Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bracketology 2/26/14

1: Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Syracuse 
2: VillanovaCreightonWisconsin, Kansas
3: Michigan, Duke, Iowa State, Saint Louis 
4: Massachusetts, Michigan State, Virginia, Cincinnati
5: Louisville, Kentucky, San Diego State, UCLA 
6: New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio State
7: Oklahoma, Memphis, Iowa, Stanford  
8: VCU, George Washington, Colorado, Connecticut
9: Baylor, Pittsburgh, SMU, Gonzaga 
10: Oklahoma State, St. Joseph's, Arizona State, Kansas State
11: BYU, Xavier, Minnesota, (California vs. Richmond) 
12: UW-Green Bay, Harvard, Toledo(Florida State vs. Oregon)
13: Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, Mercer 
14:  Delaware, Iona, New Mexico State, Belmont, 
15: Georgia State, Vermont, UC-Santa Barbara, Boston University 
16: (Robert Morris vs. Southern), (High Point vs. Weber State), Davidson, North Carolina Central

Last Four Byes: Oklahoma State BYU Xavier Minnesota
Last Four In: Oregon California Florida State Richmond
First Four Out: Providence Nebraska Dayton Tennessee
Next Four Out: Georgetown St. John's Missouri North Carolina State
On the Radar Screen: LSU Marquette Clemson West Virginia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bracketology 2/25/14

1: Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Syracuse
2: VillanovaCreightonWisconsin, Kansas
3: Michigan, Duke, Iowa State, Saint Louis
4: Massachusetts, Michigan State, Virginia, Cincinnati
5: Louisville, Kentucky, San Diego State, UCLA
6: Texas, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio State
7: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Memphis, Stanford 
8: VCU, George Washington, Colorado, Connecticut 
9: Baylor, Pittsburgh, SMU, Gonzaga
10: BYU, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Kansas State
11: Oregon, California, St. Joseph's, (Xavier vs. Richmond)
12: UW-Green Bay, Harvard, Toledo(Florida State vs. Dayton
13: Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, Mercer
14:  Delaware, Iona, New Mexico State, Belmont, 
15: Georgia State, Vermont, UC-Santa Barbara, Boston University
16: (Robert Morris vs. Southern), (High Point vs. Weber State), Davidson, North Carolina Central

Last Four Byes:

BYU
Oregon
California
St. Joseph's

Last Four In:
Florida State
Richmond
Dayton
Xavier

First Four Out:
Missouri
Providence
Minnesota
Nebraska

Next Four Out:
Tennessee
St. John's
Georgetown
North Carolina State

On the Radar Screen:
LSU
Clemson
West Virginia

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bracketology 2/22/14


1: Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Syracuse
2: VillanovaCreightonWisconsin, Kansas
3: Duke, Iowa State, Michigan StateMichigan 
4: Massachusetts, Virginia, Cincinnati, Saint Louis
5: Louisville, Kentucky, San Diego State, UCLA
6: Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio State
7: Connecticut, New Mexico, Memphis, Texas
8: George Washington, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Stanford 
9: Baylor, Arizona State, Gonzaga, Kansas State
10: Oregon, VCU, BYU, Oklahoma State 
11: SMU, California, St. Joseph's, (Xavier vs. Richmond)
12: UW-Green Bay, Harvard, Toledo(Missouri vs. Dayton
13: Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, Mercer
14:  Delaware, Iona, New Mexico State, Belmont, 
15: Georgia State, Vermont, UC-Santa Barbara, Boston University
16: (Robert Morris vs. Southern), (High Point vs. Weber State), Davidson, North Carolina Central

Last Four Byes:

Oregon
SMU
California
St. Joseph's

Last Four In:
Richmond
Dayton
Xavier
Missouri

First Four Out:
Providence
Minnesota
Florida State
Tennessee

Next Four Out:
St. John's
Georgetown
North Carolina State
Nebraska

On the Radar Screen:
LSU
Clemson
West Virginia

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bracketology 2/18/14

Notes:
1. Toledo, and Harvard's positions on the lists at the bottom indicate where they would be without an autobid.
2. The odd numbered lines read left to right and the even numbers read right to left, like an S.
3. This bracket is updated through games of February 17th.
4. Link to the bracket for this update is here (go to the sheet entitled Bracket 2/18). If I missed a bracketing rule somewhere, let me know and I'll try and fix it. Note that I had to move some teams from their "true" seed line for bracketing purposes. St. Joesph's, BYU and Oklahoma State moved up a seed line while Oregon and Colorado moved down.

