Tag:Wake Forest
Posted on: January 15, 2010 5:59 am
Edited on: January 15, 2010 3:23 pm
 

Bracketology 1/15/10

The main headline from this edition of bracketology is that the Pac-10 is at this point in time a one-bid league. Do I think the league will be a one-bid league when all is said and done? No, but I have to be true to my bracketing principles that I seed teams based on if the season ended today. Eventually I think Washington will do well enough in league play to earn a bid along with California. The biggest winners of the fact that the Pac-10 only received 1 bid are the rest of the big six Power Leagues and the A-10. The other five Power Leagues and the A-10 all received AT LEAST 5 bids.

Kentucky and Texas are nearly even for the #1 overall seed, but I gave it to Texas. Kentucky does, however, get the winner of the Play-in (Opening Round) Game in the First Round due to the fact that the winner of the Play-in Game must play at a Fri/Sun site. Another difficult choice for me was whether or not Syracuse or Kansas received the 4th #1 seed, which ended up going to Syracuse. Neither team leads their league, but Syracuse got the nod with a 5-0 road/neutral record compared to Kansas' 4-1 record.

Seed Lines 1-5:
#1 Seeds- Texas, Kentucky, Villanova, Syracuse
#2 Seeds- Kansas, Duke, West Virginia, Georgetown
#3 Seeds- Purdue, Kansas State, Michigan State, Pittsburgh
#4 Seeds- Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Wake Forest, Temple
#5 Seeds- Vanderbilt, Clemson, Connecticut, Tennessee

See all of the matchups on the Ya Sports! site:
http://sportsmemorabiliagt.webs.com
/apps/forums/topics/show/1919944-br
acketology-lobofan2003-1-15-10


One final note on the bracket:
Ohio St. and California were both moved down from the 9 seed line to the 10 seed line to fit Bracketing Principles and Procedures; they were switched with Dayton and Texas A&M who were originally 10 seeds in my bracket in the same regions as Ohio State and California.

Thanks and please feel free to comment and ask questions.

Edit: Thanks to Beer who pointed out a couple of errors in my bracket at the Ya Sports! site:

In the West Region: 2 Kansas vs. 15 ARKANSAS ST. (not LSU), Arkansas St. is the Sun Belt Champ and plays Kansas, that was merely a typo on my part.

Also, the "Pod" with Georgetown as the 2 seed is played in Providence instead of Milwaukee; I merely forgot to put the heading above those two games.

Posted on: February 16, 2009 12:55 am
 

Bracketology After Sunday's (2/15) Games

Here is what I think the bracket would look like after Sunday's games. San Diego State returns to my bracket and Miami falls out. There are also many changes among the automatic bids. Duke is falling down after their losses this week, it doesn't seem like anybody wants to be the #2 team in the ACC though.

Auto bids are in CAPS. South Region winner plays the Midwest Region winner; West Region winner plays the East Region winner.

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 MORGAN ST.

8 BUTLER vs. 9 UTAH ST.

Games played in Boise:

4 Marquette vs. 13 ARKANSAS-LR

5 WASHINGTON vs. 12 San Diego St.

Games played in Miami:

3 Villanova vs. 14 ROBERT MORRIS

6 Ohio St. vs. 11 Florida

Games played in Greensboro:

2 Wake Forest vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 DAYTON vs. 10 Arizona

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 CSU NORTHRIDGE

8 Minnesota vs. 9 South Carolina

Games played in Boise:

4 Kansas vs. 13 NORTHEASTERN

5 Arizona St. vs. 12 Cincinnati

Games played in Miami:

3 Clemson vs. 14 WEBER ST.

6 Ucla vs. 11 SIENA

Games played in Dayton:

2 Louisville vs. 15 TEXAS A&M-CC

7 UTAH vs. 10 Wisconsin

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 UCONN vs. 16 RADFORD

8 LSU vs. 9 Texas

Games played in Portland:

4 Illinois vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 California vs. 12 Virginia Tech

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Duke vs. 14 VERMONT

6 Syracuse vs. 11 Brigham Young

Games played in Kansas City:

2 MEMPHIS vs. 15 CORNELL

7 Purdue vs. 10 Kentucky

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. Play-in Game (MOREHEAD ST. vs. ALABAMA ST.)

