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Bracketology 3/9/15


After the final weekend of the regular season, it’s time for championship week. I’ll be in Nashville working at the SEC Basketball Tournament, but I’ll have my eye on what’s going on around the country. My next bracket will be posted on Thursday night, with some bubble updates coming every day. The final bracket will be posted on Saturday night. Here’s my updated Bracketology!

 

Midwest Regional

1 Kentucky

16 Montana/Lafayette

 

8 Iowa

9 Oregon

 

5 North Carolina

12 Texas/Indiana

 

4 West Virginia

13 Central Michigan

 

6 Providence

11 Boise State

 

3 Notre Dame

14 William & Mary

 

7 Ohio State

10 Davidson

 

2 Kansas

15 New Mexico State

 

West Regional

1 Villanova

16 North Florida

 

8 San Diego State

9 Dayton

 

5 Utah

12 Wofford

 

4 Louisville

13 Yale

 

6 SMU

11 Purdue

 

3 Iowa State

14 UC Davis

 

7 St. John’s

10 LSU

 

2 Wisconsin

15 St. Francis (NY)

 

South Regional

1 Duke

16 Texas Southern

 

8 Xavier

9 Colorado State

 

5 Arkansas

12 Stephen F. Austin

 

4 Northern Iowa

13 Valaparaiso

 

6 Butler

11 Ole Miss

 

3 Maryland

14 Georgia State

 

7 VCU

10 Oklahoma State

 

2 Arizona

15 Belmont

 

East Regional

1 Virginia

16 Coastal Carolina/Albany

 

8 Georgia

9 Cincinnati

 

5 Wichita State

12 Louisiana Tech

 

4 Baylor

13 Iona

 

6 Georgetown

11 Temple/Texas A&M

 

3 Oklahoma

14 NC-Central

 

7 Michigan State

10 NC State

 

2 Gonzaga

15 South Dakota State

 

Last Four In: Texas, Temple, Indiana, Texas A&M

First Four Out: BYU, Miami (FL), Tulsa, UCLA

Next Four Out: Illinois, Stanford, Murray State, Richmond

Bracketology 3/3/15


It’s bracket day! Once again, Boise State and Davidson get automatic bids because they own their respective conferences’ tiebreaker scenario. Here’s the updated bracket!

 

Midwest Regional

1 Kentucky

16 Texas Southern/Bucknell

 

8 San Diego State

9 Dayton

 

5 North Carolina

12 Louisiana Tech

 

4 Wichita State

13 Stephen F. Austin

 

6 Providence

11 Tulsa

 

3 Notre Dame

14 Toledo

 

7 VCU

10 Ole Miss

 

2 Kansas

15 South Dakota State

 

West Regional

1 Villanova

16 New Mexico State

 

8 Iowa

9 Colorado State

 

5 Arkansas

12 Murray State

 

4 Louisville

13 Harvard

 

6 SMU

11 NC State/Oregon

 

3 Baylor

14 UC Davis

 

7 Xavier

10 Texas A&M

 

2 Wisconsin

15 Charleston Southern

 

South

1 Duke

16 Albany

 

8 Michigan State

9 LSU

 

5 Butler

12 Davidson

 

4 Oklahoma

13 Valparaiso

 

6 West Virginia

11 Boise State

 

3 Maryland

14 William & Mary

 

7 St. John’s

10 Oklahoma State

 

2 Arizona

15 Sacramento State

 

East Regional

1 Virginia

16 St. Francis (NY)/North Florida

 

8 Georgia

9 Indiana

 

5 Northern Iowa

12 Wofford

 

4 Utah

13 Iona

 

6 Georgetown

11 Temple/Purdue

 

3 Iowa State

14 NC-Central

 

7 Ohio State

10 Cincinnati

 

2 Gonzaga

15 Georgia Southern

 

Last Four In: NC State, Oregon, Temple, Purdue

First Four Out: BYU, Texas, UCLA, Illinois

Next Four Out: Stanford, Miami (FL), Rhode Island, Pittsburgh

Bracketology 3/1/15


What a Saturday! This bracket was easily my toughest to make, thanks to some conference craziness. Two teams squarely on the bubble, Davidson and Boise State, currently lead their conferences based on the tiebreaker scenarios for the A-10 and Mountain West, respectively. Therefore, since I put in all of the conference leaders as the automatic qualifiers, Davidson and Boise State are in my field as AQs. That ruffled things up a little bit. Also, after re-evaluating Temple, I realized that there really isn’t much to their resume. They’re not in the play-in game. Also, after their big win over Gonzaga, BYU has slipped in as my last team in just ahead of Stanford and UCLA, who dropped out. However, should Stanford top Oregon tonight, that might cause another shift. Here’s the full updated bracket:

 

Midwest Regional

1 Kentucky

16 St. Francis (NY)/New Mexico State

 

8 Iowa

9 San Diego State

 

5 North Carolina

12 Louisiana Tech

 

4 Utah

13 Harvard

 

6 Providence

11 Purdue/Oregon

 

3 Notre Dame

14 Toledo

 

7 Ohio State

10 Cincinnati

 

2 Kansas

15 South Dakota State

 

West Regional

1 Villanova

16 North Florida

 

8 Colorado State

9 Dayton

 

5 Arkansas

12 Davidson

 

4 Louisville

13 Iona

 

6 SMU

11 NC State

 

3 Oklahoma

14 NC-Central

 

7 Xavier

10 Ole Miss

 

2 Wisconsin

15 Charleston Southern

 

South Regional

1 Duke

16 Albany

 

8 Georgia

9 St. John’s

 

5 Northern Iowa

12 Murray State

 

4 Iowa State

13 Valparaiso

 

6 West Virginia

11 Boise State

 

3 Maryland

14 William & Mary

 

7 VCU

10 Oklahoma State

 

2 Gonzaga

15 Sacramento State

 

East Regional

1 Virginia

16 Texas Southern/Bucknell

 

8 Michigan State

9 LSU

 

5 Butler

12 Wofford

 

4 Wichita State

13 Stephen F. Austin

 

6 Georgetown

11 Temple/BYU

 

3 Baylor

14 UC Davis

 

7 Indiana

10 Texas A&M

 

2 Arizona

15 Georgia Southern

 

Last Four In: Purdue, Oregon, Temple, BYU

First Four Out: UCLA, Stanford, Texas, Tulsa

Next Four Out: Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Miami (FL), Kansas State