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Posted on: March 5, 2013 8:49 pm
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cubbage32 bracketology 3/5


Midwest
1 INDIANA
16 SOUTHERN/NORFOLK STATE

8 Colorado
9 N.C. State

5 Pittsburgh
12 LOUISIANA TECH

4 Kansas State
13 MID TENNESSEE ST.

6 Ohio State
11 Cincinnati

3 Michigan
14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

7 MEMPHIS
10 La Salle

2 FLORIDA
15 MERCER

South
1 KANSAS
16 NIAGARA

8 San Diego State
9 CREIGHTON

5 OREGON
12 Tennessee/Villanova

4 Oklahoma State
13 BUCKNELL

6 VCU
11 St. Mary's

3 Michigan State
14 HARVARD

7 ST. LOUIS
10 California

2 MIAMI
15 STONY BROOK

East
1 Duke
16 NORTHEASTERN/CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

8 Oklahoma
9 Minnesota

5 Unlv
12 BELMONT

4 Marquette
13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

6 Butler
11 Boise State

3 Syracuse
14 VALPARAISO

7 Illinois
10 UCLA

2 GEORGETOWN
15 LONG BEACH STATE

West
1 GONZAGA
16 ROBERT MORRIS

8 Missouri
9 North Carolina

5 Wisconsin
12 Iowa State/Kentucky

4 Arizona
13 AKRON

6 Notre Dame
11 Temple

3 NEW MEXICO
14 HARVARD

7 Colorado State
10 Wichita State

2 Louisville
15 MONTANA
Posted on: March 1, 2013 9:58 pm
 

Cubbage32 bracketology 3/1

1s
INDIANA, Duke, GONZAGA, MIAMI

2s
FLORIDA, GEORGETOWN, KANSAS, Syracuse

3s
Louisville, NEW MEXICO, Michigan State, Michigan

4s
Arizona, Butler, Kansas State, Wisconsin

5s
Oklahoma State, Marqutte, Ohio State, Pittsburgh

6s
Colorado State, OREGON, Illinois, Notre Dame

7s
Vcu, Unlv, MEMPHIS, ST. LOUIS

8s
San Diego State, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri

9s
N.C. State, WICHITA STATE, Minnesota, North Carolina

10s
Creighton, California, Ucla, La Salle

11s
Temple, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Kentucky

12s
AKRON, LOUISIANA TECH, BELMONT, Virginia, St. Mary's


13s
BUCKNELL, STEPHEN  F. AUSTIN, MID TENNESSE ST. Tennessee, Boise State

14s
VALPORAISO, DAVIDSON, LONG BEACH STATE, HARVARD

15s
MONTANA, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, MERCER, STONY BROOK

16s
NIAGARA, NORTHEASTERN, ROBERT MORRIS, HIGH POINT, TEXAS SOUTHERN, NORFOLK STATE

play-in games
12s Virginia vs. 12s St. Mary's
13s Tennessee vs. 13s Boise State

16s Robert Morris vs. 16s Texas Southern
16s Norfolk State vs. 16s High Point



















Posted on: February 1, 2013 9:30 pm
 

Cubbage32 bracketology 2/2


1's KANSAS, MICHIGAN, Indiana, FLORIDA

2's SYRACUSE, Louisville, Arizona, Duke

3's Michigan State, MIAMI, GONZAGA, Ohio State

4's Butler, OREGON, WICHITA STATE, NEW MEXICO

5's N.C. State, Minnesota, Kansas State, Creighton

6's Missouri, Marquette, Cincinnati, Kansas State

7's San Diego State, Ole Miss, Georgetown, Unlv

8's Memphis, VCU, Notre Dame, Colorado

9's Wisconsin, Temple, Oklahoma, Colorado State

10's North Carolina, Pittsburgh, UCLA, SOUTHERN MISS

11's Kentucky, St. Louis, Baylor, Illinois

12's AKRON, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE Indiana State, Oklahoma State, La Salle, Virginia

13's BELMONT, LOUISIANA TECH, BUCKNELL, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

