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2017 Basketball recap

And now, my 2017 basketball recap:

 

2017 PROJECTION RESULTS:

Number of teams correctly placed in field: 68 of 68

Number of teams correctly seeded: 46

Number of teams seeded within 1 seed line: 61

Other notes: I placed 20 teams into their exact spot in the bracket (seed and region), and had 6 of the 32 first round matchups predicted correctly.

2017 rank: T-3rd out of 174 brackets in the Bracket Matrix

(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN ranked T-134th and Jerry Palm of CBS ranked T-131st.)

I am currently ranked 18th out of 113 “Bracket Veterans” in the Bracketologist Rankings at the Bracket Project.

(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN is ranked 40th and Jerry Palm of CBS is ranked 82nd.)

2016 Basketball recap

Due to unknown circumstances, I never posted my 2016 basketball recap. So here it is:

 

2016 PROJECTION RESULTS:

Number of teams correctly placed in field: 65 of 68

Number of teams correctly seeded: 32

Number of teams seeded within 1 seed line: 62

2016 rank: T-84th out of 144 brackets in the Bracket Matrix

(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN ranked 72nd and Jerry Palm of CBS ranked 54th.)

I am currently ranked 10th out of 88 “Bracket Veterans” in the Bracketologist Rankings at the Bracket Project.

(For reference, Joe Lunardi of ESPN is ranked 22nd and Jerry Palm of CBS is ranked 61st.)

2017 Baseball projection recap

My 3rd attempt at NCAA Baseball bracketology:
Correct on all 8 national seeds.
Selected 61 of 64 teams. I had South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Miami (FL) in instead of Texas A&M, St. John’s, and UCLA.
Seeded 54 of those 61 teams correctly.
Placed 19 of 48 teams into the correct regional.

Baseball 2017

This is for fun as I do not follow college baseball.

Last 4 in: Miami (FL), Missouri St., Nebraska, Maryland
First 4 out: St. John’s, Texas A&M, McNeese St., UConn

National seeds:
1 Oregon State, 2 LSU, 3 North Carolina, 4 Florida, 5 Louisville, 6 Texas Tech, 7 TCU, 8 Stanford

Bracket
1 (1) Oregon State 4 Holy Cross 2 SE Louisiana 3 BYU

1 Wake Forest 4 Tennessee Tech 2 West Virginia 3 Maryland

1 (8) Stanford 4 Sacramento St. 2 Virginia 3 Cal St.-Fullerton
1 Long Beach State 4 San Diego State 2 Arizona 3 Iowa

1 (4) Florida 4 Central Connecticut St. 2 UCF 3 Miami (FL)
1 Florida State 4 Bethune-Cookman 2 South Florida 3 Auburn

1 (5) Louisville 4 Radford 2 Vanderbilt 3 Xavier
1 Kentucky 4 Ohio 2 Indiana 3 Oklahoma State

1 (3) North Carolina 4 UNC Greensboro 2 Michigan 3 Ole Miss
1 Arkansas 4 Oral Roberts 2 Oklahoma 3 Missouri State

1 (6) Texas Tech 4 Delaware 2 Florida Gulf Coast 3 Rice
1 Clemson 4 Davidson 2 South Carolina 3 Yale

1 (2) LSU 4 Texas Southern 2 Baylor 3 Nebraska
1 Southern Miss 4 Marist 2 Mississippi State 3 South Alabama

1 (7) TCU 4 UMBC 2 N.C. State 3 Dallas Baptist
1 Houston 4 Illinois-Chicago 2 Texas 3 Sam Houston State

Selection Sunday March 12 FINAL

**FINAL UPDATE**

Also considered: Syracuse, Illinois State

FIELD

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

1 VILLANOVA**, Kansas, North Carolina, GONZAGA**
2 DUKE**, ARIZONA**, KENTUCKY**, Oregon
3 Ucla, Baylor, Louisville, Florida State
4 Florida, Butler, West Virginia, CINCINNATI
5 IOWA STATE**, Notre Dame, Purdue, Virginia
6 Smu, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Creighton
7 MICHIGAN, Maryland, Saint Mary’s, Miami (FL)
8 Oklahoma State , Arkansas , WICHITA STATE**, Northwestern
9 South Carolina, Virginia Tech , Seton Hall, Dayton
10 Vcu, Michigan State, Xavier, Marquette
11 Providence, RHODE ISLAND**, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE**, Vanderbilt/Wake Forest
12 Kansas State/Southern California, NEVADA**, UNC WILMINGTON**, PRINCETON**
13 VERMONT**, EAST TENNESSEE STATE**, BUCKNELL**, WINTHROP**
14 NEW MEXICO STATE**, FLORIDA GULF COAST**, IONA**, NORTHERN KENTUCKY**
15 KENT STATE**, TEXAS SOUTHERN**, NORTH DAKOTA**, TROY**
16 MOUNT ST. MARY’S**, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE**, JACKSONVILLE STATE**/NEW ORLEANS**, UC DAVIS**/NC CENTRAL**

