Monday, January 19, 2015

Bracketology 1/19/15

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of January 19, 2015

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[1] KENTUCKY
[1] VIRGINIA
[1] GONZAGA
[1] VILLANOVA

[2] Duke
[2] WISCONSIN
[2] ARIZONA
[2] Utah

[3] KANSAS
[3] North Carolina
[3] Louisville
[3] VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

[4] Maryland
[4] WICHITA STATE
[4] Notre Dame
[4] Iowa State

[5] West Virginia
[5] Oklahoma
[5] Texas
[5] Baylor

[6] Northern Iowa
[6] Seton Hall
[6] Butler
[6] Dayton

[7] Ohio State
[7] Michigan State
[7] Oklahoma State
[7] Arkansas

[8] SAN DIEGO STATE
[8] Southern Methodist
[8] Stanford
[8] Georgetown

[9] Iowa
[9] Georgia
[9] Xavier
[9] Providence

[10] Old Dominion
[10] Indiana
[10] North Carolina State
[10] St. John’s

[11] Cincinnati
[11] Miami (FL)
[11] Colorado State
[11] Florida
[11] Davidson
[11] Brigham Young

[12] TULSA
[12] BUFFALO
[12] GREEN BAY
[12] HARVARD

[13] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[13] MURRAY STATE
[13] LOUISIANA TECH
[13] IONA

[14] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[14] EASTERN WASHINGTON
[14] NORTHEASTERN
[14] UC DAVIS

[15] HIGH POINT
[15] NEW MEXICO STATE
[15] TEXAS SOUTHERN
[15] ST FRANCIS (NY)

[16] VERMONT
[16] NORTH FLORIDA
[16] NORTH DAKOTA STATE
[16] MERCER
[16] LOUISIANA MONROE
[16] COLGATE


Note that projections are always based on results to date (i.e., "what if today was Selection Sunday") and do not anticipate future results.

First Four Out: Ole Miss, LSU, Alabama, George Washington

Next Four Out: Syracuse, Saint Mary’s, Washington, TCU

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bracketology 1/12/15

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of January 12, 2015

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[1] KENTUCKY
[1] VIRGINIA
[1] GONZAGA
[1] Duke

[2] VILLANOVA
[2] WISCONSIN
[2] UTAH
[2] KANSAS

[3] Louisville
[3] Arizona
[3] North Carolina
[3] West Virginia

[4] VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
[4] WICHITA STATE
[4] Maryland
[4] Notre Dame

[5] Iowa State
[5] Oklahoma
[5] Arkansas
[5] Baylor

[6] Seton Hall
[6] Northern Iowa
[6] Texas
[6] Ohio State

[7] Michigan State
[7] Oklahoma State
[7] Dayton
[7] Butler

[8] St. John’s
[8] Providence
[8] OLD DOMINION
[8] Xavier

[9] SOUTHERN METHODIST
[9] Georgetown
[9] North Carolina State
[9] Georgia

[10] SAN DIEGO STATE
[10] Davidson
[10] Cincinnati
[10] Syracuse

[11] Alabama
[11] Colorado State
[11] Florida
[11] Stanford

[12] Indiana
[12] Brigham Young
[12] Louisiana State
[12] Connecticut
[12] GREEN BAY
[12] HARVARD

[13] BUFFALO
[13] IONA
[13] MURRAY STATE
[13] HOFSTRA

[14] WOFFORD
[14] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[14] UC SANTA BARBARA
[14] EASTERN WASHINGTON

[15] STONY BROOK
[15] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[15] GEORGIA STATE
[15] COASTAL CAROLINA

[16] LAFAYETTE
[16] NEW MEXICO STATE
[16] USC UPSTATE
[16] ST FRANCIS (PA)
[16] SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
[16] TEXAS SOUTHERN


Note that projections are always based on results to date (i.e., "what if today was Selection Sunday") and do not anticipate future results.