14's VALPARAISO, NORTH DAKOTA STATE, DAVIDSON, NIAGARA

15's STONY BROOK, FLORIDA GULF COAST, MONTANA, NORTHEASTERN

16's LONG BEACH STATE, NORFOLK STATE, BRYANT, SOUTHERN, HARVARD, CHARLESTON SOUTH

Play-in Games
16s Norfolk State vs. 16s Southern; 16s Bryant, vs. 16s Charleston South

Last four in
12s Indiana State vs. 12s Oklahoma State; 12s La Salle vs. 12s Virginia

First four out: Villanova, Iowa State, Arizona State, St. Mary's

Next Four out: Maryland, St. John's, Alabama, Charlotte

In the hunt: Florida State, Ohio, Texas A&M, BYU, Rutgers, Murray State, Wyoming, Air Force, Boise State, UMASS










Posted on: March 11, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Cubbage32 final bracket 3/11

Happy Selection Sunday everyone! Here is my final bracket, with a couple different scenarios in case St. Bonnie's wins and the result of the Big Ten Championship game today, which will determine the last No.1 seed.  If St. Bonnies wins (they are up at halftime), then Iona will drop out and they will move into a 13 seed and bump NEW MEXICO STATE to a 12 and drop N.C. State into a last four in scenario.



Midwest
1-Kentucky
16 W. Kentucky/Norfolk State

8- Gonzaga
9- Alabama

5-MURRAY STATE
12-Byu

4- Georgetown
13- NEW MEXICO STATE/St. Bonaventure

6 - Unlv
11- West Virginia

3 - Marquette
14 - MONTANA

7- Temple
10- California

2 - MISSOURI
15- UNC-ASHEVILLE

West
1- MICHIGAN STATE/OHIO STATE
16- LEHIGH

8- Kansas State
9- Notre Dame

5- NEW MEXICO
12- N.C. State

4- Indiana
13- South Florida/Drexel

6- San Diego State
11- Xavier

3- Florida State
14- OHIO

7-MEMPHIS
10- Virginia

2-Kansas
15- LONG ISLAND

East
1-Syracuse
16-MISS. VALLEY ST./VERMONT

8-Purdue
9-Uconn

5-Wichita State
12-COLORADO

4-Wisconsin
13- DAVIDSON

6-CREIGHTON
11- Colorado State

3-Michigan
14-SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

7-Vanderbilt
10-Southern Miss

2-Duke
15-LAMAR

SOUTH REGION
1-North Carolina
16- VERMONT

8-Iowa State
9- St. Louis

5- Florida
12- VCU

4-LOUISVILLE
13-Texas/Iona

6-St. MARY'S
11-LONG BEACH STATE

3- Baylor
14-DETROIT

7-Cincinnati
10-HARVARD

2-OHIO STATE/MICHIGAN STATE
15-BELMONT




1s-KENTUCKY, Syracuse, UNC, MICHIGAN STATE

2s- Kansas, MISSOURI, Ohio State, Duke

3s- Marquette, Baylor, Michigan, Florida State

4s- Wisconsin, LOUISVILLE, Georgetown, Indiana

5s- MURRAY STATE, Wichita State, NEW MEXICO, Florida

6s - San Diego State, CREIGHTON, ST. MARY'S, Unlv

7s -  Vanderbilt, Temple, MEMPHIS, Cincinnati

8s - Kansas State, Iowa State, Purdue, Gonzaga

9s- Alabama, Uconn, St. Louis, Notre Dame,

10s- HARVARD, Southern Miss, Virginia, California

11s- LONG BEACH STATE, XAVIER, West Virginia, Colorado State

12s- COLORADO, VCU, N.C. State, Byu

13s- NEW MEXICO STATE, DAVIDSON, South Florida, Texas, Drexel, Iona

14s-OHIO, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, MONTANA, DETROIT

15s- UNC-ASHEVILLE, LONG ISLAND, BELMONT, LAMAR

16s- VERMONT, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE, LEHIGH, LOYOLA (MD), W. KENTUCKY, NORFOLK STATE

Play-in games: 13s South Florida vs. 13s Drexel; 13s Texas vs. 13s Iona; 16s Norfolk State vs. 16s W. Kentucky; 16s Mississippi Valley State vs. 16s Vermont


last four in: South Florida, Texas, Drexel, Iona
first four out: Seton Hall, Mississippi State, Washington, Arizona,
next six out: MississippiOral Roberts, Middle Tennessee, Oregon, Tennessee, Nevada, Miami

Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:25 pm
 

Cubbage32 bracket 3/7

Mid-day here on Tuesday of Championship Week, so I'm including Uconn's win from earlier today, which is the only game that has had any bearing on the bracket so far.

