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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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What is NET?

Posted by Lobofan2003 on November 28, 2018 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool) is the new metric that the NCAA will use, replacing RPI, in order to evaluate a team's record and performance in relation to other teams in order to evaluate for inclusion as an at-large and for seeding within the NCAA tournament beginning with this season (2018-19).


In an effort to increase transparency, the NCAA released the first NET rankings yesterday based on their mathmatical formula used to calculate a team's performance based on YTD res...

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Bracket 3/11/18- SELECTION SUNDAY FINAL

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 11, 2018 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is my final bracket predictions, it took some time on the airplane flight home from the MWC and Pac-12 tournaments this weekend in Vegas, but I believe that I should have this down, really the only debate I think is St. Mary's or Arizona State for the last spot. In the end, I went with Arizona State based on their non-conference wins over Xavier and Kansas and St. Mary's poor non-conf SOS.



Fu...

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Bracket 3/5/18

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 5, 2018 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (4)

Latest bracket update through Sunday now that the Regular Season is over and the 1st weekend of Conference Tournaments are behind us.



Full Seed List:

1 Virginia

1 Xavier

1 Villanova

1 Kansas

2 Duke

2 North Carolina

2 Cincinnati

2 Auburn

3 Purdue

3 Michigan State

3 Tennessee

3 Michigan

4 Wichita State

4 Arizona

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Bracket 3/1/18

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 1, 2018 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to my 1st bracket of March (depending on your time zone as it is 1:30am CST)

Full Seed List:

Mine

1 Virginia

1 Villanova

1 Xavier

1 Kansas

2 Michigan State

2 Duke

2 North Carolina

2 Purdue

3 Auburn

3 Cincinnati

3 Tennessee

3 Clemson

4 Texas Tech

4 Arizona

4 Ohio State

4 West Virginia

5 Wichita State

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Bracket 2/22/18

Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 22, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is my bracket updated prior to Thursday's games:



Full Seed List:

1 Virginia

1 Villanova

1 Xavier

1 Kansas

2 Michigan State

2 Duke

2 Purdue

2 Auburn

3 North Carolina

3 Cincinnati

3 Tennessee

3 Arizona

4 Texas Tech

4 Clemson

4 Ohio State

4 West Virginia

5 Kentucky

5 Wichita State

5 Gonzag...

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Bracket 2/16/18

Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 16, 2018 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Bracket updated through Thursday's games.


Last Four Out: St. Bonaventure, Syracuse, Utah, Boise State

Full seed list:

1 Virginia

1 Xavier

1 Villanova

1 Auburn

2 Purdue

2 Kansas

2 Duke

2 Texas Tech

3 Michigan State

3 Cincinnati

3 Clemson

3 North Carolina

4 Ohio State

4 Tennessee

4 Arizona

4 West Virginia

5 Gonzag...

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Bracket 2/10/18

Posted by Lobofan2003 on February 10, 2018 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

With the Committee coming out with their first rankings this weekend (Top 16) I am publishing my first bracket of the year.


Last Four Out: St. Bonaventure, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Utah


Full Seed List:

1 Virginia

1 Villanova

1 Purdue

1 Xavier

2 Kansas

2 Duke

2 Auburn

2 Clemson

3 Cincinnati

3 Texas Tech

3 Tennessee

3 N...

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