Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bracketology 3/1/12

Long time, no bracket. At least relatively, considering D-day (Selection Sunday) is 11 days away. All games through 2/29 (Wednesday)

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Duke
2 Ohio State, Missouri, Michigan State, North Carolina
3 Georgetown, Indiana, Marquette, Baylor
4 UNLV, Wichita State, Michigan, Wisconsin
5 Murray State, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Louisville
6 Florida, Temple, Gonzaga, Florida State
7 St. Mary’s, Kansas State, Creighton, Virginia
8 New Mexico, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Purdue
9 Alabama, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Memphis
10 Harvard, BYU, California, Seton Hall
11 Cincinnati, Washington, Connecticut, West Virginia
12 Xavier vs. Mississippi State, Long Beach State, South Florida, Colorado State
13 Northwetsern vs. Miami (FL), Drexel, Middle Tennessee State, Iona
14 Valparaiso, Belmont, Akron, Oral Roberts
15 Davidson, Bucknell, Nevada, Weber State
16 Stony Brook vs. Texas Arlington, Savannah State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Mississippi State
Northwestern
Xavier
Miami (FL)

First 4 out
Arizona
Texas
VCU
North Carolina State

Next 4 out
Dayton
Oregon
UCF
St. Joe’s

St. Joe’s
Temple
New Mexico
Missouri
Mississippi State

Southern Miss
Ohio State
Texas
North Carolina State
UNLV
San Diego State

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bracketology 2/27/12

Here's the bracket through yesterday's games. Remember even seed lines are read right to left.

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Kansas
2 Ohio State, Missouri, North Carolina, Duke
3 Marquette,Baylor, Georgetown, Wisconsin
4 Wichita State, Michigan, Indiana, UNLV
5 Murray State, San Diego State,Florida State, Louisville
6 Vanderbilt, Florida, Temple, Gonzaga
7 St. Mary’s, Kansas State, Creighton, Notre Dame
8 New Mexico, Purdue, Virginia, Iowa State
9 Alabama, Southern Miss, Memphis, Saint Louis
10 BYU, California, Seton Hall, Connecticut
11 Harvard, Washington, West Virginia, Long Beach State
12 Mississippi State vs. Texas, Northwestern, Xavier, Cincinnati
13 Arizona vs. Colorado State, Drexel, Middle Tennessee State, Iona
14 Valparaiso, Belmont, Akron, Oral Roberts
15 Davidson, Bucknell, Nevada, Weber State
16 Vermont vs. Texas Arlington, Savannah State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Mississippi State
South Florida
Miami (FL)
Colorado State

First 4 out
Arizona
Texas
St. Joesph’s
Minnesota

Next 4 out
UCF
Dayton
Oregon
North Carolina State

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bracketology 2/22/12

     Hey guys! Big day on the bubble, with lots of movement. Colorado State and Seton Hall are the big winners of the day, and Miami (ouch, how do you lose to Maryland?) is the biggest loser. Mississippi State falls down to the 12 line, perilously close to the First Four, while the Beach take their spot on the 11. Somehow I have a sinking feeling L. Beach might not get the auto bid... I'm going to make an active attempt to put 2 majors and 2 mid-majors in the First Four from now on, but I won't go way out of my way to do it. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Harvard got the 2011 Utah State treatment from the committee. To refresh your memory, the Aggies were a consensus 8/9 seed, and they were given a 12. Anyways, your comments would be much appreciated. Don't forget even lines are read right to left.

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Duke
2 North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio State, Kansas
3 Marquette, Michigan, Wisconsin, Baylor
4 Indiana, UNLV, Georgetown, Florida State
5 Murray State, Florida, Wichita State, Gonzaga
6 Temple, Kansas State, San Diego State, Louisville
7 St. Mary’s, Creighton, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
8 Southern Miss, Saint Louis, New Mexico, Virginia
9 Harvard, Alabama, California, Iowa State
10 West Virginia, Purdue, BYU, Seton Hall
11 Connecticut, Memphis, Washington, Long Beach State
12 UCF vs. Arizona, Cincinnati, Xavier, Mississippi State
13 Northwestern vs. Colorado State, Middle Tennessee State, Belmont, Drexel
14 Valparaiso, Akron, Oral Roberts, Iona
15 Davidson, Bucknell, Nevada, Weber State
16 Vermont vs. Texas Arlington, Savannah State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Northwesterm
UCF
Arizona
Colorado State

First 4 out
Texas
Minnesota
South Florida
North Carolina State

Next 4 out
St. Joseph’s
Miami (FL)
Illinois
Oregon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bracketology 2/21/12

Only 2 games that affected the bracket yesterday. I moved Connecticut down despite the win, because watching that game, I was utterly un-impressed. Texas falls out of the field, UCF takes their place, and Baylor moves up a spot on the 4 line. Don't forget even lines are read right to left.

