Archive for February, 2010

February 21st Bracket


Midwest East South West
1 Kansas Kentucky Syracuse Purdue
2 West Virginia Villanova Duke Kansas St
3 New Mexico Ohio St Michigan St Georgetown
4 Butler Temple Vanderbilt Pittsburgh
5 Wisconsin Texas Baylor BYU
6 Virginia Tech Northern Iowa Texas A&M Tennessee
7 Gonzaga Missouri Richmond Wake Forest
8 Louisville Maryland Clemson Oklahoma St
9 Xavier UAB UNLV Florida St
10 Florida Georgia Tech UTEP Rhode Island
11 Utah St Dayton Connecticut Illinois
12 Old Dominion Marquette California St Marys
13 Murray State Cornell Kent St Siena
14 UCSB Wofford Weber St Oakland
15 Sam Houston St Morgan St Jacksonville North Texas
16 Coastal Carolina Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Robert Morris Stony Brook
In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
San Diego St Connecticut South Florida Big East – 8
Seton Hall Marquette Seton Hall Big 12 – 7
South Florida Jacksonville Belmont ACC – 7
Charlotte Atlantic 10 – 5
Cincinnati Big 10 – 5
Washington SEC – 4
Mississippi Mountain West – 3
Texas Tech West Coast – 2
Arizona St Conference USA – 2
Memphis All Others – 1
Wichita St
St Johns
Mississippi St

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February 19th Bracket

  Midwest East South West
1 Kansas Kentucky Syracuse Purdue
2 West Virginia Villanova Duke Kansas St
3 New Mexico Michigan St Vanderbilt Georgetown
4 Ohio St Temple Baylor Pittsburgh
5 Wake Forest Texas Butler BYU
6 Tennessee Virginia Tech Texas A&M Wisconsin
7 Missouri Gonzaga Northern Iowa Georgia Tech
8 Xavier Clemson Richmond Oklahoma St
9 Louisville UNLV Maryland Florida St
10 Dayton Rhode Island Illinois UAB
11 Old Dominion Utah St South Florida Florida
12 Siena Seton Hall UTEP St Marys
13 Cornell California Kent St Murray State
14 UCSB Weber St Sam Houston St Oakland
15 Wofford Morgan St Belmont North Texas
16 Coastal Carolina Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Robert Morris Stony Brook
         
         
  In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
Marquette Seton Hall Marquette Big East – 8
  Charlotte     Big 12 – 7
  San Diego St     ACC – 7
  Cincinnati     Atlantic 10 – 5
  Connecticut     Big 10 – 5
  Mississippi     SEC – 4
  Texas Tech     Mountain West – 3
  William & Mary     West Coast – 2
  Wichita St     Conference USA – 2
  Arizona St     All Others – 1
  Memphis      
  Washington      
  Mississippi St      

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February 18th Bracket

  Midwest East South West
1 Kansas Kentucky Syracuse Purdue
2 West Virginia Villanova Duke Kansas St
3 New Mexico Ohio St Michigan St Georgetown
4 Wisconsin Pittsburgh Baylor Vanderbilt
5 Gonzaga Texas Temple Wake Forest
6 Tennessee Texas A&M Butler BYU
7 Virginia Tech Northern Iowa Missouri Richmond
8 Maryland Clemson Georgia Tech Oklahoma St
9 Louisville Rhode Island UNLV Marquette
10 Illinois Xavier UAB Florida St
11 Dayton Utah St South Florida California
12 Florida UTEP Old Dominion St Marys
13 Siena Cornell Kent St Murray State
14 UCSB Weber St Sam Houston St Oakland
15 Wofford Morgan St North Texas Belmont
16 Coastal Carolina Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Robert Morris Stony Brook
         
         
  In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
Seton Hall Florida Charlotte Big East – 8
  Charlotte     Big 12 – 7
  Mississippi     ACC – 7
  Washington     Atlantic 10 – 5
  San Diego St     Big 10 – 5
  Connecticut     SEC – 4
  Cincinnati     Mountain West – 3
  Texas Tech     West Coast – 2
  William & Mary     Conference USA – 2
  Mississippi St     All Others – 1

