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Bracket Selection Sunday FINAL

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (2)


Final Seed List:

1 Duke

1 Virginia

1 Kentucky

1 Gonzaga

2 North Carolina

2 Michigan State

2 Tennessee

2 Michigan

3 Houston

3 LSU

3 Florida State

3 Kansas

4 Texas Tech

4 Purdue

4 Wisconsin

4 Kansas State

5 Virginia Tech

5 Auburn

5 Iowa State

5 Maryland

6 Cincinnati

6 Vil...

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MW Conference Tournament Preview

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 14, 2019 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mountain West tournament is getting underway here in Las Vegas, it and the Pac-12 Tournament are the reasons I go to Las Vegas every year. This year there are two clear favorites and a couple other teams who could win it, but if you are looking for a darkhorse outside the Top 4 seeds you are unlikely to find one.


Player to Watch: Neemias Queta - Utah State; the big for Utah State is a huge shot blocking presence at the rim and some day is a future NBA lottery pick I beli...

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Pac-12 Tournament Preview

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 13, 2019 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

As mentioned, I am in Vegas ("LAS Vegas, please") for the MW and Pac-12 Tournaments. My background with the Pac-12 is that I grew up in Washington and watched quite a bit of Pac 12 sports in my childhood; I was a Huskies fan as a kid. I have many friends that went to UW and still pull for them, but I am going to completely unbiased in my analysis here.


Player to Watch: Matisse Thybulle; Washington - The back-to-back Pac 12 defensive player of the year is a nightmare f...

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Bracket 3.11.19

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 11, 2019 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is my updated bracket based on games played through Sunday 3/10. Keep in mind as some guidelines that teams with an RPI over 70 rarely made the Tournament (which I believe will translate over to the NET rankings) and the worst overall record for a team to make the field as an at-large is 19-15 (Vanderbilt 2017, Alabama 2018 ). Conference record is not a factor given to the Committee on their "team sheets" which give all of the team's metrics.

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Bracket 3.7.19

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 7, 2019 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is my latest bracket based on games played through Wednesday 3/6/19. Lots of movement around seed lines for the bubble teams, but only one change in the at-large teams as Clemson falls out and Temple barely squeaks in (their resumes are so similar it is splitting hairs between the two).


Full Seed List:

1 Virginia

1 Gonzaga

1 Tennessee

1 Duke

2 Kentucky

2 North Carolina

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Bracket 3.2.19

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 2, 2019 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is my updated bracket based on games played through Friday 3/1. Biggest winners this week were Virginia Tech (Win over Duke), Baylor (up 1 seed) and Minnesota (moved out of 1st Four). Biggest losers were Washington (losing to Cal-down 2 seeds), Texas/Arizona State (both inching closer to moving from Bubble In to Bubble Out) and Temple (loss knocked them out of bracket)

Full Seed List

1 Virginia

1 Duke

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Bracket 2.25.19

Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 26, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is my updated bracket based on games played through Sunday Febuary 24th:


Full Seed List:

1 Duke

1 Virginia

1 Kentucky

1 Gonzaga

2 North Carolina

2 Michigan State

2 Tennessee

2 Michigan

3 Houston

3 Marquette

3 Texas Tech

3 Purdue

4 Kansas

4 LSU

4 Mississippi State

4 Wisconsin

5 Maryland

5 Flor...

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Bracket 2.9.19

Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 9, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is my first full bracket of the season based on the Committee's Top 16 seeds (#1-4 by region) released earlier this afternoon:

Full Seed List prior to today's games:

1 Duke

1 Tennessee

1 Virginia

1 Gonzaga

2 Kentucky

2 Michigan

2 North Carolina

2 Michigan State

3 Purdue

3 Kansas

3 Houston

3 Marquette

4 Iowa State

4 Nevada

4 L...

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Top 16 Seeds thru games played 2.7.19

Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 9, 2019 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are my top 16 seeds in advance of the committee's reveal of their Top 16 seeds (#1-4 seed in each region) based on NET rankings and team sheets through games played on 2/7 and their regions:

1 Duke (East)

1 Virginia (South)

1 Tennessee (Midwest)

1 Gonzaga (West)

2 Michigan (South)

2 Kentucky (East)

2 Michigan State (Midwest)

2 North Carolina (West)

3 Kansas (M...

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NET vs. RPI rankings; where do we stand now?

Posted by Lobofan2003 on January 30, 2019 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Now that we are near the end of January, in the middle of conference play, this is the point in the season where you called be more confident in using the RPI as a metric as a bracketologist and that there wouldn't be wild swings in the RPI rankings every night. Yes, the RPI was a rankings system with obvious flaws for simplicity, but they were at least a way to get a relative idea to get at the relative strength of a team.


Now that the NCAA NET rankings are being used, how ...

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