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Michigan State
2 North Carolina, Ohio State, Kansas, Duke
3 Marquette, Michigan, Georgetown, Wisconsin
4 UNLV, Gonzaga, Florida State, Baylor
5 Murray State, Indiana, Florida, Wichita State
6 Creighton, Temple, San Diego State, Louisville
7 New Mexico, St. Mary’s, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
8 Southern Miss, Saint Louis, Kansas State, Virginia
9 Harvard, Alabama, California, Iowa State
10 Connecticut, West Virginia, Purdue, BYU
11 Memphis, Xavier, Washington, Mississippi State
12 UCF vs. Miami (FL), Long Beach State, Northwestern, Seton Hall
13 Cincinnati vs. North Carolina State, Middle Tennessee State, Belmont, Drexel
14 Valparaiso, Akron, Oral Roberts, Iona
15 Davidson, Bucknell, Nevada, Weber State
16 Vermont vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Cincinnati
Miami (FL)
North Carolina State
UCF

First 4 out
Minnesota
Texas
Illinois

Arizona
Next 4 out
South Florida

Mississippi
Colorado State
Oregon

Bids by conference:

Big East: 9 (3 locks, 2 looking good, 4 bubble in, 1 bubble out)
Big Ten: 7 (5 locks, 0 looking good, 2 bubble in, 2 bubble out)
ACC: 6 (3 locks, 1 looking good, 2 bubble in, 0 bubble out)
Big 12: 5 (3 locks, 2 looking good, 0 bubble in, 1 bubble out)
SEC: 5
Mountain West: 3
WCC: 3
C-USA: 3
A-10: 3
Pac-12: 2
Missouri Valley: 2

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bracketology 2/20/12

First of all, I'd like to thank you guys for getting this blog to 1,000 all-time page views!
Second of all, lots of changes today. Illinois falls out of the field for the first time this year, and the Spartans jump up to the 1 line. The top 3 lines have a distinctly Big Ten flavor, eh? South Florida enters consideration for the first time this year, and UCF looks to give the C-USA the 3 bids it once had again. Additionally, I have a bracket at the end of this post. Remember even lines are read right to left.

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Michigan State
2 North Carolina, Ohio State, Kansas, Duke
3 Marquette, Michigan, Georgetown, Wisconsin
4 UNLV, Gonzaga, Baylor, Florida State
5 Murray State, Indiana, Florida, Wichita State
6 Creighton, Temple, San Diego State, Louisville
7 New Mexico, St. Mary’s, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
8 Southern Miss, Saint Louis, Kansas State, Virginia
9 Harvard, Connecticut, Alabama, California
10 West Virginia, Purdue, Iowa State, BYU
11 Memphis, Xavier, Washington, Mississippi State
12 Cincinnati vs. North Carolina State, Texas vs. Miami (FL), Northwestern, Seton Hall
13 Middle Tennessee State, Long Beach State, Belmont, Drexel
14 Valparaiso, Akron, Oral Roberts, Iona
15 Davidson, Bucknell, Nevada, Weber State
16 Vermont vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Cincinnati
Texas
Miami (FL)
North Carolina State

First 4 out
UCF
Minnesota
Illinois

Arizona

Next 4 out
South Florida

Mississippi
Colorado State
Oregon

Time for the bracket!

South Region (Atlanta)
Louisville
1 Kentucky vs. 16 Vermont/Texas-Arlington
8 Kansas State vs. 9 Harvard
Albuquerque
4 UNLV vs. 13 Middle Tennessee State
5 Murray State vs. 12 Cincinnati/North Carolina State
Columbus
3 Marquette vs. 14 Valparaiso
6 Creighton vs. 11 Memphis
Greensboro
2 North Carolina vs. 15 Davidson
7 Temple vs. 10 West Virginia

West Region (Phoenix)
Columbus
1 Michigan State vs. 16 Long Island
8 Saint Louis vs. 9 California
Albuquerque
4 Baylor vs. 13 Drexel
5 Wichita State vs. 12 Seton Hall
Nashville
3 Wisconsin vs. 14 Iona
6 Louisville vs. 11 MIsissippi State
Greensboro
2 Duke vs. 15 Weber State
7 Notre Dame vs. 10 BYU

