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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: March 12, 2010 8:59 pm

Bracketology 3/12/10

I posted a new bracket taking into account games through this afternoon.

Illinois returns to the bracket after their win against Wisconsin today. Ohio State, thanks to Evan Turner's miracle buzzer-beater, is still in the hunt for a 2 seed, but not quite there yet. All of my #2 seeds; West Virginia, Purdue, Kansas State and New Mexico have better resumes than the Buckeyes. I think in order for the Buckeyes to get a #2 they have to hope one of those teams slips up in their conference tournament.

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

The entire bracket can be found here .

The bracket is constantly changing and fluid, especially with the last few teams in and out as teams win or lose in their conference tournament. By tomorrow, the last few teams in and out will probably change based on tonight's games.
Posted on: March 10, 2010 11:01 pm

Bracketology 3/10/10

I have been busy moving to Texas and I still don't have interent in my apartment so I haven't been able to work on bracketology much until now.

My latest bracket can be found here .
#1 seeds: Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, Duke
#2 seeds: Purdue, West Virginia, Kansas State, New Mexico
#3 seeds: Villanova, Ohio State, Baylor, Pittsburgh
#4 seeds: Michigan State, Wisconsin, Temple, Tennessee

Last Four In: San Diego State, Arizona State, Rhode Island, Memphis
Last Four Out: UAB, Dayton, Mississippi, Washington
Next Four Out: Illinois, Mississippi State, Wichita State, Minnesota
Posted on: February 26, 2010 2:59 am
Edited on: February 26, 2010 3:12 am

Lobofan2003 Bracketology 2/26/10

I have not been able to devote as much time to Bracketology as I would like, as I am getting ready to move to Texas next week. So you may get one more bracket out of me on Sunday and then probably not again for another week until I can get down to Texas and get internet installed and everything.

Anyway, the latest edition of my bracketology is up on the Ya Sports! website, here

Purdue gets a #1 seed for now, but who knows how long that will last with Hummel out for them. Tough break for a really great player. We'll see how Purdue does the rest of the year, but I think if they slip up even once, the committee is going to give them a #2 seed (assuming Duke wins the ACC tournament and gets the last #1 seed).

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

There were a lot of Principles & Procedures (P & P) adjustments made to the bracket. My spreadsheet looks all colorful with all of the changes made from the original S-curve (when teams change regions in my bracket the region next to a team's name changes from green to blue). Before these changes were made my bracket had sorts of other colors in it; when a procedural issue occurs in the bracket it is programmed (thanks to my friend Beer) to highlight that in red or yellow depending on the type of issue that is occuring. Of the 65 teams in the bracket, only 11 are in their original spots (the Top 5 teams Kansas through Duke and 6 others). Most of the time the teams stayed on their original seed line; however, Connecticut and Virginia Tech were swapped seed lines to fit the P & P.

Regional balance is as follows: Midwest = 523, East = 517, West = 523, South = 517

I tried to keep teams as close to home as possible while following the P & P, Beer can use his analysis of the distance traveled to check and see how I did.

Posted on: February 11, 2010 4:56 am

Lobofan2003 Bracket 2/11/10

Here is the latest version of my Bracketology, updating through the results of Wednesday's games.

Lobofan2003 Bracket

Nothing changes on the 1 or 2 seed lines, but there is a big shakeup on the 3 and 4 lines. New Mexico and Vanderbilt move up to 3 seeds; while Texas and Michigan St. due to their multiple losses within the last couple of weeks move down to the 4 seed.

#1 seeds: Kansas, Syracuse, Kentucky, Villanova
#2 seeds: Duke, Purdue, West Virginia, Georgetown
#3 seeds: Kansas State, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt
#4 seeds: Texas, Michigan State, Wake Forest, Temple

Last Four In: Florida, Old Dominion, Louisville, Notre Dame
Last Four Out: Marquette, Charlotte, South Florida, Virginia Tech
Next Four Out: Washington, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Texas Tech
Posted on: February 7, 2010 3:51 pm

Lobofan2003's Bracket 2/7/10

This does not take into account all of today's results, only the Noon ET games (specifically the ND/South Florida was included).

