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Bracketology: Ohio State moves to top line

February 6, 2021 Leave a comment

Dave2015With its nation-leading eight Quadrant 1 wins, including four in the upper tier of that grouping, Ohio State moves to the top line in this morning’s bracket update.  Within the rugged Big Ten, the Buckeyes own road wins at Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.  The other three teams on the No. 1 seed line remain in place – Gonzaga, Baylor and Michigan.  Alabama is now next in line.

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The bubble extends into the nine-seed line, and there are an array of questionable profiles.  The variations between them are minimal and it depends on how you dice them apart.  Enjoy a busy Saturday of college hoops and the Super Bowl.

Bracketology: Top line stays steady

January 30, 2021 Leave a comment

Dave2015As February approaches, Gonzaga and Baylor remain atop the bracket, and it will take more than one loss from either to change that.  Heading into a busy weekend, the rest of the top line stays steady, with Michigan and Villanova holding the final No. 1 seeds.  Houston keeps winning and a continued dominant run through the American Athletic Conference would keep the Cougars in the conversation for a one-seed.

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With the exception of aforementioned Michigan (thus far), the Big Ten continues its internal assault on each other, with Illinois taking down Iowa on Friday night.  The league currently has six teams on the top six seed lines, with four stashed along lines 3-4 and five among the top 15 teams on the Seed List.

Although Virginia’s resume certainly has some question marks, the Cavaliers grab the final No. 2 seed this morning, based on its overall record, metrics and status as ACC leader.  They could be re-passed by numerous Big Ten contenders if some separation develops.  Enjoy a busy weekend.  More frequent updates ahead.

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Quick Takes: Michigan State and the Mountain West …

January 29, 2021 Leave a comment

Dave2015Let’s begin Quick Takes with this … we could realistically be looking at an NCAA tournament bracket without these teams: Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State.  Since winning at Duke on December 1, MSU has one win against a tournament team, Rutgers.  And Thursday, those same Spartans lost at Rutgers by 40.  Pauses due to COVID have certainly impacted Sparty, along with many other teams, but MSU’s current resume has more questions than answers.  With more than a month left in the regular season (we hope), there’s ample time for Tom Izzo and Company to right the ship.  We’ll see if last night ends up being a turning point or the edge of a cliff. Read more…

Seed List: Gonzaga, Baylor lead the Field

December 26, 2020 Leave a comment

Dave2015The opening Seed List here at Bracketville has many questions – and we don’t yet know exactly how the potential bracket will shape up, including the number of teams.  Fortunately, the top line was a pretty easy set-up: Gonzaga, Baylor, Kansas and Villanova.

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After that, it gets more tricky – as teams try to navigate schedules, postponements and the potential loss of players due to quarantines.  As a result, resumes offer us a predictably mixed bag.  Some teams have played multiple games against quality opponents.  Others have yet to face a notable foe, for whatever reason.  We also have some questions about Oklahoma State’s availability for the tournament; stay tuned.

So … take this for what it is, a snapshot at the moment of publication.  Right now, the first bracket is scheduled to arrive on New Year’s Day.  Until then, best wishes for a healthy Holiday season.

Bracketology: Baylor leads countdown to Selection Sunday

February 3, 2020 Leave a comment

Dave2015With the Super Bowl behind us, we look ahead toward Selection Sunday.

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As the final month of the regular season begins, Baylor continues to lead our projected Field of 68.  The Bears cruised through December and January without a scratch and haven’t lost since November 8.  While it’s too early to begin throwing the word “lock” around, Baylor is in prime position to be one of this year’s No. 1 seeds when the Selection Committee reveals its bracket.

It’s looking more and more like Kansas will be in the mix again, too – along with both Gonzaga and San Diego State.  The Bulldogs and Aztecs will be favored in most if not all of their remaining games, with SDSU showcasing a perfect 22-0 record. Read more…