Final Bracketology

The bubble got a lot smaller this weekend with upsets in a few of the conference tournaments. Davidson beating Rhode Island knocked another team off the bubble, and into the NIT. I do not believe the Houston/Cincinnati game will change seeding. So here it goes!

 

Last Four In: St. Bonaventure, UCLA, Texas, Arizona St

Last Four Out: St Mary’s, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Syracuse

1 Seeds-  Villanova, Virginia, Kansas, Xavier

2 Seeds- Duke, UNC, Cincinnati, Purdue

3 Seeds- Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan St, Arizona

4 Seeds-  Auburn, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Wichita St

5 Seeds-  Kentucky, Gonzaga, Clemson, Houston

6 Seeds- Ohio St, Miami, Florida, Arkansas

7 Seeds- Texas A&M, TCU, Missouri, Seton Hall,

8 Seeds- Va. Tech, Nevada, Providence, Rhode Island

9 Seeds- Kansas St, Butler, Creighton, Alabama

10 Seeds-  NC State, Oklahoma, Florida St, USC

11 Seeds-  St Bonaventure, UCLA, Texas, Arizona St, Loyola Chicago, New Mexico St.

12 Seeds- Murray St, San Diego St, South Dakota St. Buffalo

13 Seeds- UNC-Greensboro, Davidson, Charleston, Marshall

14 Seeds-  Montana, Bucknell, Wright State, Stephen F Austin

15 Seeds- Georgia St, Lipscomb, Penn, Iona

16 Seeds- UMBC, Cal St-Fullerton, LIU-Brooklyn, Radford, NC Central, Texas Southern

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Bracketology Week 17

IN: Baylor

OUT: Louisville

Last Four In: Alabama, Baylor, Providence, USC

Last Four Out: Syracuse, Louisville, Oklahoma St., LSU

1 Seeds-  Villanova, Virginia, Xavier, Kansas

2 Seeds- Duke, UNC, Purdue, Auburn

3 Seeds- Cincinnati, Michigan St., Tennessee, Michigan ((+3) Conf. Champs)

4 Seeds-  Texas Tech, Clemson, Wichita St., West Virginia

5 Seeds-  Gonzaga, Kentucky, Arizona, Ohio St.

6 Seeds- Texas A&M (+1), Houston, Miami (+4), Florida (+2)

7 Seeds- TCU (-1), Rhode Island (-3), Seton Hall, Arkansas (+1)

8 Seeds- Va. Tech (+2), Nevada (-1), Creighton (-1), Missouri (+2)

9 Seeds- Oklahoma, St. Bonaventure, Florida St. (-2), NC State (+1)

10 Seeds-  Butler (-2), St. Mary’s (-1), Kansas St. (+1), Arizona St. (-2)

11 Seeds-  Texas (+1), USC,  UCLA, Providence, Baylor (NEW), Alabama (-2)

12 Seeds- Loyola-Chicago (Conf. Champs), New Mexico St., Middle Tennessee (-1), Murray St ((+1)Conf. Champs), 

13 Seeds- Buffalo, Vermont, South Dakota St., La. Lafeyette (-1)

14 Seeds-  Montana, Charleston, East Tennessee St., Bucknell (+1)

15 Seeds- UC Santa Barbara, Penn, Wright St (New), Wagner (+1)

16 Seeds- Hampton, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Radford (NEW-Conf. Champs), Nicholls St., Lipscomb (NEW-Conf. Champs), Rider (New)

TEAMS WHO HAVE CLINCHED BIRTH IN BOLD

Bracketology Week 16

IN: Louisville

OUT: Washington

Last Four In: UCLA, Texas, Louisville, and USC

Last Four Out: Baylor, Syracuse, Washington, and Mississippi St.