BRACKET

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

EAST – New York

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(Buffalo) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 UC Davis/NC Central 8 Northwestern vs 9 Virginia Tech

(Orlando) THU/SAT

4 Florida vs 13 East Tennessee State 5 Iowa State vs 12 UNC Wilmington

(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN

3 Louisville vs 14 Northern Kentucky 6 Wisconsin vs 11 Vanderbilt/Wake Forest

(Sacramento) FRI/SUN

2 Oregon vs 15 Texas Southern 7 Saint Mary’s vs 10 Michigan State

 

MIDWEST – Kansas City

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(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

1 Kansas vs 16 Jacksonville State/New Orleans 8 Wichita State vs 9 Seton Hall

(Milwaukee) THU/SAT

4 Cincinnati vs 13 Bucknell 5 Notre Dame vs 12 Nevada

(Sacramento) FRI/SUN

3 UCLA vs 14 New Mexico State 6 Creighton vs 11 Middle Tennessee State

(Greenville) FRI/SUN

2 Duke vs 15 Troy 7 Maryland vs 10 VCU

 

 

SOUTH – Memphis

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(Greenville) FRI/SUN

1 North Carolina vs 16 Mount St. Mary’s 8 Oklahoma State vs 9 South Carolina

(Milwaukee) THU/SAT

4 Butler vs 13 Winthrop 5 Purdue vs 12 Kansas State/ Southern California

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

3 Baylor vs 14 Iona 6 SMU vs 11 Rhode Island

(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN

2 Kentucky vs 15 Kent State 7 Michigan vs 10 Xavier

 

WEST – San Jose

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(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

1 Gonzaga vs 16 South Dakota State 8 Arkansas vs 9 Dayton

(Buffalo) THU/SAT

4 West Virginia vs 13 Vermont 5 Virginia vs 12 Princeton

(Orlando) THU/SAT

3 Florida State vs 14 Florida Gulf Coast 6 Minnesota vs 11 Providence

(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

2 Arizona vs 15 North Dakota 7 Miami (FL) vs 10 Marquette

 

 

 

 

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CHECK OUT THE BRACKET PROJECT BRACKET MATRIX AT www.bracketmatrix.com AND THE BRACKET PROJECT AT http://bracketproject.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 9 2017

Through games of WED MAR 8

(next update: Sunday Mar 12)

FIELD

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

1 KANSAS, VILLANOVA, North Carolina, GONZAGA**
2 OREGON, Baylor, LOUISVILLE, Ucla
3 Kentucky, Arizona, Florida State , Duke
4 FLORIDA, Butler, PURDUE, West Virginia
5 Virginia, CINCINNATI, Notre Dame, Minnesota
6 Maryland, Smu, Saint Mary’s, Iowa State
7 Wisconsin, Miami (FL), Creighton , Oklahoma State
8 South Carolina, DAYTON, WICHITA STATE**, Virginia Tech
9 Seton Hall, Michigan, Marquette, Northwestern
10 Vcu, Arkansas , Michigan State, Xavier
11 Providence, Southern California, Wake Forest/Vanderbilt, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
12 Kansas State/Rhode Island, UNC WILMINGTON**, NEVADA, UT ARLINGTON
13 VERMONT, PRINCETON, EAST TENNESSEE STATE**, BUCKNELL**
14 AKRON, WINTHROP**, FLORIDA GULF COAST**, IONA**
15 NEW MEXICO STATE, NORTHERN KENTUCKY** , UC IRVINE , TEXAS SOUTHERN
16 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE**, EASTERN WASHINGTON, MOUNT ST. MARY’S**/JACKSONVILLE STATE**, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI/NC CENTRAL

Also considered: Syracuse, Illinois State, Iowa, Illinois, California

BRACKET

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

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

MIDWEST – Kansas City

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(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

1 Kansas vs 16 South Dakota State 8 Wichita State vs 9 Northwestern

(Milwaukee) THU/SAT

4 Butler vs 13 Princeton 5 Minnesota vs 12 Nevada

(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

3 Arizona vs 14 Iona 6 Saint Mary’s vs 11 Middle Tennessee State

(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN

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

 

EAST – New York

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(Buffalo) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi/NC Central 8 Dayton vs 9 Michigan

(Orlando) THU/SAT

4 Florida vs 13 East Tennessee State 5 Virginia vs 12 UNC Wilmington

(Orlando) THU/SAT

3 Florida State vs 14 Winthrop 6 Iowa State vs 11 Providence

(Sacramento) FRI/SUN

2 UCLA vs 15 Texas Southern 7 Wisconsin vs 10 VCU

 

SOUTH – Memphis

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(Greenville) FRI/SUN

1 North Carolina vs 16 Mount St. Mary’s/Jacksonville State 8 South Carolina vs 9 Marquette

(Milwaukee) THU/SAT

4 Purdue vs 13 Bucknell 5 Cincinnati vs 12 Wake Forest/Vanderbilt (\\)

(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN

3 Kentucky vs 14 Akron 6 Maryland vs 11 Southern California

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

2 Baylor vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Miami (FL) vs 10 Xavier

 

