Friday, February 14, 2020

February 14 Bracket Prediction

AQ's will be in CAPS

1: BAYLOR, Kansas, GONZAGA, SDSU
2: Duke, DAYTON, MARYLAND, AUBURN
3: LOUISVILLE, SETON HALL, Florida State, Butler
4: West Virginia, Villanova, OREGON, Penn State
5: Kentucky, Creighton, Marquette, Colorado
6: Michigan State, Lsu, Ohio State, Houston
7: Iowa, Michigan, Arizona, Illinois
8: Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Rutgers, Oklahoma
9: Usc, Purdue, Byu, St Mary's
10: Xavier, Wichita State, Indiana, Florida
11: Arizona State, Rhode Island, Virginia, Cincinnati, Arkansas, Georgetown

Next group out: Memphis, Stanford, NC State, VCU, Utah State, Minnesota, Tennessee, Miss State, Richmond

Friday, February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020 Bracket Update

AQ's will be in ALL CAPS

Not a ton of space between the 7 seeds and the first 8 out. A few games either way could see some big jumps/teams beginning to be comfortable.

1: BAYLOR, Kansas, GONZAGA, SDSU
2: Duke, LOUISVILLE, Wvu, Florida State
3: SETON HALL, DAYTON, MARYLAND, Villanova
4: Butler, OREGON, Creighton, Auburn
5: Mich State, Penn State, Iowa, LSU
6: Kentucky, Marquette, Colorado, Arizona
7: Illinois, Ohio State, HOUSTON, Rutgers
8: Wisconsin, Michigan, Usc, St Mary's
9: Texas Tech, Indiana, Byu, Wichita State
10: Oklahoma, Xavier, Florida, Rhode Island
11: Memphis, Virginia, Arkansas, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Minnesota

Next 8: Purdue, Gtown, Texas, VCU, Stanford, Miss St, NC State, Syracuse

Friday, January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020 Bracket Prediction

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Teams considered automatic qualifiers will be listed in ALL CAPS

1: BAYLOR, GONZAGA, Kansas, SDSU
2: SETON HALL, OREGON, Villanova, Florida State
3: Maryland, MICHIGAN STATE, West Virginia, Duke
4: DAYTON, Butler, KENTUCKY, LOUISVILLE
5: Lsu, Penn State, Iowa, Creighton
6: Auburn, Marquette, Illinois, Colorado
7: Usc, Arizona, HOUSTON, Rutgers
8: Wichita State, Indiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas
9: Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas Tech
10: Florida, St Mary's, Virginia, Memphis
11: Byu, NC State, Va Tech, Georgetown, Vcu, Rhode Island

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 Final Bracket Prediction 


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1: Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga, North Carolina
2: Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan
3: Houston, LSU, Texas Tech, Florida State
4: Kansas, Purdue, Wisconsin, Kansas State
5: Villanova, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Marquette
6: Iowa State, Miss St., Maryland, Cincinnati
7: Wofford, Buffalo, Nevada, Louisville
8: Seton Hall, Iowa, Ole Miss, UCF
9: Minnesota, Baylor, Oklahoma, Washington
10: Utah State, TCU, Ohio State, Syracuse
11: St. John's, VCU, Florida, Temple, Arizona State, Oregon
12: St. Mary's, Murray State, New Mexico State, Liberty
13: St. Louis, UC Irvine, Vermont, Northeastern
14: Old Dominion, Yale, Georgia State, Northern Kentucky
15: Montana, Colgate, Bradley, Gardner-Webb
16: Abilene Christian, Iona, Prairie View, Fairleigh Dickinson, North Dakota St, NC Central

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Bracket Prediction: 3/16/2019

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Predicted auto qualifiers in bold:

