Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 7th Update

1 Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Villanova
2 Kansas, Gonzaga, Arizona, Wisconsin
3 Maryland, Iowa St., Oklahoma,  Baylor
4 North Carolina, Utah, Wichita St., Notre Dame
5 Northern Iowa, SMU, West Virginia, Arkansas
6 Louisville, Georgetown, Butler, Providence
San Diego St., VCU, St. John's, Dayton
8 Ohio St., Xavier, Iowa, Oklahoma St.
9 LSU, Georgia, NC State, Michigan St.
10 Indiana, Purdue, Cincinnati, Colorado St.
11 Oregon, Boise State, Ole Miss, Davidson / BYU
12 Wofford, Iona, Stephen F. Austin, Temple / UCLA
13 Valparaiso, Louisiana Tech, Yale, Murray St.
14 Central Michigan, South Dakota St., UC Davis, William & Mary
15 Eastern Washington, New Mexico St., NC Central, Georgia Southern
16 Albany, Coastal Carolina, Texas Southern / North Fla., St. FrancisNY / Bucknell

Last Four Byes: Indiana, Purdue, Oregon, Ole Miss  
Last Four In: Davidson, BYU, Temple, UCLA
First Four Out: Texas, Old Dominion, Illinois, Texas A&M
Next Four Out: Miami(FL), Tulsa, Pittsburgh, Stanford

-Yale and Coastal Carolina enter the bracket as the Ivy and Big South auto-bids, respectively. Yale enters as a 13 after winning at Harvard (pushing Stephen F Austin up to a 12), and Coastal Carolina opens up as a 16 (pushing Georgia Southern up to a 15). Yale can clinch their bid with a win over Dartmouth tonight. And speaking of Georgia Southern, they battle for the Sun Belt regular season crown tonight against Georgia St. If they lose, Georgia State will replace them in tomorrow's edition.  
-Baylor barely stole the last 3 seed over Utah - both of them will probably end up out in Portland or Seattle, though. 
-I put William & Mary into the bracket from the CAA as they have the 1 seed - replacing Northeastern as a 14. 
-I had Colorado St and San Diego St bumped up previously for location convenience; instead, SDSU is back to its natural 7 and Colorado St is bumped down from a 9 to a 10 (rather than all the way up to a 7). This put Georgetown back up to a 6 (and shipped them out west in the early rounds). 
-I guess I've had Michigan St too low after examining the bracket matrix - that many people usually aren't wrong. They bump up, but only to a 9 - still not sold on their profile. Indiana dropped. I also took out a couple location bumps I had in previously - namely Oregon and Boise St. 
-Central Michigan retains its spot as a 14, despite its loss to close the regular season. They enter the MAC tournament as the number 1 seed, holding the tiebreak with 2 other squads.

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