Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bracket Projections - 1/22/2015

1 Seeds:  KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, GONZAGA, Duke
2 Seeds:  WISCONSIN,  Arizona, VILLANOVA, KANSAS
3 Seeds:  UTAH, North Carolina, WICHITA STATE, Maryland
4 Seeds:  Louisville, Texas, VCU, Iowa State
5 Seeds:  West Virginia, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Baylor
6 Seeds:  SMU, Northern Iowa, Butler, Georgetown
7 Seeds:  SAN DIEGO STATE, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Seton Hall
8 Seeds:  Xavier, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Arkansas
9 Seeds:  Georgia, OLD DOMINION, Providence, Indiana
10 Seeds:  NC State, Iowa, Dayton, Miami FL
11 Seeds:  St. John's, LSU, Colorado State, Ohio State
12 Seeds:  Davidson, BYU, Tulsa, Alabama, GREEN BAY, HARVARD
13 Seeds:  BOWLING GREEN, MURRAY STATE, SAM HOUSTON STATE, IONA
14 Seeds:  WOFFORD, EASTERN WASHINGTON, NC CENTRAL, HOFSTRA
15 Seeds:  GEORGIA STATE, UC DAVIS, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, NEW MEXICO STATE
16 Seeds:  COASTAL CAROLINA, ALBANY, TEXAS SOUTHERN, ST. FRANCIS NY, NORTH FLORIDA, COLGATE

Last 4 Byes:  St. John's, LSU, Colorado State, Ohio State
Last 4 In:  Davidson, BYU, Tulsa, Alabama
First 4 Out:  George Washington, Syracuse, Washington, Wyoming
Next 4 Out:  Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Connecticut


Friday, January 16, 2015

Bracket Projection - 1/16/2015

Here's my latest update.  Current projected bracket page still reflects 1/13 update.  I likely won't update that page until next week.

1 Seeds:  KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, GONZAGA, VILLANOVA
2 Seeds:  UTAH, WISCONSIN, Duke, KANSAS
3 Seeds:  North Carolina, Louisville, Arizona, West Virginia
4 Seeds:  VCU,  Iowa State, WICHITA STATE, Notre Dame
5 Seeds:  Baylor, Oklahoma, Maryland, Butler
6 Seeds:  Ohio State, Northern Iowa, SMU, Arkansas
7 Seeds:  Michigan State, Texas, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall
8 Seeds:  SAN DIEGO STATE, St. John's, Dayton, OLD DOMINION
9 Seeds:  Xavier, Stanford, Iowa, Providence
10 Seeds:  Cincinnati, Miami FL, Georgetown, NC State
11 Seeds:  Indiana, Colorado State, Georgia, Davidson
12 Seeds:  BYU, Syracuse, Alabama, Connecticut, BUFFALO, GREEN BAY
13 Seeds:  HARVARD, MURRAY STATE, IONA, HOFSTRA
14 Seeds:  EASTERN WASHINGTON, SAM HOUSTON STATE, WOFFORD, NC CENTRAL
15 Seeds:  COASTAL CAROLINA, LONG BEACH STATE, NEW MEXICO STATE, GEORGIA SOUTHERN
16 Seeds:  SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, TEXAS SOUTHERN, ST. FRANCIS PA, NORTH FLORIDA, ALBANY, COLGATE

Last 4 Byes:  Indiana, Colorado State, Georgia, Davidson
Last 4 In:  BYU, Syracuse, Alabama, Connecticu
First 4 Out:  Illinois, LSU, George Washington, Tulsa
Next 4 Out:  Temple, Wyoming, Florida, South Carolina


Monday, January 12, 2015

Bracket Projection - 1/13/2014

Here's my updated bracket through games played 1/12/15

1 Seeds:  KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, Duke, GONZAGA
2 Seeds:  VILLANOVA, WISCONSIN, UTAH, Kansas
3 Seeds:  Louisville, North Carolina, Arizona, West Virginia
4 Seeds:  Oklahoma, VCU, IOWA STATE, Maryland
5 Seeds:  WICHITA STATE, Baylor, Notre Dame, Arkansas
6 Seeds:  Ohio State, Texas, Northern Iowa, Seton Hall
7 Seeds:  Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Butler, Dayton
8 Seeds:  SMU, Xavier, Cincinnati, Providence
9 Seeds:  OLD DOMINION, San Diego State, St. John's, NC State
10 Seeds:  Syracuse, Georgetown, Stanford, Indiana
11 Seeds:  George Washington, Colorado State, LSU, Davidson, BYU
12 Seeds:  Georgia, Connecticut, GREEN BAY, HARVARD, BOWLING GREEN
13 Seeds:  WYOMING, HOFSTRA, MURRAY STATE, IONA
14 Seeds:  UC SANTA BARBARA, EASTERN WASHINGTON, SAM HOUSTON STATE, WOFFORD
15 Seeds:  NC CENTRAL, COASTAL CAROLINA, LA-LAFAYETTE, NEW MEXICO STATE
16 Seeds:  LAFAYETTE, FL GULF COAST, ST. FRANCIS PA, TEXAS SOUTHERN, VERMONT, NORTH DAKOTA STATE