1 Seeds-  Villanova, VirginiaXavier, Kansas (+1)

2 Seeds- Auburn (-1), Duke, UNC, Purdue

3 Seeds- Texas Tech, Michigan St., Cincinnati, Tennessee

4 Seeds-  Rhode Island, Clemson, Wichita St., West Virginia (+1)

5 Seeds-  Gonzaga, Kentucky (+1), Arizona (-1), Ohio St.

6 Seeds- Nevada, TCU (+1), Michigan, Houston (-1)

7 Seeds- Florida St., Texas A&M (-1), Creighton (+1), Seton Hall (+1)

8 Seeds- Arizona St. (-1), Arkansas, Butler (+1), Florida (+1)

9 Seeds- Oklahoma (+2), Alabama (-1), St. Mary’s, St. Bonaveture

10 Seeds-  Va. Tech, Miami, NC State (+1), Missouri (-2)

11 Seeds-  Middle Tennessee St., USC (+1),  UCLA, Kansas St. (-1), Providence (-1)

12 Seeds- Loyola Chicago, La. Lafeyette (+1),  Louisville (NEW), New Mexico St., Texas (-1)

13 Seeds- Murray St., Buffalo (-1), Vermont, South Dakota St. (+1)

14 Seeds-  Montana, Charleston, East Tennessee St. (-1), Rider (+1_

15 Seeds- Bucknell, UC Santa Barbara, Penn (+1), Northern Kentucky (-1)

16 Seeds- Hampton (NEW), Arkansas Pine Bluff (NEW), Wagner, UNC Asheville (NEW), Nicholls St. (NEW), Florida Gulf Coast (-1)

Bracketology Week 15 Update

IN: UCLA, USC, and Washington

OUT: Syracuse, Baylor, and Louisville

Last Four In: UCLA, USC, Washington, and Oklahoma

Last Four Out: Marquette, Baylor, Syracuse, and Lousville

1 Seeds-  Villanova, VirginiaXavier, Auburn (+1)

2 Seeds- Kansas (-1), Duke, UNC, Purdue (+1)

3 Seeds- Texas Tech, Michigan St., Cincinnati (-1), Tennessee (+1)

4 Seeds-  Arizona, Rhode Island, Clemson (-1), Wichita St. (+1)

5 Seeds-  Gonzaga, Houston (+4), West Virginia (-1), Ohio St. (-1)

6 Seeds- NevadaKentucky, Texas A&M, Michigan (+3)

7 Seeds- Arizona St., Florida St., Alabama (+1), TCU (+1)

8 Seeds- Seton HallCreighton (-1), Missouri (-1), Arkansas (+1)

9 Seeds- Florida, Butler (+1), St. Mary’s (-1), St. Bonaveture (+1)

10 Seeds-  Providence, Va. Tech, Miami (-1), Kansas St. (+1)

11 Seeds-  Middle Tennessee St., Texas, NC State, UCLA (NEW), Oklahoma (-5)

12 Seeds- Loyola Chicago, Buffalo,  Washington (NEW), New Mexico St., USC (NEW)

13 Seeds- Murray St., La. Lafeyette, Vermont, E Tennessee St

14 Seeds-  Montana, Northern Kentucky, Charleston, South Dakota St.

15 Seeds- Florida Gulf Coast, Bucknell, Rider, UC Santa Barbara

16 Seeds- Savannah St., Prairie View A&M, Wagner, Winthrop, Penn, Stephen F. Austin

Bracketology Week 15

What a crazy Saturday. A ton of upsets, and bubble changing games. No one wants to be the fourth #1 seed it seems. Villanova, Virginia and Xavier seem to have put a stranglehold on the top 3. Kansas takes the last spot for me being 10-4 against tier 1 teams. Houston skyrocketed up my charts. Their record vs. the top two tiers 5-3 and 2-0, is impressive. We will see what the committee does with their one bad loss.

IN: St. Bonaventure, Syracuse, and Baylor

OUT: USC, Washington, and UCLA

Last Four In: Syracuse, Baylor, NC State, Texas

Last Four Out: UCLA, USC, Washington, Nebraska

1 Seeds-  Villanova, VirginiaXavier, Kansas (+1)

2 Seeds- Auburn, Duke, Cincinnati, UNC (+1)

3 Seeds- Texas Tech, Michigan St., Clemson, Purdue (-2)

4 Seeds-  Arizona, Tennessee, Ohio St., Rhode Island (+1)

5 Seeds-  Gonzaga, Wichita St., Houston (+4), West Virginia (-1)

6 Seeds- NevadaKentucky (+2), Oklahoma (-1), Texas A&M (+1)

7 Seeds- Arizona St. (+1), Florida St., Creighton (-1), Missouri (+1)

8 Seeds- Seton Hall, Alabama, St. Mary’s (-2), TCU (+1)

9 Seeds- Michigan, Arkansas, Florida (-3), Miami (-2)

10 Seeds-  Providence, Va. Tech, St. Bonaventure (NEW), Butler (-1)

11 Seeds-  Middle Tennessee St., Kansas St., Louisville (-1), Texas (+1), NC State (+1)

12 Seeds- Loyola Chicago, Buffalo (+1),  Baylor (NEW), New Mexico St. (-1), Syracuse (NEW)

13 Seeds- Murray St., La. Lafeyette, Vermont (-1), E Tennessee St

14 Seeds-  Montana, Northern Kentucky, Charleston, South Dakota St.

15 Seeds- Florida Gulf Coast, Bucknell, Rider, UC Santa Barbara

16 Seeds- Savannah St., Prairie View A&M, Wagner, Winthrop, Penn, Stephen F. Austin

Bracketology Week 14 Update

Now that we are getting closer, I’m going to try and do two updates a week. Nevada getting a win @Boise St. really strengthens their case, and all but crushes Boise St.’s chances. I think they have to win the conference tournament to get in. Providence, Florida St., and Missouri all had big wins as well. The only change in the top 16 I have is West Virginia leap frogging Oklahoma.