8 Tennessee vs. 9 DAVIDSON

Games played in Portland:

4 Xavier vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 Florida St. vs. 12 Southern Cal

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Missouri vs. 14 AMERICAN
6 GONZAGA vs. 11 Boston College

2 Michigan St. vs. 15 JACKSONVILLE
7 West Virginia vs. 10 Unlv

Last Four In : Southern Cal, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, San Diego State

Last Four Out : Maryland, Creighton, Michigan, Miami (FL)

Bids by Conference:

Big East- 8

ACC- 7

Big Ten- 6

Pac Ten- 6

SEC- 5

Big 12- 4

Mt. West- 4

A-10- 2

 


 

Posted on: January 29, 2009 8:32 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2009 4:00 pm
 

Bracketology 1/29/09

 

Here is my tournament seedings if the tournament were to start prior to tonight's games. You will find some interesting developments, such as Notre Dame being out my bracket. With an RPI of 78 that would make them the highest RPI to ever make the tournament as an at-large and with a record of 11-7 against Division I competition I don't see it happening. The good news for Notre Dame is that they have plenty of opportunities remaining against quality opponents to improve their RPI. (Bonus points if you can name the team with the highest RPI to receive an at-large) Auto bids are in CAPS.

Winner of the Midwest region plays the winner of the West region; winner of the South region plays the winner of the East region in the Final Four.

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 Wake Forest vs. 16 ALABAMA ST.

8 DAVIDSON vs. 9 Missouri

Games played in Boise:

4 Illinois vs. 13 W. KENTUCKY

5 Kansas vs. 12 Providence

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 Clemson vs. 14 VERMONT

6 California vs. 11 Brigham Young

Games played in Miami:

2 LOUISVILLE vs. 15 CORNELL

7 GONZAGA vs. 10 Dayton

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 HOLY CROSS

8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 Georgetown

Games played in Boise:

4 MEMPHIS vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 W. Virginia vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Marquette vs. 14 PORTLAND ST.

6 Ucla vs. 11 UTAH ST.

Games played in Miami:

2 North Carolina vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 Ohio St. vs. 10 Tennessee

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Connecticut vs. 16 Play-in Game winner (Tex. A&M CC vs. Morgan St.)

8 Baylor vs. 9 Florida St.

Games played in Portland:

4 BUTLER vs. 13 NORTHEASTERN

5 Arizona St. vs. 12 South Carolina

Games played in Dayton:

3 XAVIER vs. 14 LONG BEACH ST.

6 KENTUCKY vs. 11 Boston College

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICH ST. vs. 15 AUSTIN PEAY

7 Villanova vs. 10 Utah

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 DUKE vs. 16 ROBERT MORRIS

8 Minnesota vs. 9 Florida

Games played in Portland:

4 Syracuse vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 WASHINGTON vs. 12 Lsu

Games played in Kansas City:

3 Texas vs. 14 VMI

6 Purdue vs. 11 St. Mary's

Games played in Philadelphia:

2 Pittsburgh vs. 15 E. TENNESSEE ST.

7 UNLV vs. 10 Miami

Last four In: St. Mary's, LSU, Providence, South Carolina

Last four Out: Michigan, Oklahoma St., USC, Wisconsin

Moving In: Providence, LSU, Northeastern, Utah, Boston College

Moving Out: Michigan, Oklahoma St., VCU, Notre Dame, Wisconsin

Bids by Conference:

Big East- 9

ACC- 8

Big 10- 5

Big 12- 5

SEC- 5

Pac 10- 4

Mt. West- 3

WCC- 2

Atlantic 10- 2

 

 

Posted on: January 23, 2009 1:44 am
Edited on: January 23, 2009 12:07 pm
 

Bracketology 1/23/09

The following is a bracket based on games through Thursday 1/22. This is not like Palm's bracket, it is not a projection of who/will not be in the tournament but rather what I think the bracket would look like if the season ended today.

In no way am I affliated with CBS or get paid by them. If they link this to the front page, will then its just because I'm good. On the other hand if you think it is crap, I am not a paid expert so don't get on my case.

Auto-bids (based in current standings) are in CAPS. In the Final Four, the winner of the East Region will play the winner of the South region and the winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the West region.