1s-KENTUCKY, SYRACUSE, KANSAS, UNC

2s- Missouri, Duke, MICHIGAN STATE, Ohio State

3s- Marquette, Baylor, Georgetown, Indiana

4s- Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, Florida State

5s- Louisville, Unlv, MURRAY STATE, Wichita State

6s - San Diego State, CREIGHTON, Notre Dame, ST. MARY'S

7s - Gonzaga, Vanderbilt, TEMPLE, NEW MEXICO

8s - Kansas State, Iowa State, Purdue, Virginia

9s- Alabama, Uconn, MEMPHIS, St. Louis

10s- HARVARD, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Southern Miss

11s- Mississippi State, Seton Hall, Byu, California

12s- LONG BEACH STATE, VCU, WASHINGTON, Colorado State

13s- NEVADA, DAVIDSON, Texas, Xavier, Drexel, South Florida

14s-BELMONT, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, MONTANA, DETROIT

15s- UNC-ASHEVILLE, LONG ISLAND, AKRON, BUCKNELL

16s- STONY BROOK, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE, SAVANNAH STATE, LOYOLA (MD), W. KENTUCKY, TEXAS-ARLINGTON

Top 4 seeds in each region
Midwest
1 Kentucky 2 Missouri, 3 Marquette, 4 Florida State
West
1 UNC 2 Ohio State, 3 Georgetown, 4 Michigan
East
1 Syracuse, 2 Duke, 3 Indiana, 4 Wisconsin
South
1 Kansas, 2 Michigan State, 3 Baylor, 4 Florida

play-in games: 13-Texas vs. 13-Xavier; 13-Drexel vs. 13-South Florida; 16-W. Kentucky vs. 16-Texas-Arlingon; 16-Stony Brook vs. 16-Mississippi Valley State.

last four in: Texas, Xavier, Drexel, South Florida
first four out: N.C. State, Tennessee, Northwestern, Miami
next six out: Oregon, Oral Roberts, Mid Tennessee, St. Josephs, UCF


Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:47 pm
 

Cubbage32 bracket 2/28

Taking UCF out of my bracket tonight because of what is happening right now against Memphis, but not including the Xavier/St. Louis game because it's tight and could go either way. All other games are being counted from tonight.

As always is based on if the tournament started today.
1s- Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Duke

2s- UNC, Michigan State, Missouri, Marquette

3s- Ohio State, Baylor, Georgetown, Indiana

4s- Michigan,  Florida, Wisconsin, Louisville

5s- UNLV, Wichita State, Florida State, San Diego State

6s- Creighton, Murray State, Vanderbilt, Florida State

7s- Virginia, Notre Dame, Temple, Kansas State

8s- New Mexico, St. Mary's, Gonzaga, Iowa State

9s- Harvard, Purdue, California, Alabama

10s- UConn, West Virginia, BYU, Seton Hall

11s-Mississippi State, Memphis, Saint Louis, Texas

12s- Long Beach State, Drexel, Xavier, Miami

13s- Mid Tennessee, Oral Roberts, Xavier, Washington, Colorado State, Cincinnati

14s-WEBER State, Belmont, Nevada, Davidson

15s-Akron, Iona, Valpo, Long Island

16s-Mississippi Valley State, Stony Brook, Savannah State, Bucknell, Texas-Arlington, UNC-Asheville


Top 4 seeds in each region
Midwest
1s Kentucky 2s Michigan State, 3s Ohio State, 4s Louisville
West
1s Duke, 2s UNC, 3s Indiana, 4s Michigan,
East
1s Syracuse, 2s Missouri, 3s Baylor, 4s Wisconsin
South
1s Kansas, 2s Marquette, 3s Georgetown, 4s Florida



play-in games: 13s Xavier vs. 13s Washington, 13s Colorado State vs. 13s Cincinnati, 16s Stony Brook vs. 16s Savannah State, 16s Mississippi Valley State, vs. 16s UNC-Asheville

last four in: Xavier, Washington, Colorado State, Cincinnati
first four out: VCU, Northwestern, Oregon, Arizona
next eight out: Illinois, UCF, South Florida, St. Josephs, Dayton, N.C. State, LSU, New Mexico State.



Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:03 pm
 

cubbage32 bracket 2/23


We're only a week before some of the mid-major tournaments start up which can only mean one thing... MARCH IS ALMOST HERE!!  Some teams are rolling full steam ahead like Kansas State and Wichita State and other teams are limping to the end.  Only two and a half weeks now and we'll have our OFFICIAL bracket to tear into and I for one cannot wait! 

As always, this bracket is based on if the tournament started today, not who I predict will be selected in six weeks.  Conference winners will be the team in first place right now, with tie breakers being highest rated RPI between the tied teams.

American East-1
Conference champ- Stony Brook
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Stony Brook has a one game lead with one game to go thanks to Vermont inexplicably giving Binghamton its first win of the season last night.  Look for whoever wins this league to hook up with one of the 1-seeds.

ACC- 5
Conference Champ- North Carolina
at large-Duke, Florida State, Virginia
bubble- Miami (in), NC State
analysis- N.C. State's 20 points collapse at Duke carried into their next game at home against Florida State.  They were overmatched against North Carolina two nights ago, and now they finish up with two of their final three on the road to close out conference play, including one against fellow bubble team Miami.  There best win is a neutral site win over Texas, although they have played a very good schedule.  finishing 2-1 in the regular season and one win in the ACC tourney should get them in.  Duke, Florida State and UNC are all just a half game of each other, and Duke and FSU meet tonight in Tallahassee in a game that could eliminate one of them from ACC title contention.

Atlantic Sun-1
Conference champ-Belmont
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Belmont is the class of this conference, but second place Mercer will get the Bruins on their home floor in the final regular season game between these two that could set the tone for the conference tournament.  Belmont needs only to beat winless-in-conference Kennesaw State tonight to clinch the Atlantic Sun Title outright.

Atlantic 10-3
Conference Champ-Temple
at large-Saint Louis
bubble- Xavier (in), Massachusetts, Dayton, St. Josephs, LaSalle
analysis-Like every year it seems, The A-10 will come down to the final week to determine not just a champion of the league, but teams desperately seeking wins to add to their NCAA hopeful resume.  Xavier won a much needed game saturday at home against Dayton in overtime, but followed that up with a loss at UMASS two nights ago to put them back in the "last four in" category.  It's become a two horse race for the regular season title now, with Temple holding the tie breaker in the conference tournament with a 72-67 road win the only time these two teams met.

Big East- 8
Conference Champ-Syracuse
at large- Marquette, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Louisville, West Virginia
bubble- Seton Hall (in), UCONN (in), South Florida, Cincinnati
analysis- What a mess this conference has become over the past few weeks.  UCONN's computer numbers are still off the charts for a team that is fading fast, so I dont really think they're in as much trouble as people are saying at this point, although the Shabazz shot Monday night sure helped.  As for South Florida, I dont think they are as close are people are saying either.  Anyone wanna tell me their most impressive win??? is it a one point home win against Seton Hall?? yes they have some opportunities coming up, but I think they need to get that road win against at Louisville to really be considered, because the committee doesnt care how good your conference record is if you're just beating up on DePaul and St. John's and Providence, just ask Cincinnati or Alabama.

Big Sky-1
conference champ-Weber State
at large-none
bubble- none
analysis-Weber State holds a half game lead over Montana, but the two teams will play each other next tuesday in a game that will probably decide regular season champ.  A name for you to remember from Weber State is Damian Lillard, the second leading scorer in the nation this year.  He is going to be a matchup nightmare for any team come tournament time, and I hope we get the pleasure of seeing this guy play in the NCAA tournament and not the NIT.

Big South-1
conference champ-UNC Asheville
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Asheville finishes up the regular season with two home games they should win, althought regardless if they do or not they have already clinched the Big South title and the top seed in the conference tournament.


