Bracketology #4

With all due respect to Gonzaga, Baylor has cemented themselves as the #1 overall seed. Being number one in NET, with a road victory over Kansas, and a 5-1 record against Quad 1, is more than enough to surpass Gonzaga at the top.

San Diego State is number 2 in NET but lacks a big signature win. While the Creighton and Iowa wins are looking good, the road win over BYU is the best win over the year. If Utah State can pick up their play the road win over the Aggies may move to Quad 1 as well.

1- Baylor, Gonzaga, San Diego State, Kansas

2- West Virginia, Duke, Butler, Florida State

3- Louisville, Seton Hall, Michigan State, Dayton

4- Oregon, Auburn, Maryland, Villanova

5- Arizona, Rutgers, Colorado, Iowa

6- Kentucky, Wichita State, Penn State, Stanford

7- Ohio State, Michigan, Creighton, Wisconsin

8- Arkansas, Houston, LSU, Marquette

9- Texas Tech, Illinois, Memphis, Florida

10- BYU, Northern Iowa, Purdue, St. Mary’s

11- Indiana, Liberty, Depaul, NC State, USC, Alabama

12- Minnesota, Oklahoma, East Tennessee State, Akron

13- Louisiana Tech, Yale, Stephen F. Austin, New Mexico State

14- Georgia State, Wright State, Vermont, Belmont

15-  Northern Colorado, Charleston, North Dakota State, UC Irvine

16- Colgate, Monmouth, St. Francis PA, Winthrop, Prairie View A&M, Norfolk State

 

Last 4 Out: Virginia Tech, VCU, Washington, Mississippi State

Next 4: Georgetown, Virginia, Richmond, Cincinnati

Bracketology #3

As conference play has kicked into full gear the really good teams are starting to emerge, and that 21-50 area is really starting to become an absolute mess. Are Virginia and UNC going to the NIT? It could definitely happen. The Big Ten looks like they could send 11 or 12 teams to the tournament. Predicting the field might be the toughest it has ever been.

1- Kansas, Duke, Gonzaga, Butler

2- West Virginia, San Diego State, Baylor, Auburn

3- Maryland, Oregon, Michigan State, Florida State

4- Penn State, Ohio State, Dayton, Wichita State

5- Seton Hall, Louisville, Arizona, Rutgers

6- Villanova, Kentucky, Michigan, Colorado

7- Memphis, St. Mary’s, Iowa, BYU

8- Arkansas, Marquette, Creighton, Houston

9- Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Stanford, LSU

10- Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia

11- Indiana, Richmond, Minnesota, Purdue, VCU, Xavier

12- Northern Iowa, Furman, Liberty, Louisiana Tech

13- Akron, Yale, Stephen F. Austin, New Mexico State

14- Little Rock, Belmont, Wright State, Vermont

15-  Northern Colorado, Charleston, North Dakota State, UC Irvine

16- Colgate, Rider, St. Francis PA, Winthrop, Prairie View A&M, Norfolk State

 

Last 4 Out: Washington, Oklahoma State, NC State, Depaul

Next 4: East Tennessee State, Georgetown, Tennessee, TCU

Bracketology To Close Out 2019

As 2019 is coming to a close some teams are separating themselves from the pack, and others are still huge question marks. As the conference season kicks into full gear here is the last bracketology of 2019.

1- Kansas, Duke, Gonzaga, Ohio State

2- Louisville, San Diego State, Baylor, Oregon

3- West Virginia, Auburn, Butler, Maryland

4- Penn State, Michigan State, Dayton, Wichita State

5- Michigan, Villanova, Memphis, Arkansas

6- Florida State, Arizona, Kentucky, Iowa

7- St. Mary’s, BYU, Seton Hall, Marquette

8- Colorado, Utah State, Northern Iowa, Indiana

9- Purdue,Creighton, Minnestota, Oklahoma State

10- Florida, Virginia, Houston, Depaul

11- Stanford, Oklahoma, Xavier, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, Georgetown

12- VCU, East Tennessee State, Liberty, Louisiana Tech

13- Akron, Yale, Vermont, Stephen F. Austin

14- Georgia State, Belmont, Wright State, New Mexico State

15-  Oral Roberts, Northern Colorado, Colgate, Northeastern

16- UC Irvine, Rider, Sacred Heart, Radford, Prairie View A&M, Bethune-Cookman

 

Last 4 Out: Tennessee, Rutgers, N.C. State, LSU

Next 4: St. John’s, Washington, Illinois, Mississippi State

First Bracketology of 2019-2020

Most teams have played two games, so of course I’m going to make a bunch of assumptions and produce my first bracket of the year. A lot will change, and predicting who is going to win the conference tournaments at this point is just silly. But, I’m going to do it anyway.

1- Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, Louisville

2- UNC, Kansas, Gonzaga, Virginia

3- Villanova, Maryland, Arizona, Texas Tech

4- Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor

5- Purdue, Oregon, Seton Hall, Marquette

6- Xavier, Memphis, Texas, VCU

7- Providence, Auburn, St. Mary’s, Utah St.

8- Tennessee, Butler, Colorado, Houston

9- LSU, Cincinnati, NC State, Washington

10- Creighton, Michigan, Harvard, Davidson

11- Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Mississippi State, Dayton, Arkansas

12- Alabama, Northern Iowa, New Mexico State, Western Kentucky

13- Kent St., East Tennessee State, South Alabama, Wright State

14- Northeastern, Vermont, Liberty, Belmont

15-  UC Irvine, South Dakota, Colgate, Southern Utah

16- Radford, Rider, Fairleigh Dickinson, Sam Houston St., Prairie View A&M, Norfolk State

 

Last 4 Out: Georgetown, San Diego State, Iowa State, Notre Dame

Next 4: Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Indiana, Mississippi

Bracketology 3/17 (FINAL)

Last minute switch Belmont and NC State for St Johns and Arizona State. Thinking the committee will use NET, Hopefully I won’t regret it.

1 Seed-  Virginia*, Duke$ +1, North Carolina, Gonzaga

2 Seed- Michigan St.*, Tennessee, Kentucky -1, Michigan

3 Seed-  Houston*, LSU, Florida St, Texas Tech +1

4 Seed- Purdue, Kansas, Auburn +1, Wisconsin

5 Seed- Kansas St -1, Va Tech, Iowa St +2, Villanova +2

6 Seed-  Marquette -1,  Mississippi St. -1, Buffalo$, Wofford$

7 Seed-  Maryland, Cincinnati, Louisville -1, Nevada

8 Seed- Mississippi, UCF, Iowa, Seton Hall +1

9 Seed-  Minnesota, Syracuse -1, Utah St$+1, Baylor

10 Seed- Washington -1,  Oklahoma, Florida, VCU

11 Seed- TCU, St. Mary’s$ +1, (Ohio St, Temple, Belmont, NC State First Four)

12 Seed- Oregon$ NEW, Murray State$, New Mexico St.$,  Liberty$ +1

13 Seed- Northeastern$, Vermont$, UC Irvine$, Yale$ +1

14 Seed- Old Dominion$, Northern Kentucky$, St. Louis$ NewGeorgia State$ +1

15 Seed- Montana$ -1, Colgate$, Gardner-Webb$, Bradley$

16 Seed- Abilene Christian$ NEW, Iona$, Fairleigh Dickinson$,  Prairie View A&M$, North Dakota St$, NC Central$ NEW First Four

  • *Automatic Qualifier Prediction

$- Won Conference Tournament

First Four Out: Arizona State, St Johns, Alabama, UNC-G

Next Four Out: Indiana, Lipscomb, Creighton, Texas

Bracketology 3/15 (after Florida Win)

Zion Williamson returned and couldn’t miss. If he is playing well this Duke team is the title favorite, in my opinion. A ton of good games on tap today. UNC/Duke, Florida State/Virginia, Mississippi St/Tennessee and Iowa St vs. Kansas St just to name a few. Florida’s win against LSU moves them out of the first four and into they byes.

