Updated Bracketology 2/28


Last Four In

Arkansas

Providence

Minnesota

Tennessee

First Four Out

BYU

Missouri

St. John’s

Florida State

Next Four Out

Nebraska

Georgetown

Richmond

LSU

Full Bracket can be viewed here: UPDATED BRACKET

Bracketology 2/21


Here’s my updated bracket. What do you think?

 

East

1 Syracuse

16 High Point/Weber State

8 VCU

9 New Mexico

5 UCLA

12 Providence/Baylor

4 Michigan

13 Delaware

6 Connecticut

11 Tennessee

3 Michigan State

14 North Dakota State

7 Kansas State

10 SMU

2 San Diego State

15 Boston U.

 

South

1 Florida

16 Davidson

8 Colorado

9 Xavier

5 Iowa

12 Green Bay

4 Saint Louis

13 Stephen F. Austin

6 Louisville

11 Minnesota

3 Creighton

14 Iona

7 Oklahoma

10 California

2 Duke

15 Vermont

 

Midwest

1 Wichita State

16 Alabama State/Utah Valley

8 Arizona State

9 George Washington

5 Kentucky

12 Harvard

4 Iowa State

13 Belmont

6 North Carolina

11 Oklahoma State/Saint Joseph’s

3 Wisconsin

14 Middle Tennessee

7 Memphis

10 Missouri

2 Villanova

15 North Carolina-Central

 

West

1 Arizona

16 Robert Morris

8 Massachusetts

9 Gonzaga

5 Texas

12 Toledo

4 Virginia

13 Mercer

6 Ohio State

11 St. John’s

3 Cincinnati

14 Georgia State

7 Pittsburgh

10 Stanford

2 Kansas

15 UC Irvine

 

Last Four In

Oklahoma State

Saint Joseph’s

Providence

Baylor

 

First Four Out

BYU

Oregon

Richmond

West Virginia

 

Next Four Out

Georgetown

Dayton

LSU

Arkansas

Weekend Bubble Review


Which teams are trending up and which are trending down? That’s what this post is about. Which teams took a loss this weekend that will hurt their seeing or place on the bubble? Read below to find out.

 

SMU

Previous Projected Seed: 8

Trending: Down

New Projection: 10-11

 

Southern Miss

Previous Projected Seed: 11

Trending: Down

New Projection: OUT

 

Arizona State

Previous Projected Seed: 10

Trending: Up

New Projection: 8-9

 

Pittsburgh

Previous Projected Seed: 7

Trending: Down

New Projection: 8-10

 

LSU

Previous Projected Seed: First Four Out

Trending: Down

New Projection: Off the Bubble

 

St. John’s

Previous Projected Seed: First Four Out

Trending: Up

New Projection: Last Four In

Bubble Teams to Watch


Here are the big bubble games that will occur today (Saturday) and Sunday. It may still be February, but these teams have a lot riding on games this weekend. Here’s the list:

 

Baylor (vs. Kansas State)

Saint Joseph’s (at LaSalle)

Clemson (vs. Virginia)

Oklahoma State (vs. Oklahoma)

Missouri (vs. Tennessee)

Ole Miss (at Georgia)

LSU (at Arkansas)

West Virginia (at Texas)

BYU (at Saint Mary’s)

 

Keep up with results! New bracket will be out Friday.

Bracketology 2/14


Bracketology is back! I’ll post a new bracket every Friday to give you my tournament predictions. Here we go!

 

East

1 Syracuse

16 Coastal Carolina/Southern U

8 SMU

9 Colorado

5 Saint Louis

12 Georgetown/Baylor

4 Iowa State

13 Delaware

6 UCLA

11 Southern Miss

3 Cincinnati

14 Iona

7 Kansas State

10 New Mexico

2 Michigan State

15 Vermont

 

West

1 Arizona

16 Davidson

8 Massachusetts

9 North Carolina

5 Louisville

12 Toledo

4 Kentucky

13 Mercer

6 Connecticut

11 Providence

3 Michigan

14 Georgia State

7 Pittsburgh

10 California

2 San Diego State

15 Boston U

 

Midwest

1 Wichita State

16 Utah Valley/Robert Morris

8 George Washington

9 Oklahoma State

5 Iowa

12 Missouri/West Virginia

4 Virginia

13 Belmont

6 Ohio State

11 Tennessee

3 Creighton

7 Gonzaga

10 Stanford

2 Kansas

15 UC-Santa Barbara

 

