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Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

Posted on: January 21, 2013 1:00 am
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Time for the 2nd edition of Bracketology. This is a snapshot of what the bracket would look like if today was Selection Sunday as I am predicting the Committee would select it. In order to fit the Committee's Principles and Procedures for creating a bracket some teams were moved up or down a seed line.

Auto bids are the team with the fewest conference losses with ties broken by RPI and are in CAPS. 

For games through Saturday, January 19th:

 Washington, DC (E)
Philadelphia (Fr, Su)
1 Duke
16 NORTHEASTERN
8
San Diego State
9
Mississippi 
Austin (Fr, Su) 
 5 Cincinnati
12
BUCKNELL
4 Kansas State
13
MIDDLE TENNESSEE 
San Jose (Th, Sa)
3 GONZAGA
14
IONA
6 Virginia Commonwealth
11
Wyoming
Auburn Hills, MI (Th, Sa)
7 Notre Dame
10
Baylor
2
Indiana
15
STONY BROOK

Los Angeles (W)
Philadelphia (Fr, Su)
1 SYRACUSE
16 BRYANT UNIVERSITY
8 Illinois
9 Colorado 
Salt Lake (Th, Sa)
5 WICHITA STATE
12 Iowa State vs. Kentucky
4 MIAMI (FLA.)
13 LOUISIANA TECH
Dayton (Fr, Su)
3 Michigan State
14 AKRON
6 Marquette
11 Texas A&M
Salt Lake (Th, Sa)
7 UNLV
10 Oklahoma
2 Arizona
15 WEBER STATE

Indianapolis (M)
Auburn Hills, MI (Th, Sa)
1 MICHIGAN
16 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL vs. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
8 MEMPHIS
9 Oklahoma State
Austin (Fr, Su)
5 Missouri
12 Indiana State vs. Boise State
4 North Carolina State
13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Dayton (Fr, Su)
3 BUTLER
14 HARVARD
6 OREGON
11 BELMONT
Lexington (Th, Sa)
7 Wisconsin
10 Colorado State
2 Louisville
15 DAVIDSON

Arlington (S)
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS
16 SOUTHERN vs. MERCER
8 UCLA
9 North Carolina
San Jose (Th, Sa)
5 Ohio State
12 Pittsburgh
4 NEW MEXICO
13 NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
3 Minnesota
14 VALPARAISO
6 Creighton
11 Maryland
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
7 Temple
10 Georgetown
2 FLORIDA
15 LONG BEACH STATE
   
   
 
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Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2013 8:46 pm
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

Lobo, only procedural issue I see is I think Butler is a host of the Indy Region games, and thus cannot play there.  Wikipedia does not list them as a host, but other sites I've seen, including the link below from the NCAA site lists them as a co-host along with the Horizon League and IUPUI.

Marquette at the 6 line seems high to me.  I'm also not sure about Illinois as an 8 given how bad they were in the conference to date (even if you throw in the Nebraska win last night).  I would comment on Florida being deserving of a #1, but given that I am watching them fall behind to Georgia all 1st half, I'm biting my toungue because that kind of loss would be a seed buster.

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_fin

al4/2012/201205AttendanceAndSites.p

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Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2013 10:07 pm
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

Good going. I should have my first one out tomorrow. I notice Colroado State is going to be a tough one.
I do however think that Arizona is a slam dunk #1 seed if selection was now. I see them as the clear #2 overall seed.
Thanks Joe! I'll definitely take a look at your bracket.

As far as Arizona goes, I agree in theory that they should be a #1 seed, but I am penalizing them a bit for not being a conference leader at this point. On my S-curve they would be #4 and Syracuse would be #5, but in order to keep some of the other teams in the 2/15, 7/10 closer to home (UNLV, Weber State, Oklahoma) I paired them up with Arizona instead of making those teams go all the way out to Philly to play Syracuse. In the end when you have the #4 and #5 teams on the S-Curve in the same region it doesn't matter much which one is the #1 and the #2 seed.

 



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2013 4:16 pm
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

I got my first one up http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messag

es/chrono/40660004
As always feel free to comment and post a link of yours in my threads.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2013 5:18 am
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

I notice you convieniently left out Southern Miss. LOL I will be as well.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2013 1:20 am
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

Good going. I should have my first one out tomorrow. I notice Colroado State is going to be a tough one.
I do however think that Arizona is a slam dunk #1 seed if selection was now. I see them as the clear #2 overall seed.


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