Jan 13 2019

Through games of SAT Jan 12

FIELD

CAPS = Projected AQ (best NET ranking in conference)

1 Duke, MICHIGAN, TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA
2 Kansas, Michigan State, GONZAGA, TEXAS TECH
3 North Carolina, Virginia Tech,  Oklahoma, NEVADA
4 MARQUETTE, Kentucky, Florida State, HOUSTON
5 Auburn, Maryland, BUFFALO, Wisconsin
6 NC State, Villanova, Indiana, Ole Miss
7 Nebraska, Ohio State, Seton Hall, Louisville
8 Iowa State, Purdue, Mississippi State, Iowa
9 Lsu, Texas, Minnesota, St. John’s
10 WASHINGTON, Kansas State, Tcu, Cincinnati
11 Arizona State, Butler, Arizona/Creighton, VCU
12 Temple/Florida,WOFFORD, MURRAY STATE, NORTH TEXAS
13 LIBERTY, HOFSTRA, YALE, LOYOLA-CHICAGO
14 RADFORD, TEXAS STATE, VERMONT , UC IRVINE
15 NEW MEXICO STATE, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, NORTHERN KENTUCKY, MONTANA
16, LEHIGH, TEXAS SOUTHERN , RIDER/ABILENE CHRISTIAN, WAGNER/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

 

BRACKET

(Final Four matchups: East vs. West / Midwest vs. South)

EAST – Washington DC

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(Columbia) FRI/SUN

1 Duke vs 16 Lehigh 8 Purdue vs 9 St. John’s

(San Jose) THU/SAT

4 Houston vs 13 Hofstra 5 Auburn vs 12 North Texas

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

3 Oklahoma vs 14 Texas State 6 Ole Miss vs 11 Arizona/Creighton

(Columbus) FRI/SUN

2 Michigan State vs 15 Northern Kentucky 7 Louisville vs 10 Kansas State

 

WEST – Anaheim

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(Hartford) THU/SAT

1 Virginia vs 16 Rider/Abilene Christian 8 Mississippi State vs 9 Minnesota

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

4 Marquette vs 13 Loyola-Chicago 5 Wisconsin vs 12 Temple/Florida

(San Jose) FRI/SUN

3 Nevada vs 14 UC Irvine 6 NC State vs 11 Arizona State

(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

2 Gonzaga vs 15 Montana 7 Seton Hall vs 10 TCU

 

SOUTH – Louisville

—————————————

(Columbus) FRI/SUN

1 Michigan vs 16 Wagner/North Carolina A&T 8 Iowa State vs 9 LSU

(Jacksonville) THU/SAT

4 Kentucky vs 13 Liberty 5 Buffalo vs 12 Wofford

(Jacksonville) THU/SAT

3 North Carolina vs 14 Radford 6 Indiana vs 11 Butler

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

2 Texas Tech vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Ohio State vs 10 Washington

 

MIDWEST – Kansas City

—————————————

(Columbia) FRI/SUN

1 Tennessee vs 16 Texas Southern 8 Iowa vs 9 Texas

(Salt Lake City) FRI/SUN

4 Florida State vs 13 Yale 5 Maryland vs 12 Murray State

(Hartford) THU/SAT

3 Virginia Tech vs 14 Vermont 6 Villanova vs 11 VCU

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

2 Kansas vs 15 South Dakota State 7 Nebraska vs 10 Cincinnati

 

 

 

 

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Jan 6 2019

Through games of SAT Jan 5

FIELD

CAPS = Projected AQ (best NET ranking in conference)

