|Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM||comments (1)|
Here is the final bracket prediction:
Last 4 In: Boise State, La Salle, St. Mary's, Tennessee
Last 4 Out: Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Alabama
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 17, 2013 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
It is now Selection Sunday in all but the west coast and I have been hard at work preparing my bracket for tomorrow's Selection Show. There may be some minor adjustments tomorrow based on the 1PM games, but for the most part this is what the bracket should look like.
Note: Villanova and Minnesota were swapped seeds/matchups in order to move Villanova out of Georgetown's half of the bracket. Some potential rematches (Wisconsin/Marquette; Michigan/Pittsburgh) were not able to be avoided due to other Procedural considerations.
Winner of the Midwest plays the winner of the South Region. Winner of the West region plays the winner of the East.
Last 4 In: St. Mary's, Ole Miss, La Salle, Tennessee
First 4 Out: Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Alabama
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 11, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
The regular season is now complete and we are well into conference tournament time where the upsets have already begun. Congratulations to Liberty, Belmont, Harvard, Florida Gulf Coast and Creighton who have already punched their tickets to the Big Dance.
Auto bids are now those teams who have won their conference tournament or who are the highest remaining seed in their conference tournament. Duke is the #1 overall seed. The winner of the East Region will play the winner of the South Region. The winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the West Region.
Note: Memphis and Cincinnati were swapped seeds & placement in the bracket in order to fit the Principles and Procedures.
Last 4 In: Kentucky, La Salle, Tennessee, St. Mary's
Last 4 Out: Virginia, Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee, Baylor
Next 4 Out: Mississippi, Alabama, Iowa, Stanford
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM||comments (2)|
Here is the latest edition of my bracket as we head into the last weekend of the regular season. In fact, many conference tournaments are already underway and we will crown champions and automatic bids in the A-Sun and Ohio Valley tomorrow.
The Big Ten is going to be an interesting conference to watch as four teams have a chance to win at least a share of the regular season title this weekend and three teams have a shot at a #1 seed if they can win some games in the conference tournament.
Last 4 In: La Salle, St. Mary's, Tennessee, Kentucky
1st 4 Out: Virginia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Stanford
Next 4 Out: Baylor, Alabama, Iowa, Arkansas
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 4, 2013 at 1:00 AM||comments (1)|
Another weekend of games and more bubble teams trying to play their way out of the Tournament. Iowa State, Villanova, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia all lost. Yet, only Virginia falls out of the bracket and in fact, Tennessee has moved into the field.
Winner of the Midwest Region plays the winner of the South Region. Winner of the East Region plays the winner of the West Region. Auto bids are in CAPS.
Last 4 In: Iowa State, Kentucky, St. Mary's, Tennessee
Last 4 Out: Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi
Next 4 Out: Baylor, Alabama, Southern Miss, Arkansas
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
It's March, let the madness begin! Hard to believe we are only sixteen days from Selection Sunday.
Virginia is going to be the hardest team for the Committee to consider. They have six bad losses (yes, six!) yet they also have wins Duke, NC State and @Wisconsin. I have the Cavaliers as the last team in to the field, but I am not confident about them. However, they have a very similar profile to USC in 2011 and may just sneak into the field.
Last Four in: Villanova, Boise State, Saint Mary's, Virginia
First Four out: Tennessee, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Baylor
Next Four out: Maryland, St. John's, Charlotte, Southern Miss
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 24, 2013 at 3:00 AM||comments (3)|
Another exciting Saturday in college basketball! New bracket takes into account games played through Saturday's action.
Auto bids are in CAPS and are current conference leaders with ties broken by RPI. Kansas and Gonzaga move up to the top seed line after impressive weeks.
Last 4 in: Kentucky, Boise State, Charlotte, St. Mary's
First 4 out: Maryland, Mississippi, St. John's, Massachusetts
Next 4 out: Virginia, Baylor, Arizona State, Southern Miss
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 17, 2013 at 1:50 AM||comments (2)|
Bracket takes into account games played through Saturday. I seriously contemplated moving Duke down to a #2 seed after their loss to Maryland but have kept them as the last #1 seed due to the strength of their overall resume. Speaking of Maryland, they move into the bracket as one of the last four teams in with the win over Duke. California has also moved into the bracket after wins over Arizona and UCLA. Michigan State moves up to a #1 seed, but Tuesday's game against Indiana for the Big Ten lead looms large.
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 11, 2013 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
Another wild weekend in college hoops and more shakeups in the bracket. Arizona and Kansas fall from #1 seeds after tough losses this weekend. Kansas falls all the way to a #3 seed as they just look bad and have lost three in a row. One of the factors the Committee takes into account is how you are playing down the stretch.
There are some regular season rematches in the bracket (Missouri/VCU, UNLV/Iowa State), the Committee usually tries to avoid these but in the case of my bracket the rematches were unavoidable in order to not committ other procedural errors. In addition, Illinois would've been a 9 seed in my bracket but was swapped to a 10 seed in order to avoid violating bracket procedures.
|Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
Another crazy week in the college basketball world. While a lot of bracketologists are dropping Kansas a seed or two for their loss to TCU, I am (barely) keeping them on the #1 line as the fourth overall seed. The loss to TCU was bad, but the Jayhawks are still a leading 8-2 against the RPI Top 50.
The four number one seeds are: Michigan (Midwest)-#1 overall seed, Duke (East), Arizona (West), Kansas (South)