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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bracketology 3/9/2018

Here is my updated seed list:

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

7's: TCU, Houston, Nevada, Virginia Tech
8's: Seton Hall, Florida State, Butler, Rhode Island
9's: Creighton, Missouri, Kansas State, North Carolina State
10's: 
Saint Bonaventure, Providence, Alabama, Texas
11's: Oklahoma, Saint Mary's, Arizona State*, Oklahoma State*, UCLA*, USC*
12's: Loyola-Chicago, New Mexico State, Louisiana, Murray State
13's: Western Kentucky, Buffalo, Vermont, South Dakota State
14's: UNC Greensboro, Charleston, Bucknell, Wright State
15's: Montana, Radford, UC Santa Barbara, Lipscomb
16's: Pennsylvania, Iona, Nichols*, LIU Brooklyn, North Carolina A&T*, Southern*
denotes play-in game

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bracketology 3/7/2018

Some HUGE bubble games coming up on Wednesday:

Louisville is facing a likely must-win against Florida State to punch their ticket to the dance. The same goes for Notre Dame against Virginia Tech. Syracuse also likely needs to win against UNC to snag a bid, but of these 3 teams, I believe Syracuse is the most likely to end up receiving a bid even if they lost.

Oklahoma State is facing a must-win situation vs the reeling Sooners to keep their bubble from popping. Texas wouldn't do itself any favors by losing to Iowa State, as they would likely be in the 1st Four if they did so. 

Washington and Oregon face must-win games if they want to keep their bubble hopes alive, but both have quite a bit of work to do. Arizona State could probably survive and still get a bid if they lost to Colorado, but after struggling in the Pac-12 regular season, it would be in their best interest to win this one.

Marquette needs to beat Depaul, to set up a matchup vs Villanova on Thursday. Win both of those and Marquette should be in.

Here is my updated seed list:


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

7's: Nevada, Houston, Virginia Tech, Miami
8's: Rhode Island, Creighton, Florida State, Seton Hall
9's: Oklahoma, Butler, North Carolina State, Missouri,
10's: 
Arizona State, Saint Bonaventure, Texas, Kansas State
11's: Providence, Saint Mary's, Alabama*, Baylor*, UCLA*, USC*
12's: Middle Tennessee State, Loyola-Chicago, New Mexico State, Louisiana
13's: Murray State, Buffalo, Vermont, South Dakota State
14's: UNC Greensboro, Charleston, Bucknell, Wright State
15's: Montana, Radford, UC Santa Barbara, Lipscomb
16's: Pennsylvania, Iona, Nichols*, LIU Brooklyn, North Carolina A&T*, Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Texas, Kansas State, Providence, Saint Mary's
Last 4 in (in order): Alabama, Baylor, UCLA, USC (last team in)
First 4 out (in order): Syracuse (first team out), Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma State
Next 4 out: Notre Dame, Washington, Utah, LSU

Monday, March 5, 2018

Bracketology 3/5/2018

Check out my latest bracket here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sbZWN_gqHDNwXgwetMBXlJSCx4RG84jEmVbWvisSAbQ/edit?usp=sharing

Here is my updated seed list:


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

7's: Nevada, Houston, Virginia Tech, Miami
8's: Rhode Island, Creighton, Florida State, Seton Hall
9's: Oklahoma, Butler, North Carolina State, Missouri,
10's: 
Arizona State, Saint Mary's, Saint Bonaventure, Texas
11's: Kansas State, Providence, Alabama*, Baylor*, UCLA*, USC*
12's: Middle Tennessee State, Loyola-Chicago, New Mexico State, Louisiana
13's: Murray State, Buffalo, Vermont, South Dakota State
14's: UNC Greensboro, Charleston, Bucknell, Wright State
15's: Montana, Radford, UC Santa Barbara, Lipscomb
16's: Pennsylvania, Iona, Wagner*, Nichols*, North Carolina A&T*, Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Saint Bonaventure, Texas, Kansas State, Providence
Last 4 in (in order): Alabama, Baylor, UCLA, USC (last team in)
First 4 out (in order): Syracuse (first team out), Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma State
Next 4 out: Washington, Notre Dame, Utah, LSU

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bracketology 3/3/2018

Here is my updated seed list:

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

7's: Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Rhode Island, Miami
8's: Creighton, Texas A&M, Florida State, Seton Hall
9's: Oklahoma, Butler, Arizona State, Saint Mary's
10's: North Carolina State, Missouri, Alabama, Saint Bonaventure
11's: 
Middle Tennessee State, Kansas State, USC, Providence*, Baylor*
12's: Texas*, Louisville*, Loyola-Chicago, Louisiana, New Mexico State
13's: Vermont, Murray State, Buffalo, South Dakota State
14's: Rider, East Tennessee State, Charleston, Bucknell
15's: Montana, Northern Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara, Pennsylvania
16's: Florida Gulf Coast, UNC-Asheville, Wagner*, Nichols*, North Carolina A&T*, Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Alabama, Saint Bonaventure, Kansas State, USC
Last 4 in (in order): Providence, Baylor, Texas, Louisville (last team in)
First 4 out (in order): UCLA (first team out), Washington, Syracuse, Mississippi State
Next 4 out: Georgia, Penn State, Marquette, Utah

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bracketology 3/2/2018

Here is my updated seed list:

1's: Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2's: Michigan State, Duke, Purdue, North Carolina
3's: Auburn, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Wichita State
4's: Texas Tech, West Virginia, Gonzaga, Clemson
5's: Ohio State, Kentucky, Michigan, Arizona
6's: Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island, TCU

7's: Houston, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Miami
8's: Creighton, Texas A&M, Florida State, Seton Hall
9's: Oklahoma, Butler, Arizona State, Saint Mary's
10's: North Carolina State, Missouri, Alabama, Saint Bonaventure
11's: 
Middle Tennessee State, Kansas State, USC, Providence*, Baylor*
12's: Texas*, Louisville*, Loyola-Chicago, Louisiana, New Mexico State
13's: Vermont, Murray State, Buffalo, South Dakota State
14's: Rider, East Tennessee State, Charleston, Bucknell
15's: Montana, Northern Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara, Pennsylvania
16's: Florida Gulf Coast, UNC-Asheville, Wagner*, Nichols*, North Carolina A&T*, Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Alabama, Saint Bonaventure, Kansas State, USC
Last 4 in (in order): Providence, Baylor, Texas, Louisville (last team in)
First 4 out (in order): UCLA (first team out), Washington, Syracuse, Mississippi State
Next 4 out: Georgia, Marquette, Utah, Notre Dame

FINAL Bracketology 3/11/2018 3 PM

View my final bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sbZWN_gqHDNwXgwetMBXlJSCx4RG84jEmVbWvisSAbQ/edit?usp=sharing Here are ...