It’s been a long, long time

It’s been exactly three years since I update this blog. Somewhere between then and now I changed jobs (twice), moved (twice), got engaged (only once, luckily). Now, I’m back in the bracketology game.

The good folks at The Bracket Matrix have included my bracket in their matrix, and with any luck maybe I’ll top some of the so-called “experts.”

Here are my current seedings:

Last 4 IN: Indiana, BYU, UCLA, Temple

First 4 OUT: Boise St., Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, Miami (FL)

1- Kentucky, Virginia, Villanova, Duke

2-Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin

3-Oklahoma, Baylor, Iowa St., Maryland

4-Northern Iowa, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Louisville

5-West Virginia, Butler, UNC, Providence

6-Arkansas, Utah, SMU, St. John’s

7-SDSU, Michigan St., Iowa, Wichita St.

8-Cincinnati, NC State, Xavier, Ohio St.

9-Oklahoma St., VCU, Oregon, Georgia

10-LSU, Dayton, Ole Miss, Purdue

11-Colorado St., Texas, Davidson, BYU, Indiana

12-Wofford, Stephen F. Austin, LA Tech, UCLA, Temple

13-Yale, Buffalo, Valparaiso, Georgia St.

14-South Dakota St, Northeastern, E. Washington, UC Davis

15-Albany, NC Central, New Mexico St., Belmont

16-St. Francis (NY), Coastal Carolina, Texas Southern, Lafayette, Manhattan, North Florida

You can find the full bracket HERE.

Mac’s Bracket Projection: The Final Countdown

The Bonnies! Yes, that’s right. St. Bonaventure played bid thief on Sunday. Shrinking the bubble by one and sealing Mississippi State’s fate. The Bulldogs were all but headed to the NIT before Sunday, and St. Bonaventure went ahead and dropped the guillotine on MSU’s NCAA hopes.  Here’s my final bracket (unless Ohio State beats Michigan State in the Big 10 final):

Last 4 in: BYU, NC State, South Florida, Drexel

First 4 out: Seton Hall, Washington, Iona, Miss State

“If the committee gets drunk and puts one of these” next 4 out in the field: Marshall, Miami, Ole Miss, Oregon

Mac’s Bracket Projection: Championship Week 2.0

On the run… Will add some comments in a bit.  Here’s the new bracket:

First 4 out:  NC State, Drexel, Tennessee, Oregon

Mac’s Bracket Projection: Championship Week Edition

Once again it has been too long since I updated my bracket, but with Selection Sunday right around the corner I’m going to make sure I update a lot over the next week.

The bubble is fluid, as always, but not nearly as crowded as it was at this time last year.  Here are a few things you might notice and my reasoning:

  • UNC’s #1 seed: I’m projecting that UNC will win @Duke and go on to win the ACC tourney
  • Northwestern/Texas/Miami/BYU in over Xavier. All have similar wins vs Top 1oo, but I went with better RPIs and fewer bad losses.
  • Marquette gets a #2 over Ohio State, Baylor, and GTown. I really like Marquette to make a deep run in the Big East Tourney.
  • Murray St gets a #6. I love Murray State, but they haven’t played anyone. I can’t see them getting any better than a 5-seed.

And here we go….

 

Been too long Bracket Update – Jan. 26, 2012

I’ve been busy, OK! I don’t feel great about this effort, but I needed to put something out. Shooters keep shooting.

Last 4 in: Stanford, Xavier, Southern Miss, and NC State

First 4 out: BYU, Iowa State, Arkansas, Arizona

Finals Week Bracket Update

I don’t have any finals to take but I still have plenty of reason to really         HATE finals week.

  • Horrible Monday Night Football match-up
  •  No decent hoops games until Saturday
  • 8,001 Facebook posts of “I should be studying, but…”

The good news is the bubble is starting to shrink ever so slightly. Not really, but at least I am starting to see some trends and able to pick out a few teams who aren’t absolute shit. Also, I moved my beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs up again (4-seed this week, up from 5). Oh and Christmas is only two weeks away….SOLID.  Enough with the drivel-dravel, here’s the new bracket:

Last 4 in: Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, St. Joe’s, Wichita St.

First 4 out: Texas, New Mexico, Temple, Ole Miss

Bracketology: 2011-12 NCAA Bracket Projection v1.1

If you thought my pre-season bracket was ridiculous then you’ll probably think even worse things about my latest bracket update. The bubble isn’t even a bubble yet. There’s just a jumbo-sized container of bubble mix spilled on the kitchen floor. Not even worth playing with but it’s been a month so I felt compelled to give some sort of update.  Here’s the damage:

 

Last 4 in: Wichita St, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Virginia Tech

First 4 out: Texas, Ole Miss, Miami, Washington

New to the party: Denver, Murray St, Charleston, Weber St, Virginia, Nevada, St. Louis, Northern Iowa, Boston U, San Diego St, Indiana, Illinois, Norfolk St.

Ride had a curfew (Out): Detroit, Miami, Hampton, Tennessee State, Montana, Utah St., Villanova, Stony Brook, Oklahoma St., VCU

Puked after Jager shot, passed out in corner (WAY OUT): St. Bonaventure, Notre Dame, UCLA

Conferences with multiple bids:

BIG 10  (9)

Big East  (8)

ACC  (5)

SEC (5)

Big 12 (5)

Pac 12 (3) —Ya, i know.

Atlantic 10 (3)

Mountain West (3)

Missouri Valley (3)

C-USA (2)

WCC (2)