#1 seeds: Kansas, Syracuse, Kentucky, Villanova
#2 seeds: Duke, Purdue, West Virginia, Georgetown
#3 seeds: Kansas State, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan State
#4 seeds: New Mexico, Tennessee, Temple, Georgia Tech

Last Four In: Louisville, Dayton, Old Dominion, Cincinnati
Last Four Out: Marquette, Notre Dame, VCU, South Florida
Next Four Out: Minnesota, Washington, Virginia Tech, Illinois

The entire bracket and matchups can be found here .

As always questions and comments are appreciated and special thanks to Beer for helping me with making the bracketing process easier.
Posted on: March 14, 2009 10:01 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2009 10:59 pm

"Back" from Vegas; MWC Tournament thoughts

Well I have left Vegas now and am visiting some family in the Great NW. Glad to be back to having Internet access (I wasn't willing to pay $12/day for it at what had to be one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed it).

Despite my team getting bounced early I still had fun in Vegas hanging out with friends. We did a lot of cool things without having to go watch the Lobos play.

Anyways some thoughts about what games I did see in Vegas:

San Diego State looks really impressive: The Aztecs beat UNLV soundly on their home floor, beat BYU (who had swept them earlier in the season) and narrowly lost to Utah. If you are looking for a 10, 11 or 12 (whatever seed they'll get) to pull an upset, this is the team to pick. The Aztecs are finally healthly and have a coach who has plenty of Tournament experience.

Utah is lucky: Luck was a lady for the Utes in Vegas this weekend. They get a last second 3 to beat TCU in the 1st Round, then got Wyoming in the 2nd round (more on that later), and narrowly excaped against SDSU in the finals. Don't get me wrong Utah is a good team, but they are a team which may be upset in the 1st Round of the Tournament.

New Mexico chokes with an NCAA tourney appearance on the line (again): They did it last year in the 3-6 matchup, needing one win at least to get to the tournament and lose to an inferior team. The Lobos live and die by the 3 and went 3-23 (yes you read that right) in the game against Wyoming on Thursday. Wyoming on the other hand shot lights out from 3, hitting over 50%. All I can say is this team is glad that none of the NIT games will be played in the Thomas & Mack, as it seems the Lobos are allergic to the rims in that building.

MWC officiating is horrible: Game of note, New Mexico v. Wyoming. Now don't get me wrong the Lobos lost by their own pathetic performance, but the officiating this game was horrible, on both sides. The game was called fairly evenly, but the referees called EVERY, and I mean EVERY ticky-tack foul in the book. There were over 50 fouls in a game that didn't even go into OT. By comparision the 6OT game between Syracuse-UCONN had 66 fouls. Less than 1 foul per minute compared to over 1.25 fouls per minute in the UNM-Wyoming game. MWC teams are not going to be prepared for the NCAA tournament with this kind of officiating in a conference tournament. In the NCAA tournament they are going to allow teams to play a lot more and the Mountain West teams will not be prepared for the physical play.

Thats all I got for now, I will post my bracketology later tonight after all the games have concluded.


Posted on: March 11, 2009 12:06 am

Lobofan2003's Bracket Seeds 3/10/09

I don't have time to post a full bracket as I am headed off to the MWC tourney in Vegas in the morning, but here are my seed lines through the conference tournaments of Tuesday.

#1 Seeds: Pitt, North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisville

#2 Seeds: Oklahoma, Michigan St., Duke, Kansas

#3 Seeds: Memphis, Wake Forest, Villanova, Missouri

#4 Seeds: Washington, Clemson, UCLA, Xavier

#5 Seeds: Florida St., Syracuse, Gonzaga, Illinois

#6 Seeds: Marquette, LSU, Purdue, Arizona St.

#7 Seeds: Utah, California, West Virginia, BYU

#8 Seeds: Butler, Tennessee, Dayton, Texas

#9 Seeds: Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Ohio St., Oklahoma St.

#10 Seeds: Michigan, Utah St., Boston College, Minnesota

#11 Seeds: Arizona, Creighton, UNLV, Siena

#12 Seeds: South Carolina, Western Kentucky, VCU, New Mexico

#13 Seeds: Cleveland St., American, Northern Iowa, Stephen F. Austin

#14 Seeds: Binghamton, North Dakota St., Robert Morris, Cornell

#15 Seeds: Portland St., E. Tennessee St., Morgan St., Radford

#16 Seeds: Morehead St., Bowling Green, CSU Northridge, Chattanooga, Alabama St.

Last Five In: Creighton, Arizona, UNLV, South Carolina, New Mexico

Last Five Out: St. Mary's, SDSU, Auburn, Penn St., Florida

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