Big Ten- 6
Conference Champ- Michigan State
at large-Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue
bubble-Minnesota, Northwestern, Illinois
analysis- WOW, more importantly as to what is going on with Illinois is why is Bruce Weber still on their sideline.  It's obvious to me this team has quit on him, and yet they still have a chance to save this season.  The Fighting Illini are too talented to be THIS bad arent they??  as for the rest of the league, Michigan State is playing like one of the top few teams in the country, and although I wasn't ready to give them a 1-seed quite yet, I am now after the loss by Missouri two nights ago.  Michigan also picked up a big road win two nights ago in overtime against Northwestern to stay in the title hunt, and they are moving up the seed board in a hurry.  Indiana is still having trouble on the road, getting hammered by Iowa Sunday night, but they finish the regular season with three of their final four games at home, including a big time matchup against Michigan State next Tuesday.

Big 12- 6
conference champ-Kansas
at large-Missouri, Baylor, Kansas State, Iowa State,
bubble-Texas (in)
analysis- In two games, Kansas State went from a team on the bubble to a team on the top half of the bracket.  Not bad for a four day stretch.  Kansas now has the inside track to ANOTHER Big 12 title, with a win this Saturday against the Tigers at Phog Allen they will have a two game lead with two games to play.


Big West-1
Conference champ-Long Beach State
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Long Beach State lost a heart breaker late saturday night at Creighton, but that shouldn't deter this team from reaching the NCAA's this year.  After playing the No.1 ranked OOC schedule in the country, this team has blasted its conference competition and should represent the Big West well in the NCAA tournament.

CAA-1
Conference champ- Drexel
at large-none
bubble- VCU, George Mason
analysis- The top 4 teams in the CAA all won their bracketbuster matchup over the weekend, including Drexel, who has now won 15 games in a row leading up to its final two regular season games of the season.  If they win those two games and advance to the conference tournament championship and lose, I truly believe they will earn an at-large berth and give the CAA two bids once again this season. 

Conference USA-3
Conference Champ-Southern Miss
at large-Memphis
bubble-UCF (in)
analysis- Southern Miss and UCF both lost last night to lesser competition, and now they both need to play well from here on out, including the C-USA tournament.  this league has the potential for three bids, but UCF can't afford another loss the rest of the way.

Horizon-1
conference champ-Valparaiso
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Look out 'cause here comes Butler.  The Bulldogs had struggled all season to score points, but now have ripped off five wins in a row and are in second place in the Horizon.  If Butler can hang on to that second seed and get a double bye into the Semifinals of the Horizon conference tournament, I think they'll take the championship once again and punch their ticket into another NCAA tournament.

Ivy-1
conference champ-Harvard
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Every bubble team in america will be rooting for Harvard to win the Ivy league, because they are in the tournament regardless.  Second place Penn will travel to Harvard this Saturday, and if Harvard can come out on top that will give them a two game lead in the league with just three games left.


MAAC-1
conference champ- Iona
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Iona may not play much defense, but boy are they a fun team to watch.  They can put up points against anyone, and if they draw a team that struggles to score, they could really pose a challenge in their first game of the NCAA tournament.


MAC-1
conference champ-Akron
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- This is going to be a tough conference tournament to call.  Akron has been solid all during conference play, but teams like Kent State and Ohio really show some potential. 

MEAC-1
conference champ-Savannah State
at large-none
bubble-none

Missouri Valley-2
conference champ-Wichita State
at large- Creighton
bubble-none
analysis- Wichita State is playing at an unbelievable level right now, and if they can continue this stretch, they could make it to the second weekend and then some.  They have great guard play, they have a seven footer, and their playing with as much confidence as anyone in the country right now.  Creighton can score points with the best of them, but higher seeded teams that don't play alot of defense usually get upset early, and I think that may happen with Creighton this year.

Mountain West-4
conference champ-New Mexico
at large-UNLV, San Diego State
bubble-Colorado State (in)
analysis- I had just about given up hope for Colorado State after that gut-wrenching last second loss at Boise State, but they picked up a big time resume win last night at home against New Mexico.  They aren't out of the woods yet though, and will need to beat either San Diego State on the road or at home against UNLV to secure their bid.  San Diego State stopped their recent slide with a hard-fought overtime victory against Wyoming, although they were down double digits in the first half at one point.

