Monday, March 10, 2008

GDB Bracket Prognostications

March Madness is upon us folks.  The eternal regular season has finally ended and now we have the conference championships to look forward to before the big show begins a week from Thursday.  So before the big conferences get started later this week, lets see how the field of 64 is looking at this moment.

Teams in tournament by Conference (Projected conference winners with asterisk):
ACC:  UNC, Duke, Clemson, Miami
Big East:  Georgetown, Louisville, UConn, Notre Dame, Pitt, Marquette, West Virginia, Syr.
Big Ten:  Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State
Big Twelve:  Kansas, Texas, K-State, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A@M
Pacific 10:  UCLA, Stanford, Wash. State, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon
SEC:  Tennesee, Vanderbilt, Miss.St, Kentucky, Arkansas
America East:  UMBC*
Atlantic 10:  Xavier, UMass
Big Sky:  Portland State*
Big South:  Winthrop
Big West:  UC Santa Barbara*
Colonial:  George Mason, VCU
Conference USA:  Memphis
Ivy:  Cornell
MAAC:  Siena*
MAC:  Kent State
MEAC:  Morgan State*
MVC:  Drake, Illinois State
Northeast:  Mount St. Mary's*
Ohio Valley:  Austin Peay
Patriot:  American*
Southern:  Davidson*
Southland:  Stephen F. Austin*
SWAC:  Alabama State*
Sun Belt:  South Alabama*
WCC:  Gonzaga, St.Mary's
WAC:  Boise State*
Mountain West:  BYU, UNLV
Horizon:  Butler
Atlantic Sun:  Belmont
Summit:  Oral Roberts*

So with the 65 teams in the field, at this moment, lets see how they could possibly stack up in the 4 regions

1 North Carolina            
2 Georgetown       
3 Stanford
4 Vanderbilt
5 Drake
6 Clemson
7 Gonzaga
8 Marquette
9 St. Mary's
10 Texas A&M
11 Oregon
12 Ohio State
13 George Mason 
14 Portland St.
15 Alabama St.
16 Morgan St./
     Mt. St. Mary's

1 Memphis
2 Texas
3 Duke
4 Purdue
5 Wash. St
6 Michigan St.
7 Kansas St.
8 Baylor
9 West Virginia
10 Kent State
11 UMass
12 Winthrop
13 South Alabama
14 Boise St.
15 Cornell
16 Siena

1 Kansas
2 Tennessee
3 Xavier
4 UConn
5 Butler
6 Indiana
7 Pittsburgh
9 Arizona
10 Miami
11 Davidson
12 Arizona St.
13 UC Santa Barbara
14 Stephen F. Austin
16 Oral Roberts

2 Wisconsin
3 Louisville
4 Notre Dame
5 Miss. St.
8 Oklahoma
9 Arkansas
10 Kentucky
11 Syracuse
12 Virginia Commonwealth
13 Illinois St. 
14 Austin Peay
15 Belmont 
16 American

There will most likely be some upsets in the smaller conferences that will shrink the bubble and take some of the teams from the big conferences out.  We will update this again Thursday after we know more conference winners, and Saturday night after the major conferences are winding to an end.  Thank god March Madness is here!!


Young Cicero said...

IU a #6 seed? You must have a meth lab in your attic. The Hoosiers only have one "bad" loss. 4 or 5 seed.

Young Cicero said...

Actually I believe the 2002 Hoosiers were a #5 seed so if we could replicate their seed and their results, I would be ok with that.

Where have you gone AJ Moye??

dr. burns said...

I actually agree with Cicero on that.

Shout out to Swole for giving Kansas a 1 Seed. The Jayhawks will silence you haters.

Young Swole said...

If IU wins a couple games in the Big 10 tournament they'll probably go up again, but they have not played good the last few weeks when the other teams around them have moved up. This will all change by thursday most likely

young illiniwek said...

While they may only have one bad loss, IU also has no real impressive wins. Their best win would be either Purdue at home or at Ohio State. A 6 seed would not be surprising at all. If they get a 4 without winning the Big Ten Tournament, something is wrong with the committee.

Young Cicero said...

what about beating michigan state?

young illiniwek said...

Purdue would be a much better win than Michigan State. Michigan State is not a good road team so Michigan State at home is not a real impressive win.

Young Cicero said...

your right they do just love their little arena up there in east lansing