WEST – San Jose

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(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

1 Gonzaga vs 16 Eastern Washington 8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Seton Hall

(Buffalo) THU/SAT

4 West Virginia vs 13 Vermont 5 Notre Dame vs 12 UT Arlington

(Greenville) FRI/SUN

3 Duke vs 14 Florida Gulf Coast 6 SMU vs 11 Kansas State/Rhode Island (//)

(Sacramento) FRI/SUN

2 Oregon vs 15 UC Irvine 7 Creighton vs 10 Arkansas

 

 

 

 

e-mail: potts316 at yahoo dot com
twitter: https://twitter.com/james_hintz
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CHECK OUT THE BRACKET PROJECT BRACKET MATRIX AT www.bracketmatrix.com AND THE BRACKET PROJECT AT http://bracketproject.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

Mar 5 2017

Through games of SAT MAR 4

(next update: Thursday morning Mar 9)

FIELD

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

1 KANSAS, VILLANOVA, North Carolina, GONZAGA
2 OREGON, Baylor, LOUISVILLE, Ucla
3 Kentucky, Arizona, Florida State , Duke
4 FLORIDA, Butler, West Virginia, Duke, Purdue
5 Virginia, MINNESOTA, CINCINNATI, Notre Dame
6 Maryland, Smu, Saint Mary’s, Iowa State
7 Wisconsin, Miami (FL), Oklahoma State , Creighton
8 South Carolina, Northwestern, DAYTON, Seton Hall
9 Virginia Tech , Marquette, Michigan, Vcu
10 Arkansas , Michigan State, Xavier, Providence
11 Wichita State,  Syracuse/Southern California, ILLINOIS STATE, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
12 Wake Forest/Vanderbilt , UNC WILMINGTON, NEVADA, UT ARLINGTON
13 MONMOUTH, VERMONT, PRINCETON, EAST TENNESSEE STATE
14 BUCKNELL, AKRON, WINTHROP, FLORIDA GULF COAST
15 NEW MEXICO STATE, NORTHERN KENTUCKY , SOUTH DAKOTA , TEXAS SOUTHERN
16 UC IRVINE , MOUNT ST. MARY’S, EASTERN WASHINGTON/JACKSONVILLE STATE**, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI/NC CENTRAL

Also considered: Kansas State, Iowa, Rhode Island, Illinois, California

BRACKET

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

MIDWEST – Kansas City

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(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

1 Kansas vs 16 Eastern Washington/Jacksonville State 8 Northwestern vs 9 Virginia Tech

(Milwaukee) THU/SAT

4 Butler vs 13 Princeton 5 Notre Dame vs 12 UT Arlington

(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

3 Arizona vs 14 Florida Gulf Coast 6 Saint Mary’s vs 11 Wichita State

(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN

2 Louisville vs 15 Northern Kentucky 7 Wisconsin vs 10 Xavier

 

EAST – New York

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(Buffalo) THU/SAT

1 Villanova vs 16 NC Central/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8 Dayton vs 9 Michigan

(Orlando) THU/SAT

4 Florida vs 13 East Tennessee State 5 Virginia vs 12 UNC Wilmington

(Orlando) THU/SAT

3 Florida State vs 14 Winthrop 6 SMU vs 11 Illinois State

(Sacramento) FRI/SUN

2 UCLA vs 15 Texas Southern 7 Oklahoma State vs 10 Michigan State

 

SOUTH – Memphis

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(Greenville) FRI/SUN

1 North Carolina vs 16 Mount St. Mary’s 8 South Carolina vs 9 Marquette

(Milwaukee) THU/SAT

4 Purdue vs 13 Monmouth 5 Cincinnati vs 12 Wake Forest/Vanderbilt

(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN

3 Kentucky vs 14 Akron 6 Maryland vs 11 Syracuse/Southern California

(Tulsa) FRI/SUN

2 Baylor vs 15 South Dakota 7 Miami (FL) vs 10 Providence

 

WEST – San Jose

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(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT

1 Gonzaga vs 16 UC Irvine 8 Seton Hall vs 9 VCU

(Buffalo) THU/SAT

4 West Virginia vs 13 Vermont 5 Minnesota vs 12 Nevada

(Greenville) FRI/SUN

3 Duke vs 14 Bucknell 6 Iowa State vs 11 Middle Tennessee State

(Sacramento) FRI/SUN

2 Oregon vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Creighton vs 10 Arkansas

 

 

 

 

e-mail: potts316 at yahoo dot com
twitter: https://twitter.com/james_hintz
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.w.hintz

CHECK OUT THE BRACKET PROJECT BRACKET MATRIX AT www.bracketmatrix.com AND THE BRACKET PROJECT AT http://bracketproject.blogspot.com/