Jan 29 2017

Through games of SAT JAN 28
FIELD
CAPS = AQ or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)
1 Kansas, BAYLOR, VILLANOVA, GONZAGA
2 ARIZONA, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, North Carolina
3 Florida State, Oregon, Virginia, Butler
4 Ucla, West Virginia, Wisconsin, CINCINNATI
5 Notre Dame, MARYLAND, Duke, Purdue
6 Creighton, Florida, South Carolina, Xavier
7 Saint Mary’s, Smu, Southern California, Northwestern
8 DAYTON, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Marquette
9, Vcu, Clemson, Iowa State, Georgia Tech
10 Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan State, NC State
11 Seton Hall, Michigan/Miami (FL), Wichita State/California, ILLINOIS STATE
12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE, NEVADA, UNC WILMINGTON ,AKRON
13 VALPARAISO, UT ARLINGTON, NEW MEXICO STATE, VERMONT
14 NORTH DAKOTA STATE, MONMOUTH, BELMONT, YALE
15 BUCKNELL, EAST TENNESSEE STATE, FLORIDA GULF COAST, UNC ASHEVILLE
16 TEXAS SOUTHERN, EASTERN WASHINGTON, UC IRVINE/SAM HOUSTON STATE, NC CENTRAL/MOUNT ST. MARY’S

BRACKET
(Final Four matchups: Midwest vs. West / East vs. South)
MIDWEST – Kansas City
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(Tulsa) FRI/SUN
1 Kansas vs 16 Texas Southern 8 Dayton vs 9 Clemson
(Sacramento) FRI/SUN
4 UCLA vs 13 New Mexico State 5 Purdue vs 12 Nevada
(Orlando) THU/SAT
3 Florida State vs 14 Yale 6 Xavier vs 11 Illinois State
(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN
2 Kentucky vs 15 East Tennessee State 7 Southern California vs 10 Michigan State

WEST – San Jose
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(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT
1 Gonzaga vs 16 Eastern Washington 8 Marquette vs 9 Iowa State
(Milwaukee) THU/SAT
4 Wisconsin vs 13 Valparaiso 5 Notre Dame vs 12 Middle Tennessee State
(Greenville) FRI/SUN
3 Virginia vs 14 Belmont 6 Creighton vs 11 Michigan/Miami (FL)
(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT
2 Arizona vs 15 Bucknell 7 Saint Mary’s vs 10 Arkansas

SOUTH – Memphis
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(Tulsa) FRI/SUN
1 Baylor vs 16 NC Central/Mount St. Mary’s 8 Minnesota vs 9 Georgia Tech
(Orlando) THU/SAT
4 Cincinnati vs 13 UT Arlington 5 Duke vs 12 UNC Wilmington
(Milwaukee) THU/SAT
3 Butler vs 14 Monmouth 6 South Carolina vs 11 Wichita State/California
(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN
2 Louisville vs 15 UNC Asheville 7 Northwestern vs 10 NC State

EAST – New York
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(Buffalo) THU/SAT
1 Villanova vs 16 Sam Houston State/UC Irvine 8 Virginia Tech vs 9 VCU
(Buffalo) THU/SAT
4 West Virginia vs 13 Vermont 5 Maryland vs 12 Akron
(Sacramento) FRI/SUN
3 Oregon vs 14 North Dakota State 6 Florida vs 11 Seton Hall
(Greenville) FRI/SUN
2 North Carolina vs 15 Florida Gulf Coast 7 SMU vs 10 Indiana

