Sunday, March 14, 2021

Bracketology 3/14/21

Well, that was fun, huh? Georgetown and Oregon State both finished magical Cinderella runs to win their conference tournaments. It made for great TV and tremendous stories, but it spells doom for the bubble. Those two last at-larges are now gone, and we will see later today who's bubble was popped. And watch out for Cincinnati, who will get a chance to pop a bubble today as well.


West

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Appalachian State (67)/Texas Southern (68)

8       Connecticut (31)

9       Rutgers (35)

5       Villanova (17)

12   Winthrop (50)

4       Florida State (16)

13   Colgate (51)

6       Missouri (24)

11   UCLA (41)

3       Oklahoma State (9)

14   Grand Canyon (58)

7       LSU (27)

10   Georgia Tech (37)

2       Iowa (7)

15   Cleveland State (60)

South

1       Baylor (2)

16   Mt Saint Mary’s (65)/Norfolk State (66)

8       North Carolina (32)

9       San Diego State (33)

5       USC (18)

12   UC-Santa Barbara (49)

4       Purdue (14)

13   North Texas (53)

6       Texas Tech (22)

11   Louisville (43)/Drake (44)

3       Arkansas (11)

14   Abilene Christian (57)

7       Oklahoma (25)

10   VCU (40)

2       Ohio State (6)

15   Drexel (61)

Midwest

1       Illinois (3)

16   Hartford (64)

8       Oregon (30)

9       Loyola (Chicago) (34)

5       Tennessee (19)

12   Georgetown (47)

4       Virginia (15)

13   Ohio (52)

6       Colorado (21)

11   Utah State (45)/Wichita State (46)

3       Texas (10)

14   Morehead State (56)

7       Florida (28)

10   Maryland (39)

2       Houston (8)

15   Eastern Washington (59)

East

1       Michigan (4)

16   Oral Roberts (63)

8       Clemson (29)

9       St Bonaventure (36)

5       Creighton (20)

12   Oregon State (48)

4       West Virginia (13)

13   UNC-Greensboro (54)

6       BYU (23)

11   Michigan State (42)

3       Kansas (12)

14   Liberty (55)

7       Wisconsin (26)

10   Virginia Tech (38)

2       Alabama (5)

15   Iona (62)


Last Four In
Louisville
Drake
Utah State
Wichita State
First Four Out
Colorado State
Syracuse
Ole Miss
St. Louis

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Bracketology 3/13/21

If you were crazy like me and stayed up until 2:30 AM ET last night, you saw Utah State do themselves a huge favor and beat Colorado State in the battle of the bubble. For Utah Sate, it gives them a much needed win and gets them on the right side of the cut line. For Colorado State, it's going to make the next 36 hours very stressful.

 West

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Appalachian State (67)/Norfolk State (68)

8       Connecticut (31)

9       Rutgers (36)

5       Villanova (17)

12   UC-Santa Barbara (50)

4       Florida State (16)

13   Winthrop (51)

6       Missouri (24)

11   UCLA (41)

3       Oklahoma State (9)

14   Grand Canyon (58)

7       Clemson (27)

10   VCU (39)

2       Ohio State (7)

15   Drexel (61)

South

1       Baylor (2)

16   Mt Saint Mary’s (65)/Prairie View A&M (66)

8       North Carolina (32)

9       San Diego State (33)

5       Creighton (18)

12   Western Kentucky (49)

4       Purdue (14)

13   Buffalo (53)

6       Texas Tech (22)

11   Louisville (44)

3       Arkansas (10)

14   Abilene Christian (57)

7       Oklahoma (25)

10   Georgia Tech (40)

2       Iowa (6)

15   Cleveland State (60)

Midwest

1       Michigan (3)

16   Hartford (64)

8       Oregon (30)

9       Loyola (Chicago) (34)

5       Tennessee (20)

12   Drake (45)/Utah State (46)

4       Virginia (15)

13   Colgate (52)

6       Colorado (21)

11   Wichita State (42)

3       Texas (11)

14   Morehead State (56)

7       Florida (28)

10   St Bonaventure (37)

2       Houston (8)

15   Eastern Washington (59)

East

1       Illinois (4)

16   Oral Roberts (63)

8       LSU (29)

9       Virginia Tech (35)

5       USC (19)

12   Colorado State (47)/Syracuse (48)

4       West Virginia (13)

13   UNC-Greensboro (54)

6       BYU (23)

11   Michigan State (43)

3       Kansas (12)

14   Liberty (55)

7       Wisconsin (26)

10   Maryland (38)

2       Alabama (5)

15   Iona (62)

Last Four In
Drake
Utah State
Colorado State
Syracuse
First Four Out
St. Louis
Ole Miss
Boise State
Duke