1 DUKE, MICHIGAN, TENNESSEE, Virginia
2 Kansas, Michigan State, GONZAGA, TEXAS TECH
3 North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, NEVADA
4 HOUSTON, Kentucky, MARQUETTE, Florida State
5 Indiana, Auburn, Ohio State, Wisconsin
6 NC State, Seton Hall, Mississippi State, Villanova
7 Nebraska, Iowa State, BUFFALO, Texas
8 Tcu, St. John’s, Purdue, Louisville
9 Creighton, Minnesota, Maryland, Lsu
10 WASHINGTON, VCU, Cincinnati, Ole Miss
11 Butler, Syracuse, Arizona State, Iowa/Arizona
12 Florida/Kansas State, NORTH TEXAS, MURRAY STATE, WOFFORD
13 LIPSCOMB, YALE, CHARLESTON, LOYOLA-CHICAGO
14 RADFORD, TEXAS STATE, UC IRVINE, VERMONT
15 NEW MEXICO STATE, MONTANA, NORTHERN KENTUCKY, TEXAS SOUTHERN
16 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, LEHIGH, WAGNER/RIDER, ABILENE CHRISTIAN/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

 

BRACKET

(Final Four matchups: East vs. West / Midwest vs. South)

EAST – Washington DC

—————————————

(Columbia) FRI/SUN

1 Duke vs 16 Lehigh 8 Purdue vs 9 Creighton

(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

4 Marquette vs 13 Yale 5 Auburn vs 12 North Texas

(San Jose) FRI/SUN

3 Nevada vs 14 UC Irvine 6 NC State vs 11 Butler

(Columbus) FRI/SUN

2 Michigan State vs 15 Northern Kentucky 7 Texas vs 10 Cincinnati

 

WEST – Anaheim

—————————————

(Jacksonville) THU/SAT

1 Virginia vs 16 Wagner/Abilene Christian 8 TCU vs 9 Maryland

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

4 Houston vs 13 Loyola-Chicago 5 Wisconsin vs 12 Florida/Kansas State

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

3 Oklahoma vs 14 Texas State 6 Mississippi State vs 11 Iowa/Arizona

(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

2 Gonzaga vs 15 Montana 7 Iowa State vs 10 VCU

 

SOUTH – Louisville

—————————————

(Columbus) FRI/SUN

1 Michigan vs 16 Rider/North Carolina A&T 8 St. John’s vs 9 LSU

(Hartford) THU/SAT

4 Kentucky vs 13 Charleston 5 Ohio State vs 12 Wofford

(Jacksonville) THU/SAT

3 North Carolina vs 14 Radford 6 Villanova vs 11 Arizona State

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

2 Texas Tech vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Buffalo vs 10 Ole Miss

 

MIDWEST – Kansas City

—————————————

(Columbia) FRI/SUN

1 Tennessee vs 16 South Dakota State 8 Louisville vs 9 Minnesota

(San Jose) FRI/SUN

4 Florida State vs 13 Lipscomb 5 Indiana vs 12 Murray State

(Hartford) THU/SAT

3 Virginia Tech vs 14 Vermont 6 Seton Hall vs 11 Syracuse

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

2 Kansas vs 15 Texas Southern 7 Nebraska vs 10 Washington

 

 

 

 

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2018 recap

 

2018 basketball recap

 

 

2018 PROJECTION RESULTS:

Number of teams correctly placed in field: 66 of 68

Number of teams correctly seeded: 38

Number of teams seeded within 1 seed line: 64

Other notes: I placed 17 teams into their exact spot in the bracket (seed and region).

2018 rank: T-111th out of 187 brackets in the Bracket Matrix

(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN ranked T-70th and Jerry Palm of CBS ranked T-78th.)

I am currently ranked 38th out of 127 “Bracket Veterans” in the Bracketologist Rankings at the Bracket Project.

(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN is ranked 68th and Jerry Palm of CBS is ranked 82nd.)

 

Selection Sunday March 11 2018 *FINAL*

***FINAL UPDATE***

FIELD

CAPS = AQ (with **) or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)

