Bracketology Update #10

What an exciting day of college basketball it was yesterday. Virginia and Duke was as good as advertised, can’t wait for the rematch. The bubble is getting messier and messier. UCF did not do themselves a favor with a loss at Wichita St. and almost losing at home to Tulsa. The loss to Tulsa would have been devastating. Kansas St. is moving themselves off the bubble and climbing the seed list.

1 Seed-  Virginia, Tennessee, Duke, Michigan St. +1

2 Seed- Michigan -1, Kansas, Kentucky +1, Gonzaga

3 Seed- Nevada, Virginia Tech, North Carolina +1, Texas Tech -1

4 Seed- Houston, Buffalo, Oklahoma -1, Maryland +1

5 Seed-  Auburn -1, Villanova, Marquette, Florida St.

6 Seed-  Iowa St, NebraskaLouisville +1, Wisconsin +1

7 Seed- Indiana, Mississippi St. -1, Purdue +1, LSU +1

8 Seed- Iowa, Ohio St., Mississippi, NC State -2

9 Seed- Cincinnati, TCU -1, Texas +1, Kansas St. +2

10 Seed- SyracuseSt. Johns, Florida +1, Wofford +1

11 Seed- Arizona, Arizona St, Seton Hall -2, Washington NEW, UCF -2, Minnesota -1 

12 Seed- VCU, Murray St., Lipscomb, Temple -1

13 Seed- Hofstra, Old Dominion, Loyola Chicago, New Mexico St.

14 Seed- Yale,  Vermont, South Dakota St, Northern Kentucky +1

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Montana, Radford, Texas St. NEW

16 Seed- Sacred Heart NEW, Bucknell NEW, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Abilene Christian

Last Four Out: San Francisco, Butler, Alabama, St. Louis

Next Four Out: Creighton, St. Mary’s, Baylor, Utah St.

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Bracketology

A lot of good games this week. Tomorrow Michigan St. vs Nebraska should be really. Saturday is LOADED. Duke/Virginia, Michigan/Wisconsin, and Kentucky/Auburn should all be really entertaining. Virginia is the overall #1 seed right now, after that it gets really close. The bubble team I took a closer look at is Wofford. They are 14-4 and the analytics say the deserve to be in. All their losses are going Tier 1. UNC @home, and Mississippi State, Kansas and Oklahoma on the road. Nothing wrong with those losses at all. The problem is even if they go undefeated until the conference championship they are only going to have Tier 2 wins over UNG-Greensboro and East Tennessee St.. It will be interesting to see how the bubble shapes up, but I hope for Terriers sake they win the conference tournament and remove all doubt.

1 Seed-  Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, Duke

2 Seed- Gonzaga, Michigan St., Texas Tech, Kansas +1

3 Seed- Oklahoma, Kentucky, Nevada, Virginia Tech -1

4 Seed- Auburn, North Carolina, Houston +1, Buffalo +1  

5 Seed-  Villanova, Marquette +2, Florida St. -1, Maryland +2

6 Seed-  Mississippi St, NC State, Iowa St, Nebraska +1  

7 Seed- TCU, Wisconsin -1, Indiana -1, Louisville +1

8 Seed- Iowa, LSU, Ohio St., Mississippi -4

9 Seed- Seton Hall, Purdue, Cincinnati, UCF +1

10 Seed- Syracuse, Texas +1, Minnesota +1, St. Johns -1

11 Seed- Arizona, Kansas St., Arizona St, Florida -2, Wofford +1, Temple NEW         

12 Seed- VCU, Murray St., Lipscomb, Creighton -2

13 Seed- Hofstra, Old Dominion, Loyola Chicago, New Mexico St.

14 Seed- Yale,  Vermont, Georgia St., South Dakota St

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Northern Kentucky, Montana, Radford

16 Seed- Wagner, Lehigh, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Abilene Christian

First Four Out: Butler OUT, Washington, Alabama, San Francisco

Bracket Update #8

Florida State almost knocked off Duke, but after a 5 minute last 2.8 seconds of the game they left Reddish wide open for a 3. Mississippi went on the road to Mississippi State and got a huge win. They are moving up my rankings. PAC-12 is moving down, they may only get 1 team in the tourney which seems unreal.

1 Seed-  Duke, Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee

2 Seed- Gonzaga, Michigan St., Texas Tech, Virginia Tech +1

3 Seed- Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas -1, Nevada +1

4 Seed- Florida St., Auburn, North Carolina -1, Mississippi +4

5 Seed-  Wisconsin, Buffalo, Villanova, Houston +1

6 Seed-  Mississippi St, NC State, Indiana -1, Iowa St. -1

7 Seed- Marquette, TCU, Maryland, Nebraska -1

8 Seed- Iowa, LSU, Ohio St., Louisville +3

9 Seed- Florida, Seton Hall, Purdue, Cincinnati

10 Seed- UCF, Creighton +1, Syracuse +1, St. Johns -3

11 Seed- Arizona, Kansas St., Texas -1, Minnesota NEW, Arizona St. -1, Butler NEW

12 Seed- VCU, Murray St., Lipscomb, Wofford

13 Seed- Hofstra, Old Dominion, Loyola Chicago, New Mexico St.

14 Seed- Yale,  Vermont, Georgia St., South Dakota St

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Northern Kentucky, Montana, Radford

16 Seed- Wagner, Lehigh, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Abilene Christian

First Four Out: Alabama, Temple Out,  Clemson OUT, San Francisco,

Bracket Update #7

Virginia just put up over 80 points last night, Markus Howard goes for 50+ for the 2nd time this year, and Kansas State comes from 20 points down to win. Crazy night!