Friday, March 12, 2021

Bracketology 3/12/21

The bubble teams can't make this easy, can they? Syracuse loses a heartbreaker to UVA at the buzzer, Boise State takes a third L to Nevada, UCLA blows a 16 point lead against Oregon State, and Michigan State gets handled by Maryland. As it stands, one game shouldn't do too much damage to a resume, unless it's a Q4 L (hint hint, Boise State). But beware the bid thieves, they are coming.


 West

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Appalachian State (67)/Norfolk State (68)

8       Loyola (Chicago) (32)

9       Connecticut (33)

5       Florida State (17)

12   Western Kentucky (49)

4       Villanova (16)

13   UC-Santa Barbara (51)

6       Missouri (24)

11   UCLA (41)

3       Texas (10)

14   Southern Utah (58)

7       Oklahoma (25)

10   Georgia Tech (40)

2       Ohio State (7)

15   Grand Canyon (60)

South

1       Baylor (2)

16   Mt Saint Mary’s (65)/Prairie View A&M (66)

8       San Diego State (31)

9       Rutgers (36)

5       USC (17)

12   Toledo (50)

4       Purdue (14)

13   Winthrop (52)

6       Texas Tech (21)

11   Louisville (44)

3       Arkansas (9)

14   Abilene Christian (57)

7       Clemson (27)

10   VCU (39)

2       Iowa (6)

15   Drexel (61)

Midwest

1       Michigan (3)

16   Saint Peter’s (64)

8       LSU (30)

9       North Carolina (34)

5       Tennessee (20)

12   Colorado State (45)/Drake (46)

4       Virginia (15)

13   Colgate (53)

6       BYU (23)

11   Wichita State (42)

3       Kansas (11)

14   Morehead State (56)

7       Florida (28)

10   St, Bonaventure (37)

2       Houston (8)

15   Cleveland State (59)

East

1       Illinois (4)

16   Hartford (63)

8       Oregon (29)

9       Virginia Tech (36)

5       Creighton (19)

12   Syracuse (47)/Ole Miss (48)

4       Oklahoma State (13)

13   UNC-Greensboro (54)

6       Colorado (22)

11   Michigan State (43)

3       West Virginia (12)

14   Liberty (55)

7       Wisconsin (26)

10   Maryland (38)

2       Alabama (5)

15   Oral Roberts (62)

Last Four Byes
UCLA
Wichita State
Michigan State
Louisville
Last Four In
Colorado State
Drake
Syracuse
Ole Miss
First Four Out
Utah State
St. Louis
Seton Hall
Xavier

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Bracketology 3/11/21

Today, there will be twelve consecutive hours of college basketball. And tomorrow. And Saturday. If you aren't excited by that, then you have no concept of fun. 


West

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Appalachian State (67)/North Carolina A&T (68)

