Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bracket through 1/25/15


1's: Kentucky, Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke
2's: Villanova, Wisconsin, Arizona, Kansas
3's: North Carolina, VCU, Iowa St., Maryland
4's:Notre Dame, Utah, Georgetown, Wichita St.
5's: Baylor, Louisville, West Virginia, Butler
6's: Arkansas, Providence, Indiana, Oklahoma
7's: SMU, Texas, Cincinnati, Seton Hall
8's: San Diego St., Georgia, Dayton, Stanford
9's: Iowa, Ohio St., Miami (FL), Michigan St.
10's: George Washington, Washington, St. John's, Northern Iowa
11's: Oklahoma St., LSU / Colorado St., Kansas St. / Xavier, Tulsa
12's: Green Bay, Wyoming, Stephen F. Austin, Murray St.
13's: Wofford, Western Kentucky, Iona, Yale
14's: Northeastern, UC Davis, Kent St., New Mexico St.
15's: Georgia Southern, South Dakota St., North Florida, NC Central
16's: Coastal Carolina, Texas Southern, Bucknell / Sacramento St., Albany / St. Francis (NY)


Last Four In:LSU, Colorado St., Kansas St., Xavier
First Four Out:Old Dominion, NC State, Ole Miss, Illinois
Next Four Out:Texas A&M, Temple, Tennessee, Alabama
Others:Davidson, BYU, St. Mary's, Syracuse, Oregon St.,
Nebraska, Michigan, Oregon


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First Bracket of 2015

Through Games Played 1/12/2015

1: Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Villanova
2: Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Utah, Kansas
3: Arizona, North Carolina, Louisville, Iowa St.
4: Maryland, VCU, Oklahoma, Wichita St.
5: Baylor, Seton Hall, Notre Dame, Arkansas
6: Texas, Oklahoma St., West Virginia, Cincinnati
7: Iowa, Dayton, Michigan St., SMU
8: George Washington, Providence, Butler, Ohio St.
9: San Diego St., St. John's, NC State, Old Dominion
10: Temple, UConn, Georgetown, Green Bay
11: Syracuse, Stanford, Wyoming, LSU / Northern Iowa
12: Xavier / Indiana, Harvard, Tulsa, La Tech
13: Sam Houston St., Bowling Green, Hofstra, Wofford
14: Coastal Carolina, Eastern Washington, NC Central, UC-Davis
15: Monmouth, New Mexico St., SC Upstate, UL Lafayette
16: Eastern Illinois, N Dakota St., Boston Univ. / St Francis (PA), Tx Southern / Albany

Last 4 Byes: UConn, Georgetown, Syracuse, Stanford
Last 4 In: LSU, Northern Iowa, Xavier, Indiana
First 4 Out: Colorado St., Georgia, BYU, Illinois
Next 4 Out: Washington, Florida, Miami (FL), Michigan

Others: Alabama, Davidson, Oregon, South Carolina, Colorado
Fringe: Tulane, Rhode Island, Pitt, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Penn St., Minnesota, Purdue, UTEP, Buffalo, Loyola (IL), UNLV, California, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, St. Mary's

Notes: 

-As of this writing, 3 possible "bid stealers" exist. Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, and Wyoming all have their conference's auto-bid, taking that honor from Cincinnati/SMU/UConn, Old Dominion, and San Diego St., respectively, who all merit at-large bids. Were those at-large teams to win their conference tournaments, 3 more bids would open up. Tulsa, La Tech, and Wyoming would be considered for an at-large bid, but probably would not make the cut at this time.

-Relevant to the above - I take the current leader in the conference standings as the auto-bid. In the event of a tie, I will take the best overall record.









