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New bracket for the week is below. Again, still early and rough. I'm sure there are bracketing errors, but nothing really stood out for now. The top 4 seeds had little movement, but after that, things were all over the place. Many newcomers this week, and some familiar faces are out for now. Kinda goes to show how much me, and others, really know going into the season. We think we know, but until games are played, we truly don't. There are several teams out right now that I expect to return, and there are teams in for now that I highly doubt will make it, but I base this mostly on games played so far, so enjoy it Penn St., TCU, etc., I wish you well, but don't see the good fortune continuing. Of course, I had Michigan and UConn ranked pretty high a few weeks ago and they are on the outside looking in. Feel free to email with any questions.

Last updated 12/15/2014 05:20 PM Central Time 

Seeds

Seed East-Syracuse Midwest - Cleveland South - Houston West - Los Angeles
1 Duke 8-0   Kentucky 11-0   Wisconsin 10-1   Arizona 10-0  
2 Villanova 10-0   Virginia 9-0   Kansas 8-1   Gonzaga 9-1  
3 Iowa St 8-1   Texas 8-1   Louisville 9-0   Wichita St 7-1  
4 Ohio St 8-1   Utah 7-2   SDSU 7-2   Miami, Fla 9-1  
5 Oklahoma 6-2   W. Virginia 9-1   Arkansas 7-2   Colorado St 10-0  
6 North Carolina 6-3   N. Iowa 9-1   VCU 6-3   Maryland 10-1  
7 Michigan St 7-3   St. Johns 8-1   SMU 6-3   Washington 8-0  
8 Seton Hall 8-1   Colorado 6-3   Green Bay 7-2   LSU 7-2  
9 Baylor 8-1   NC State 9-2   Butler 8-2   Syracuse 6-3  
10 Stanford 5-2   Illinois 7-3   UCLA 8-3   Dayton 7-2  
11 Georgetown 6-3   Notre Dame 10-1   Iowa 8-3   California 9-1  
12 ODU 7-1   Xavier 8-2/Boise St. 8-2   TCU 10-0/Penn St. 10-1   Buffalo 5-2  
13 Wofford 8-2   Harvard 7-1   Georgia St. 5-2   SFA 7-3  
14 Iona 6-3   FGCU 8-2   Northeastern 6-2   E Wash 8-2  
15 Lafayette 6-2   Belmont 7-3   S. Dakota St. 6-3   UC Davis 7-1  
16 UMass-Low 6-4/High Point 6-3   Texas Southern 1-7/Sacred Heart 4-4   NC Central 6-4   New Mexico St. 4-6  
                 
Last 4 in - Xaviier, Penn St., Boise St., TCU  
First 4 out - UConn, BYU, Minnesota, Alabama  
Others considered (in no particular order) - Michigan, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Louisiana Tech,, Providence, Purdue, Rhode Island, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma St., Wyoming, Texas A&M, Marquette, UTEP, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Florida St, UNLV, Kansas St., George Washington, Charlotte, St. Mary's, Mississippi St., Ole Miss, Bowling Green, Vanderbilt, Valparaiso, UMass, Pittsburgh, Temple, Davidson, Texas Tech, Yale, South Carolina, Evansville, E. Michigan  
Moving in - LSU, Minnesota, TCU, Boise St., Xavier, S. Dakota St., UMass-Lowell, UC Davis, Lafayette  
Moving out - Michigan, Nebraska, Louisiana Tech, BYU, Creighton, Denver, Stony Brook, UC Irvine, American  
No longer considered -   
Multi bid conferences - ACC - 8, Big 10 - 7, Big 12 - 7, PAC 12 - 7, Big East - 6, MWC - 3, SEC - 3, A-10 - 2, MVC - 2,   
Conference leaders from projected 1-bid conferences are chosen for that conference - One-bid leagues (23):  AAC - SMU, America East - UMass-Lowell, Atlantic Sun - FGCU, Big Sky - E. Wash, Big South - High Point, Big West - UC Davis, CAA - Northeastern, CUSA - ODU, Horizon - Green Bay, Ivy - Harvard, MAAC - Iona, Mid-American - Buffalo, MEAC - NC Central, NEC - Sacred Heart, Ohio Valley - Belmont, Patriot - Lafayette, Southern - Wofford, Southland - SFA, Summit - S. Dakota St., Sun Belt - Georgia St., SWAC - Texas Southern, WAC - New Mexico St.,, WCC - Gonzaga  
                 
Banned from participating - Wisc-Milwaukee, San Jose St., Alabama St., App St., Fla A&M, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Central Ark.  
Conferences above in bold are getting one bid regardless of the conference tournament outcome
Teams in Blue are IN the tournament.
Teams in Black are LOCKS for the tournament as of today (Bold faced for 1-bid leagues - league leader chosen for now) 
Teams in Red are on the bubble or have work left to do

