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Seed List: Wisconsin moves to top line

January 19, 2022 Leave a comment

SeedListGraphicThe Wisconsin Badgers keep on winning and piling up resume-building wins.  The Badgers currently own 10 victories against Quadrants 1/2 of the NCAA’s NET ratings.  That’s the most of any team in the country.  They also co-lead the Big Ten and have played one of the strongest schedules in the nation.  As a result, Wisconsin moves into the No. 4 slot on the Seed List in our latest update.

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As conference play moves forward, we’ll continue learning more about teams whose non-conference slates were less than rigorous.  Also, keep an eye on leagues like the Mountain West and West Coast Conference.  Gonzaga may still run away with the WCC, but a lot remains at stake for squads from BYU, San Francisco and Saint Mary’s.

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Bracketology: Auburn, Wisconsin move up

January 15, 2022 Leave a comment

Dave2015Fresh of a road win at Alabama – coupled with Baylor’s home loss to Texas Tech – the Auburn Tigers begin the weekend as the No. 1 overall seed in our latest bracket projection.  The Tigers’ resume features a 9-1 mark against Quadrants 1-2 of the NET ratings, combined with top billing in the Strength of Record (SOR) metric.  They are also 4-0 on the road.  Auburn’s lone loss came in overtime to Connecticut without Allen Flannigan, who averaged 14.3 points per game a year ago.   He’s working his way back into the rotation.

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By mileage, Chicago (Midwest) would be Auburn’s closest regional destination.  But the difference between a trip to the Windy City and Philadelphia (East) is minimal, giving the Committee (and Auburn) some flexibility in terms of regional routing.  Since no other eastern-based teams were in the No. 1 seed discussion this morning, Auburn goes East – allowing Arizona to grab the final No. 1 spot in Chicago. Read more…

Quick Takes: Wisconsin completes huge rally

December 9, 2021 Leave a comment

QuickTakesDown more than 20 points in the first half and by a 42-25 margin at halftime, Wisconsin completed a monumental rally to beat Indiana at the Kohl Center.  The Badgers outscored the Hoosiers 39-17 in the final 20 minutes.  Energizing victory for the hosts.  A challenging loss for the guests.  To date, Indiana’s resume presents us with a two-point victory over St. John’s, along with losses to Syracuse and Wisconsin.  The Hoosiers get Notre Dame at the Crossroads Classic. The rest of their slate is a tray of Holiday treats until a visit to Penn State on January 2.  Overall, it’s been a rather mundane start for the Hoosiers – at least in terms of results. Read more…

Quick Takes: Urgency for NC State; Tuesday’s Bubble Games

January 28, 2020 Leave a comment

Dave2015A week ago, North Carolina State was riding a three-game winning streak that included a road victory at Virginia.  This morning, the Wolfpack are facing a potential three-game losing streak, having dropped back-to-back games to Georgia Tech and North Carolina – with Louisville heading to Raleigh this weekend.  Urgency is needed.

NC State’s only NCAA-level win (per Monday’s bracket projection) is Wisconsin at home.  If we peel back the onion a bit further, the Wolfpack are 1-2 vs. teams “In the Field”  – with five losses to teams “Outside the Field.” Read more…

Quick Takes: Kentucky rebuilding its resume

December 30, 2018 Leave a comment

Dave2015Two months ago, when the preseason bracket was posted here at Bracketville, Kentucky opened as the No. 1 seed in the South Region.  The Wildcats were second on the initial Seed List.  Then came the 34-point opening-night loss to Duke … and we all took a step back, wondering what to expect from this year’s mix of fresh faces and returning talent.

Saturday’s win over rival Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center gave us a glimpse that the length and athleticism we lauded in October might still come together as expected.  Since their drubbing against Duke, the Wildcats are 10-1, including back-to-back victories over North Carolina and the aforementioned Cardinals.  Their lone loss in that span is a one-point overtime defeat vs. Seton Hall, who, by the way, handed St. John’s its first defeat yesterday.  With a favorable opening slate in the SEC, Kentucky is in position to rebuild its resume and continue climbing the Seed List. Read more…