South

1 Florida

16 Weber State

8 VCU

9 Xavier

5 Texas

12 Harvard

4 Wisconsin

13 Green Bay

6 Memphis

11 Minnesota

3 Duke

14 Stephen F. Austin

7 Oklahoma

10 Arizona State

2 Villanova

15 NC-Central

Last Four In: West Virginia, Georgetown, Missouri, Baylor

First Four Out: BYU, St. John’s, LSU, Saint Joseph’s

Next Four Out: Clemson, Richmond, Oregon, Dayton

Week 13 College Football Picks


Top 25

1 Alabama 48, Chattanooga 3. 

Just a warm-up before the Iron Bowl of all Iron Bowls next weekend. Alabama sails by.

 

2 Florida State 63, Idaho 7.

Idaho just might be the worst team in college football. Okay, that’s a bit extreme, but this one won’t be a challenge for Jameis Winston. The most drama this weekend for the Heisman candidate is what comes out of the investigation currently going on in Tallahassee.

 

3 Ohio State 59, Indiana 27.

Ohio State’s defense showed me a lot last weekend. They allowed a weak Illinois offense to move the ball with relative ease. While the Hoosiers didn’t show it last weekend against Wisconsin, this offense can put up points. They just can’t stop the run. Ohio State and Carlos Hyde pull away in the third quarter to win again and set up a huge rivalry game next weekend against Michigan.

 

4 Baylor 45, 10 Oklahoma State 34.

A lot of people are saying Oklahoma State has the best defense in the Big 12. I kind of agree with that, although I’m not sure they’re good enough to slow down Baylor. Bryce Petty has looked impressive this year, and Shock Linwood has been fantastic in place of starting running back Lache Seastrunk. (Seriously, Baylor, where do you find RBs with these names???) It’ll be close for most of the game, but expect Baylor to make a huge stop late to secure the victory.

 

5 Oregon 58, Arizona 31.

Love Ka’Deem Carey. Don’t like the rest of Arizona’s team. Plus, they just lost at home to Washington State. No team that loses at home to Washington State will beat Oregon.

 

7 Clemson 51, The Citadel 17.

Tajh Boyd has a huge day in preparation for next week’s game against South Carolina.

 

8 Missouri 31, 24 Ole Miss 27.

A sneaky good game on ESPN at 7:45 p.m. ET, this match-up is pretty darn even. Missouri gets James Franklin back at quarterback, but how effective will he be? Ole Miss has been hot of late, and they’ve got the home crowd. One loss and Missouri is out of the SEC Championship. Something tells me Gary Pinkel will have his team ready to play.

 

9 Stanford 41, California 14.

This Cal team is dreadful. Just absolutely horrendous. Stanford will pound this one away to an easy win.

 

11 South Carolina 48, Coastal Carolina 10.

Another SEC-FCS match-up. Naturally, the SEC will come away victorious.

 

12 Texas A&M 48, 22 LSU 34.

14 points is my pick, and I think it might be bigger. Obviously, the question mark is Texas A&M’s defense. They’re pretty terrible, but LSU has had its issues on that side of the ball as well. I think Johnny Manziel plays the best game of his career and stuns Tiger Stadium into silence.

 

13 Michigan State 20, Northwestern 14.

This one smells like an upset. Northwestern has had some pretty rotten luck the last few weeks. I think this one will be a battle, and the Spartans will struggle early because it’s a noon kick and for some reason, the Wildcats play pretty well in noon games. Still, Michigan State’s defense IS the best in America…

 

14 UCLA 40, 17 Arizona State 35.

VERY even game. Brett Hundley vs. Taylor Kelly will be compelling. However, in games like this, I lean with the home team.

 

15 Fresno State 49, New Mexico 13. 

Next, please.

 

19 Wisconsin 34, 25 Minnesota 20

Minnesota is the feel-good story of the year. This team has been through the ringer, and they are better because of it. However, this vastly underrated Wisconsin team has something to prove. Nobody runs the ball like this Badgers team, and I love what the defense has done the last few weeks. In the end, the Gophers just won’t be able to keep up.

 

Kansas State 31, 20 Oklahoma 23.