Northeast-1
conference champ- Long Island
at large-none
bubble-Wagner
analysis- Wagner has an RPI in the 70's and a record of 23-4 so they are a team to keep an eye on, but i'm afraid they just don't have the resume for an at large berth.  A Northeast tournament championship game between Long Island and Wagner would be highly entertaining.

Ohio Valley-1
conference champ-Murray State
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Murray State has played lights out since their loss to Tennesse State, and look like a top 15 team in the country.  Isaiah Canaan is one of the better guards in the country, forget about just the mid-majors, and he can lead this team into the second weekend, at least. 

Pac-12- 2
conference champ-Cal
at large-none
bubble-Washington (in), Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Stanford
analysis- Washington (51) and Oregon (53) have the highest RPI of all the Pac-12 bubble schools, so it's conceivable this conference could get multiple bids the way the rest of the power conference bubble teams have been struggling lately.   If Oregon could win its final three games (at Oregon State, Colorado, Utah) they may be able to get the second bid for the PAC-12.  Same goes for Washington, who finishes the season with three straight road games.

Patriot-1
conference champ-Bucknell
at large-none
bubble-none

SEC-6
conference champ-Kentucky
at large-Florida, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State
bubble-Alabama (in), LSU (in), Arkansas
analysis- Mississippi State needs to right their ship fast, and with two straight road games coming up, that could be a problem.  Kentucky is the class of this conference, and may be the class of the entire college basketball world, they just don't get rattled and have playmakers on offense and defense at every position.  They don't have a weakness and can play any style; teams have to play their best against Kentucky to have a chance, and even that isn't good enough on most nights.

Southern-1
conference champ-Davidson
at large-none
bubble-none
at large- Davidson could have really helped out their seeding possibilities on Saturday, but they got dump-trucked by Wichita State in the second half of that game and had no answer when the Shockers started to pull away.  Regardless, Davidson is a solid club who does have a win against Kansas on their belt.  They'll be a tough out come tourney time.

Southland-1
conference champ-Texas Arlington
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Texas Arlington has gone unbeaten in conference play, and they may be able to avoid a 16 seed if they can win the rest of their games.  it will be close, but it's possible.

SWAC-1
conference champ- Mississippi Valley State
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Play-in game

Summit-1
conference champ- Oral Roberts
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis-

Sun Belt-1
conference champ-Mid Tennessee State
at large-none
bubble-none
analysis- Mid Tennessee is another team that all bubble schools should be rooting for, because the further embarassing this bubble gets, the more likely that Mid Tennessee gets an at large should it lose in the conference tournament.

WCC- 3
conference champ-St. Mary's
at large-Gonzaga
bubble- BYU (in), Loyola Marymount
analysis- Huge game tonight in the WCC as Gonzaga hosts BYU.  If the Cougars can pick up the road win tonight they will be in prime position for an at large bid.  Even if they don't win tonight, a victory over Portand and advancing the the semifinals of the WCC tourney should be good enough to get a bid.  St. Mary's is in a bit of a funk right now and need to snap out of it.  Dellavadova has been banged up a little bit and they are still withouth Stephen Holt, their third leading scorer.  they finish with two road games to close out the regular season.

WAC- 1
conference champ- Nevada
at large-none
bubble-New Mexico State
analysis- Nevada had a chance on national television to pick up a nice road win against Iona Saturday but were unable to capitalize.  Nevada does have a win against Washington on its resume, but not enough to warrant at-large consideration.  New Mexico is coming on strong, blasting Drake in the bracketbuster by 16 points, but despite posting a win over New Mexico early in the year, will probably have to win the conference tournament to get into the NCAA tournament.




