Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 29/preseason

FIELD

CAPS = AQ or projected AQ
ITALICS = projected opening round participant

1 NORTH CAROLINA, MARYLAND, KENTUCKY, KANSAS
2 Iowa State, Michigan State, Villanova, Duke
3 Michigan, Virginia, CALIFORNIA, GONZAGA
4 WICHITA STATE, Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana
5 Georgetown, Wisconsin, Baylor, Miami (FL)
6 SMU, Xavier, Purdue, Lsu
7 Butler, Ucla, Notre Dame, Texas A&M
8 Cincinnati, N.C. State, VCU, SAN DIEGO STATE
9 Ohio State, Texas, Utah, Vanderbilt
10 Connecticut, Louisville, Rhode Island, Boise State
11 Dayton, Oregon, Florida, Florida State/Unlv
12 Providence/Illinois State, UAB, HARVARD, IONA
13 OAKLAND, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, BELMONT, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
14 UC IRVINE, HOFSTRA, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, ROBERT MORRIS
15 CHATTANOOGA, GEORGIA STATE, COASTAL CAROLINA, MONTANA
16 NORFOLK STATE, STONY BROOK, NJIT/TEXAS SOUTHERN, NEW MEXICO STATE/LEHIGH

BRACKET

// = moved up from true seed
\\ = moved down from true seed

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

SOUTH – Louisville
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(Raleigh) THU/SAT
1 NORTH CAROLINA vs 16 NJIT/TEXAS SOUTHERN 8 Cincinnati vs 9 Ohio State
(Denver) THU/SAT
4 Arizona vs 13 BELMONT 5 Wisconsin vs 12 IONA
(Providence) THU/SAT
3 Michigan vs 14 HOFSTRA 6 Xavier vs 11 Florida State/UNLV
(St. Louis) FRI/SUN
2 Iowa State vs 15 MONTANA 7 Texas A&M vs 10 Louisville

EAST – Philadelphia
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(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN
1 MARYLAND vs 16 NORFOLK STATE 8 VCU vs 9 Texas
(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN
4 Oklahoma vs 13 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 5 Miami (FL) vs 12 Providence/Illinois State
(Providence) THU/SAT
3 Virginia vs 14 ROBERT MORRIS 6 Purdue vs 11 Florida
(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN
2 VILLANOVA vs 15 COASTAL CAROLINA 7 UCLA vs 10 Rhode Island

MIDWEST – Chicago
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(St. Louis) FRI/SUN
1 KENTUCKY vs 16 NEW MEXICO STATE/LEHIGH 8 N.C. State vs 9 Utah
(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN
4 WICHITA STATE vs 13 OAKLAND 5 Baylor vs 12 UAB
(Spokane) FRI/SUN
3 GONZAGA vs 14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 6 SMU vs 11 Oregon
(Des Moines) THU/SAT
2 Michigan State vs 15 CHATTANOOGA 7 Notre Dame vs 10 Boise State

WEST – Anaheim
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(Des Moines) THU/SAT
1 KANSAS vs 16 STONY BROOK 8 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 9 Vanderbilt
(Denver) THU/SAT
4 Indiana vs 13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 5 Georgetown vs 12 HARVARD
(Spokane) FRI/SUN
3 CALIFORNIA vs 14 UC IRVINE 6 LSU vs 11 Dayton
(Raleigh) THU/SAT
2 Duke vs 15 GEORGIA STATE 7 Butler vs 10 Connecticut

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2015 basketball recap

Better late than never….

2015 PROJECTION RESULTS:
Number of teams correctly placed in field: 66 of 68
Number of teams correctly seeded: 36
Number of teams seeded at least within 1 seed line: 64
2015 rank: T-41st out of 136 brackets in the Bracket Matrix
(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN ranked 4th and Jerry Palm of CBS ranked T-65th.)
I am currently ranked T-17th out of 89 “Bracket Veterans” in the Bracketologist Rankings at the Bracket Project.
(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN is ranked 36th and Jerry Palm of CBS is ranked 56th. )

My full bracketology archive is available upon request.

It is possible that I will do a 2016 preseason projection at some point later this spring or summer.

Baseball recap

Not a bad effort for my first attempt at NCAA Baseball bracketology.
Missed 1 national seed. I had Texas A&M instead of TCU.
Selected 62 of 64 teams. I had North Carolina and Georgia Tech instead of Oregon and Clemson.
Seeded 55 of those 62 teams correctly.
Placed 15 of 48 teams into the correct regional.
Lined up 6 of 8 super regional pairings correctly. Switching the Houston regional and the Dallas Baptist regional would have given me all 8.