Kansas State is probably the hottest team in the Big 12, other than Baylor. Daniel Sams and Jake Waters are doing very well in this two-quarterback system, and Sams has been running like crazy this year too. The difference, though, is the poor play of Oklahoma. Guys, this isn’t a very good team. Spencer Tillman said that in the preseason, and we’re finally seeing it now.

 

21 Louisville 41, Memphis 21.

Memphis has turned things around this year, but not enough so to stop Teddy Bridgewater. Now, Louisville just needs UCF to lose.

 

23 USC 32, Colorado 20.

32? Yeah, it’s a weird score. I needed to throw one in somewhere. USC might suffer a bit of a hangover, and Colorado has improved, but the Trojans will be too much late.

 

Other Important Games

Duke 37, Wake Forest 24.

The dream season will continue. I LOVE this Duke team, especially the running attack. The Blue Devils are for real, and this game will set up the huge match-up against rival North Carolina for the right to go the ACC Championship. Yes, the ACC CHAMPIONSHIP.

 

Tennessee 30, Vanderbilt 28.

This one will be close, and Vanderbilt has played very well in November, but Tennessee wants and needs this one more. I like Rajon Neal, and I think Tennessee wins this one with a late field goal.

 

Samford 34, Elon 14.

I’ll be in attendance for this one to see my dad’s alma mater attempting to win a share of the Southern Conference title. The FCS Playoff automatic bid conversation is a bit more dicey, but one game at a time.

 

We’ll Be Back Thursday!


Thursday marks the end of our three week hiatus. Tune in this week for more of your favorite sports stories, opinions, and interviews take place as “Co-Host Month” gets going!

Bracketology 3/8


After Thursday night’s games, here is my fully updated. It was tough to pick the last few teams to put in because, honestly, there aren’t a lot of tournament teams in the lower part of the bracket. Here we go…

 

West

1 Gonzaga

16 Charleston Southern/Southern

8 San Diego State

9 Minnesota

5 Butler

12 Iowa State/Tennessee

4 Syracuse

13 Bucknell

6 North Carolina

11 La Salle

3 Michigan State

14 South Dakota State

7 UCLA

10 Creighton

2 Georgetown

15 Stony Brook

 

Midwest

1 Indiana

16 Northeastern

8 NC State

9 Colorado

5 Pittsburgh

12 Belmont

4 Kansas State

13 Davidson

6 Saint Louis

11 St. Mary’s

3 Miami (FL)

14 Stephen F. Austin

7 Colorado State

10 California

2 Louisville

15 Princeton

 

East

1 Duke

16 Mercer

8 Missouri

9 Wichita State

5 Oklahoma State

12 Middle Tennessee

4 Ohio State

13 Akron

6 Wisconsin

11 Villanova

3 Arizona

14 Montana

7 VCU

10 Cincinnati

2 New Mexico

15 Long Beach State

 

South

1 Kansas

16 Robert Morris/Norfolk State

8 Memphis

9 Illinois

5 UNLV

12 Ole Miss/Temple

4 Marquette

13 Louisiana Tech

6 Notre Dame

11 Boise State

3 Florida

14 Valparaiso

7 Oregon

10 Oklahoma

2 Michigan

15 Niagara

 

Last Four In: Iowa State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Temple

First Four Out: Virginia, Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor

Next Four Out: Kentucky, Stanford, Iowa, Arkansas

Bracketology Update 3/7


After Wednesday night’s games, here is my updated bracketology.

 

Number One Seeds

Gonzaga

Indiana

Kansas

Duke

Last Four In

Virginia

Villanova

Iowa State

Tennessee

First Four Out

Kentucky

Ole Miss

Alabama

Temple

Next Four Out

Iowa

Arkansas

Providence

Stanford

Bracketology Update 2/28


After last night’s games, here is my updated bracketology. The biggest loser was Arizona State, who couldn’t find a way to win in overtime at UCLA.

 

Games to Watch Tonight: Duke at Virginia, Utah at California, Missouri at South Carolina, Gonzaga at BYU

 

Number One Seeds

Indiana

Gonzaga

Duke

Kansas

Last Four In

Kentucky

Villanova

Tennessee

Baylor

First Four Out

Ole Miss

Arizona State

Temple

Alabama

Next Four Out

St. John’s

Boise State

Iowa

Southern Miss

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