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Posted on: January 26, 2013 2:38 am
 

Bracketology Website

I have created a new site dedicated to posting my brackets. I hope to post a new bracket in PDF format there every week leading up to Selection Sunday. I invite everyone to join the discussion both here on threads that I link to the new Lobofan2003's Bracketology website and on the site.

Thanks!
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 21, 2013 1:00 am
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology- 1/20/13

Time for the 2nd edition of Bracketology. This is a snapshot of what the bracket would look like if today was Selection Sunday as I am predicting the Committee would select it. In order to fit the Committee's Principles and Procedures for creating a bracket some teams were moved up or down a seed line.

Auto bids are the team with the fewest conference losses with ties broken by RPI and are in CAPS. 

For games through Saturday, January 19th:

 Washington, DC (E)
Philadelphia (Fr, Su)
1 Duke
16 NORTHEASTERN
8
San Diego State
9
Mississippi 
Austin (Fr, Su) 
 5 Cincinnati
12
BUCKNELL
4 Kansas State
13
MIDDLE TENNESSEE 
San Jose (Th, Sa)
3 GONZAGA
14
IONA
6 Virginia Commonwealth
11
Wyoming
Auburn Hills, MI (Th, Sa)
7 Notre Dame
10
Baylor
2
Indiana
15
STONY BROOK

Los Angeles (W)
Philadelphia (Fr, Su)
1 SYRACUSE
16 BRYANT UNIVERSITY
8 Illinois
9 Colorado 
Salt Lake (Th, Sa)
5 WICHITA STATE
12 Iowa State vs. Kentucky
4 MIAMI (FLA.)
13 LOUISIANA TECH
Dayton (Fr, Su)
3 Michigan State
14 AKRON
6 Marquette
11 Texas A&M
Salt Lake (Th, Sa)
7 UNLV
10 Oklahoma
2 Arizona
15 WEBER STATE

Indianapolis (M)
Auburn Hills, MI (Th, Sa)
1 MICHIGAN
16 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL vs. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
8 MEMPHIS
9 Oklahoma State
Austin (Fr, Su)
5 Missouri
12 Indiana State vs. Boise State
4 North Carolina State
13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Dayton (Fr, Su)
3 BUTLER
14 HARVARD
6 OREGON
11 BELMONT
Lexington (Th, Sa)
7 Wisconsin
10 Colorado State
2 Louisville
15 DAVIDSON

Arlington (S)
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS
16 SOUTHERN vs. MERCER
8 UCLA
9 North Carolina
San Jose (Th, Sa)
5 Ohio State
12 Pittsburgh
4 NEW MEXICO
13 NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
3 Minnesota
14 VALPARAISO
6 Creighton
11 Maryland
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
7 Temple
10 Georgetown
2 FLORIDA
15 LONG BEACH STATE
   
   
 
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 15, 2013 11:46 pm
 

Lobofan2003-First 2013 Bracketology-1/15/13

My first bracket for the 2013 season, it's been a long layoff so I might be a little bit rusty if I've missed any rematches or other conflicts.

Bracket is as if "the season ended today" and is not a projection of how teams will finish. AUTO BIDS are in CAPS.

For games through January 14th:

 

Washington, DC (E)
Philadelphia (Fr, Su)
1 Duke
16 SOUTHERN vs. STONY BROOK
8
 UCLA
9 Wyoming
Salt Lake (Th, Sa)
5 Illinois
12 Pittsburgh vs. Iowa State
CREIGHTON
13 NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Auburn Hills, MI (Th, Sa)
3 Minnesota
14 WRIGHT STATE
6 Temple
11 Mississippi
Philadelphia (Fr, Su)
7 UNLV
10 Oklahoma
Syracuse
15 IONA

Los Angeles (W) 
Lexington (Th, Sa)
1 LOUISVILLE
16 NORFOLK STATE vs.CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 
8 Wisconsin
9 Colorado
San Jose (Th, Sa)
5 Kansas State
12 BUCKNELL
4 NEW MEXICO
13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Austin (Fr, Su)
3 FLORIDA
14 HARVARD
6 Miami (Fla.)
11 Colorado State
San Jose (Th, Sa)
7 OREGON
10 Saint Louis
GONZAGA
15 LONG BEACH STATE

Indianapolis (M) 
Dayton (Fr, Su)
1 INDIANA
16 NORTHEASTERN
8 Boise State
9 Oklahoma State
Austin (Fr, Su)
Marquette
12 Washington
4 Missouri
13 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Lexington (Th, Sa)
3 NORTH CAROLINA STATE
14 FLORIDA GULF COAST
6 Virginia Commonwealth
11 BELMONT
Salt Lake (Th, Sa)
7 Wichita State
10 Georgetown
2 Arizona
15 LONG BEACH STATE

Arlington (S) 
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS
16 BRYANT UNIVERSITY
8 MEMPHIS
9 North Carolina
Kansas City (Fr, Su)
5 Notre Dame
12 Texas A&M vs. Arizona State 
4 Ohio State
13 LOUISIANA TECH
Dayton (Fr, Su)
3 BUTLER
14 AKRON
6 Cincinnati
11 Florida State
Auburn Hills, MI (Th, Sa)
7 San Diego State
10 Baylor
2 Michigan
15 WEBER STATE


  

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 11, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology Selection Sunday FINAL

It's time to lock it down. My final bracket is set, let's see how I do.

Winner of the South region plays the winner of the West Region, the winner of the Midwest Region plays the winner of the East Region.