5. A breakdown by conference is now included at the end of the post.

1: Syracuse, Arizona, Florida, Wichita State

2: Duke, Wisconsin, CreightonKansas
3: Iowa State, VillanovaCincinnati, Michigan State 
4: UCLA, San Diego State, Saint Louis, Michigan 
5: Virginia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio State
6: Louisville, Connecticut, Iowa, Texas 
7: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Gonzaga, Memphis 
8: Stanford, Kansas State, Pittsburgh, Arizona State 
9: George Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, VCU 
10: Baylor, California, Minnesota, Oklahoma State
11: Missouri, Oregon, Richmond, (SMU vs. Xavier)
12: Louisiana Tech, Harvard, Toledo(St. Joseph's vs. BYU
13: UW-Green Bay, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, UC-Santa Barbara
14: Iona, Vermont, Mercer, Georgia State
15: Delaware, Boston University, North Carolina Central, Belmont
16: (Utah Valley vs. Southern), (Coastal Carolina vs. Weber State), Robert Morris, Davidson

Last Four Byes:

Baylor
Missouri
Oregon
Richmond

Last Four In:
SMU
Xavier
St. Joseph's
BYU

First Four Out:
Tennessee
Providence
Dayton

North Carolina State

Next Four Out:
Georgetown
Florida State
LSU
Toledo (see note)


On the Radar Screen:
St. John's
West Virginia
St. Mary's
Nebraska
Indiana
Marquette


By conference
Pac-12: 7 bids
Big 12: 7 bids
Big Ten: 6 bids
Atlantic 10: 6 bids
ACC: 5 bids
American: 5 bids
SEC: 3 bids
Big East: 3 bids
Mountain West: 2 bids
West Coast: 2 bids

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bracketology 2/17/14

Notes:
1. Toledo, and Harvard's positions on the lists at the bottom indicate where they would be without an autobid.
2. The odd numbered lines read left to right and the even numbers read right to left, like an S.
3. This bracket is updated through games of February 16th.
4. Tons of movement on the 2 and 3 line with Michigan, Villanova and MSU losing while Creighton and Wisconsin win impressively. Pretty much no change at the bottom of the bracket.
5. I might put up a bracket later in the day depending on how much time I have.6. A breakdown by conference is now included at the end of the post.

1: Syracuse, Arizona, Florida, Wichita State

2: Duke, Wisconsin, CreightonKansas
3: Iowa State, VillanovaCincinnati, Michigan State 
4: UCLA, San Diego State, Saint Louis, Michigan 
5: Virginia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio State
6: Louisville, Connecticut, Iowa, Texas 
7: Colorado, Oklahoma, Gonzaga, Memphis 
8: Kansas State, Pittsburgh, Arizona State, North Carolina
9: Stanford, George Washington, VCU, Oklahoma State
10: 
Missouri, California, Minnesota, New Mexico
11: Oregon, Richmond, SMU, (Baylor vs. Xavier)
12: Southern Miss, Harvard, Toledo(St. Joseph's vs. BYU
13: UW-Green Bay, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, UC-Santa Barbara
14: Iona, Vermont, Mercer, Georgia State
15: Delaware, Boston University, North Carolina Central, Belmont
16: (Utah Valley vs. Southern), (Coastal Carolina vs. Weber State), Robert Morris, Davidson


Last Four Byes:
Missouri
Oregon
Richmond
SMU


Last Four In:
Xavier
Baylor
St. Joseph's
BYU


First Four Out:
Tennessee
Providence
Florida State
Dayton


Next Four Out:
North Carolina State
LSU
Georgetown

Toledo (see note)

On the Radar Screen:
St. John's
West Virginia
St. Mary's

Harvard (see note)
Nebraska
Indiana
Marquette


By conference:
Pac-12: 7 bids
Big 12: 7 bids
Big Ten: 6 bids
Atlantic 10: 6 bids
ACC: 5 bids
American: 5 bids
SEC: 3 bids
Big East: 3 bids
Mountain West: 2 bids
West Coast: 2 bids

