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


-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.