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January 22, 2017

Through games of SAT JAN 22
FIELD
CAPS = AQ or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)
1 VILLANOVA, Kansas, BAYLOR, FLORIDA STATE
2 GONZAGA, KENTUCKY, ARIZONA, North Carolina
3 Ucla, Louisville, Oregon, Butler
4 Wisconsin, Creighton, Virginia, Notre Dame
5 Duke, West Virginia, CINCINNATI, Purdue
6 Maryland, MINNESOTA, Florida, Xavier
7 Saint Mary’s, South Carolina, Smu, Indiana
8 DAYTON, Northwestern, Michigan State, Virginia Tech
9 Southern California, Marquette, Clemson, Iowa State
10 Arkansas, Tcu, Seton Hall, Vcu
11 Kansas State, Pittsburgh/Georgia, Wake Forest/Wichita State, ILLINOIS STATE
12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE, UNC WILMINGTON, NEVADA, VALPARAISO
13 UT ARLINGTON, AKRON, CHATTANOOGA, NEW MEXICO STATE
14 NORTH DAKOTA STATE, VERMONT, MONMOUTH, BELMONT
15 YALE, TEXAS SOUTHERN, BUCKNELL, FLORIDA GULF COAST
16 UNC ASHEVILLE, UC IRVINE, SAM HOUSTON STATE/WEBER STATE, NC CENTRAL/MOUNT ST. MARY’S

BRACKET
// = moved up from true seed
\\ = moved down from true seed
(Final Four matchups: East vs. West / Midwest vs. South)
EAST – New York
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(Buffalo) THU/SAT
1 Villanova vs 16 NC Central/Mount St. Mary’s 8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Iowa State
(Milwaukee) THU/SAT
4 Wisconsin vs 13 Akron 5 Duke vs 12 Valparaiso
(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT
3 Oregon vs 14 Vermont 6 Florida vs 11 Kansas State
(Greenville) FRI/SUN
2 North Carolina vs 15 Florida Gulf Coast 7 SMU vs 10 Seton Hall

WEST – San Jose
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(Orlando) THU/SAT
1 Florida State vs 16 UNC Asheville 8 Michigan State vs 9 Southern California
(Buffalo) THU/SAT
4 Creighton vs 13 New Mexico State 5 West Virginia vs 12 Nevada
(Sacramento) FRI/SUN
3 UCLA vs 14 North Dakota State 6 Maryland vs 11 Illinois State
(Sacramento) FRI/SUN
2 Gonzaga vs 15 Texas Southern 7 South Carolina vs 10 TCU

MIDWEST – Kansas City
—————————————
(Tulsa) FRI/SUN
1 Kansas vs 16 Sam Houston State/Weber State 8 Northwestern vs 9 Marquette
(Orlando) THU/SAT
4 Notre Dame vs 13 UT Arlington 5 Cincinnati vs 12 Middle Tennessee State
(Milwaukee) THU/SAT
3 Butler vs 14 Monmouth 6 Minnesota vs 11 Pittsburgh/Georgia
(Salt Lake City) THU/SAT
2 Arizona vs 15 Yale 7 St. Mary’s vs 10 Arkansas

SOUTH – Memphis
—————————————
(Tulsa) FRI/SUN
1 Baylor vs 16 UC Irvine 8 Dayton vs 9 Clemson
(Greenville) FRI/SUN
4 Virginia vs 13 Chattanooga 5 Purdue vs 12 UNC Wilmington
(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN
3 Louisville vs 14 Belmont 6 Xavier vs 11 Wake Forest/Wichita State
(Indianapolis) FRI/SUN
2 Kentucky vs 15 Bucknell 7 Indiana vs 10 VCU

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2016 Baseball projection recap

A decent showing in my 2nd attempt at NCAA Baseball bracketology.
Missed 1 national seed. I had South Carolina instead of Texas Tech.
Selected 62 of 64 teams. I had North Carolina and Michigan instead of Boston College and Long Beach State.
Seeded 57 of those 62 teams correctly.
Placed 10 of 48 teams into the correct regional.
Lined up 4 of 8 super regional pairings correctly.

Baseball 2016

I did OK with my baseball projection last year, so I will give it another try.