8       Loyola (Chicago) (32)

9       Connecticut (33)

5       USC (18)

12   Western Kentucky (49)

4       Virginia (16)

13   UC-Santa Barbara (51)

6       BYU (24)

11   Georgia Tech (41)

3       West Virginia (9)

14   Southern Utah (58)

7       Missouri (25)

10   VCU (40)

2       Ohio State (7)

15   Grand Canyon (60)

South

1       Baylor (2)

16   Mt. Saint Mary’s (65)/Prairie View A&M (66)

8       LSU (31)

9       Rutgers (35)

5       Florida State (17)

12   Toledo (50)

4       Purdue (15)

13   Winthrop (52)

6       Oklahoma (23)

11   Wichita State (42)

3       Arkansas (10)

14   Abilene Christian (57)

7       Clemson (27)

10   Maryland (38)

2       Iowa (6)

15   Drexel (61)

Midwest

1       Michigan (3)

16   Saint Peter’s (64)

8       Oregon (30)

9       Virginia Tech (34)

5       Texas Tech (21)

12   Colorado State (45)/Drake (46)

4       Villanova (14)

13   Colgate (53)

6       Tennessee (20)

11   Louisville (44)

3       Texas (11)

14   Morehead State (56)

7       Florida (28)

10   St, Bonaventure (37)

2       Houston (8)

15   Cleveland State (59)

East

1       Illinois (4)

16   Hartford (63)

8       San Diego State (29)

9       North Carolina (36)

5       Creighton (19)

12   Syracuse (47)/Boise State (48)

4       Oklahoma State (13)

13   UNC-Greensboro (54)

6       Colorado (22)

11   Michigan State (43)

3       Kansas (12)

14   Liberty (55)

7       Wisconsin (26)

10   UCLA (39)

2       Alabama (5)

15   Oral Roberts (62)

Last Four Byes
41. Georgia Tech
42. Wichita State
43. Michigan State
44. Louisville
Last Four In
45. Colorado State
46. Drake
47. Syracuse
48. Boise State
First Four Out
Utah State
Ole Miss
Xavier
Seton Hall

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Bracketology 3/10/21

This Bracketology has no huge updates. This is more to update for the new auto-bids that have given out the past couple of days.

One of the most exciting ones is Appalachian State, who went from 8th place in the Sun Belt to Conference Champions. For a team that has not been in the tournament since 2000, this is a huge accomplishment. A 1 vs 16 match-up between Michigan and App State is what I'm hoping for, but alas, currently App State is destined for a First Four game, as there is a reason they were 8th in the Sun Belt. 


West

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Appalachian State (67)/North Carolina A&T (68)

8       Loyola (Chicago) (32)

9       Maryland (35)

5       USC (17)

12   Xavier (47)/Boise State (48)

4       Purdue (16)

13   UC-Santa Barbara (51)

6       Clemson (24)

11   VCU (41)

3       West Virginia (9)

14   Southern Utah (58)

7       Missouri (26)

10   North Carolina (39)

2       Ohio State (7)

15   Siena (60)

South

1       Baylor (2)

16   Mt

8       LSU (31)

9       Rutgers (36)

5       Virginia (19)

12   Western Kentucky (49)

4       Villanova (15)

13   Winthrop (52)

6       Oklahoma (23)

11   Georgia Tech (42)

3       Arkansas (10)

14   Abilene Christian (57)

7       BYU (25)

10   Louisville (40)

2       Iowa (6)

15   Grand Canyon (61)

Midwest

1       Michigan (3)

16   Hartford (64)

8       Oregon (30)

9       Virginia Tech (34)

5       Creighton (18)

12   Toledo (50)

4       Oklahoma State (14)

13   Colgate (53)

6       Tennessee (20)

11   Wichita State (43)

3       Texas (11)

14   Morehead State (56)

7       Florida (28)

10   UCLA (38)

2       Houston (8)

15   Cleveland State (59)

East

1       Illinois (4)

16   Drexel (63)

8       San Diego State (29)

9       Connecticut (33)

5       Texas Tech (21)

12   Colorado State (45)/Drake (46)

4       Florida State (13)

13   UNC-Greensboro (54)

6       Colorado (22)

11   Michigan State (44)

3       Kansas (12)

14   Liberty (55)

7       Wisconsin (27)

10   St, Bonaventure (37)

2       Alabama (5)

15   Oral Roberts (62)

Last Four Byes
41. VCU
42. Georgia Tech
43. Wichita State
44. Michigan State
Last Four In
45. Colorado State
46. Drake
47. Xavier
48. Boise State
First Four Out
Seton Hall
Syracuse
Utah State
Ole Miss

Monday, March 8, 2021

Bracketology 3/8/21

I was going to write a nice, long championship blurb, but my girlfriend is reading this over my shoulder so I'll leave it up to your imagination.