First Four Out: Iowa, George Washington, Wyoming, Ole Miss

Next Four Out: Illinois, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Minnesota

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bracketology 01/05/2015

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of January 5, 2015

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[1] KENTUCKY
[1] DUKE
[1] Virginia
[1] WISCONSIN

[2] GONZAGA
[2] VILLANOVA
[2] Louisville
[2] ARIZONA

[3] KANSAS
[3] West Virginia
[3] Utah
[3] Texas

[4] North Carolina
[4] Maryland
[4] VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
[4] WICHITA STATE

[5] Oklahoma
[5] Iowa State
[5] Baylor
[5] Notre Dame

[6] Seton Hall
[6] Ohio State
[6] Northern Iowa
[6] St. John’s

[7] OLD DOMINION
[7] Butler
[7] Arkansas
[7] Georgia

[8] George Washington
[8] COLORADO STATE
[8] Georgetown
[8] Stanford

[9] Michigan State
[9] Brigham Young
[9] Oklahoma State
[9] Xavier

[10] Dayton
[10] Washington
[10] Louisiana State
[10] South Carolina

[11] Iowa
[11] Davidson
[11] SOUTHERN METHODIST
[11] San Diego State

[12] Texas Christian
[12] Cincinnati
[12] Minnesota
[12] Providence
[12] BUFFALO
[12] GREEN BAY

[13] HARVARD
[13] GEORGIA STATE
[13] WOFFORD
[13] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

[14] IONA
[14] NORTHEASTERN
[14] EASTERN WASHINGTON
[14] STONY BROOK

[15] MURRAY STATE
[15] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[15] COASTAL CAROLINA
[15] UC SANTA BARBARA

[16] LAFAYETTE
[16] ST FRANCIS (PA)
[16] NEW MEXICO STATE
[16] USC UPSTATE
[16] TEXAS SOUTHERN
[16] SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


Note that projections are always based on results to date (i.e., "what if today was Selection Sunday") and do not anticipate future results.

First Four Out: Indiana, Rhode Island, Syracuse, North Carolina State

Next Four Out: Florida, Temple, Connecticut, Illinois

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bracketology 12/29/2014

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of December 29, 2014

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[1] KENTUCKY
[1] DUKE
[1] Virginia
[1] WISCONSIN

[2] VILLANOVA
[2] GONZAGA
[2] Louisville
[2] ARIZONA

[3] TEXAS
[3] Kansas
[3] Utah
[3] VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

[4] West Virginia
[4] North Carolina
[4] WICHITA STATE
[4] Iowa State

[5] Ohio State
[5] St. John’s
[5] Maryland
[5] Northern Iowa

[6] Oklahoma
[6] Baylor
[6] Notre Dame
[6] SAN DIEGO STATE

[7] Georgetown
[7] Washington
[7] Arkansas
[7] Seton Hall

[8] OLD DOMINION
[8] Colorado State
[8] George Washington
[8] Georgia

[9] Michigan State
[9] Butler
[9] Xavier
[9] Louisiana State

[10] Minnesota
[10] Florida
[10] Texas Christian
[10] Oklahoma State

[11] Illinois
[11] SOUTHERN METHODIST
[11] Providence
[11] Dayton

[12] Stanford
[12] GREEN BAY
[12] Brigham Young
[12] North Carolina State
[12] Connecticut
[12] BUFFALO

[13] HARVARD
[13] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[13] EASTERN WASHINGTON
[13] WOFFORD

[14] IONA
[14] GEORGIA STATE
[14] STONY BROOK
[14] HOFSTRA

[15] MURRAY STATE
[15] UC SANTA BARBARA
[15] ST FRANCIS (PA)
[15] LAFAYETTE

[16] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[16] HIGH POINT
[16] FLORIDA GULF COAST
[16] NEW MEXICO STATE
[16] TEXAS SOUTHERN
[16] SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


Note that projections are always based on results to date (i.e., "what if today was Selection Sunday") and do not anticipate future results.

First Four Out: Davidson, South Carolina, Syracuse, Iowa
Next Four Out: Indiana, Rhode Island, Alabama, Miami (FL)


Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Amateur Bracketologist - PRESEASON - 2014-15

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's “preseason” (yes, I know it is a day late) bracket projections of the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. (November 15, 2014)  NOTE THAT THIS IS A PRESEASON HYPOTHETICAL BRACKET. The first bracket projection based only on actual results from the 2014-15 season will be posted in December.

