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Bracketology – March 15, 2015 – FINAL EDITION

Here is our final bracket before the bracket is revealed in about an hour. I’d like to personally (sarcastically) thank the Big Ten and American conferences for both holding their tournament finals far too late in the day. It sure does make trying to complete the final bracket before the Selection Show starts quite difficult. But nonetheless, the final bracket is below!

Below is the link to the bracket, as well as the usual seed list, bubble teams, and conference breakdown.

Bracket – March 15 – Final Edition (PDF Link – CLICK HERE)

  • 1 – Kentucky, Villanova, Wisconsin, Duke
  • 2 – Virginia, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kansas
  • 3 – Iowa State, Notre Dame, Maryland, Baylor
  • 4 – Oklahoma, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, Louisville
  • 5 – West Virginia, Utah, Arkansas, SMU
  • 6 – Wichita State, Providence, Georgetown, Michigan State
  • 7 – VCU, Butler, San Diego State, Oregon
  • 8 – Xavier, Iowa, Dayton, Cincinnati
  • 9 – St. John’s, Ohio State, Davidson, NC State
  • 10 – Oklahoma State, Colorado State, Texas, BYU
  • 11 – Georgia, Boise State, LSU, Purdue, Ole Miss, Temple
  • 12 – Wofford, Buffalo, Stephen F. Austin, Valparaiso
  • 13 – Wyoming, Harvard, Georgia State, Eastern Washington
  • 14 – UC Irvine, Northeastern, North Dakota State, Belmont
  • 15 – New Mexico State, UAB, Lafayette, Albany
  • 16 – Texas Southern, Coastal Carolina, North Florida, Manhattan, Robert Morris, Delaware State
  • Last 4 IN: LSU, Purdue, Ole Miss, Temple
  • First 4 OUT: Indiana, UCLA, Miami (FL), Old Dominion
  • Next 4 OUT: Tulsa, Richmond, Murray State, Iona

Breakdown by Conference:

  • Big 12: 7
  • Big Ten: 6
  • Big East: 6
  • ACC: 6
  • SEC: 5
  • Mountain West: 4
  • Pac-12: 3
  • Atlantic 10: 3
  • American: 3
  • Missouri Valley: 2
  • West Coast: 2

As always, check out The Bracket Matrix after the tourney field is revealed to see how we score compared to the rest of the matrix.

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Bracketology – March 14, 2015

Here’s our new bracket following Friday’s amazing day of games.

For the first time in a couple of weeks, we have some real re-shuffling in the bracket due to losses by Virginia and Duke. The fight for the last two 2 seeds should be compelling. Kentucky is obviously a lock, and at this point, it seems like Villanova is as well as long as they take care of Xavier on Saturday night in Madison Square Garden. But those final two spots on the 1 line? It seems like it’ll come down to Wisconsin, Virginia, Duke, and Arizona. If Wisconsin wins the Big Ten tournament, I believe they are a lock for the 1 line.

Then it’ll come down to Arizona vs. the ACC duo of Virginia and Duke. Arizona’s 3 losses to teams outside of the top 100 may be the difference here. If that’s the case, the Virginia vs. Duke argument is virtually a coinflip in my mind. Duke has better wins; Virginia has better losses. Duke has a tougher SOS, but Virginia has the regular season ACC crown. The committee has said in the past that winning your conference does not matter, but in the past, they have continually put conference champs above those who did not. So until they prove me otherwise, I have Virginia as that last 1-seed.

Below is the link to our bracket, as well as the usual seed list, bubble teams, and conference breakdown.

