Bracketology: Selection Sunday – Final
Just over an hour until the Selection Committee reveals is 2009 Field of 65 and the Madness Begins. It has been great fun going online for the first time. I think everyone whose taken a peak, sent a rebound, and been part of the fun. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed BracketVILLE ’09.
FINAL BRACKET is now posted in Bracketology.
I will not be surprised nor disappointed at the results. How each committee member evaluated several flawed teams will be interesting. Here are the my final results …
LAST 5 IN: Dayton, Minnesota, Maryland, Wisconsin, Penn State
LAST 5 OUT: Creighton, St. Mary’s, San Diego State, Arizona, Auburn
Mississippi State took a final spot by beating Tennessee in the SEC title game. I ultimately stuck with Penn State because of its 6 wins over Top 50 RPI teams (most on the bubble) and two big road wins that no one else had. This overcame a horrible non-conference SOS.
Over the years, I’ve been pretty successful – missing more than one at-large team only once in seven years. But it’s truly more about the journey. I have great respect for the men and women who make the decisons and do not necessarily try to predict what they will do. Have thoughts – please Send a Rebound.
I’ll provide my tournament picks this week. And a recap either later tonight or Monday. – Dave the Bracketguy.