Last 4 in: Washington, SE Louisiana, Nebraska, Michigan
First 4 out: Boston College, Creighton, Oregon St, Long Beach St

National seeds:
1 Texas A&M, 2 Miami, 3 Florida, 4 Louisville, 5 Mississippi St, 6 LSU, 7 Clemson, 8 South Carolina

Bracket
1 (1) Texas A&M 4 Utah Valley 2 Rice 3 Arizona St
1 TCU 4 Utah 2 Dallas Baptist 3 Sam Houston St

1 (8) South Carolina 4 Fairfield 2 Duke 3 Connecticut
1 NC State 4 Binghamton 2 UNC Wilmington 3 East Carolina

1 (4) Louisville 4 Western Michigan 2 Cal St Fullerton 3 Wright St
1 Vanderbilt 4 Xavier 2 North Carolina 3 Ohio State

1 (5) Mississippi St 4 Alabama St 2 UC Santa Barbara 3 Gonzaga
1 Virginia 4 William & Mary 2 2 Oklahoma St 3 Minnesota

1 (3) Florida 4 Stetson 2 Georgia Tech 3 South Alabama
1 Florida St 4 Princeton 2 Bryant 3 Saint Mary’s

1 (6) LSU 4 Navy 2 Tulane 3 Washington
1 UL Lafayette 4 Rhode Island 2 Louisiana Tech 3 SE Louisiana

1 (2) Miami 4 Bethune Cookman 2 Florida Atlantic 3 Michigan
1 Ole Miss 4 Se Missouri St 2 Southern Miss 3 Wake Forest

1 (7) Clemson 4 Western Carolina 2 Coastal Carolina 3 Nebraska
1 Texas Tech 4 Oral Roberts 2 Arizona 3 New Mexico

March 13 – FINAL

FINAL UPDATE, unless Memphis wins

First four out: Temple, Vanderbilt, St. Mary’s, San Diego State

FIELD

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

1 KANSAS**, NORTH CAROLINA**, MICHIGAN STATE, Virginia

2 OREGON**, Oklahoma, Villanova, West Virginia

3 Xavier, Miami (FL), Utah, KENTUCKY**

4 Purdue, Indiana, Duke, Maryland

5 Texas A&M , Iowa State, SETON HALL**, California

6 Arizona, Texas, Baylor, Notre Dame

7 Iowa, Providence, Wisconsin, SAINT JOSEPH’S**

8 Dayton, Colorado, Southern California, CONNECTICUT

9 Virginia Commonwealth , Texas Tech, Oregon State, Butler

10 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Wichita State, St. Bonaventure

11 GONZAGA**, Michigan/South Carolina, Monmouth/Syracuse, LITTLE ROCK**

12 NORTHERN IOWA**, CHATTANOOGA**, UNC WILMINGTON**, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE**

13 FRESNO STATE**, YALE**, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN **, HAWAII**

14, IONA**, STONY BROOK**, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE**, BUFFALO**

15, GREEN BAY**, WEBER STATE**, CAL ST.-BAKERSFIELD**, UNC ASHEVILLE**

16 FLORIDA GULF COAST**, HAMPTON**, AUSTIN PEAY**/SOUTHERN**, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON**/HOLY CROSS**

 

BRACKET

 

// = moved up from true seed

\\ = moved down from true seed

 

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

 

MIDWEST – Chicago

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(Des Moines) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 Southern/Austin Peay 8 Connecticut vs 9 Oregon State

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

4 Purdue vs 13 Stephen F Austin 5 Texas A&M vs 12 South Dakota State

(Providence) THU/SAT

3 Miami (FL) vs 14 Stony Brook 6 Texas vs 11 Monmouth/Syracuse

(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN

2 Villanova vs 15 Green Bay 7 Saint Joseph’s vs 10 Wichita State

 

EAST – Philadelphia

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(Raleigh) THU/SAT

1 North Carolina vs 16 Hampton 8 Colorado vs 9 VCU

(Spokane) FRI/SUN

4 Maryland vs 13 Hawaii 5 Iowa State vs 12 UNC Wilmington

(Denver) THU/SAT

3 Utah vs 14 Iona 6 Notre Dame vs 11 Gonzaga

(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN

2 West Virginia vs 15 UNC Asheville 7 Providence vs 10 Saint Bonaventure

 