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February 17th Bracket

  Midwest East South West
1 Kansas Kentucky Syracuse Purdue
2 West Virginia Villanova Kansas St Duke
3 New Mexico Ohio St Michigan St Georgetown
4 Wisconsin Pittsburgh Vanderbilt Temple
5 Gonzaga Texas Wake Forest Baylor
6 Tennessee Texas A&M Butler BYU
7 Virginia Tech Richmond UNLV Northern Iowa
8 Rhode Island Clemson Xavier Georgia Tech
9 Louisville UAB Oklahoma St Marquette
10 Charlotte Florida St Maryland Missouri
11 California Utah St South Florida Illinois
12 Old Dominion Dayton UTEP St Marys
13 Siena Cornell Kent St Murray State
14 UCSB Sam Houston St Weber St Oakland
15 Wofford Morgan St North Texas Belmont
16 Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Coastal Carolina Robert Morris Stony Brook
         
         
  In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
San Diego St South Florida Mississippi Big East – 8
  Mississippi Illinois Florida Big 12 – 7
  Washington     ACC – 7
  Connecticut     Atlantic 10 – 6
  Florida     Big 10 – 5
  Cincinnati     SEC – 3
  William & Mary     Mountain West – 3
  Seton Hall     West Coast – 2
  Wichita St     Conference USA – 2
  Texas Tech     All Others – 1

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February 16th Bracket

Midwest South West East
1 Kansas Kentucky Syracuse Duke
2 West Virginia Villanova Kansas St Purdue
3 New Mexico Ohio St Gonzaga Georgetown
4 Vanderbilt Texas Michigan St Pittsburgh
5 Wisconsin BYU Butler Baylor
6 Northern Iowa Texas A&M Wake Forest Temple
7 Richmond Rhode Island UNLV Tennessee
8 Georgia Tech Clemson Virginia Tech Xavier
9 UAB Louisville Missouri UTEP
10 St Marys Florida St Maryland Oklahoma St
11 California Mississippi Marquette Old Dominion
12 Utah St Charlotte Dayton Florida
13 Siena Cornell Kent St Murray State
14 UCSB Sam Houston St Weber St Oakland
15 Wofford Morgan St North Texas Stony Brook
16 Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Coastal Carolina Robert Morris Belmont
In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
Texas Tech Big 12 – 7
Cincinnati ACC – 7
Mississippi St Big East – 7
Wichita St Atlantic 10 – 6
Connecticut SEC – 5
Illinois Big 10 – 4
San Diego St Mountain West – 3
Seton Hall West Coast – 2
South Florida Conference USA – 2
Washington All Others – 1

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February 15th Bracket

Midwest East South West
1 Kansas Villanova Kentucky Syracuse
2 West Virginia Duke Kansas St Purdue
3 New Mexico Ohio St Georgetown Gonzaga
4 Vanderbilt BYU Pittsburgh Butler
5 Michigan St Temple Wisconsin Baylor
6 Texas A&M Tennessee Wake Forest Texas
7 Clemson Northern Iowa Rhode Island Richmond
8 Georgia Tech Virginia Tech UNLV Xavier
9 UAB Missouri Maryland Florida St
10 Charlotte Oklahoma St St Marys Louisville
11 California Dayton UTEP Utah St
12 Marquette Florida Old Dominion Mississippi
13 Siena Cornell Kent St Murray State
14 UCSB Sam Houston St Weber St Oakland
15 Wofford Morgan St North Texas Stony Brook
16 Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Coastal Carolina Belmont Robert Morris
In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
Texas Tech Louisville Illinois Big 12 – 7
Cincinnati ACC – 7
Wichita St Big East – 7
Mississippi St Atlantic 10 – 6
Seton Hall SEC – 5
South Florida Big 10 – 4
San Diego St Mountain West – 3
Illinois West Coast – 2
Washington Conference USA – 2
All Others – 1

Bracket Notes

Ohio St and Michigan St have been moved up the S-Curve rankings after injury evaluations have been completed.  A similar evaluation for Wiscinson will be completed at the end of the regular season.  At this point, it looks like Wisconson will move up to a 3/4 seed at that time.

St Marys had a tough week, losing 2 difficult conference road games.  However, their victories against San Diego St and Utah St only look more impressive as the season goes along.  If either of those 2 teams starts to slide, it will affect St Marys’ resume and may keep them out of the tournament.

Texas Tech is out of the bracket at this point, due to their 1-8 record against RPI top 50 foes.  The Red Raiders do have good wins against Washington and UTEP, and still have the opportunity to pick up big wins as they play Kansas St, Texas, and Baylor at home, and also get a road date with Baylor.  If Texas Tech can win 4 of their last 6 regular season games and win a conference tournament game, they should have enough on their resume to earn a bid.