 


Bracket

Midwest   South
Louisville   Columbus
1 Kentucky 11-0   1 Wisconsin 10-1
16 Texas Southern 1-7/Sacred Heart 4-4   16 NC Central 6-4
8 Colorado 6-3   8 Green Bay 7-2
9 NC State 9-2   9 Butler 8-2
Seattle   Portland
5 W. Virginia 9-1   5 Arkansas 7-2
12 Xavier 8-2/Boise St. 8-2   12 TCU 10-0/Penn St. 10-1
13 Harvard 7-1   13 Georgia St. 5-2
4 Utah 7-2   4 SDSU 7-2
Omaha   Pittsburgh
3 Texas 8-1   3 Louisville 9-0
14 FGCU 8-2   14 Northeastern 6-2
6 N. Iowa 9-1   6 VCU 6-3
11 Notre Dame 10-1   11 Iowa 8-3
Charlotte   Omaha
10 Illinois 7-3   10 UCLA 8-3
7 St. Johns 8-1   7 SMU 6-3
15 Belmont 7-3   15 S. Dakota St. 6-3
2 Virginia 9-0   2 Kansas 8-1
         
East   West
Charlotte   Portland
1 Duke 8-0   1 Arizona 10-0
16 UMass-Low 6-4/High Point 6-3   16 New Mexico St. 4-6
8 Seton Hall 8-1   8 LSU 7-2
9 Baylor 8-1   9 Syracuse 6-3
Jacksonville   Louisville
5 Oklahoma 6-2   5 Colorado St 10-0
12 ODU 7-1   12 Buffalo 5-2
13 Wofford 8-2   13 SFA 7-3
4 Ohio St 8-1   4 Miami, Fla 9-1
Columbus   Jacksonville
3 Iowa St 8-1   3 Wichita St 7-1
14 Iona 6-3   14 E Wash 8-2
6 North Carolina 6-3   6 Maryland 10-1
11 Georgetown 6-3   11 California 9-1
Pittsburgh   Seattle
10 Stanford 5-2   10 Dayton 7-2
7 Michigan St 7-3   7 Washington 8-0
15 Lafayette 6-2   15 UC Davis 7-1
2 Villanova 10-0   2 Gonzaga 9-1

Match-ups
Seed East-Syracuse Midwest - Cleveland South - Houston West - Los Angeles
1 Duke 8-0 Kentucky 11-0 Wisconsin 10-1 Arizona 10-0
16 UMass-Low 6-4/High Point 6-3 Texas Southern 1-7/Sacred Heart 4-4 NC Central 6-4 New Mexico St. 4-6
8 Seton Hall 8-1 Colorado 6-3 Green Bay 7-2 LSU 7-2
9 Baylor 8-1 NC State 9-2 Butler 8-2 Syracuse 6-3
12 ODU 7-1 Xavier 8-2/Boise St. 8-2 TCU 10-0/Penn St. 10-1 Buffalo 5-2
5 Oklahoma 6-2 W. Virginia 9-1 Arkansas 7-2 Colorado St 10-0
13 Wofford 8-2 Harvard 7-1 Georgia St. 5-2 SFA 7-3
4 Ohio St 8-1 Utah 7-2 SDSU 7-2 Miami, Fla 9-1
3 Iowa St 8-1 Texas 8-1 Louisville 9-0 Wichita St 7-1
14 Iona 6-3 FGCU 8-2 Northeastern 6-2 E Wash 8-2
6 North Carolina 6-3 N. Iowa 9-1 VCU 6-3 Maryland 10-1
11 Georgetown 6-3 Notre Dame 10-1 Iowa 8-3 California 9-1
10 Stanford 5-2 Illinois 7-3 UCLA 8-3 Dayton 7-2
7 Michigan St 7-3 St. Johns 8-1 SMU 6-3 Washington 8-0
15 Lafayette 6-2 Belmont 7-3 S. Dakota St. 6-3 UC Davis 7-1
2 Villanova 10-0 Virginia 9-0 Kansas 8-1 Gonzaga 9-1

 

These projections are based on how I think the committee will make their selections, not how I would want to make them, if the season ended TODAY.  If you have any questions or comments about these predictions, if you find any errors, or if you just want to talk hoops feel free to email me, IM me on Yahoo IM (texasbluedevil69), facebook, or post a message on the message board.  Please note this is for entertainment purposes only. I'm not affiliated with Bracketology from ESPN or any other projection service.  And yes, W.A.G. stands for Wild Ass Guess.  Thanks and enjoy.

 

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