SOUTH – Louisville

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(St. Louis) FRI/SUN

1 Michigan State vs 16 Holy Cross/Fairleigh Dickinson 8 Dayton vs 9 Butler

(Denver) THU/SAT

4 Duke vs 13 Fresno State 5 California vs 12 Northern Iowa

(St. Louis) FRI/SUN

3 Xavier vs 14 Middle Tennessee 6 Arizona vs 11 Michigan/South Carolina

(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN

2 Oklahoma vs 15 Weber State 7 Wisconsin vs 10 Cincinnati

 

WEST – Anaheim

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(Raleigh) THU/SAT

1 Virginia vs 16 Florida Gulf Coast 8 Southern Cal vs 9 Texas Tech

(Providence) THU/SAT

4 Indiana vs 13 Yale 5 Seton Hall vs 12 Chattanooga

(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN

3 Kentucky vs 14 Buffalo 6 Baylor vs 11 Little Rock

(Spokane) FRI/SUN

2 Oregon vs 15 Cal St.-Bakersfield 7 Iowa vs 10 Pittsburgh

 

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March 10

Through games of March 9

Next update: Selection Sunday March 13

FIELD

 

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

1 KANSAS, VILLANOVA, VIRGINIA, Oklahoma

2 Michigan State, OREGON, North Carolina, Xavier

3 West Virginia, Miami (FL), Utah, Indiana

4 KENTUCKY, Duke, Purdue, MARYLAND

5 Iowa State, Texas A&M, Texas, Iowa

6 Arizona, California, Baylor, DAYTON

7 Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Providence, Colorado

8 Southern California, Seton Hall, Oregon State, Texas Tech

9 Butler, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, CINCINNATI

10 Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth, Vanderbilt, St. Bonaventure

11 St. Joseph’s/Wichita State, Syracuse/Monmouth, GONZAGA**, SAN DIEGO STATE

12 NORTHERN IOWA**, ARK-LITTLE ROCK, CHATTANOOGA**, UNC WILMINGTON**

13 AKRON, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE**, YALE**, IONA**

14, UAB, STONY BROOK, UC IRVINE, GREEN BAY**

15 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, NEW MEXICO STATE, WEBER STATE, UNC ASHEVILLE**

16 TEXAS SOUTHERN, FLORIDA GULF COAST**, AUSTIN PEAY**/HAMPTON, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON**/HOLY CROSS**

 

BRACKET

 

// = moved up from true seed

\\ = moved down from true seed

 

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

 

MIDWEST – Chicago

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(Des Moines) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 Fairleigh Dickinson/Hampton 8 Southern Cal vs 9 Butler

(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN

4 Kentucky vs 13 Akron 5 Iowa vs 12 Ark.-Little Rock

(Providence) THU/SAT

3 Miami (FL) vs 14 Stony Brook 6 California vs 11 Monmouth/St. Joseph’s

(St. Louis) FRI/SUN

2 Michigan State vs 15 UNC Asheville 7 Providence vs 10 Vanderbilt

 

EAST – Philadelphia

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(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN

1 Villanova vs 16 Austin Peay/Holy Cross 8 Texas Tech vs 9 Pittsburgh

(Spokane) FRI/SUN

4 Maryland vs 13 Yale 5 Iowa State vs 12 UNC Wilmington

(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN

3 West Virginia vs 14 UAB 6 Dayton vs 11 Syracuse/Monmouth

(Raleigh) THU/SAT

2 North Carolina vs 15 Stephen F. Austin 7 Colorado vs 10 Connecticut

 

SOUTH – Louisville

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(Raleigh) THU/SAT

1 Virginia vs 16 Florida Gulf Coast 8 Seton Hall vs 9 South Carolina

(Denver) THU/SAT

4 Purdue vs 13 South Dakota State 5 Texas vs 12 Northern Iowa

(Denver) THU/SAT

3 Utah vs 14 UC Irvine 6 Arizona vs 11 San Diego State

(St. Louis) FRI/SUN

2 Xavier vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Wisconsin vs 10 St. Bonaventure

 