South Region (Memphis)

Games played in Greensboro:

1 DUKE vs. 16 ALABAMA ST.

8 Kansas vs. 9 Villanova

Games played in Boise:

4 BUTLER vs. 13 TCU

5 Arizona St. vs. 12 ST. MARY'S

Games played in Miami:

3 Clemson vs. 14 LONG BEACH ST.

6 Tennessee vs. 11 Notre Dame

Games played in Minneapolis:

2 MICHIGAN ST. vs. 15 CORNELL

7 Baylor vs. 10 DAVIDSON

East Region (Boston)

Games played in Philadelphia:

1 Connecticut vs. 16 ROBERT MORRIS

8 Missouri vs. 9 Florida

Games played in Boise:

4 Illinois vs. 13 BUFFALO

5 Georgetown vs. 12 W. KENTUCKY

Games played in Kansas City:

3 Syracuse vs. 14 AMERICAN

6 Gonzaga vs. 11 Washington

Games played in Greensboro:

2 North Carolina vs. 15 E. TENNNESSEE ST.

7 Purdue vs. 10 Oklahoma St.

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Kansas City:

1 OKLAHOMA vs. 16 BINGHAMPTON

8 Florida St. vs. 9 Wisconsin

Games played in Portland:

4 W. Virginia vs. 13 NORTHERN IOWA

5 California vs. 12 SIENA

Games played in Philadelphia:

3 XAVIER vs. 14 VMI

6 UCLA vs. 11 Utah

Games played in Dayton:

2 LOUISVILLE vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7 Ohio St. vs. 10 Virginia Tech

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

Games played in Dayton:

1 Pittsburgh vs. 16 Play-in-Game Winner (Tex. A&M-CC vs. Florida A&M)

8 Minnesota vs. 9 Unlv

Games played in Portland:

4 Texas vs. 13 NORTHEASTERN

5 Miami vs. 12 UTAH ST.

Games played in Minneapolis:

3 Marquette vs. 14 PORTLAND ST.

6 MEMPHIS vs. 11 Michigan

Games played in Miami:

2 Wake Forest vs. 15 AUSTIN PEAY

7 KENTUCKY vs. 10 Dayton

LAST FOUR IN: Washington, Utah, Michigan, Notre Dame

LAST FOUR OUT: BYU, Stanford, San Diego St., LSU

 

 

 

Posted on: January 19, 2009 11:09 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2009 1:15 am
 

Bracketology 1/19/09

I HAVE CREATED A NEW BRACKET, PLEASE DONT POST ANY MORE COMMENTS TO THIS ONE, THANKS!

Here's my Projections for the 2009 NCAA Tournament as of games through 1/18/09; conference auto-bid winners (based on current standings) in CAPS:

West Region (Glendale)

Games played in Greensboro:
1  WAKE FOREST
16  JACKSONVILLE

8 UTAH
9 Ucla

Games played in Boise:
4 Syracuse
13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

5  Ohio St.
12 Texas A&M

Games played in Kansas City:
3 Clemson
14 CORNELL

6 FLORIDA
11 Dayton

Games played in Dayton:
2 Mich. St.
15 ROBERT MORRIS

7 West Virginia
10 SIENA

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)
Games played in Greensboro:
1  Duke
16 Play-in Game winner (WESTERN MICH vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE)

8  Gonzaga
9  Kansas

Games played in Boise:
4  Minnesota
13 GEORGE MASON

5  MARQUETTE
12 Stanford

Games played in Minneapolis:
3  MEMPHIS
14 AUSTIN PEAY

6  Oklahoma St.
11 Unlv

Games played in Philadelphia:
2  Connecticut
15 VMI

7  Miami
10 Michigan

East Region (Boston)
Games played in Philadelphia:
1  Pittsburgh
16 Alabama St.

8 Baylor
9 Brigham Young

Games played in Portland:
4 CALIFORNIA
13 W. KENTUCKY

5  Florida St.
12 Kentucky

Games played in Miami:
6  Texas
11 ST. MARY'S

3  Georgetown
14 LONG BEACH ST.

2  North Carolina
15 PORTLAND ST.

7  Illinois
10 Washington

South Region (Memphis)
Games played in Kansas City:
1  OKLAHOMA
16 MORGAN ST.

8 Villanova
9 UTAH ST.

Games played in Portland:
4  BUTLER
13 AMERICAN

5  Arizona St.
12 Purdue

Games played in Minneapolis:
3  Louisville
14 NORTHERN IOWA

6  Tennessee
11 DAVIDSON

Games played in Dayton:
2  XAVIER
15 NORTH DAKOTA ST.

7  Wisconsin
10 Missouri

 
 
 
 
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com