MIDWEST (Cleveland)
Louisville
(1) Kentucky vs. (16) St Francis (NY) OR (16) Texas Southern
(8) Kansas State vs. (9) Stanford

Jacksonville
(5) Connecticut vs. (12) George Washington OR (12) Oregon
(4) Ohio State vs. (13) Georgia State

Portland
(6) UCLA vs. (11) LSU
(3) Wichita State vs. (14) UC Irvine

Columbus
(7) Iowa vs. (10) Baylor
(2) Louisville vs. (15) Northeastern

SOUTH (Houston)
Omaha
(1) Wisconsin vs. (16) Florida Gulf Coast
(8) Utah vs. (9) Arkansas

Columbus
(5) Syracuse vs. (12) Maryland OR (12) Cincinnati
(4) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (13) Iona

Pittsburgh
(6) Oklahoma vs. (11) Indiana
(3) Virginia vs. (14) Belmont

Omaha
(7) SMU vs. (10) Colorado
(2) Kansas vs. (15) Stony Brook

EAST (Syracuse)
Charlotte
(1) Duke vs. (16) North Carolina Central OR (16) Coastal Carolina
(8) Memphis vs. (9) Minnesota

Seattle
(5) San Diego State vs. (12) Green Bay
(4) Michigan State vs. (13) Stephen F. Austin

Pittsburgh
(6) Iowa State vs. (11) Illinois
(3) Villanova vs. (14) Toledo

Jacksonville
(7) Pittsburgh vs. (10) Oklahoma State
(2) Florida vs. (15) Wofford

WEST (Los Angeles)
Portland
(1) Arizona vs. (16) Weber State
(8) Harvard vs. (9) Florida State

Seattle
(5) Michigan vs. (12) Louisiana Tech
(4) Gonzaga vs. (13) New Mexico State

Louisville
(6) Nebraska vs. (11) Notre Dame
(3) Texas vs. (14) Denver

Charlotte
(7) Georgetown vs. (10) Dayton
(2) North Carolina vs. (15) American

FINAL FOUR:  Midwest vs. South, East vs. West

First Four:
Tuesday
St. Francis (NY) vs. Texas Southern (winner plays Kentucky in Louisville)
George Washington vs. Oregon (winner plays Connecticut in Jacksonville)

Wednesday
North Carolina Central vs. Coastal Carolina (winner plays Duke in Charlotte)
Maryland vs. Cincinnati (winner plays Syracuse in Columbus)

SUMMARY
1: Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, Wisconsin
2: Louisville, Florida, North Carolina, Kansas
3: Wichita State, Villanova, Texas, Virginia
4: Ohio State, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Virginia Commonwealth
5: Connecticut, San Diego State, Michigan, Syracuse
6: UCLA, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma
7: Iowa, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, SMU
8: Kansas State, Memphis, Harvard, Utah
9: Stanford, Minnesota, Florida State, Arkansas
10: Baylor, Oklahoma State, Dayton, Colorado
11: LSU, Illinois, Notre Dame, Indiana
12: (George Washington/Oregon), Green Bay, Louisiana Tech, (Maryland/Cincinnati)
13: Georgia State, Stephen F. Austin, New Mexico State, Iona
14: UC Irvine, Toledo, Denver, Belmont
15: Northeastern, Wofford, American, Stony Brook
16: (St. Francis (NY)/Texas Southern), (North Carolina Central/Coastal Carolina), Weber State, Florida Gulf Coast

NIT (alphabetical): Alabama, Arizona State, Boise State, Butler, BYU, California, Clemson, Colorado State, Creighton, Georgia, Marquette, Massachusetts, Miami (FL), New Mexico, North Carolina State, Northern Iowa, Penn State, Providence, Purdue, Richmond, Saint Louis, Saint Mary’s, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Tulsa, UNLV, UTEP, Washington, West Virginia, Xavier



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bracketology 3/16/14 - FINAL

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's FINAL bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of March 16, 2014

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[1] FLORIDA
[1] Arizona
[1] WICHITA STATE
[1] Villanova