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bracketology 2/16/14

Notes:
1. Toledo, and Harvard's positions on the lists at the bottom indicate where they would be without an autobid.
2. The odd numbered lines read left to right and the even numbers read right to left, like an S.
3. This bracket is updated through games of February 15th.
4.  Baylor (beat Kansas State) and BYU (beat St. Mary's) enter the bracket at the expense of Tennessee (lost to Missouri) and Providence (was right on the cutline). Very little movement at the top aside from Saint Louis moving up a few spots and UCLA taking a protected seed from Kentucky. 
5. Toledo losing badly to Eastern Michigan means that we now have a First Four game on the 11 line. 
6. A breakdown by conference is now included at the end of the post.

1: Syracuse, Arizona, Florida, Wichita State
2: Michigan, Michigan State, Villanova, Kansas
3: Duke, Wisconsin, Creighton, Iowa State
4: UCLA, San Diego State, Saint Louis, Cincinnati
5: Virginia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio State
6: Louisville, Connecticut, Iowa, Texas 
7: Colorado, Oklahoma, Gonzaga, Memphis 
8: Kansas State, Pittsburgh, Arizona State, North Carolina
9: Stanford, SMU, George Washington, VCU
10: Minnesota, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma State
11: Missouri, Oregon, Richmond, (Baylor vs. Xavier)
12: Southern Miss, Harvard, Toledo(St. Joseph's vs. BYU
13: UW-Green Bay, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, UC-Santa Barbara
14: Iona, Vermont, Mercer, Georgia State
15: Delaware, Boston University, North Carolina Central, Belmont
16: (Utah Valley vs. Southern), (Coastal Carolina vs. Weber State), Robert Morris, Davidson

Last Four Byes:

Minnesota
Missouri
Oregon
Richmond

Last Four In:
Xavier
Baylor
St. Joseph's
BYU

First Four Out:
Tennessee
Providence
Georgetown
Florida State

Next Four Out:
Dayton
North Carolina State
LSU
Toledo (see note)

On the Radar Screen:
West Virginia
St. Mary's
Harvard (see note)
Indiana
St. John's
Marquette

By conference:
Pac-12: 7 bids
Big 12: 7 bids
Big Ten: 6 bids
Atlantic 10: 6 bids
ACC: 5 bids
American: 5 bids
SEC: 3 bids
Big East: 3 bids
Mountain West: 2 bids
West Coast: 2 bids

Bracketology 2/15/14

Notes:
1. Toledo, Harvard and Southern Miss's positions on the lists at the bottom indicate where they would be without an autobid.
2. The odd numbered lines read left to right and the even numbers read right to left, like an S.
3. This bracket is updated through games of February 14th.

1: Syracuse, Florida, Wichita State, Arizona
2: Michigan, Michigan State, Villanova, Kansas
3: Duke, Wisconsin, Creighton, Iowa State
4: Saint Louis, San Diego State, Kentucky, Cincinnati
5: UCLA, Ohio State, Iowa, Virginia
6: Memphis, Louisville, Massachusetts, Texas
7: Connecticut, Colorado, Kansas State, Gonzaga
8: George Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Pittsburgh
9: North Carolina, VCU, Oklahoma State, Stanford, 
10: Xavier, New Mexico, SMU, Minnesota
11: California, Oregon, ToledoTennessee
12: Harvard, Southern Miss, (St. Joseph's vs. Missouri), (Providence vs. Richmond)
13: UW-Green Bay, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota State, UC-Santa Barbara
14: Iona, Georgia State, Vermont, Mercer
15: Delaware, American, North Carolina Central, Belmont
16: (Utah Valley vs. Southern), (Coastal Carolina vs. Weber State), Robert Morris, Davidson

Last Four Byes:

California
Oregon
Toledo (see note)
Tennessee

Last Four In:
Richmond
Missouri
St. Joseph's
Providence

First Four Out:
Georgetown
LSU
Baylor
Florida State

Next Four Out:
Dayton
Southern Miss (see note)
North Carolina State
St. Mary's

Also Considered:
West Virginia
BYU
Clemson
Mississippi
Louisiana Tech
Harvard (see note)