Thursday, March 2, 2017

13 days until the NCAA tournament field of 68 tips off!

My field prognostication as of today is as follows:

  • #1 seeds:  Villanova, Kansas, N. Carolina, Gonzaga
  • #2 seeds:  Baylor, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida
  • #3 seeds:  Butler, Duke, Florida St., UCLA
  • #4 seeds:  Oregon, Arizona, Virginia, Purdue
  • #5 seeds:  Minnesota, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Creighton
  • #6 seeds:  Cincinnati, Dayton, St. Mary's, SMU
  • #7 seeds:  Iowa State, Maryland, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State 
  • #8 seeds:  South Carolina, VCU, Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
  • #9 seeds:  Michigan St., Arkansas, Northwestern, Michigan  
  • #10 seeds:  Xavier, Providence, USC, Seton Hall
  • #11 seeds:  Wichita State, Marquette, Syracuse, Rhode Island, Vanderbilt, California
  • #12 seeds:  Middle Tenn. St.*, TX Arlington*, N.C. Wilmington*, Monmouth*
  • #13 seeds:  Nevada*, Vermont*, Princeton*, Akron*
  • #14 seeds:  Belmont*, E. Tennessee St.*, Valparaiso*, Winthrop*
  • #15 seeds:  CSU Bakersfield*, Bucknell*, Fla Gulf Coast*, N. Dak. St.*, 
  • #16 seeds:  North Dakota*, UC Irvine*, North Carolina Central*, Mount St Mary's*, Niew Orleans*, Texas Southern*
  • First four out:  Illinois, Kansas St., Wake Forest, Illinois State

* presumed automatic qualifiers

    Bubble talk
    Ilinois with a huge win last night against Michigan St.  Up to 5 wins against RPI top 50 and #15 SOS.  Wake back in the discussion after a huge win against Louisville.  However, just 2-9 against RPI top 50.  Houston's chances go up in smoke at Cincy tonight.

    Bracket Matrix
    Check this site out.  Great compilation of expert and amateur bracket projections.