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LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 27th, 2011

Posted on: February 27, 2011 3:05 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 3:07 am
 

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I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 26th.

Some changes happening. None bigger than what happened to Duke. It allows VT to jump the entire First Four while getting into the bracket and it brings BYU up to a #1 seed.

So discuss the bracket, the seeds and possible matchups.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 Ucla vs. 9 Tennessee

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 Villanova vs. 12 PRINCETON
4 North Carolina vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
3 San Diego State vs. 14 VERMONT
6 Cincinnati vs. 11 Memphis

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Temple vs. 10 UTAH STATE
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 COASTAL CAROLINA

West Region (Anaheim)

Denver (Th, Sa)
1 BRIGHAM YOUNG vs. 16 MURRAY STATE
8 GEORGE MASON vs. 9 Marquette

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 Vanderbilt vs. 12 Boston College/Penn State
4 Connecticut vs. 13 WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Louisville vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Gonzaga

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
7 XAVIER vs. 10 Washington
2 DUKE vs. 15 LONG BEACH STATE

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 NORTHERN COLORADO/BETHUNE-COOKMAN
8 Kansas State vs. 9 Michigan State

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 St. John's vs. 12 UAB
4 FLORIDA vs. 13 BELMONT

Denver (Th, Sa)
3 Wisconsin vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 West Virginia vs. 11 Virginia Tech

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Georgia
2 Texas vs. 15 KENT STATE

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS vs. 16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Illinois

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
5 Kentucky vs. 12 ST MARY'S
4 Georgetown vs. 13 OAKLAND

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
3 Syracuse vs. 14 FAIRFIELD
6 Missouri vs. 11 Richmond/Butler

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 ARIZONA vs. 10 Florida State
2 Purdue vs. 15 LIU-BROOKLYN


Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Richmond, Butler, Boston College, Penn State
Last Four Out: Clemson, Michigan, Southern Miss, Minnesota

10 More On The Bubble: Nebraska, Colorado, Baylor, Marshall, Dayton, Alabama, Colorado State, Drexel, Maryland, UTEP

ADDED IN: Virginia Tech, Boston College, UAB, PRINCETON, NORTHERN COLORADO
DROPPED OUT: Colorado State, Nebraska, SOUTHERN MISS, HARVARD, MONTANA

Bids By League: BIGE-11, BIG10-6, ACC-5, BIG12-5, SEC-5, ATL10-3, MWC-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, CUSA-2, WCC-2
Comments

Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 6:31 pm
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 27th, 2011

RPI has to do with everything. Heck you can drop in RPI from beating a bad opponent at home(even away). You can rise by losing to a great team. But basically great wins can boost you alot and bad losses make you plummet.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 6:28 pm
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 27th, 2011

RPI matters and that hurts Colorado right now along with their OOC RPI/SOS and their 11 losses. If they keep winning they will help their case. Nebraska vs Colorado may be huge.

Southern Miss has no great wins while VT just got one vs Duke. all those teams listed in you guys' 2 posts and this one are all on the bubble and we will neeed at least a week to figure out what is happening. They can all get in by helping themselves and not relying on other things to happen(not counting winning the finals of course because they'd be automatically in then)



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 5:53 pm
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 27th, 2011

I'll probably come out with my own stuff at some point here tonite,but having not seen the schedules of "Colorado/VT" my guess is that Colorado lost to some "Bad" teams in Non Conf,while VT didn't.



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:52 pm
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 27th, 2011

LAOjoe has the RPI been updated to include saturdays games yet on this site?

Another question, how much do you factor in RPI in seeding and giving teams bids. Do rankings affect your seedings?

Like okay Southern Miss has an RPI of 42 and an SOS of 86, but you have Virginia Tech with a 52 RPI and an SOS of 88 ahead of them making it. So I'm just wondering if RPI is a dead-set indicator or its more about how you believe the selection committee will perceive the two teams.

And I dont know how Colorado's RPI and SOS can be so bad. They are 5-6 vs the top 50 in RPI and VA Tech is 2-5 vs the Top 50 and yet VA Tech for some reason has a higher RPI and SOS. Then again Colorado does have 3 more losses, but still, I always thought the RPI was more about quality wins than losses.


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