Friday, February 5, 2016


AQ shenanigans:

WCC:  Gonzaga leads by a half-game, so they have the AQ and St Mary's is on the at-large board
AAC:  Cincy and Temple are tied, and Temple has swept Cincy.  Another bracket with Temple in as the AQ
A-10:  VCU continues to lead.  They're right on the bubble as a theoretical at-large
CAA:  UNCW finally has a solo lead from this conference.  William & Mary has a shiny RPI, not sure what to do with them yet
Summit:  IPFW leads over South Dakota St now, this is another case where the RPI is shiny but nothing else in the resume is

procedural bumps in the bracket:
Valparaiso from the 12 line to the 11 line
Clemson from the 11 line to the 12 line - this is to accomodate the 4 at-large teams to put them all on the same seed line for bracketing purposes

The 1 line:  Oklahoma (19-2), Villanova (19-3), Xavier (20-2), Iowa (18-4)
The 2 line:  North Carolina (19-3), Kansas (17-4), Virginia (18-4), Oregon (18-4)
The 3 line:  Michigan St (19-4), Maryland (20-3), Texas A&M (18-4), West Virginia (18-4)
The 4 line:  Miami (17-4), Iowa St (16-6), Dayton (18-3), Purdue (19-4)
The 5 line:  USC (18-5), Providence (18-5), Arizona (18-5), Baylor (16-5)
The 6 line:  Duke (16-6), Texas (15-7), Indiana (19-4), Kentucky (16-6)
The 7 line:  Wichita St (16-5), Utah (16-6), Pittsburgh (16-4), Colorado (16-6)
The 8 line:  Michigan (16-6), Florida (15-7), Syracuse (16-8), Notre Dame (15-7)
The 9 line:  South Carolina (18-3), California (14-8), Cincinnati (17-6), Monmouth (18-5)
The 10 line:  Seton Hall (16-6), Butler (15-7), Washington (15-7), Arkansas-Little Rock (18-2)
The 11 line:  Gonzaga (17-5), UConn (16-6), VCU (17-5), Valparaiso (17-4)
The 12 line:  Clemson (14-8) , St Joseph's (18-4), Florida St (15-7), St Mary's (17-3), San Diego St (15-6), Temple (13-8)
The 13 line:  Chattanooga (18-3), Akron (17-4), IPFW (17-6), UNC-Wilmington (15-5)
The 14 line:  UC-Irvine (16-6), Yale (12-5), Stony Brook (16-4), UAB (18-4)
The 15 line:  Belmont (16-7), New Mexico St (14-8), North Florida (15-7), Webe St (13-6)
The 16 line:  UNC-Asheville (14-8), Stephen F Austin (11-5), Bucknell (11-10), Hampton (12-8), Fairleigh Dickinson (11-10), Texas Southern (10-11)

Reminder:  in this section, I like to show where teams who I have listed as a conference winner stand in relation to the bubble.  This results in a pretty funny last 4 in listing this time.

Next 4 in:
Seton Hall
Arkansas-Little Rock***

Last 4 in:
St Joseph's
Florida St
St Mary's

Last 4 out:
George Washington (17-5)
San Diego St***
Oregon St (12-8)
Wisconsin (14-9)
UCLA (13-10)

Next 4 out:
Vanderbilt (13-9)
LSU (14-8)
Georgetown (13-10)
St Bonaventure (14-6)

Off the board:  Louisville

Break it down!:
Pac-12 7
B1G 6
Big 12 6
Big East 5
A-10 3


HenryMuto said...

Amazingly some sites have now moved Kansas State into the bracket after this win over Oklahoma. 3-7 in the conf. 1-9 vs top 50. All 3 of their top 100 wins were at home vs non tourney teams in Texas Tech, Oklahoma St and Ole Miss.

1-6 on the road.

Not sure how anyone is putting them in the field based off 1 win as great as it was.

12-2 at home so they are home court hero's but only 1 of the 12 wins came vs a tourney team.

Andrew said...

It's the same inanity that led to Texas Tech being in everyone's bracket for 2 solid months. I can't even explain it. People will blindly put them in, then take them out by the second week of March to make their bracket look better. It's too bad we can't grade for January/February stupidity on their part.

HenryMuto said...

I got in an argument today with someone over K-State being in their bracket. I get no credit since I am not part of the bracket matrix but I did get 351 pts last year which was more than the guy in 1st place who had 347. I have been doing this for a long time since the late 80s so I do know a little about what I am doing so sometimes I am completely shocked by what people do.