 West

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Prairie View A&M (67)/North Carolina A&T (68)

8       Loyola (Chicago) (32)

9       Maryland (35)

5       USC (17)

12   Xavier (47)/Boise State (48)

4       Purdue (16)

13   UC-Santa Barbara (51)

6       Clemson (24)

11   VCU (41)

3       West Virginia (9)

14   Abilene Christian (58)

7       Missouri (26)

10   North Carolina (39)

2       Ohio State (7)

15   Southern Utah (60)

South

1       Baylor (2)

16   Bryant (65)/Hartford (66)

8       LSU (31)

9       Rutgers (36)

5       Virginia (19)

12   Western Kentucky (49)

4       Villanova (15)

13   Winthrop (52)

6       Oklahoma (23)

11   Georgia Tech (42)

3       Arkansas (10)

14   South Dakota State (57)

7       BYU (25)

10   Louisville (40)

2       Iowa (6)

15   Cleveland State (61)

Midwest

1       Michigan (3)

16   Northeastern (64)

8       Oregon (30)

9       Virginia Tech (34)

5       Creighton (18)

12   Toledo (50)

4       Oklahoma State (14)

13   Colgate (53)

6       Tennessee (20)

11   Wichita State (43)

3       Texas (11)

14   Morehead State (56)

7       Florida (28)

10   UCLA (38)

2       Houston (8)

15   Georgia State (59)

East

1       Illinois (4)

16   Grand Canyon (63)

8       San Diego State (29)

9       Connecticut (33)

5       Texas Tech (21)

12   Colorado State (45)/Drake (46)

4       Florida State (13)

13   UNC-Greensboro (54)

6       Colorado (22)

11   Michigan State (44)

3       Kansas (12)

14   Liberty (55)

7       Wisconsin (27)

10   St, Bonaventure (37)

2       Alabama (5)

15   Siena (62)

Last Four Byes
41. VCU
42. Georgia Tech
43. Wichita State
44. Michigan State
Last Four In
45. Colorado State
46. Drake
47. Xavier
48. Boise State
First Four Out
Seton Hall
Syracuse
Utah State
Ole Miss

Friday, March 5, 2021

Bracketology 3/5/21

As we approach the last weekend of regular season games, beware of the commentator hyperbole. Commentators are likely to say "This win gets them in" or "This game determines their tournament fates".

The reality is, the majority of the seeding is done. Yes, these last games are important, but the games now are equal in value to the games in November. It's not like a final exam where they're worth 25% of your grade, think more of a last set of homework worth between 5-10%. They matter, but won't completely revamp a resume. 

 Region 1

1       Gonzaga (1)

16   Prairie View A&M (67)/North Carolina A&T (68)

8       LSU (32)

9       Maryland (33)

5       Tennessee (20)

12   Xavier (45)/Drake (46)

4       Texas (14)

13   Winthrop (54)

6       Oklahoma (22)

11 Georgia Tech (42)

3       Houston (9)

14   Abilene Christian (58)

7       Missouri (25)

10   St, Bonaventure (40)

2       Iowa (8)

15   Southern Utah (59)

Region 2

1       Baylor (2)

16   Texas State (66)/Bryant (65)

8       Virginia Tech (31)

9       Oregon (34)

5       Creighton (18)

12   Western Kentucky (49)

4       Purdue (16)

13   UC-Santa Barbara (51)

6       Virginia (24)

11   Wichita State (43)

3       Arkansas (11)

14   Liberty (56)

7       Colorado (26)

10   Louisville (39)

2       Ohio State (5)

15   Siena (62)

Region 3

1       Michigan (3)

16   Grand Canyon (64)

8       Loyola (Chicago) (30)

9       Rutgers (36)

5       Texas Tech (17)

12   Toledo (50)

4       Villanova (13)

13   Colgate (53)

6       BYU (21)

11 VCU (41)

3       Florida State (12)

14   UNC-Greensboro (55)

7       Florida (28)

10   North Carolina (38)

2       West Virginia (7)

15   Cleveland State (60)

Region 4

1       Illinois (4)

16   UMBC (63)

8       San Diego State (29)

9       UCLA (35)

5       USC (19)

12   Michigan State (47)/Seton Hall (48)

4       Oklahoma State (15)

13   Belmont (52)

6       Clemson (23)

11   Colorado State (44)

3       Kansas (10)

14   South Dakota State (57)

7       Wisconsin (27)

10   Connecticut (37)

2       Alabama (6)

15   James Madison (61)

Last Four Byes

41. VCU
42. Georgia Tech
43. Wichita State
44. Colorado State

Last Four In

45. Xavier
46. Drake
47. Michigan State
48. Seton Hall

First Four Out

Boise State
St. Louis
Duke
Memphis