Sunday, March 16, 2014

FINAL BRACKET - March 16, 2014

1's: Florida, Arizona, Wichita St., Villanova 
2's: Michigan, Duke, Virginia, Kansas
3's: Wisconsin, Louisville, Iowa St., Michigan St.
4's: Syracuse, Creighton, UCLA, San Diego St.
5's: Cincinnati, VCU, North Carolina, Connecticut
6's: New Mexico, Kentucky, Ohio St., Saint Louis
7's: Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, UMass
8's: Memphis, George Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma St.
9's: Gonzaga, St. Joseph's, Colorado, Kansas St.
10's: Stanford, Pitt, Iowa, Dayton
11's: Providence, SMU, Nebraska, BYU / Xavier
12's: Arizona St. / Tennessee, Harvard, North Dakota St., Stephen F. Austin
13's: Tulsa, Western Michigan, Manhattan, Delaware
14's: Eastern Kentucky, Mercer, New Mexico St., NC Central
15's: UL-Lafayette, Milwaukee, American, Weber St.
16's: Wofford, Albany, Texas Southern / Coastal Carolina, Mount St. Mary's / Cal Poly

First Four Out: California, Florida St., Minnesota, Green Bay
Next Four Out: NC State, Georgetown, Arkansas, Mizzou

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday Morning - March 16, 2014 (games thru 3/15)

1's: Florida,  Wichita St.Arizona, Michigan
2's: Wisconsin, Villanova, Kansas, Duke
3's: VirginiaIowa St., Louisville, Creighton 
4's: San Diego St., UCLASyracuse, Michigan St.
5's: Cincinnati, UConn, North Carolina, Ohio St.
6's:
Kentucky, New Mexico, BaylorVCU
7's: Texas, Saint Louis, Oklahoma, George Washington
8's: UMass, Memphis, Oregon, Gonzaga
9's: Colorado, Oklahoma St., Saint Joseph's, Stanford
10's: Kansas St., Iowa, Arizona St., Pittsburgh
11's: Xavier, Nebraska, Dayton / California, Providence
12's: SMU / BYU, Harvard, N. Dakota St., 
Stephen F. Austin
13's: Tulsa, Western Michigan, Manhattan, Delaware
14's: Georgia St., Eastern Kentucky, Mercer, New Mexico St.
15's: Milwaukee, NC Central, American, Weber St.
16's: Wofford, Albany, Texas Southern / Coastal Carolina, Mount St. Mary's / Cal Poly


First Four Out: Tennessee, Florida St., Minnesota, Georgetown

Next Four Out: Arkansas, St. John's, Mizzou, Utah

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 15, 2014 (games thru 3/14)

1's: Florida, Arizona, Wichita St., Wisconsin
2's: Villanova, Michigan, 
Kansas, Duke
3's: VirginiaIowa St., Creighton, Louisville
4's: 
San Diego St., Syracuse, Cincinnati, UCLA
5's: Michigan St., UConn, North Carolina, Ohio St.
6's: Oklahoma, 
Kentucky, New Mexico, Baylor 
7's: Texas, Saint Louis, VCU, George Washington
8's: UMass, Memphis,  Oregon, Gonzaga
9's: Colorado, Oklahoma St., Saint Joseph's, Stanford
10's: Kansas St., Iowa, Arizona St., Pittsburgh
11's: Xavier, Nebraska, Dayton, BYU / California
12's: SMU / Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Harvard, N. Dakota St.
13's: Stephen F. Austin, Western Michigan, Manhattan, Delaware
14's: Georgia St., Eastern Kentucky, Mercer, New Mexico St.
15's: Milwaukee, NC Central, American, Stony Brook
16's: Weber St., Wofford, Texas Southern / Coastal Carolina, Cal St.-Northridge / Mount St. Mary's


First Four Out: Providence, Florida St., Minnesota, Georgetown

Next Four Out: Arkansas, St. John's, Mizzou, Utah

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Friday morning - March 14, 2014 (games thru 3/13)

1's: Florida, Arizona, Wichita St., Wisconsin
2's: Villanova, Syracuse, Kansas, Michigan
3's: Virginia, Duke, Iowa St., Creighton
4's: Louisville, Cincinnati, San Diego St., North Carolina
5's: UCLA, Michigan St., Saint Louis, UConn
6's: Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio St., UMass 