1s KENTUCKY, SYRACUSE, MICHIGAN STATE, KANSAS

2s Duke, Missouri, Ohio State, UNC,

3s Baylor, Michigan, Marquette, Florida

4s Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville, Wisconsin

5s UNLV, Florida State, San Diego Sate, WICHITA STATE

6s TEMPLE, Kansas State, Virginia, MURRAY STATE

7s CALIFORNIA, ST. MARY'S, Vanderbilt, New Mexico

8s Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Creighton, SOUTHERN MISS

9s HARVARD, Uconn, Memphis, Saint Louis

10s Mississippi State, Purdue, West Virginia, Iowa State

11s Byu, Alabama, Seton Hall, Colorado State

12s LONG BEACH STATE, MID TENNESSEE, DREXEL, Texas

13s ORAL ROBERTS, Xavier, Miami, Ucf, Lsu, Washington

14's WEBER STATE, BELMONT, NEVADA, AKRON

15's DAVIDSON, IONA, VALPO, LONG ISLAND

16s MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE, STONY BROOK, SAVANNAH STATE, BUCKNELL, TEXAS-ARLINGTON, UNC-ASHEVILLE

play in games: 13s Miami vs. 13 UCF; 13s LSU vs. 13 Washington; 16s Stony Brook vs. 16s Savannah State; 16s Mississippi Valley State vs. 16s UNC-Asheville

last four in: Miami, UCF, LSU, Washington
first four out: Oregon, Northwestern, Minnesota, NC State
next eight out: VCU, Arkansas, Arizona, Cincinnati, South Florida, New Mexico State, Dayton, Illinois



Posted on: February 12, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Cubbage32 bracket 2/12

Another edition of my bracket, and all sorts of things have happened.  UCONN, West Virginia, Pitt and Seton Hall are all struggling right now in the Big East, and it's opening up other opportunities for some other teams across the country. 
Kansas State and Texas look to be headed in opposite directions, and the Wildcats next three games (vs. Kansas, at Baylor, at Missouri) could seal their fate one way or the other. 
The ACC is making a strong case to get five and possibly even six teams in the tournament this year, when at the beginning of conference play it looked more like three would be the more likely scenario. 
The top seeds have separated themselves from the pack a little bit here, with Michigan State joining the party and Baylor leaving.
One thing that hasn't changed is that the Pac-12 is still terrible, and unless California doesnt win their conference tournament, they'll only have one team representing that conference.

As for the mid-majors, bracketbuster weekend is coming up in five days and for some teams it's the last time to make a real impressioin on the selection committee.  teams like Nevada, VCU, Long Beach State and Oral Roberts have an opportunity to really open some eyes this weekend with big wins and improve their at-large chances.

As always, this bracket is based on if the tournament started today, not who I think will be selected four weeks from now.  Conference winners with the team team in first place right now, with tie breakers being RPI between the tied teams.  


1s KENTUCKY, SYRACUSE, Missouri, KANSAS

2s Ohio State, MICHIGAN STATE, North Carolina, DUKE

3s Baylor, UNLV, Georgetown, Marquette

4s Florida, San Diego State, Indiana, Louisville

5s Michigan, Florida State, Wisconsin, SAINT MARY'S

6s TEMPLE, WICHITA STATE, Virginia, SOUTHERN MISS

7s Mississippi State, Gonzaga, Vanderbilt, Memphis

8s MURRAY STATE, Iowa State, Saint Louis, CALIFORNIA

9s West Virginia, Uconn, Notre Dame, Creighton

10s Illinois, Purdue, HARVARD, N.C. State

11s Kansas State, Byu, New Mexico, Alabama

12s LONG BEACH STATE, MID TENNESSEE, Seton Hall, Xavier

13s NEVADA, ORAL ROBERTS, Texas, Ucf, Miami, Minnesota

14's WEBER STATE, DAVIDSON, DREXEL, AKRON,

15's MERCER, VALPO, LONG ISLAND, BUCKNELL

16s MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE, STONY BROOK, NORFOLK STATE, LOYOLA (MD), TEXAS-ARLINGTON, UNC-ASHEVILLE

Play-in games: 13s Texas vs. 13s UCF; 13s VCU vs. 13s Minnesota; 16s Mississippi Valley State vs. 16s Stony Brook; 16s Norfolk State vs. 16s Loyola(MD)


last four in: Texas, UCF, Miami, Minnesota

first four out: VCU, Arkansas, UMASS, Mississippi,

next six out: Colorado State, Washington, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Oregon
 
 
 
 
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