1 VIRGINIA**, VILLANOVA**, KANSAS**, Xavier
2 North Carolina, Duke, CINCINNATI, Purdue
3 Michigan State, Tennessee, ARIZONA**, MICHIGAN**
4 Auburn, West Virginia, Texas Tech, KENTUCKY**
5 Wichita State, GONZAGA**, Clemson, Ohio State
6 Houston, Arkansas, Florida, Tcu
7 Texas A&M, Miami (FL), Seton Hall, Nevada
8 Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Providence
9 NC State, Creighton, Alabama, Florida State
10 Butler, Ucla, Kansas State, Texas
11 St. Bonaventure/Oklahoma, Usc/Saint Mary’s, LOYOLA-CHI.**, DAVIDSON**
12 NEW MEXICO STATE**, SAN DIEGO STATE**, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE**, BUFFALO**
13 MURRAY STATE**, UNC GREENSBORO**, CHARLESTON**, MONTANA**
14 MARSHALL**, BUCKNELL**, PENN**, GEORGIA STATE**
15 STEPHEN F AUSTIN**,  WRIGHT STATE**, IONA**, UMBC**
16 CAL STATE FULLERTON**, LIPSCOMB**, RADFORD**/TEXAS SOUTHERN**, LIU BROOKLYN**/NC CENTRAL**

BRACKET

(Final Four matchups:  South vs. West / East vs. Midwest)

SOUTH – Atlanta

—————————————

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

1 Virginia vs 16 LIU Brooklyn/NC Central 8 Missouri vs 9 Creighton

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Texas Tech vs 13 Murray State 5 Ohio State vs 12 New Mexico State

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

3 Tennessee vs 14 Marshall 6 TCU vs 11 USC/Saint Mary’s

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

2 Cincinnati vs 15 Stephen F Austin 7 Miami-FL vs 10 Butler

 

EAST – Boston

—————————————

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 Radford/Texas Southern 8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Alabama

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 West Virginia vs 13 UNC Greensboro 5 Gonzaga vs 12 South Dakota State

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Michigan vs 14 Penn 6 Florida vs 11 St. Bonaventure/Oklahoma

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

2 North Carolina vs 15 UMBC 7 Seton Hall vs 10 UCLA

 

MIDWEST – Omaha

—————————————

(Wichita) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 Lipscomb 8 Providence vs 9 NC State

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Kentucky vs 13 Montana 5 Clemson vs 12 San Diego State

(Wichita) THU/SAT

3 Michigan State vs 14 Georgia State 6 Houston vs 11 Davidson

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

2 Duke vs 15 Iona 7 Texas A&M vs 10 Kansas State

 

WEST – Los Angeles

—————————————

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

1 Xavier vs 16 Cal St.-Fullerton 8 Rhode Island vs 9 Florida State

(Dallas) THU/SAT

4 Auburn vs 13 Charleston 5 Wichita State vs 12 Buffalo

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

3 Arizona vs 14 Bucknell 6 Arkansas vs 11 Loyola-Chi.

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Purdue vs 15 Wright State 7 Nevada vs 10 Texas

 

 

 

 

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Mar 8 2018

Through games of WED Mar 7

Next update: Selection Sunday afternoon

FIELD

CAPS = AQ (with **) or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)

1 VIRGINIA, VILLANOVA, Xavier, KANSAS
2 Duke, North Carolina, CINCINNATI, Purdue
3 Michigan State, AUBURN, Tennessee, MICHIGAN**
4 ARIZONA, Wichita State, Texas Tech, GONZAGA**
5 West Virginia, Clemson, Ohio State, Kentucky
6 Florida, Tcu, Texas A&M, Seton Hall
7 Houston, Miami (FL) Creighton, NEVADA
8 RHODE ISLAND, Arkansas,  Missouri, Virginia Tech
9 NC State, Butler, Florida State, St. Bonaventure
10 Oklahoma, Texas, Ucla, Kansas State
11 Saint Mary’s, Usc, Providence/Arizona State, Syracuse/Marquette
12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE, LOYOLA-CHI.**, NEW MEXICO STATE, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE**
13 BUFFALO, MURRAY STATE**, VERMONT, UNC GREENSBORO**
14 CHARLESTON**, UL LAFAYETTE, BUCKNELL**, MONTANA
15 WRIGHT STATE**, IONA**, UC DAVIS, LIPSCOMB**
16 HARVARD, STEPHEN F AUSTIN, RADFORD**/PRAIRIE VIEW, SAVANNAH STATE/LIU BROOKLYN**

 

BRACKET

(Final Four matchups:  South vs. West / East vs. Midwest)