Mississippi St also gets strong consideration this week, after sweeping their in-state rivals on Thursday.  Their 3-2 record against top 50 RPI teams is strong, however the overall Strength of Schedule is weak and their resume includes 3 losses against teams outside the top 100 RPI (no at-large team in the bracket has more than 2).  Home games against Kentucky and Tennessee loom large for the Bulldogs.

Projected Sites

New Orleans – Kentucky/UNLV/Maryland/Belmont
New Orleans – Butler/Baylor/Mississippi/Murray St
Oklahoma City – Kansas/Georgia Tech/UAB/Play-in Winner
Oklahoma City – Kansas St/Rhode Island/St Marys/North Texas
Providence – Villanova/Virginia Tech/Missouri/Coastal Carolina
Providence – Georgetown/Wake Forest/UTEP/Weber St
San Jose – New Mexico/Texas A&M/California/UCSB
San Jose – BYU/Temple/Dayton/Florida
Buffalo – Syracuse/Xavier/Florida St/Robert Morris
Buffalo – West Virginia/Clemson/Charlotte/Wofford
Jacksonville – Duke/Northern Iowa/Oklahoma St/Morgan St
Jacksonville – Pitt/Wisconsin/Old Dominion/Kent St
Milwaukee – Purdue/Richmond/Louisville/Stony Brook
Milwaukee – Ohio St/Tennessee/Dayton/Sam Houston St
Spokane – Gonzaga/Texas/Utah St/Oakland
Spokane – Vanderbilt/Michigan St/Marquette/Siena

Games to Watch this Week

Monday – Connecticut/Villanova, Virginia/Maryland, Kansas/Texas A&M

Tuesday – Cincinnati/South Florida, Wake Forest/VT, Texas Tech/Baylor, North Carolina/Georgia Tech, Kentucky/Mississippi St

Wednesday – Purdue/OSU, Florida St/UVA, Notre Dame/Louisville, Duke/Miami, Seton Hall/St Johns, Texas/Missouri, URI/St Louis, Louisiana Tech/Utah St

Thursday – Vanderbilt/Mississippi, Syracuse/Georgetown, Pittsburgh/Marquette, Wisconsin/Minnesota

Friday – Cornell/Harvard, Old Dominion/Northern Iowa

Saturday – Siena/Butler, St Johns/South Florida, Seton Hall/West Virginia, Tennessee/South Carolina, Baylor/OSU, Texas/Texas Tech, Xavier/Charlotte, GT/Maryland, Illinois/Purdue, UVA/Clemson, UTEP/Tulsa, Kentucky/Vanderbilt, Kansas St/Oklahoma, Qunnipiac/Robert Morris, Wichita St/Utah St

Sunday – Ohio St/Michigan St, Villanova/Pittsburgh, Marquette/Cincinnati, Northwestern/Wisconsin, Virginia Tech/Duke

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February 14th Bracket

Midwest West South East
1 Kansas Syracuse Kentucky Villanova
2 Georgetown Purdue Kansas St Duke
3 New Mexico Gonzaga West Virginia Ohio St
4 Pitt BYU Butler Vanderbilt
5 Temple Baylor Wisconsin Texas
6 Michigan St Tennessee Wake Forest Texas A&M
7 Northern Iowa Clemson Rhode Island Richmond
8 Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Missouri Xavier
9 St Marys Charlotte Maryland UNLV
10 Florida St Oklahoma St California UAB
11 Mississippi Dayton UTEP Marquette
12 Illinois Florida Utah St Old Dominion
13 Siena Cornell Kent St Murray State
14 UCSB Sam Houston St Weber St Oakland
15 Wofford Stony Brook North Texas Morgan St
16 Arkansas-PB/Lehigh Robert Morris Belmont Coastal Carolina
In the Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
Texas Tech Cornell Princeton Big 12 – 7
Cincinnati UTEP Texas Tech ACC – 7
Louisville Marquette South Florida Big East – 6
Mississippi St UCSB Pacific Atlantic 10 – 6
Notre Dame Belmont Jacksonville Big 10 – 5
South Florida Arkansas-PB Texas Southern SEC – 5
San Diego St Mountain West – 3
Washington West Coast – 2
Wichita St Conference USA – 2
Seton Hall All Others – 1

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