1: Virginia, Duke, Kentucky, Gonzaga
2: North Carolina, Tennessee, Mich St, Michigan
3: Houston, LSU, Texas Tech, Kansas
4: Fla St, Purdue, Wisconsin, Kansas St
5: Va Tech, Marquette, Miss St, Villanova
6: Auburn, Iowa St, Maryland, Cincinnati
7: Buffalo, Nevada, Wofford, Seton Hall
8: Louisville, Iowa, Ole Miss, UCF
9: Minnesota, Baylor, Washington, Oklahoma
10: Syracuse, TCU, Utah St, Florida
11: Ohio St, VCU, Temple, St John's, Arizona St, UNC Greensboro
12: St. Mary's, Davidson, Murray St, Liberty

Next 6: Creighton, Alabama, Indiana, Belmont, NC State, Clemson 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Bracket Prediction: 3/15/2019

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Predicted auto qualifiers in bold:

1: Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga
2: Duke, Mich St, Tennessee, LSU
3: Michigan, Houston, Purdue, Texas Tech
4: Kansas, Florida St, Wisconsin, Kansas St
5: Marquette, Va Tech, Mississippi St, Maryland
6: Villanova, Auburn, Cincinnati, Nevada
7: Iowa St, Wofford, Buffalo, Iowa
8: Louisville, Ole Miss, UCF, VCU
9: Washington, Seton Hall, Baylor, Syracuse
10:Oklahoma, Utah St, Temple, Minnesota
11: TCU, Arizona St, Ohio St, St John's, Indiana
12: Creighton, UNCG, St Mary's, Murray St, Liberty

My best guess at this rate is the 8 seeds and above are for sure safe, and the 9 seeds are probably safe as well. 

Teams that I'm not considering bullet proof, but that should be in: 

Oklahoma, Utah St, Temple, Minnesota. All these teams *should be in.* They have acceptable records compared to the others, no Q4 losses in the group, and all but Minnesota only have 1 Q3 loss. Temple and Utah St could do themselves favors and win 1 more, but should be OK regardless. 

The bubble (19 teams for 7 spots. Italics means they're eliminated from conference tournament)

Last 7 in: TCU, Arizona St, Ohio St, St John's, Indiana, Creighton, UNCG

The others being considered: Belmont, NC State, Clemson, Florida, Alabama, Xavier, Georgetown, Texas, Providence, Nebraska, Furman, Lipscomb

Long shots/Teams I'm watching in conference tournaments (I am hoping at least 1 or 2 of these teams can steal a bid, because frankly I think it makes the tournament more competitive than adding another 14 or 15 loss team):

AAC: Memphis and Wichita St
A10: Dayton and Davidson
Pac 12: Oregon, Colorado
MWC: Fresno St

Monday, March 11, 2019

Bracket Prediction: 3/11/2019

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Predicted auto qualifiers in bold:

1: Virginia, Gonzaga, Kentucky, North Carolina 
2: Duke, Mich St, Tennessee, LSU
3: Michigan, Texas Tech, Houston, Purdue
4: Kansas, Wisconsin, Florida State, Kansas State
5: Marquette, Va Tech, Maryland, Miss St
6: Villanova, Auburn, Cincinnati, Nevada
7: Iowa State, Wofford, Buffalo, Iowa
8: Louisvile, Ole Miss, Baylor, UCF
9: Washington, Oklahoma, VCU, Syracuse
10: Minnesota, Seton Hall, Saint John's, Utah State
11: TCU, Temple, Ohio State, Arizona State, 
12: Creighton, Clemson, Indiana, Texas, Murray State, Liberty

Next 7 Out: NC State, Georgetown, UNCG, Alabama, Providence, Xavier, Florida

Would be next 3 out, that are probably eliminated: Belmont, Furman, Lipscomb. 

Long shots, but probably need to win their conference tournament (in no particular order):

Nebraska, Butler, South Carolina, Oregon, Arizona, St. Mary's, Memphis, Arkansas, Dayton, Wichita State. 


February 14 Bracket Prediction AQ's will be in CAPS 1: BAYLOR, Kansas, GONZAGA, SDSU 2: Duke, DAYTON, MARYLAND, AUBURN 3: LOUISVIL...