Bracket – March 14 (PDF Link – CLICK HERE)

  • 1 – Kentucky, Villanova, Wisconsin, Virginia
  • 2 – Duke, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kansas
  • 3 – Maryland, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma
  • 4 – North Carolina, Baylor, Northern Iowa, Louisville
  • 5 – West Virginia, Utah, Arkansas, SMU
  • 6 – Wichita State, Georgetown, Butler, Providence
  • 7 – VCU, Michigan State, San Diego State, Oregon
  • 8 – St. John’s, Xavier, Dayton, Iowa
  • 9 – Cincinnati, Ohio State, Davidson, Colorado State
  • 10 – NC State, Oklahoma State, BYU, Texas
  • 11 – Purdue, Georgia, Boise State, Temple, LSU
  • 12 – Indiana, Ole Miss, Wofford, Buffalo, Stephen F. Austin
  • 13 – Valparaiso, Harvard, Georgia State, Eastern Washington
  • 14 – UC Irvine, Northeastern, North Dakota State, Belmont
  • 15 – New Mexico State, UAB, Lafayette, Albany
  • 16 – Texas Southern, Coastal Carolina, North Florida, Manhattan, Robert Morris, Delaware State
  • Last 4 IN: Temple, LSU, Indiana, Ole Miss
  • First 4 OUT: UCLA, Miami (FL), Tulsa, Old Dominion
  • Next 4 OUT: Richmond, Murray State, Iona, Texas A&M

Breakdown by Conference:

  • Big 12: 7
  • Big Ten: 7
  • Big East: 6
  • ACC: 6
  • SEC: 5
  • Pac-12: 3
  • Mountain West: 3
  • Atlantic 10: 3
  • American: 3
  • Missouri Valley: 2
  • West Coast: 2

As always, check out The Bracket Matrix to see all the brackets across the web heading into Selection Sunday.

Bracketology – February 16, 2015

Here’s the updated bracket following this weekend’s games.

Here is the link to the actual bracket, as well as the usual seed list, bubble teams, and conference breakdown.

Bracket – February 16, 2015 (PDF Link – CLICK HERE)

  • 1 – Kentucky, Virginia, Wisconsin, Duke
  • 2 – Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas, Arizona
  • 3 – Utah, Iowa State, Oklahoma, North Carolina
  • 4 – Maryland, Louisville, Notre Dame, Northern Iowa
  • 5 – Wichita State, Butler, Baylor, Arkansas
  • 6 – VCU, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia
  • 7 – SMU, Texas, Georgetown, Providence
  • 8 – San Diego State, Indiana, Dayton, Michigan State
  • 9 – Temple, Ole Miss, Georgia, Cincinnati
  • 10 – Colorado State, LSU, Texas A&M, Illinois
  • 11 – Xavier, Iowa, St. John’s, Boise State, UCLA
  • 12 – Miami (FL), Purdue, Stephen F. Austin, Valparaiso, Harvard
  • 13 – Murray State, Louisiana Tech, Bowling Green, Wofford
  • 14 – UC Davis, Iona, Eastern Washington, Georgia State
  • 15 – William & Mary, North Carolina Central, South Dakota State, Florida Gulf Coast
  • 16 – High Point, Albany, New Mexico State, Bucknell, St. Francis NY, Texas Southern
  • Last 4 IN: Boise State, UCLA, Miami (FL), Purdue
  • First 4 OUT: Stanford, NC State, Pittsburgh, BYU
  • Next 4 OUT: Davidson, Oregon, Tulsa, George Washington

Breakdown by Conference:

  • Big Ten: 8
  • Big 12: 7
  • Big East: 6
  • ACC: 6
  • SEC: 6
  • Pac-12: 3
  • American: 3
  • Mountain West: 3
  • Atlantic 10: 2
  • Missouri Valley: 2

As always, check out The Bracket Matrix to see a summary of brackets across the web.

Bracketology – February 14, 2015

Here’s our updated bracket post heading into Saturday’s games. We’ll have another bracket out late Sunday night or early Monday morning following this weekend’s games.

Here is the link to the actual bracket, as well as the usual seed list, bubble teams, and conference breakdown. (more…)

Bracketology – February 9, 2015

Here’s our late Sunday night, early Monday morning bracket following this weekend’s action. Moving forward, I will have two bracket releases per week, with hopefully some quick write-ups and explanations regarding each new version.

Onto the bracket. Link to the actual bracket is below, as well as the usual seed list, bubble teams, and conference breakdown. (more…)