WEST – Anaheim

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(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN

1 Oklahoma vs 16 Texas Southern 8 Oregon State vs 9 Cincinnati

(Providence) THU/SAT

4 Duke vs 13 Iona 5 Texas A&M vs 12 Chattanooga

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

3 Indiana vs 14 Green Bay 6 Baylor vs 11 Gonzaga

(Spokane) FRI/SUN

2 Oregon vs 15 Weber State 7 Notre Dame vs 10 VCU

 

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March 6

Through games of March 5

Next update: Thursday morning March 10

FIELD

 

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

1 KANSAS, VILLANOVA, VIRGINIA, Oklahoma

2 OREGON, Michigan State, North Carolina, Xavier

3 West Virginia, Miami (FL), Utah, MARYLAND

4 Indiana, KENTUCKY, Duke, Iowa State

5 Purdue, Texas A&M, Texas, Iowa

6 Arizona, California, Baylor, Wisconsin

7 DAYTON, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Providence

8 Colorado, Southern California, Seton Hall, Oregon State

9 Butler, South Carolina, Connecticut, Syracuse

10 Cincinnati, Virginia Commonwealth, Pittsburgh, MONMOUTH

11 Vanderbilt/St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s/Wichita State, TULSA, SAINT MARY’S

12 SAN DIEGO STATE, NORTHERN IOWA, VALPARAISO, ARK-LITTLE ROCK

13 CHATTANOOGA, HOFSTRA, AKRON, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

14, YALE*, UAB, STONY BROOK, UC IRVINE

15 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, NEW MEXICO STATE, WINTHROP, WEBER STATE

16 LEHIGH, TEXAS SOUTHERN, WAGNER/FLORIDA GULF COAST, AUSTIN PEAY*/HAMPTON

 

BRACKET

 

// = moved up from true seed

\\ = moved down from true seed

 

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

 

MIDWEST – Chicago

—————————————

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

1 Kansas vs 16 Wagner/Florida Gulf Coast 8 Colorado vs 9 Butler

(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN

4 Kentucky vs 13 Chattanooga 5 Iowa vs 12 Ark.-Little Rock

(Providence) THU/SAT

3 Miami (FL) vs 14 UAB 6 California vs 11 Wichita State/St. Joseph’s

(St. Louis) FRI/SUN

2 Michigan State vs 15 Stephen F. Austin 7 Texas Tech vs 10 Cincinnati

 

EAST – Philadelphia

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(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN

1 Villanova vs 16 Austin Peay/Hampton 8 Southern California vs 9 Syracuse

(Des Moines) THU/SAT

4 Indiana vs 13 South Dakota State 5 Texas vs 12 Northern Iowa

(Brooklyn) FRI/SUN

3 West Virginia vs 14 Yale 6 Wisconsin vs 11 Vanderbilt/St. Bonaventure

(Raleigh) THU/SAT

2 North Carolina vs 15 Winthrop 7 Providence vs 10 Monmouth

 

SOUTH – Louisville

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(Raleigh) THU/SAT

1 Virginia vs 16 Lehigh 8 Seton Hall vs 9 South Carolina

(Spokane) FRI/SUN

4 Iowa State vs 13 Hofstra 5 Purdue vs 12 San Diego State

(Denver) THU/SAT

3 Utah vs 14 UC Irvine 6 Arizona vs 11 Saint Mary’s

(St. Louis) FRI/SUN

2 Xavier vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Dayton vs 10 Pittsburgh

 

WEST – Anaheim

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(Oklahoma City) FRI/SUN

1 Oklahoma vs 16 Texas Southern 8 Oregon State vs 9 Connecticut

(Denver) THU/SAT

4 Duke vs 13 Akron 5 Texas A&M vs 12 Valparaiso

(Providence) THU/SAT

3 Maryland vs 14 Stony Brook 6 Baylor vs 11 Tulsa

(Spokane) FRI/SUN

2 Oregon vs 15 Weber State 7 Notre Dame vs 10 VCU

 

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