1 Seed-  Duke, Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee

2 Seed- Gonzaga, Michigan St., Kansas, Texas Tech

3 Seed- North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma +1, Kentucky +1

4 Seed- Florida St., Nevada, Iowa St. -1, Auburn -1

5 Seed-  Wisconsin, Indiana, Buffalo +1, Villanova +3

6 Seed-  Mississippi St. -1, NC State, Houston -1, Nebraska

7 Seed- Marquette, TCU, St. Johns, Maryland +2

8 Seed- Iowa, LSU +1, Mississippi +3, Ohio St. -2

9 Seed- Florida, Seton Hall +1, Purdue, Cincinnati -2

10 Seed- UCF, Texas, Arizona St. -2, Syracuse +1

11 Seed- Temple NEW, Arizona, Kansas St., Creighton -1, Louisville -3, Clemson

12 Seed- VCU NEW, Murray St. NEW, Lipscomb, Wofford +1

13 Seed- Hofstra +1, Old Dominion, Loyola Chicago -1, New Mexico St.

14 Seed- Yale,  Vermont +1, Georgia St., South Dakota St. -1

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Northern Kentucky, Montana, Radford -1

16 Seed- Wagner NEW, Lehigh, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Abilene Christian

First Four Out: Butler,  Minnesota OUT, San Francisco, Washington

Bracket Update #6

Now that conference play has taken off things are a lot more fluid. A lot of movement, and some early bubble games. Seton Hall losing to DePaul after a couple of impressive wins was disappointing, but they still stay in. Penn State hurt their chances after getting blown out at home against Wisconsin.

1 Seed-  Duke, Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee +1

2 Seed- Gonzaga, Michigan St., Kansas -1, Texas Tech +1

3 Seed- North Carolina, Auburn, Virginia Tech, Iowa St. +3

4 Seed- Florida St., Oklahoma, Nevada -2, Kentucky +1

5 Seed-  Mississippi St, Houston, Wisconsin -1, Indiana

6 Seed-  Buffalo NC State, Ohio St. -2, Nebraska

7 Seed- Marquette, Cincinnati, TCU, St. Johns +1

8 Seed- Villanova, Iowa +1, Louisville, Arizona St. -1

9 Seed- LSU -1, Purdue, Florida, Maryland

10 Seed- Seton Hall, UCF, Texas, Creighton

11 Seed- Minnesota, Clemson, Arizona, Syracuse, Kansas St., Mississippi

12 Seed- St. Louis, Belmont, Lipscomb, Loyola Chicago

13 Seed- South Dakota St., Old Dominion, Wofford, New Mexico St.

14 Seed- Yale, Radford, Georgia St., Hofstra

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Vermont, Northern Kentucky, Montana

16 Seed- St. Francis-PA, Lehigh, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Abilene Christian

First Four Out: San Francisco, Butler, Temple and Utah St.

Bracket Update #5

Made a few changes after yesterdays update. Spent more time looking at the smaller conferences and NET updates.

1 Seed-  Duke, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan

2 Seed- Nevada, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Michigan St. +1

3 Seed- Texas Tech -1, North Carolina, Auburn, Virginia Tech +1

4 Seed- Florida St., Oklahoma -1, Wisconsin, Ohio St.

5 Seed-  Kentucky, Mississippi St., Indiana, Houston

6 Seed-  BuffaloNebraska, NC State, Iowa St. +1

7 Seed- Marquette, Cincinnati, Arizona St., TCU +1

8 Seed- Villanova -2, LSU, Louisville, St. Johns

9 Seed- Iowa, Purdue, Florida +1, Maryland +1

10 Seed- Seton Hall, UCF, Texas +1, Creighton +1

11 Seed- Minnesota, Clemson, Arizona, Syracuse NEW, Kansas St. -4, Mississippi NEW

12 Seed- St. Louis, Belmont, Lipscomb, Loyola Chicago NEW

13 Seed- South Dakota St., Old Dominion NEWWofford NEW, New Mexico St. +1

14 Seed- Yale NEW, Radford, Georgia St., Hofstra NEW

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Vermont, Northern Kentucky +1, Montana -1

16 Seed- St. Francis-PA, Lehigh, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Abilene Christian -1

First Four Out: San Francisco, Providence, Butler and Oregon

NCAA Bracket

New year, new bracket. Without a whole lot of games that were important, there hasn’t been much change lately.

1 Seed-  Duke, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan +1

2 Seed- Nevada, Gonzaga, Tennessee +1, Texas Tech +1

3 Seed- Michigan St. -1, North Carolina, Auburn -1, Oklahoma +7

4 Seed- Florida St., Virginia Tech, Wisconsin -1, Ohio St. +1,

5 Seed-  Kentucky, Mississippi St. +1, Indiana +2, Houston+5

6 Seed-  VillanovaBuffalo, Nebraska -2, NC State +1

7 Seed- Marquette +4, Cincinnati +3, Arizona St. -1, Iowa St. -3

8 Seed- TCU New, LSU New, Louisville New, St. Johns +3

9 Seed- Kansas St. -4, Iowa, Purdue -4, Butler -1

10 Seed- Seton Hall NEW, Florida -2, Maryland -2, UCF +1

11 Seed- Texas -4, Utah St.,  Minnesota -1, Creighton -3, Clemson -3, Arizona -2

12 Seed- St. Louis, Belmont, Furman, Lipscomb +1

13 Seed- South Dakota St., Western Kentucky, Northeastern, Drake NEW

14 Seed- Montana, Cal St., New Mexico St., Harvard, Radford, Georgia St.

15 Seed- UC Irvine, Vermont, Abilene Christian, Montana, Cal. St.

16 Seed- St. Francis-PA, Lehigh, Texas Southern, Norfolk St., Rider, Northern Kentucky

First Four Out: Syracuse, San Francisco, Mississippi, and Providence