-Gardner-Webb, Murray State, Liberty, Bradley, Iona, Wofford, Northeastern, Fairleigh Dickinson, North Dakota St, Northern Kentucky, St. Mary’s and Colgate all AQs

1 Seed-  Virginia*, Kentucky , North Carolina, Gonzaga

2 Seed- Duke, Michigan St.*, Tennessee, Michigan

3 Seed-  LSU, Purdue, Houston*, Florida St +1

4 Seed- Kansas, Texas Tech -1, Kansas St, Wisconsin +1

5 Seed- Va Tech- 1, Mississippi StMarquette*, Auburn +1

6 Seed-  Maryland -1, Buffalo*, Wofford$, Louisville

7 Seed-  Iowa St, Villanova, Nevada, Cincinnati

8 Seed- Mississippi, Syracuse, UCF, Iowa +1

9 Seed-  Minnesota, Washington*, Seton Hall +1, Baylor +1

10 Seed- Oklahoma -1, Utah St* -1, Florida +1, VCU -2

11 Seed- Arizona St.,  Temple (TCU -1, Ohio St -1 First Four) (NC State -1, St Johns -1 First Four)

12 Seed- Murray State$, New Mexico St.*,  St. Mary’s$, Dayton* NEW

13 Seed- Liberty$, Northeastern$ NEW, Vermont*, UC Irvine*

14 Seed- Yale*, Old Dominion*, Northern Kentucky$, Montana*

15 Seed- Georgia State*,  Gardner-Webb$, Colgate$, Bradley$

16 Seed- Sam Houston St*, North Dakota St$, Fairleigh Dickinson$,  Prairie View A&M*, Norfolk St*, Iona$ First Four

  • *Automatic Qualifier Prediction

$- Won Conference Tournament

First Four Out: Belmont, Alabama, UNC-G, Indiana

Next Four Out: Lipscomb, Creighton, Texas, and Clemson

Bracketology 3/14

No More bids being given out until Saturday, but there is basketball from 11am-11pm everyday! Clemson assured themselves of a NIT trip yesterday. A lot of bubble implications today; Ohio St beats Indiana and sends Indiana to the NIT. Texas win vs. Kansas and they are in, lose and they are NIT bound, Alabama and Florida both need a win to stay alive today, but I believe they both will have to get another win tomorrow as well. If your a Belmont fan you are cheering for Kansas, Arkansas and Mississippi today. Belmont makes an appearance in my bracket today, but if Florida wins they will be out. Selfishly I’m hoping Belmont gets in, but they need help.

$-Gardner-Webb, Murray State, Liberty, Bradley, Iona, Wofford, Northeastern, Fairleigh Dickinson, North Dakota St, Northern Kentucky, St. Mary’s and Colgate all AQs

1 Seed-  Virginia*, Kentucky , North Carolina, Gonzaga

2 Seed- Duke, Michigan St.*, Tennessee, Michigan

3 Seed-  LSU, Purdue, Houston*, Texas Tech*

4 Seed- Kansas, Florida St, Kansas St, Wisconsin +1

5 Seed- Va Tech- 1, Mississippi StMarquette*, Maryland

6 Seed-  Buffalo*, Auburn, Wofford$, Louisville

7 Seed-  Iowa St, Villanova, Nevada, Cincinnati

8 Seed- Mississippi, Syracuse, UCF, VCU +1

9 Seed-  Iowa, Minnesota, Washington*, Utah St* +1

10 Seed- Oklahoma -1, BaylorSeton Hall, St. Johns +1

11 Seed- Temple, Arizona St., Ohio St (TCU -1, Florida NEW First Four)

12 Seed- Murray State$, New Mexico St.*,  St. Mary’s$, (NC State -1, Belmont NEW First Four)

13 Seed- Liberty$, Northeastern$ NEW, Vermont*, UC Irvine*

14 Seed- Yale*, Old Dominion*, Northern Kentucky$, Montana*

15 Seed- Georgia State*,  Gardner-Webb$, Colgate$, Bradley$

16 Seed- Sam Houston St*, North Dakota St$, Fairleigh Dickinson$,  Prairie View A&M*, Norfolk St*, Iona$ First Four

  • *Automatic Qualifier Prediction

$- Won Conference Tournament

First Four Out: Texas, Creighton, Indiana, UNC-G

Next Four Out: Lipscomb, Alabama, Georgetown, and Clemson