East Region (Boston)
Pittsburgh
1 Syracuse vs. 16 Norfolk State/Mississippi Valley State
8 Southern Mississippi vs. 9 Alabama
Portland
4 Gonzaga vs. 13 Long Beach State
5 Indiana vs. 12 Texas/Miami (FL)
Louisville
3 Michigan vs. 14 Akron
6 New Mexico vs. 11 Xavier
Omaha
2 Kansas vs. 15 Bucknell
7 Vanderbilt vs. 10 Purdue

Midwest Region (Saint Louis)
Omaha
1 Missouri vs. 16 UNC-Asheville
8 Virginia vs. 9 Connecticut
Portland
4 Florida State vs. 13 Belmont
5 Florida vs. 12 Northwestern
Nashville
3 Georgetown vs. 14 Oral Roberts
6 San Diego State vs. 11 Washington
Pittsburgh
2 Ohio State vs. 15 Nevada
7 Saint Mary's vs. 10 Iowa State

2 notes:
1) Yes, I know BYU is at a Friday/Sunday site. It would've taken something extravagant to prevent that, and it's still February.
2) I was this close to putting Saint Louis in the Midwest. Caught myself there.

That's all!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bracketology 2/18/12

Hey guys! I did a comprehensive update today.
Remember even lines are right to left. 
1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Ohio State
2 North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State
3 Georgetown, Marquette, Baylor, Florida
4 Michigan, Indiana, UNLV, Gonzaga
5 San Diego State, Wisconsin, Florida State, Wichita State
6 Louisville, Temple, St. Mary’s, Murray State
7 Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Creighton, Notre Dame
8 Saint Louis, Connecticut, Virginia, New Mexico
9 Mississippi State, Memphis, Harvard, Purdue
10 Alabama, Iowa State, Kansas State, BYU
11 West Virginia, Texas, California, Illinois
12 Xavier vs. Northwestern Minnesota vs. North Carolina State, Washington, Seton Hall
13 Long Beach State, Middle Tennessee State, Belmont, Iona
14 Valparaiso, Akron, Oral Roberts, Drexel
15 Davidson, Bucknell, Nevada, Weber State,
16 Vermont vs. Texas Arlington, Savannah State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Xavier
Minnesota
North Carolina State
Northwestern
First 4 out
Arizona
Cincinnati
Colorado State
Miami (FL)
Next 4 out
Mississippi
Dayton
UCF
South Florida

Monday, February 13, 2012

2/13/12 Bracketology

Sup guys. New bracket today. I'm open to any critiques in the comments, as there's no bracket matrix to compare myself to right now.
Remember the odd lines are read left to right and the even lines are read right to left.
1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Ohio State
2 North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Michigan State
3 UNLV, Georgetown, Marquette, Baylor
4 St. Mary’s, Florida, Wisconsin, Gonzaga
5 Michigan, Indiana, Florida State, Louisville
6 Temple, Wichita State, Murray State, San Diego State
7 Kansas State, Virginia, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt
8 West Virginia, Mississippi State, Connecticut, Creighton
9 llinois, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Memphis
10 Iowa State, Purdue, Alabama, Harvard
11 Saint Louis, BYU, California, Seton Hall
12 Long Beach State, Washington vs. Dayton, Cincinnati, Texas
13 Minnesota vs. North Carolina State, Oral Roberts, Middle Tennessee State, Belmont
14 Davidson, Valparaiso, Akron, Loyola (MD)
15 Bucknell, Nevada, VCU, Weber State,
16 Stony Brook vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Dayton
Minnesota
North Carolina State
Washington
First 4 out
Xavier
Miami (FL)
Colorado State
Nortwestern
Next 4 out
Mississippi
Arizona
Arkansas
Iona

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bracketology 2/12/12

Big win for the Spartans last night, among other things. Here we go:

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Ohio State
2 North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Michigan State
3 UNLV, Georgetown, Marquette, Baylor
4 St. Mary’s, Florida, Wisconsin, Gonzaga
5 Indiana, Florida State, Michigan, Louisville
6 Temple, Wichita State, Murray State, San Diego State
7 Kansas State, Virginia, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt
8 Mississippi State, Connecticut, Illinois, Creighton
9 West Virginia, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Memphis
10 Iowa State, Purdue, Alabama, Harvard
11 Saint Louis, BYU, California, Texas
12 Long Beach State, Washington vs. Dayton, Cincinnati, Seton Hall,
13 Minnesota vs. North Carolina State, Oral Roberts, Middle Tennessee State, Belmont
14 Davidson, Valparaiso, Akron, Loyola (MD)
15 Bucknell, Nevada, VCU, Weber State,
16 Stony Brook vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Dayton
Minnesota
North Carolina State
Washington
First 4 out
Northwestern
Xavier
Miami (FL)
Colorado State
Next 4 out
Mississippi
Arizona
Arkansas
Iona

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bracketology 2/11/12

No, I didn't die, I just didn't put a bracket up for 5 days. Murray State will be an interesting predicament. I'm placing them as a 6 for now but that's subject to change. Remember even lines are read right to left.

