Arizona State, Alabama, UCF
Last 4 in (in order): Temple, Texas, Nebraska, Seton Hall (last team in)
First 5 out: Florida, Utah State, Butler, Creighton, San Francisco

Friday, February 1, 2019

Bracketology 2019 1st Edition - ONE MONTH UNTIL MARCH!

Link to the Bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ncwJk9ONwC-jlzj0D5zh_1q3929x_4Ho6sThl8DdxGU/edit?usp=sharing



Here is my current seed list:

1's: Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan
2's: Michigan State, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Kansas
3's: North Carolina, Marquette, Houston, Louisville
4's: Nevada, Texas Tech, Purdue, Virginia Tech
5's: Iowa State, Villanova, LSU, Buffalo
6's: Maryland, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Oklahoma

7's: Mississippi State, Iowa, Florida State, Cincinnati
8's: Mississippi, Auburn, Baylor, NC State
9's: Syracuse, TCU, Washington, Ohio State
10's: 
St. John's, Minnesota, Texas, Nebraska
11's: Alabama, UCF, Seton Hall*, Arizona State*, Temple*, Indiana*
12's: Wofford, VCU, Hofstra, Lipscomb
13's: Murray State, New Mexico State, Yale, Vermont
14's: North Texas, Northern KY, South Dakota State, Loyola-Chicago
15's: Georgia State, Raford, UC Irvine, Montana
16's: Bucknell, Rider, Sam Houston St*, Norfolk St*, Robert Morris*, Texas Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Nebraska, Texas, Alabama, UCF
Last 4 in (in order): Seton Hall, Arizona State, Temple, Indiana (last team in)
First 8 out: Florida, San Francisco, Utah State, Arizona, Creighton, Butler, Clemson, Fresno State

Sunday, March 11, 2018

FINAL Bracketology 3/11/2018 3 PM



Here are my final seeds: 

1's: Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2's: North Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Purdue
3's: Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia
4's: Auburn, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kentucky
5's: Texas Tech, Wichita State, Clemson, Florida
6's: Houston, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Miami

7's: Arkansas, TCU, Seton Hall, Rhode Island
8's: Nevada, Virginia Tech, Providence, Missouri
9's: Florida State, Alabama, Butler, Saint Bonaventure
10's: 
Kansas State, Creighton, NC State, UCLA
11's: USC*, Oklahoma*, Arizona State*, Texas*, Loyola Chicago, New Mexico State
12's: San Diego State, Davidson, Buffalo, Murray State
13's: South Dakota State, UNC Greensboro, Charleston, Marshall
14's: Bucknell, Montana, Wright State, Stephan F. Austin
15's: Lipscomb, Georgia State, Pennsylvania, Iona
16's: CS Fullerton, UMBC, Radford*, LIU Brooklyn*, NC Central*, Texas Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Kansas State, Creighton, NC State, UCLA
Last 4 in (in order): USC, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Texas (last team in)
First 8 out (in order): Notre Dame (first team out), Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee, Saint Mary's, Louisville, Syracuse, Marquette, LSU 


Here is my final seed list in order: 

1Virginia
2Villanova
3Kansas
4Xavier
5North Carolina
6Duke
7Tennessee
8Purdue
9Cincinnati
10Michigan
11Michigan State
12West Virginia
13Auburn
14Arizona
15Gonzaga
16Kentucky
17Texas Tech
18Wichita State
19Clemson
20Florida
21Houston
22Ohio State
23Texas A&M
24Miami
25Arkansas
26TCU
27Seton Hall
28Rhode Island
29Nevada
30Virginia Tech
31Providence
32Missouri
33Florida State
34Alabama
35Butler
36Saint Bonaventure
37Kansas State
38Creighton
39NC State
40UCLA
41USC
42Oklahoma
43Arizona State
44Texas
45Loyola Chicago
46New Mexico State
47San Diego State
48Davidson
49Buffalo
50Murray State
51South Dakota St
52UNC Greensboro
53Charleston
54Marshall
55Bucknell
56Montana
57Wright State
58SFA
59Lipscomb
60Georgia State
61Pennsylvania
62Iona
63CS Fullerton
64UMBC
65Radford
66LIU Brooklyn
67NC Central
68Texas Southern

Friday, March 9, 2018

Bracketology 3/10/2018

With Xavier losing to Providence and Duke losing to UNC, there may be some speculation whether UNC can take that last 1 seed from Xavier if it were to beat Virginia today. That would give UNC 16 quadrant 1 victories, and despite their 9 losses, they would have a very good argument for a potential 1 seed. I believe Kansas is a lock now for a 1 seed, most likely the 3rd one seed matched up on Villanova's side of the bracket.

Auburn losing dropped them down, possibly to a 4 seed. Tennessee and Cincinnati both are fighting for the last 2 seed it appears, but if both fail to win their conference tournaments, it may leave the door open for Michigan to jump to the 2 line. West Virginia may even have a chance at snagging the last 2 seed if they defeat Kansas for the Big 12 Tournament Championship. 

With Nevada getting destroyed by San Diego State today, a bubble was popped. Last 4 in our fluid right now and the case could be made for several teams on the outside looking in. This is the strongest bubble we have had in quite some time, and several teams that would make it in a typical year will be left out this year.


Here is my updated seed list:


1's: Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2's: North Carolina, Duke, Purdue, Tennessee
3's: Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia
4's: Auburn, Wichita State, Texas Tech, Arizona
5's: Kentucky, Gonzaga, Clemson, Florida
6's: Arkansas, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Miami

7's: TCU, Houston, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech
8's: Florida State, Nevada, Rhode Island, Butler
9's: Providence, Kansas State, Alabama, Missouri
10's: 
Creighton, NC State, Saint Bonaventure, Texas
11's: Oklahoma, USC*, Saint Mary's*, Oklahoma State*, UCLA*, Loyola-Chicago
12's: New Mexico State, Louisiana, Murray State, Western Kentucky
13's: San Diego State, Buffalo, Vermont, South Dakota State
14's: UNC Greensboro, Charleston, Bucknell, Wright State
15's: Montana, Radford, UC Irvine, Lipscomb
16's: Pennsylvania, SFA, Iona*, LIU Brooklyn, Hampton*, Texas Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: NC State, Saint Bonaventure, Texas, Oklahoma
Last 4 in (in order): USC, Saint Mary's, Oklahoma State, UCLA (last team in)
First 7 out (in order): Arizona State (first team out), Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Baylor, Marquette

Bracketology (2/18/19)

A look at my current bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ncwJk9ONwC-jlzj0D5zh_1q3929x_4Ho6sThl8DdxGU/edit?usp=sharing Here is...