Sunday, March 11, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

UPDATE: Bracketology - 3.11.18 AM

27 auto-bids handed out, 5 to go on this glorious Selection Sunday!

Here's where the seed list stands now (I really don't see much movement near the top at this point).

Last 4 Byes: Florida St., Creighton, St. Bonaventure, Texas
Last 4 In: Kansas St., Alabama, St. Mary's, Louisville
First 4 Out: Middle Tennessee, Arizona St., Oklahoma St, Syracuse
Next 4 Out: Marquette, Baylor, Nebraska, Notre Dame

Davidson is the only team playing today that will have an impact on who's in and who's out of the at-large field. My last team in - Louisville - needs Rhode Island to win today. A Davidson win, as the committee chair noted to Andy Katz early this morning, means the last team in the committee's field is destined for the NIT.

That team is all across the board. The bracket matrix has Arizona State as the final team in. Many are sticking with a mid-major like Middle Tennessee or even St. Mary's (who I have in the field as my second-to-last team). Either way, the madness has begun.

...and here is the bracket!


Bracketology (Seed List) 3.10.18-AM

Down the stretch they come! With a bid thief or two on the horizon (bubble teams are not happy with you, Nevada), it is getting incredibly warm on that cutline.

Here's the updated seed list after Friday night's games.

Last 4 Byes: Florida St., Creighton, Alabama, St. Bonaventure
Last 4 In: Kansas St., Texas, St. Mary's, Arizona St.
First 4 Out: Middle Tennessee, Louisville, Oklahoma St., Marquette
...and the bracket:



Friday, March 9, 2018

Bracketology - 3.9.18

Along with today's updated Seed List is the updated bracket. Boy, there are some doozy matchups (that probably won't happen). Seed List takes into account all games played on Thursday, March 8.

Last 4 Byes: St. Mary's, USC, St. Bonaventure, Texas
Last 4 In: Providence, Arizona St., Middle Tennessee, Alabama
First 4 Out: Oklahoma St., Baylor, Louisville, Syracuse
Next 4 Out: Notre Dame, Washington, Penn St., Nebraska


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bracketology (Seed List) 3.8.18

13 down, 53 to go!

Here's the updated seed list thru Wednesday's conference tournament games:

Last 4 Byes: Florida St., St. Mary's, USC, Texas
Last 4 In: Arizona St., Providence, Baylor, Oklahoma St.
First 4 Out: Louisville, Notre Dame, Alabama, Syracuse

Monday, March 5, 2018

Bracketology (Seed List) - 3.5.18

5 down, 63 to go!

Thru Sunday's games, here is our updated seed list (1-68):

Last 4 Byes: Florida St., UCLA, Arizona St., Texas
Last 4 In: USC, Baylor, Alabama, Providence
First 4 Out: Louisville, Syracuse, Marquette, Notre Dame
Next 6 Out: Penn St., Boise St., Washingono, Mississippi St., Nebraska, Utah

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bracketology (Seed List) 3.4.18

Here's our updated 68 thru Saturday's games:

Notable changes: Duke replaces Kansas on the No. 1 line. Purdue edges past MSU on the No. 2 line. Michigan is now on the No. 3 line (stays there by winning the Big Ten Tournament Championship and settles nicely on the No. 4 line).

In re-evaluating some sheets, NC State is a really dangerous team who is trending upward. Florida, when playing its best, would be a major sleeper as a No. 7 seed. Also, teams like Alabama and Providence better hope a team not named Cincinnati, Wichita State or Houston wins the AAC tournament and there are no bid stealers in other major conferences. There are a half dozen teams on the bubble in incredibly precarious spots.

Last 4 Byes: Florida State, UCLA, Arizona St., Texas
Last 4 In: USC, Baylor, Alabama, Providence
First 4 Out: Louisville, Syracuse, Marquette, Notre Dame
Still Breathing: Penn St., Boise St., Washington, Mississippi St., Nebraska