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 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bracketology 3/14/14

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of March 14, 2014

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

[2] KANSAS
[2] Duke
[2] Louisville
[2] VIRGINIA

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

[4] CREIGHTON
[4] CINCINNATI
[4] Iowa State
[4] North Carolina

[5] SAINT LOUIS
[5] Virginia Commonwealth
[5] Michigan State
[5] New Mexico

[6] Oklahoma
[6] Ohio State
[6] Connecticut
[6] GONZAGA

[7] Kentucky
[7] Ucla
[7] Massachusetts
[7] Texas

[8] Oregon
[8] Memphis
[8] Baylor
[8] Pittsburgh

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

[10] Oklahoma State
[10] Iowa
[10] Southern Miss
[10] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

[11] Stanford
[11] Colorado
[11] Brigham Young
[11] Kansas State

[12] Nebraska
[12] Dayton
[12] Arizona State
[12] Xavier
[12] Saint Joseph's
[12] NORTH DAKOTA STATE

[13] LOUISIANA TECH
[13] MANHATTAN
[13] GEORGIA STATE
[13] DELAWARE

[14] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[14] MERCER
[14] UC IRVINE
[14] EASTERN KENTUCKY

[15] WESTERN MICHIGAN
[15] AMERICAN
[15] MILWAUKEE
[15] UTAH VALLEY

[16] STONY BROOK
[16] WOFFORD
[16] MOUNT ST MARY'S
[16] WEBER STATE
[16] COASTAL CAROLINA
[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: Providence, Florida State, Minnesota, St. John's  

Next Four Out: Toledo, Green Bay, Utah, Missouri

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bracketology 3/13/14

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of March 13, 2014

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[1] FLORIDA
[1] ARIZONA
[1] WICHITA STATE
[1] VILLANOVA

[2] KANSAS
[2] Duke
[2] Louisville
[2] VIRGINIA

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

[4] Creighton
[4] CINCINNATI
[4] Iowa State
[4] North Carolina

[5] SAINT LOUIS
[5] Virginia Commonwealth
[5] Michigan State
[5] Oklahoma

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

[7] Kentucky
[7] Oregon
[7] Memphis
[7] Massachusetts

[8] Texas
[8] Ucla
[8] Southern Methodist
[8] Baylor

[9] Iowa
[9] George Washington
[9] Oklahoma State
[9] Pittsburgh

[10] HARVARD
[10] Tennessee
[10] Arizona State
[10] Kansas State

[11] Brigham Young
[11] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[11] Nebraska
[11] Southern Miss

[12] Colorado
[12] Dayton
[12] Saint Joseph's
[12] Stanford
[12] Xavier
[12] NORTH DAKOTA STATE

[13] LOUISIANA TECH
[13] MANHATTAN
[13] GEORGIA STATE
[13] DELAWARE

[14] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[14] MERCER
[14] WESTERN MICHIGAN
[14] UC IRVINE

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

[16] UTAH VALLEY
[16] WOFFORD
[16] MOUNT ST MARY'S
[16] WEBER STATE
[16] COASTAL CAROLINA
[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: St. John's, Florida State, Utah, Minnesota

Next Four Out: Providence, Arkansas, Toledo, Green Bay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bracketology 3/12/14

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of March 12, 2014

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[1] FLORIDA
[1] ARIZONA
[1] WICHITA STATE
[1] VILLANOVA

[2] KANSAS
[2] Duke
[2] Louisville
[2] VIRGINIA

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

[4] Creighton
[4] CINCINNATI
[4] Iowa State
[4] North Carolina

[5] SAINT LOUIS
[5] Virginia Commonwealth
[5] Michigan State
[5] Oklahoma

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

[7] Kentucky
[7] Memphis
[7] Oregon
[7] Massachusetts

[8] Texas
[8] Ucla
[8] Baylor
[8] Southern Methodist

[9] Iowa
[9] George Washington
[9] Pittsburgh
[9] HARVARD

[10] Oklahoma State
[10] Tennessee
[10] Colorado
[10] Arizona State

[11] Kansas State
[11] Brigham Young
[11] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[11] Nebraska

[12] Southern Miss
[12] Dayton
[12] Xavier
[12] Saint Joseph's
[12] Stanford
[12] NORTH DAKOTA STATE

[13] LOUISIANA TECH
[13] MANHATTAN
[13] GEORGIA STATE
[13] DELAWARE

[14] BOSTON U
[14] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[14] MERCER
[14] WESTERN MICHIGAN

[15] UC IRVINE
[15] EASTERN KENTUCKY
[15] MILWAUKEE
[15] UTAH VALLEY

[16] STONY BROOK
[16] WOFFORD
[16] WEBER STATE
[16] MOUNT ST MARY'S
[16] COASTAL CAROLINA
[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: St. John's, Florida State, Providence, Georgetown
Next Four Out: Minnesota, Utah, Arkansas, Toledo


Monday, March 10, 2014

Bracketology 3/10/14

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as of March 10, 2014

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[1] FLORIDA
[1] ARIZONA
[1] WICHITA STATE
[1] VILLANOVA

[2] KANSAS
[2] VIRGINIA
[2] Duke
[2] Louisville

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

[4] Creighton
[4] CINCINNATI
[4] Iowa State
[4] North Carolina

[5] SAINT LOUIS
[5] Michigan State
[5] Oklahoma
[5] Virginia Commonwealth

[6] Ohio State
[6] New Mexico
[6] Connecticut
[6] Kentucky

[7] GONZAGA
[7] Memphis
[7] Oregon
[7] Massachusetts

[8] Ucla
[8] Texas
[8] Southern Methodist
[8] Iowa

[9] Baylor
[9] George Washington
[9] Pittsburgh
[9] Oklahoma State

[10] HARVARD
[10] Tennessee
[10] Brigham Young
[10] Arizona State

[11] Kansas State
[11] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
[11] Nebraska
[11] Colorado

[12] Southern Miss
[12] Xavier
[12] Dayton
[12] Saint Joseph's
[12] Stanford
[12] LOUISIANA TECH

[13] NORTH DAKOTA STATE
[13] IONA
[13] GEORGIA STATE
[13] DELAWARE

[14] BOSTON U
[14] NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
[14] MERCER
[14] UC IRVINE

[15] WESTERN MICHIGAN
[15] EASTERN KENTUCKY
[15] ROBERT MORRIS
[15] WRIGHT STATE

[16] UTAH VALLEY
[16] STONY BROOK
[16] WOFFORD
[16] WEBER STATE
[16] COASTAL CAROLINA
[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: St. John's, Florida State, Providence, Georgetown
Next Four Out: Minnesota, Utah, Arkansas, Toledo


Next update Wednesday 3/12