Welcome to the Great Bracketology Experiment. How do projections end up when you end up having to unfollow the entire college basketball season? Let's find out.
I've finally got some time to look through this. Not having a job all of a sudden helps with this. Before March my life was pretty well full, with every moment not working spent dealing with one crisis or another. So at least the gods picked the right month for me to lose my job. Now I can hone in (hopefully) for a full week.
This is my first pass-through for seeding teams this year. We're starting with 7 to go. Given the amount of information I'm trying to absorb, I'm absolutely certain I'm going to miss some things. Expect me to refine this list each day as I get closer to something I like on Sunday.
- To me, there's a clear top 4. It doesn't seem like the race for the 1 line is all that tight this year?
- I like to think of this list in tiers. To me, the top 17 is a tier. Oklahoma St is much closer to the 3 line than they are to Colorado.
- Another guess I'm making is that the committee gets aggressive in seeding mid-majors. I tempered my seed of SDSU and Loyola and Bonaventure...for now.
- I did take a peek at Bracket Matrix and breathed a sigh of relief. I think I'm a couple seed lines off the consensus in a couple places, but I think I avoided doing something stupid on my first pass.
The 1 line: Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, Michigan
The 2 line: Alabama, Iowa, Ohio St, Houston
The 3 line: West Virginia, Arkansas, Villanova, Kansas
The 4 line: Purdue, Virginia, USC, Texas
The 5 line: Oklahoma St, Colorado, Florida St, Creighton
The 6 line: Tennessee, Oregon, Texas Tech, Missouri
The 7 line: Florida, Wisconsin, BYU, San Diego St
The 8 line: Loyola, LSU, St Bonaventure, Rutgers
The 9 line: Virginia Tech, UConn, Clemson, Oklahoma
The 10 line: Maryland, UCLA, Louisville, VCU
The 11 line: Georgia Tech, Michigan St, North Carolina, Wichita St
The 12 line: Colorado St, St John's, Boise St, Drake, UNCG, Toledo
The 13 line: UCSB, Western Kentucky, Siena, Liberty
The 14 line: Colgate, Southern Utah, Winthrop, Morehead St
The 15 line: Cleveland St, Bryant, Grand Canyon, North Dakota St
The 16 line: Hartford, Appalachian St, Nicholls St, North Carolina A&T, Prairie View A&M, Drexel
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