Last 4 Byes:  Indiana, George Washington, Colorado State, LSU
Last 4 In:  Davidson, BYU, Georgia, Connecticut
First 4 Out:  Iowa, Alabama, Temple, Tulsa
Next 4 Out:  Florida, Illinois, Washington, Miami FL


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bracket Projection - 1/3/2015

We're now into a new calendar year which means time for another update.  The ACC and Big 12 are clearly the head of the pack right now with a combined 11 teams being placed in the top 5 seeds.  One other thing become more apparent with this years field is the lack of mid-major contenders with only 2 teams projected to make the field from the A10, AAC, MWC, MVC, and WCC.

1 Seeds:  KENTUCKY, DUKE, Virginia, WISCONSIN
2 Seeds:  VILLANOVA, GONZAGA, Louisville, ARIZONA
3 Seeds:  Utah, TEXAS, North Carolina, Baylor
4 Seeds:  Kansas, Iowa State, West Virginia, VCU
5 Seeds:  Oklahoma, WICHITA STATE, Maryland, Ohio State
6 Seeds:  St. John's, Notre Dame, Xavier, Northern Iowa
7 Seeds:  SAN DIEGO STATE, Seton Hall, SMU, Butler
8 Seeds:  Michigan State, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota
9 Seeds:  George Washington, OLD DOMINION, Stanford, Oklahoma State
10 Seeds:  Colorado State, Davidson, Providence, Iowa
11 Seeds:  BYU, Washington, Georgetown, Syracuse
12 Seeds:  Florida, Cincinnati, TCU, South Carolina, BUFFALO, GREEN BAY
13 Seeds:  GEORGIA STATE, STEPHEN F AUSTIN, HARVARD, EASTERN WASHINGTON
14 Seeds:  IONA, HOFSTRA, WOFFORD, UC SANTA BARBARA
15 Seeds:  LAFAYETTE, MURRAY STATE, COASTAL CAROLINA, STONY BROOK
16 Seeds:  NC CENTRAL, FL GULF COAST, NEW MEXICO STATE, ST FRANCIS (PA), SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, TEXAS SOUTHERN

Last 4 Byes:  BYU, Washington, Georgetown, Syracuse
Last 4 In:  Florida, Cincinnati, TCU, South Carolina
First 4 Out:  LSU, Illinois, Indiana, Dayton
Next 4 Out:  Miami FL, Temple, Connecticut, Rhode Island



Monday, December 15, 2014

Bracket Projection - 12/15/14

Here's another update as we're now a little over a month into the season.  Some conference have started into conference play and those that haven't will be starting within the next couple of weeks.  I probably won't have another update until after the new year.

1 Seeds:  KENTUCKY, DUKE, WISCONSIN, Virginia
2 Seeds:  Louisville, TEXAS, Kansas, ARIZONA
3 Seeds:  GONZAGA, VILLANOVA, Baylor, Ohio State
4 Seeds:  WICHITA STATE, Utah, North Carolina, Oklahoma
5 Seeds:  Miami FL, Michigan State, Iowa State, Xavier
6 Seeds:  SAN DIEGO STATE, West Virginia, Butler, Oklahoma State
7 Seeds:  Maryland, Florida, Northern Iowa, Minnesota
8 Seeds:  St. John's, VCU, Arkansas, Georgetown
9 Seeds:  Washington, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Iowa
10 Seeds:  HARVARD, Colorado State, GREEN BAY, Illinois
11 Seeds:  SMU, Davidson, NC State, Notre Dame
12 Seeds:  BYU, TCU, Georgia, Stanford, Purdue, EASTERN WASHINGTON
13 Seeds:  OLD DOMINION, GEORGIA STATE, BUFFALO, WOFFFORD
14 Seeds:  STEPHEN F AUSTIN, HOFSTRA, UC SANTA BARBARA, IONA
15 Seeds:  FL GULF COAST, NEW MEXICO STATE, LAFAYETTE, BELMONT
16 Seeds:  NC CENTRAL, COASTAL CAROLINA, VERMONT, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, SACRED HEART, ALABAMA STATE