SOUTH – Atlanta

—————————————

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

1 Virginia vs 16 LIU Brooklyn/Savannah State 8 Arkansas vs 9 St Bonaventure

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Texas Tech vs 13 UNC Greensboro 5 Ohio State vs 12 Middle Tennessee

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Auburn vs 14 UL Lafayette 6 TCU vs 11 Syracuse/Marquette

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Cincinnati vs 15 Wright State 7 Nevada vs 10 UCLA

 

EAST – Boston

—————————————

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 Radford/Prairie View 8 Missouri vs 9 NC State

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Gonzaga vs 13 Vermont 5 West Virginia vs 12 Loyola-Chi.

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Michigan vs 14 Bucknell 6 Texas A&M vs 11 St. Mary’s

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

2 Duke vs 15 Lipscomb 7 Creighton vs 10 Oklahoma

 

MIDWEST – Omaha

—————————————

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

1 Xavier vs 16 Harvard 8 Rhode Island vs 9 Florida State

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Wichita State vs 13 Buffalo 5 Kentucky vs 12 South Dakota State

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

3 Michigan State vs 14 Charleston 6 Florida vs 11 Providence/Arizona State

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

2 North Carolina vs 15 Iona 7 Houston vs 10 Kansas State

 

WEST – Los Angeles

—————————————

(Wichita) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 Stephen F Austin 8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Butler

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Arizona vs 13 Murray State 5 Clemson vs 12 New Mexico State

(Wichita) THU/SAT

3 Tennessee vs 14 Montana 6 Seton Hall vs 11 USC

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Purdue vs 15 UC Davis 7 Miami (FL) vs 10 Texas

 

 

 

 

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Mar 4 2018

Through games of SAT Mar 3

Next update: Thursday morning, March 8

FIELD

CAPS = AQ (with **) or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)

1 VIRGINIA, VILLANOVA, Xavier, KANSAS
2 PURDUE, Duke, AUBURN, Michigan State
3 CINCINNATI, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wichita State
4 ARIZONA, Texas Tech, Michigan, GONZAGA
5 West Virginia, Clemson, Ohio State, Kentucky
6 Florida, Tcu, Texas A&M, Seton Hall
7 Houston, Miami (FL) Creighton, NEVADA
8 RHODE ISLAND, Arkansas,  Missouri, Oklahoma
9 Saint Mary’s, NC State, Virginia Tech, Florida State
10 St. Bonaventure, Butler, Texas, Arizona State
11 Ucla, Kansas State, Usc/Providence, Syracuse/Marquette
12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE, LOYOLA-CHI., NEW MEXICO STATE, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
13 BUFFALO, MURRAY STATE**, VERMONT, NORTHEASTERN
14 UL LAFAYETTE, UNC GREENSBORO, MONTANA, BUCKNELL
15 WRIGHT STATE, IONA, UC DAVIS, HARVARD
16 WAGNER, LIPSCOMB, STEPHEN F AUSTIN/SAVANNAH STATE, RADFORD/PRAIRIE VIEW

 

BRACKET

(Final Four matchups:  South vs. West / East vs. Midwest)

SOUTH – Atlanta

—————————————

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

1 Virginia vs 16 Radford/Prairie View 8 Oklahoma vs 9 NC State

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Gonzaga vs 13 Northeastern 5 Ohio State vs 12 Middle Tennessee

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

3 Cincinnati vs 14 Bucknell 6 Florida vs 11 Syracuse/Marquette

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

2 Auburn vs 15 Iona 7 Nevada vs 10 Texas

 

EAST – Boston

—————————————

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 Stephen F Austin/Savannah State 8 Missouri vs 9 Virginia Tech

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Michigan vs 13 Vermont 5 West Virginia vs 12 South Dakota State

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Tennessee vs 14 UL Lafayette 6 Seton Hall vs 11 UCLA

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

2 Duke vs 15 Harvard 7 Houston vs St Bonaventure

 

MIDWEST – Omaha

—————————————

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

1 Xavier vs 16 Wagner 8 Arkansas vs 9 Saint Mary’s

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Texas Tech vs 13 Buffalo 5 Clemson vs 12 Loyola-Chi.