1 Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri
2 North Carolina, Michigan State, Kansas, Duke
3 Baylor, Florida, UNLV, Georgetown
4 St. Mary’s, Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Marquette
5 Indiana, Michigan, San Diego State, Florida State
6 Vanderbilt, Creighton, Murray State, Virginia
7 Mississippi State, Louisville, Temple, Kansas State
8 West Virginia, Illinois, Southern Miss, Connecticut
9 Harvard, Wichita State, Alabama, New Mexico
10 Iowa State, Purdue, Memphis, Notre Dame
11 BYU, Saint Louis, California, Cincinnati
12 Long Beach State, Texas vs. Dayton, Xavier, Seton Hall
13 Minnesota vs. Colorado State, Oral Roberts, Middle Tennessee State, Loyola (MD)
14 Bucknell, Davidson, Valparaiso, Akron
15 Nevada, VCU, Weber State, Belmont
16 Stony Brook vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Colorado State
Texas
Dayton
Minnesota
First 4 out
Northwestern
Miami (FL)
North Carolina State
Washington
Next 4 out
Oklahoma
Mississippi
Arkansas
Stanford

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bracketology 2/6/12

1 Syracuse, Kentucky, Ohio State, Missouri

2 Duke, Florida, Baylor, North Carolina
3 Michigan State, Murray State, Kansas, Georgetown
4 Saint Mary’s, Florida State, Marquette, UNLV
5 Creighton, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin
6 Vanderbilt, Virginia, Gonzaga, San Diego State
7 Mississippi State, Louisville, Temple, Connecticut
8 Kansas State, Illinois, Southern Miss, West Virginia
9 Harvard, Iowa State, Wichita State, Purdue
10 BYU, Memphis, New Mexico, Alabama
11 Notre Dame, Saint Louis, California, Seton Hall
12 Minnesota vs. Dayton, Texas vs. Colorado State, Cincinnati, Xavier
13 Long Beach State, Oral Roberts, Middle Tennessee State, Iona
14 Bucknell, Davidson, Cleveland State, Akron
15 Nevada, VCU, Weber State, Belmont
16 Stony Brook vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Minnesota
Colorado State
Texas
Dayton
First 4 out
Washington
Northwestern
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Next 4 out
Mississippi
North Carolina State
Stanford
Wyoming

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bracketology 2/5/12

Everyone at the cusp of the bubble keeps on losing. Texas got a blah win and moved up about 5 spots because of other people's losses. It was a hard decision to keep Dayton in, but all of my first 3 out lost yesterday. Creighton and UNLV losing saddened me, I was hoping for some mid-major power. I updated the mid-majors too (the SWAC doesn't have the last team!) Anyways, the seed list.
1 Syracuse, Kentucky, Ohio State, Duke
2 Florida, Baylor, North Carolina, Missouri
3 Murray State, Kansas, Georgetown, Michigan State
4 Florida State, Michigan, Marquette, UNLV
5 Saint Mary’s, Creighton, Indiana, Wisconsin
6 Vanderbilt, Virginia, Gonzaga, San Diego State
7 Mississippi State, Illinois, Louisville, Temple
8 Kansas State, Southern Miss, West Virginia, Connecticut
9 Harvard, Iowa State, Wichita State, Purdue
10 BYU, Memphis, New Mexico, Alabama
11 Notre Dame, Saint Louis, California, Seton Hall
12 Minnesota vs. Dayton, Texas vs. Colorado State, Cincinnati, Xavier
13 Long Beach State, Oral Roberts, Middle Tennessee State, Iona
14 Bucknell, Davidson, Cleveland State, Akron
15 Nevada, VCU, Weber State, Belmont
16 Stony Brook vs. Texas Arlington, Norfolk State vs. Mississippi Valley State, UNC-Asheville, Long Island

Last 4 in
Minnesota
Colorado State
Texas
Dayton
First 4 out
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Mississippi
North Carolina State
Next 4 out
Northwestern
Washington
Stanford
Wyoming