Last 4 Byes:   Davidson, NC State, Notre Dame, BYU
Last 4 In:  TCU, Georgia, Stanford, Purdue
First 4 Out:  Texas A&M, Rhode Island, UCLA, Syracuse
Next 4 Out:  Cincinnati, California, George Washington, Boise State


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bracket Projection - 11/29/2014

Here's my first update of the year now that we're over 2 full weeks into the season.  There are a few major changes with this over the last update.

1 Seeds:  KENTUCKY, WISCONSIN, DUKE, Louisville
2 Seeds:  TEXAS, Virginia, North Carolina, GONZAGA
3 Seeds:  ARIZONA, WICHITA STATE, SAN DIEGO STATE, Miami FL
4 Seeds:  Kansas, Baylor, VILLANOVA, Illinois
5 Seeds:  Ohio State, Utah, Syracuse, Michigan State
6 Seeds:  Oklahoma, Arkansas, Xavier, Michigan
7 Seeds:  VCU, Butler, West Virginia, CONNECTICUT
8 Seeds:  Stanford, Iowa, Maryland, Providence
9 Seeds:  Iowa State, California, NC State, Oklahoma State
10 Seeds:  Georgetown, Northern Iowa, Purdue, Florida
11 Seeds:  BYU, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, GREEN BAY
12 Seeds:  IONA, HARVARD, Dayton, Pittsburgh, St. Mary's, Seton Hall
13 Seeds:  WOFFORD, UTEP, NEW MEXICO STATE, BELMONT
14 Seeds:  UC SANTA BARBARA, GEORGIA STATE, EASTERN WASHINGTON, FL GULF COAST
15 Seeds:  STONY BROOK, BUFFALO, STEPHEN F AUSTIN, HOFSTRA
16 Seeds:  NC CENTRAL, AMERICAN, DENVER, HIGH POINT, BRYANT, ALABAMA STATE

Last 4 Byes:  Florida, BYU, Texas A&M, Notre Dame
Last 4 In:  Dayton, Pittsburgh, St. Mary's, Seton Hall
First 4 Out:  Massachusetts, George Washington, SMU, Oregon
Next 4 Out:  Richmond, St. John's, Cincinnati, Minnesota


Monday, November 10, 2014

Preseason Bracket Projections for 2014-2015

This is the first time I've ever done a preseason projection.  I don't put a whole lot of stock in these projections since nobody has even played a game yet, but here's what I have as of right now.  This is largely based upon a combination of how teams finished last year, returning players, recruiting classes, and expected SOS.  I expect this will change significantly throughout the season.

1 Seeds:  DUKE, KENTUCKY, WISCONSIN, KANSAS
2 Seeds:  ARIZONA, Louisville, Florida, Ohio State
3 Seeds:  North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan State, VILLANOVA
4 Seeds:  CONNECTICUT, Texas, Syracuse, VCU
5 Seeds:  WICHITA STATE, Michigan, GONZAGA, SAN DIEGO STATE
6 Seeds:  Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Iowa State
7 Seeds:  UCLA, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas
8 Seeds:  Memphis, Kansas State, SMU, Utah
9 Seeds:  Minnesota, Baylor, BYU, Indiana
10 Seeds:  Illinois, Colorado, Stanford, Cincinnati
11 Seeds:  Florida State, HARVARD, Dayton, New Mexico
12 Seeds:  LSU, Xavier, St. John's, Oklahoma State, LOUISIANA TECH, IONA
13 Seeds:  BELMONT, GREEN BAY, GEORGIA STATE, NEW MEXICO STATE
14 Seeds:  DENVER, STEPHEN F AUSTIN, UC IRVINE, AKRON
15 Seeds:  STONY BROOK, NORTHEASTERN, WOFFORD, AMERICAN
16 Seeds:  WEBER STATE, FL GULF COAST, NC CENTRAL, COASTAL CAROLINA, ST. FRANCIS, TX SOUTHERN

Last 4 Byes:  Cincinnati, Florida State, Dayton, New Mexico
Last 4 In:  LSU, Xavier, St. John's, Oklahoma State
First 4 Out:  Georgia, Boise State, Maryland, Oregon
Next 4 Out:  NC State, Providence, George Washington, Miami FL