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NCAA BASKETBALL BRACKETS

Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:57 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2012 1:17 pm
 
Here's my bracket for the NCAA Tourney, as of today.  The rest of the regular season and the conference tournaments will most likely have an effect on this.  Let me also say, at the top, that I feel there's NO WAY UConn should be in this year's tourney.  Same goes for West Virginia but I don't feel as strongly about the Mountaineers not being in as I do UCONN.  The only way either of them should be in is if they play each other in the Big East Tournament Championship.  I think any team that does not have a .500 or above winning percentage in their conference should not be in the NCAA Tournament.  
Update:  After watching UConn in the Big East Tourney, I'll have to change my thinking.  Same goes for W.Va.  I think both will make the NCAA Tournament now.  I also have S. Florida in (not Seton Hall though).  There were also some surprises in the mid-major conference tournaments.  How 'bout them Hilltoppers!!
Update:
  Last update before the selection show tonight.  Some have the winner of the Big 10 tourney as a #1, replacing Kansas and, as a Big 10/Ohio State fan, I am tempted to make that change but opted to keep Kansas as the #1 in the West.  I also put in St. Bonaventure but that is contingent on them winning the Atlantic 10 tourney.  If they don't win it, they will most likely not make the NCAA tournament.

MIDWEST:

 1) Kentucky (32-1)
16) Norfolk St.(25-9)/Western Ky.(15-18) winner

 8) Creighton (28-5)
 9) Kansas St. (21-10)

 4) Wisconsin (24-9)
13) BYU (25-8)

 5) New Mexico (25-6)
12) Texas (20-12)

 3) Michigan (24-9)
14) Belmont (27-7)

 6) Florida St. (23-9)
11) VCU (28-6)

 7) Cincinnati (24-10)
10) S. Mississippi (25-8)

 2) Missouri (30-4)
15) Davidson (25-7)


EAST

 1) Syracuse (31-2)
16) Miss. Valley St.(19-12)/Vermont(23-11) winner

 8) Memphis (26-8)
 9) Iowa St. (22-10)

 4) Indiana (25-8)
13) New Mexico St. (23-9)

 5) Murray St. (30-1)
12) St. Bonaventure (19-11)

 3) Marquette (25-7)
14) Montana (25-6)

 6) San Diego St. (25-6)
11) Harvard (26-4)

 7) Gonzaga (25-6)
10) West Virginia (19-13)

 2) Ohio St. (26-6)
15) Lehigh (26-7)


WEST

 1) Kansas (27-6)
16) Lamar (23-11)

 8) Virginia (22-9)
 9) Purdue (21-11)

 4) Georgetown (23-8)
13) Long Beach St. (23-8)

 5) Vanderbilt (23-10)
12) Drexel(27-6)/Colorado St.(20-11) winner

 3) Louisville (26-9)
14) Ohio (27-7)

 6) Wichita St. (27-5)
11) Colorado (23-11)

 7) Temple (24-6)
10) Alabama (20-10)

 2) Duke (27-6)
15) Detroit (22-13)


SOUTH

 1) North Carolina (29-4)
16) NC-Asheville (24-9)

 8) St. Louis (25-7)
 9) Connecticut (20-13)

 4) Florida (23-10)
13) S. Dakota St. (27-7)


 5) Saint Mary's (27-5)
12) S. Florida(20-13)/Washington(21-10) winner

 3) Baylor (27-7)
14) Loyola MD (24-8)

 6) Notre Dame (22-11)
11) NC St. (22-12)

 7) UNLV (26-7)
10) Xavier (21-11)

 2) Michigan State (26-7)
15) LIU-Brooklyn (25-8)


Last 4 In:  Colorado St., Drexel, S. Florida, NC St.

First 4 Out:  Arizona, Nevada, Miss. St., Seton Hall

Next 4 Out:  Dayton, Iona, Oral Roberts, Northwestern
 

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Mar 19, 2012
Posted on: March 19, 2012 10:03 am
 

NCAA BASKETBALL BRACKETS

Question, this is in regards to the NCAA tournament , Is there such any research on "uniform bias " . that is the tendecy , most of the time subconscious, to favor one team by the game officials, Game stats indicate that this may be present during the current year tourney both by the game officials and selection process. There are reports that game officials have been told to "let them play" by the NCAA and this usually helps the bigger schools. I would be interested in your thoughts.



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: March 16, 2012 2:54 am
 

NCAA BASKETBALL BRACKETS

pretty nice work tigman.  Haven't seen you on the tigers boards much, hope to see you on more during the season!


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