[2] Michigan
[2] VIRGINIA
[2] LOUISVILLE
[2] Kansas

[3] Wisconsin
[3] Duke
[3] IOWA STATE
[3] Syracuse

[4] Creighton
[4] San Diego State
[4] MICHIGAN STATE
[4] Cincinnati

[5] Virginia Commonwealth
[5] UCLA
[5] NEW MEXICO
[5] North Carolina

[6] Ohio State
[6] Kentucky
[6] Connecticut
[6] Oklahoma

[7] Saint Louis
[7] GONZAGA
[7] Oregon
[7] Pittsburgh

[8] Baylor
[8] Massachusetts
[8] Memphis
[8] Texas

[9] George Washington
[9] Oklahoma State
[9] Southern Methodist
[9] HARVARD

[10] Tennessee
[10] Stanford
[10] Iowa
[10] SAINT JOSEPH'S

[11] Colorado
[11] PROVIDENCE
[11] Kansas State
[11] Arizona State

[12] Brigham Young [First Four]
[12] Xavier [First Four]
[12] Nebraska [First Four]
[12] Dayton [First Four]
[12] NORTH DAKOTA STATE
[12] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

[13] MANHATTAN
[13] TULSA
[13] NEW MEXICO STATE
[13] DELAWARE

[14] WESTERN MICHIGAN
[14] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[14] MERCER
[14] EASTERN KENTUCKY

[15] LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
[15] AMERICAN
[15] MILWAUKEE
[15] WEBER STATE

[16] WOFFORD
[16] ALBANY
[16] COASTAL CAROLINA [First Four]
[16] MOUNT ST. MARY'S [First Four]
[16] CAL POLY [First Four]
[16] TEXAS SOUTHERN [First Four]


First Four Out: Southern Miss, Utah, Florida State, St. John's  

Next Four Out: Minnesota, Louisiana Tech, Green Bay, Maryland


Other NIT Teams (in order): Missouri, North Carolina State, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Toledo, Georgetown, Clemson, Saint Mary's, West Virginia, Marquette, San Francisco, LSU, Iona, Georgia State, Vermont, Belmont, UC Irvine, Boston U, Davidson, Robert Morris, Utah Valley, Florida Gulf Coast, High Point

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bracketology 3/15/14

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of March 15, 2014

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[1] FLORIDA
[1] ARIZONA
[1] WICHITA STATE
[1] Villanova

[2] Kansas
[2] LOUISVILLE
[2] Duke
[2] VIRGINIA

[3] Wisconsin
[3] MICHIGAN
[3] Syracuse
[3] SAN DIEGO STATE

[4] CREIGHTON
[4] IOWA STATE
[4] Cincinnati
[4] VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

[5] North Carolina
[5] Saint Louis
[5] Michigan State
[5] Connecticut

[6] New Mexico
[6] Ohio State
[6] Oklahoma
[6] GONZAGA

[7] Kentucky
[7] Ucla
[7] Baylor
[7] Memphis

[8] Oregon
[8] Texas
[8] Massachusetts
[8] Pittsburgh

[9] George Washington
[9] HARVARD
[9] Tennessee
[9] Southern Methodist

[10] Oklahoma State
[10] Iowa
[10] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[10] Colorado

[11] Kansas State
[11] Brigham Young
[11] Stanford
[11] Southern Miss

[12] LOUISIANA TECH
[12] Saint Joseph's
[12] Nebraska [First Four]
[12] Arizona State [First Four]
[12] Xavier [First Four]
[12] Providence [First Four]

[13] NORTH DAKOTA STATE
[13] MANHATTAN
[13] GEORGIA STATE
[13] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

[14] DELAWARE
[14] NEW MEXICO STATE
[14] WESTERN MICHIGAN
[14] MERCER

[15] EASTERN KENTUCKY
[15] AMERICAN
[15] MILWAUKEE
[15] STONY BROOK

[16] WOFFORD
[16] WEBER STATE
[16] MOUNT ST MARY'S [First Four]
[16] COASTAL CAROLINA [First Four]
[16] CS NORTHRIDGE [First Four]
[16] TEXAS SOUTHERN [First Four]


A final projection will be posted on Sunday afternoon (3/16/14).

First Four Out: Dayton, Florida State, Toledo, Minnesota  

Next Four Out: St. John's, Green Bay, Utah, Georgetown


Other NIT Teams (in order): North Carolina State, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, California, Maryland, Clemson, Saint Mary's, Georgia, Marquette, San Francisco, Middle Tennessee, West Virginia, Iona, LSU, Belmont, Boston U, Vermont, UC Irvine, Davidson, Robert Morris, Utah Valley, Florida Gulf Coast, High Point