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Insanely Early Bracketology

Posted by Zach on December 2, 2008

I did this by factoring in both performance so far this season AND what I expect from here on out. It’s too early to be looking at individual teams total templates after just three or so weeks, thus it seemed appropriate to wage future performance or expectation. This isn’t an exact science yet, really. Also, for the auto bids, it’s not necessarily who is winning, say, the Horizon now (Butler), but who I expect to prevail in the end (Cleveland State). Any mistakes I made, leave it in the comments.

Last Four In: Southern Cal, Maryland, UAB, Saint Mary’s
Last Four Out: California, West Virginia, UTEP, Virginia Tech
By Conference: Big East (8), ACC (7), Big Ten (6), Pac 10 (5), Big 12 (5), SEC (4), Atlantic 10 (2), Mountain West (2) Conference USA (2), West Coast (2)

Boston Regional
1. Connecticut vs. 16. Mount St. Mary’s
8. Washington State vs. 9. Kentucky
5. Baylor vs. 12. Nevada
4. Wake Forest vs. 13. Kent State
6. Kansas vs. 11. Southern Cal
3. Xavier vs. 14. Cleveland State
7. Clemson vs. 10. Arizona
2. Tennessee vs. 15. Oakland

Phoenix Regional
1. Pittsburgh vs. 16. Murray State
8. Davidson vs. 9. Illinois
5. Wisconsin vs. 12. UAB
4. Louisville vs. 13. Vermont
6. Villanova vs. 11. Maryland
3. Purdue vs. 14. Cornell
7. Marquette vs. 10. Michigan
2. Gonzaga vs. 15. Belmont

Indianapolis Regional

1. Duke vs. 16. Stephen F. Austin
8. Dayton vs. 9. BYU
5. Memphis vs. 12. VCU
4. Michigan State vs. 13. Western Kentucky
6. Arizona State vs. 11. Saint Mary’s
3. Texas vs. 14. Portland State
7. LSU vs. 10. Rhode Island
2. Notre Dame vs. 15. Liberty

Memphis Regional

1. North Carolina vs. 16. Hampton/Alabama State
8. Ohio State vs. 9. Florida State
5. Georgetown vs. 12. UNLV
4. UCLA vs. 13. Siena
6. Miami (FL) vs. 11. Missouri
3. Syracuse vs. 14. Navy
7. Florida vs. 10. Illinois State
2. Oklahoma vs. 15. Cal State Fullerton

3 Responses to “Insanely Early Bracketology”

  1. Zach said

    Pat- I set up a possible Marquette-Gonzaga 2nd round game just for you.

  2. Patrick said

    Ah, I would probably cry if that happened. Doesn’t matter, Gonzaga will be a one seed this year!!!!!!!!

  3. Zach said

    I considered it.

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