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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

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Preseason Bracketology

Posted by Zach on November 4, 2008

Channeling my inner Joe Lunardi here as we gear up for the season:

Note: conference champion in bold

16 seeds- Jackson State, Morgan State, Radford, Stephen F. Austin, Mount St. Mary’s

15 seeds- Tennessee-Martin, Cornell, Cal State Northridge, American

14 seeds– South Alabama, Portland State, Oakland, Belmont

13 seeds- Vermont, Cleveland State, Providence, VCU

12 seeds- San Diego State, Temple, UTEP, Southern Illinois

11 seeds- Kent State, Nevada, Arizona, Alabama

10 seeds- Xavier, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, LSU

9 seeds- UAB, Ohio State, Creighton, BYU

8 seeds- Siena, San Diego, Villanova, Kansas

7 seeds- Davidson, UNLV, Syracuse, Kentucky

6 seeds- Wisconsin, Florida, Georgetown, Saint Mary’s

5 seeds- Marquette, Miami (FL), Baylor, Memphis

4 seeds- Arizona State, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Southern Cal

3 seeds- Duke, Pittsburgh, Texas, Gonzaga

2 seeds- Michigan State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Oklahoma

1 seeds- North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisville, UCLA

Last Teams In: Providence, Alabama, Temple, UTEP

Last Teams Out: Texas A&M, Washington, Massachusetts, Missouri

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