7's: Kentucky, New Mexico, VCU, Baylor
8's: Memphis, George Washington, Oregon, Gonzaga
9's: Colorado, Kansas St., Oklahoma St., Stanford
10's: Iowa, Arizona St., Nebraska, Saint Joseph's

11's: Dayton, Xavier, Pittsburgh, BYU / California
12's: SMU / Florida St., Louisiana Tech, Harvard, N. Dakota St.
13's: Stephen F. Austin, Western Michigan, Manhattan, Delaware
14's: Georgia St., Eastern Kentucky, Mercer, UC-Irvine
15's: Milwaukee, NC Central, American, Utah Valley
16's: Weber St., Stony Brook, Wofford / Coastal Carolina, Texas Southern / Mount St. Mary's


First Four Out: Minnesota, Tennessee, Providence, Georgetown

Next Four Out: Arkansas, St. John's, Mizzou, Southern Miss

Changes:
-Wisconsin barely sneaks into the last 1 seed with the quality of its wins and Villanova's loss to Seton Hall
-UConn bumps up to a 5 with it's win over Memphis; Oklahoma drops to take that 6 seed after their loss to Baylor
-Baylor moves up to the last 7, sliding Memphis to the first 8
-Stanford bumps to a 9 thanks to their win over Arizona St. plus Iowa's bewildering loss to Northwestern. The Hawkeyes fall to the 10 line
-Saint Joseph's moves to a 10 after Cal's loss to Colorado
-Xavier and Pitt move out of the play-in round with middling wins and Cal/SMU's losses, who drop into that round
-Arkansas falls out of the bracket after a disastrous loss to South Carolina, moving FSU into the bracket following their harrowing win over Big Ten-bound Maryland
-Minnesota, Tennessee, and Providence climb closer to the field - Minnesota is the only one with a chance to move the needle tomorrow (playing Wisconsin), as Tennessee and Providence were robbed of chances to beat Arkansas and Villanova, respectively. Mizzou has a big chance against Florida; it remains to be seen if beating the #1 team would leap them all the way into the field based on what happens around them
-Western Michigan replaces Toledo for the time being (highest remaining MAC seed) as a 13 - this bumped Harvard to a 12
-Texas Southern moves into a 16 seed play-in game as they are the highest remaining seed in the SWAC tournament (not Alabama St.)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thursday - March 13, 2014 (Games thru 3/12)

1's: Florida, Arizona, Wichita St., Villanova
2's: Wisconsin, Syracuse, Kansas, Michigan
3's: Virginia, Duke, Iowa St., Creighton
4's: Louisville, Cincinnati, San Diego St., North Carolina
5's: Oklahoma, UCLA, Michigan St., Saint Louis
6's: UConn, Texas, Ohio St., UMass, 

7's: Kentucky, New Mexico, VCU, Memphis
8's: George Washington, Baylor, Oregon, Gonzaga
9's: Iowa, Colorado, Kansas St., Oklahoma St.
10's: Stanford, Arizona St., California, Nebraska

11's: Dayton, Saint Joseph's, SMU, BYU / Xavier
12's: Pittsburgh / Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Toledo, N. Dakota St.
13's: Harvard, Stephen F. Austin, Manhattan, Delaware
14's: Georgia St., Eastern Kentucky, Mercer, UC-Irvine
15's: Milwaukee, NC Central, American, Utah Valley
16's: Weber St., Stony Brook, Wofford / Coastal Carolina, Alabama St. / Mount St. Mary's


First Four Out: Florida St., Minnesota, Tennessee, Providence

Next Four Out: Georgetown, St. John's, Utah, Mizzou

Changes:
-American in as a 15 for Boston U.
-UC-Irvine bumps up to a 14
-Arkansas in as last team in 
-Georgetown out following loss to DePaul)