(Wichita) THU/SAT

3 North Carolina vs 14 UNC Greensboro 6 TCU vs 11 USC/Providence

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Purdue vs 15 Wright State 7 Miami-FL vs 10 Butler

 

WEST – Los Angeles

—————————————

(Wichita) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 Lipscomb 8 Rhode Island vs 9 Florida State

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Arizona vs 13 Murray State 5 Kentucky vs 12 New Mexico State

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Wichita State vs 14 Montana 6 Texas A&M vs 11 Kansas State

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Michigan State vs 15 UC Davis 7 Creighton vs 10 Arizona State

 

 

 

 

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Feb 25 2018

Through games of SAT Feb 24

FIELD

CAPS = projected AQ (determined by best RPI in conference)

1 VIRGINIA, KANSAS, Villanova, XAVIER
2 Duke, AUBURN, Michigan State, PURDUE
3 North Carolina, CINCINNATI, Tennessee, Clemson
4 Texas Tech, GONZAGA, ARIZONA, Ohio State
5 Wichita State, West Virginia, RHODE ISLAND, Kentucky
6 Michigan, Seton Hall, Tcu, NEVADA
7 Texas A&M, Florida State, Creighton, Oklahoma
8 Florida, Miami (FL), Arkansas, Houston
9 Saint Mary’s, Arizona State, Butler, Alabama
10 NC State, Missouri, Texas, Usc
11 St. Bonaventure, Virginia Tech, Providence/Kansas State, Ucla/Louisville
12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE, LOYOLA-CHI., NEW MEXICO STATE, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
13 UL LAFAYETTE, BUFFALO, VERMONT, NORTHEASTERN
14 UNC GRFEENSBORO, MURRAY STATE, RIDER, MONTANA
15 BUCKNELL, UC SANTA BARBARA, NORTHERN KENTUCKY, HARVARD
16 WAGNER, LIPSCOMB, UNC ASHEVILLE/SAVANNAH STATE, NICHOLLS ST./PRAIRIE VIEW

 

BRACKET

(Final Four matchups:  South vs. West / Midwest vs East)

SOUTH – Atlanta

—————————————

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

1 Virginia vs 16 Nicholls St/Prairie View 8 Florida vs 9 Butler

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Arizona vs 13 UL Lafayette 5 Rhode Island vs 12 Middle Tennessee

(Wichita) THU/SAT

3 Cincinnati vs 14 Montana 6 TCU vs 11 UCLA/Louisville

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

2 Auburn vs 15 Bucknell 7 Creighton vs 10 NC State

 

MIDWEST – Omaha

—————————————

(Wichita) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 UNC Asheville/Savannah State 8 Arkansas vs 9 Arizona State

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Gonzaga vs 13 Vermont 5 Wichita State vs 12 Loyola-Chi.

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Clemson vs 14 Murray State 6 Seton Hall vs 11 St.Bonaventure

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Michigan State vs 15 Northern Kentucky 7 Texas A&M vs 10 Texas

 

EAST – Boston

—————————————

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 Lipscomb 8 Miami (FL) vs 9 Alabama

(Boise) THU/SAT

4 Ohio State vs 13 Buffalo 5 West Virginia vs 12 South Dakota State

(Dallas) THU/SAT

3 Tennessee vs 14 Rider 6 Michigan vs 11 Virginia Tech

(Charlotte) FRI/SUN

2 Duke vs 15 Harvard 7 Oklahoma vs 10 USC

 

WEST – Los Angeles

—————————————

(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT

1 Xavier vs 16 Wagner 8 Houston vs 9 Saint Mary’s

(San Diego) FRI/SUN

4 Texas Tech vs 13 Northeastern 5 Kentucky vs 12 New Mexico State

(Nashville) FRI/SUN

3 North Carolina vs 14 UNC Greensboro 6 Nevada vs 11 Providence/Kansas State

(Detroit) FRI/SUN

2 Purdue vs 15 UC Santa Barbara 7 Florida State vs 10 Missouri

 

 

 

 

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