IN: Grambling St., Savannah St., Winthrop

OUT: Texas Southern, North Carolina AT&T, UNC-Asheville

Last Four In: Kansas St., Baylor, NC State, and UCLA

Last Four Out: Texas, Syracuse,

1 Seeds-  Villanova, Virginia, Purdue, Xavier

2 Seeds- Auburn, Duke, Cincinnati, Kansas

3 Seeds- Texas Tech, Michigan St., Clemson, UNC

4 Seeds-  Arizona, Ohio St., Tennessee, West Virginia (+1)

5 Seeds-  Oklahoma (-1), Rhode Island, Gonzaga, Wichita St.

6 Seeds- NevadaSt. Mary’s, Florida, Creighton

7 Seeds- Miami, Texas A&M (+1), Arizona St. (+1), Florida St. (+1)

8 Seeds- Kentucky (-1), Seton Hall (-1), Alabama, Missouri (+1)

9 Seeds- Michigan (-1), TCU, Butler (-2), Arkansas (+2)

10 Seeds-  Louisville, Houston, Providence (+1), Va. Tech (+1)

11 Seeds-  Washington, Middle Tennessee St. (-2), New Mexico St. (-2), UCLA (+1), Kansas St. (+1)

12 Seeds- Loyola Chicago, Vermont (+1), Texas (-2), NC State, USC (-1)

13 Seeds- Murray St., La. Lafeyette (-1), Buffalo, E Tennessee St

14 Seeds-  Montana, Northern Kentucky, Charleston, South Dakota St.

15 Seeds- Florida Gulf Coast, Bucknell, Rider, UC Santa Barbara (+1)

16 Seeds- Savannah St. (NEW), Grambling St. (NEW),  Wagner, Winthrop (NEW), Penn (-1), Stephen F. Austin (-1)

Week 14 Bracketology

I will use the reveal for the top 4 seed lines. Committee was pretty close to what everyone thought. Oklahoma on the 4 line was debatable, but we have a long way to go. Clemson @ FSU, TCU @ WVU, Nevada @ Boise St., Cincinnati @ Houston, Villanova @ Xavier, and UNC @ Louisville highlight this week’s slate of games.

IN: UCLA

OUT: Boise St.

Last Four In: NC State, UCLA, Kansas St. and Washington

Last Four Out: Syracuse, Marquette, Mississippi St., Boise St.

1 Seeds-  Villanova, Virginia, Purdue, Xavier (+1)

2 Seeds- Auburn, Duke, Cincinnati (-1), Kansas (+1)

3 Seeds- Texas Tech, Michigan St. (-1), Clemson (+1), UNC (+2)

4 Seeds-  Arizona, Ohio St., Tennessee, Oklahoma (+1)

5 Seeds-  West Virginia, Rhode Island, Gonzaga (-2), Wichita St. (+1)

6 Seeds- Nevada, St. Mary’s (-3), Creighton (+1), Seton Hall (+2)

7 Seeds- Kentucky, Butler, Miami (-1), Florida (+3)

8 Seeds- Michigan (-2), Arizona St., Texas A&M (+1), Florida St. (-1)

9 Seeds- Missouri (+2), New Mexico St., Middle Tennesee St. (-1), TCU (-1)

10 Seeds-  Louisville  (-1), Texas, Houston (-1), Alabama (+1),

11 Seeds-  Va. Tech, USC, Providence, Washington (-1), Arkansas (+1)

12 Seeds- Loyola Chicago, La. Lafeyette, Kansas St., UCLA (NEW), NC State (-2)

13 Seeds- Murray St., Vermont, Buffalo, E Tennessee St

14 Seeds-  Montana, Northern Kentucky, Charleston, South Dakota St. (+1)

15 Seeds- Florida Gulf Coast, Bucknell (-1), Stephen F Austin (-1), Rider

16 Seeds- North Carolina A&T, Texas Southern,  Wagner, UNC-Asheville, UC Santa Barbara, Penn (-1)