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Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:03 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 11:40 pm
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology-Super Bowl Sunday (2/5)

It is Super Bowl Sunday a time for food, friends and of course Bracketology.

A reminder that my bracket does not predict winners of conferences or how I think teams will finish but merely assesses where teams would be seeded as if today was Selection Sunday (which is only 5 weeks away). The bracket takes into account games played through Saturday 2/4.

I try to follow all of the NCAA's Principals and Procedures to avoid rematches, but teams from the same conference in different regions, etc.* In the bracket the winner of the East plays the winner of the West and the winner of the South plays the winner of the Midwest Region.

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

Boston (E)
Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
1 SYRACUSE
16 LAMAR/UNC-ASHEVILLE

8 Gonzaga
9 Iowa State

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 Florida
12 Minnesota/Colorado State

4 MURRAY STATE
13 CLEVELAND STATE

Columbus (Fr, Su)
3 Michigan State
14 AKRON

6 Louisville
11 Saint Louis

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 Mississippi State
10 Purdue

2 North Carolina
15 BELMONT

Phoenix (W)
Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
1 BAYLOR
16 NORFOLK STATE

8 Virginia
9 Alabama

Louisville (Th, Sa)
5 TEMPLE
12 LONG BEACH STATE

4 Michigan
13 Seton Hall/California

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
3 Unlv
14 ORAL ROBERTS

6 Indiana
11 Brigham Young

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 Connecticut
10 Memphis

2 DUKE
15 BUCKNELL

St. Louis (M)
Louisville (Th, Sa)
1 OHIO STATE
16 LIU-BROOKLYN

8 West Virginia
9 HARVARD

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 ST. MARY'S
12 Dayton

4 SAN DIEGO STATE
13 DAVIDSON

Columbus (Fr, Su)
3 Marquette
14 IONA

6 Illinois
11 Xavier

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 Vanderbilt
10 Wichita State

2 Missouri
15 DREXEL

Atlanta (S)
Nashville (Fr, Su)
1 KENTUCKY
16 STONY BROOK/MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

8 Kansas State
9 Notre Dame

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Florida State
12 WASHINGTON

4 CREIGHTON
13 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
3 Georgetown
14 NEVADA

6 Wisconsin
11 Mississippi

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 SOUTHERN MISS
10 New Mexico

2 Kansas
15 WEBER STATE

Last Six In: Saint Louis, Dayton, Minnesota, Colorado State, Seton Hall, California

Last Four Out: Saint Joseph's, Arkansas, Arizona, Northwestern
Next Four Out: North Carolina State, Cincinnati, UCF, Wyoming

Play-In Games (Tuesday/Wednesday)

Tuesday
16E: LAMAR/UNC ASHEVILLE
13W: Seton Hall/California

Wednesday
16S: STONY BROOK/MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
12E: Minnesota/Colorado State


*I realize there is a potential rematch from the 2010 NCAA Tournament between Syracuse and Gonzaga and from the 2011 NCAA Tournament between Marquette and Xavier but I could not avoid that without violating other procedures.

Posted on: March 14, 2010 5:51 pm
 

Bracketology-SELECTION SUNDAY FINAL

My final edition of Bracketology before the Selection Show can be found here.

Last Four In: Utah State, UTEP, Minnesota, Mississippi State
Last Four Out: Illinois, Florida, Virginia Tech, Rhode Island

You can see how well I did compared to other bracketologists by going to the Bracket Matrix site after the brackets are announced.
Posted on: March 13, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Bracketology 3/13/10 (Afternoon)

I posted the latest edition of my NCAA tournament bracket here .

The biggest changes in my bracket are New Mexico falling to a 3 seed after their loss to San Diego State and Dayton and Rhode Island falling out of the bracket after falling in the A-10 tournament.

I have Washington as my last At-Large into the field for right now, but if either Minnesota or Mississippi State win tonight and the Huskies lose to Cal, the Huskies will be leapfrogged and me out of my projected Field of 65.

#1 seeds: Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, Duke
#2 seeds: West Virginia, Purdue, Kansas State, Ohio State
#3 seeds: Villanova, New Mexico, Baylor, Georgetown
#4 seeds: Michigan State, Wisconsin, Temple, Pittsburgh

Last Four In: San Diego State, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Washington
Last Four Out: Minnesota, Mississippi State, Rhode Island, Dayton
Posted on: February 1, 2010 12:26 am
Edited on: February 1, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Bracketology Update 1/31

I have been working on a new edition of my bracket taking into account the results of this weekend's games. I don't have the matchups worked out yet, but here are the seeds:

#1 seeds: Kansas, Villanova, Syracuse, Kentucky
#2 seeds: Georgetown, Duke, Michigan St., Purdue
#3 seeds: West Virginia, Texas, Kansas St., Temple
#4 seeds: Vanderbilt, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh
#5 seeds: Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, BYU
#6 seeds: Gonzaga, Butler, Ohio St., Baylor
#7 seeds: Missouri, Xavier, Rhode Island, Oklahoma St.
#8 seeds: UAB, UNLV, Northern Iowa, Florida St.
#9 seeds: Mississippi, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Charlotte
#10 seeds: Connecticut, Clemson, Florida, California,
#11 seeds: Richmond, Seton Hall, Dayton, Old Dominion
#12 seeds: William & Mary, Maryland, Cornell, Utah State
#13 seeds: Siena, Oakland, Kent State, College of Charleston
#14 seeds: George Mason, Sam Houston St., Pacific, Murray State
#15 seeds: Weber State, Jacksonville, Coastal Carolina, Morgan State
#16 seeds: Arkansas St., Stony Brook, Robert Morris, Lehigh, Jackson State

Last Four In: Dayton, William & Mary, Old Dominion, Maryland
Last Four Out: Minnesota, Louisville, Arizona, St. Mary's
Next Four Out: North Carolina, San Diego State, South Carolina, Wichita State


Edit: You can find all of the matchups here .

It took a long time to avoid all the rematches and follow the procedures. There were two switches in seed lines to avoid rematches and avoid procedural violations. UNLV and Oklahoma St. were switched as well as William & Mary and Dayton.
 
 
 
 
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