Atlanta (S)
Louisville (Th, Sa)
1 Kentucky
16 NC-ASHEVILLE

8 Gonzaga
9 Connecticut

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 MURRAY STATE
12 LONG BEACH STATE

4 Indiana
13 DAVIDSON

Nashville (Fr, Su)
3 Marquette
14 BELMONT

6 CREIGHTON
11 Texas

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 San Diego State
10 Saint Louis

2 Duke
15 LEHIGH

Phoenix (W)
Greensboro (Fr, Su)
1 North Carolina
16 NORFOLK STATE

8 Notre Dame
9 Purdue

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 NEW MEXICO
12 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

4 Georgetown
13 COLORADO

Louisville (Th, Sa)
3 Michigan
14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

6 Temple
11 Brigham Young

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 Cincinnati
10 HARVARD

2 Kansas
15 LIU-BROOKLYN

St. Louis (M)    
Columbus (Fr, Su)
1 MICHIGAN STATE
16 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE/VERMONT

8 Iowa State
9 Alabama

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 Wichita State
12 Colorado State/California

4 FLORIDA STATE
13 OHIO

Columbus (Fr, Su)
3 LOUISVILLE
14 MONTANA

6 Florida
11 Xavier

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 MEMPHIS
10 West Virginia

2 MISSOURI
15 DETROIT

Boston (E)   
Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
1 Syracuse
16 LAMAR/WESTERN KENTUCKY

8 Kansas State
9 Southern Miss

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
5 VANDERBILT
12 North Carolina State/South Florida

4 Wisconsin
13 NEW MEXICO STATE

3 Baylor
14 ST. BONAVENTURE

6 Unlv
11 Seton Hall

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
7 ST. MARY'S
10 Virginia

2 Ohio State
15 LOYOLA-MARYLAND

First Four Games
Tuesday
16E LAMAR v. WESTERN KENTUCKY
12E North Carolina State v. South Florida

Wednesday

16M MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE v. VERMONT
12M Colorado State v. California

Last Six In: Brigham Young, Seton Hall, Colorado State, California, North Carolina State, South Florida

Last Four Out: Miami, Mississippi State, Marshall, Drexel
Next Four Out: Washington, Iona, Oral Roberts, Northwestern

     
Posted on: March 11, 2012 1:41 am
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology Sat. Night

It is now past midnight here in the Central time zone, so I can say that today is Selection Sunday! It was a great Championship Saturday with many teams locking up bids.

It was really hard to decide the last couple of teams in, I feel like any of the last four teams out could sneak into the Tournament if the Committee has the inclination to put them in. Remember that my bracket tries to replicate what I think the NCAA Committee will do and not necessarily who I think deserves to be in the field.
Auto Bids are in CAPS. The winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the West Region; the winner of the East Region will play the winner of the South Region.

St. Louis (M)
Louisville (Th, Sa)
1 KENTUCKY
16 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE/VERMONT

8 Kansas State
9 Connecticut

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
5 MURRAY STATE
12 Colorado State

4 Florida State
13 OHIO

Nashville (Fr, Su)
3 Michigan
14 MONTANA

6 Temple
11 HARVARD

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 ST. MARY'S
10 West Virginia

2 Kansas
15 DETROIT

Phoenix (W)
Omaha (Fr, Su)
1 MISSOURI
16 LAMAR/WESTERN KENTUCKY

8 Gonzaga
9 Alabama

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 NEW MEXICO
12 South Florida/Miami

4 Wisconsin
13 COLORADO

Louisville (Th, Sa)
3 Marquette
14 BELMONT

6 Florida
11 Seton Hall

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
7 MEMPHIS
10 Virginia

2 Ohio State
15 LOYOLA-MARYLAND

Atlanta (S)
Greensboro (Fr, Su)
1 NORTH CAROLINA
16 NORFOLK STATE

8 Notre Dame
9 Southern Miss

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Wichita State
12 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

4 Indiana
13 LONG BEACH STATE

Columbus (Fr, Su)
3 LOUISVILLE
14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

6 Unlv
11 Texas

Columbus (Fr, Su)
7 Cincinnati
10 Saint Louis

2 MICHIGAN STATE
15 LEHIGH

Boston (E)
Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
1 Syracuse
16 NC-ASHEVILLE

8 Iowa State
9 Purdue

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 Vanderbilt
12 North Carolina State/California

4 Georgetown
13 DAVIDSON

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
3 Baylor
14 NEW MEXICO STATE

6 CREIGHTON
11 Brigham Young

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 San Diego State
10 XAVIER

2 Duke
15 LIU-BROOKLYN

First Four Games
Tuesday
16M MISSISSPPI VALLEY STATE vs. VERMONT
12W South Florida vs. Miami

Wednesday
16W LAMAR vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY
12E North Carolina State vs. California

Last Six In: Colorado State, Seton Hall, South Florida, North Carolina State, California, Miami

Last Four Out: Mississippi State, Marshall, Drexel, Northwestern
Next Four Out: Washington, Iona, Oral Roberts, Mississippi

Bids By League: BIGE-10, ACC-6, BIG10-6, BIG12-6, MWC-4, SEC-4, ATL10-3, WCC-3, MVC-2, PAC12-2, USA-2

*I realize there is a potential rematch between BYU and Baylor in the round of 32, but with BYU's strict guidelines on where they can be placed (Th, Sa site) the rematch was unavoidable.
Posted on: March 10, 2012 6:23 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2012 12:56 am
 

Bracketology Update 3/10 6PM EST

It will be a busy night as a bracketologist trying to get teams in the correct region. An update to where I have teams seeded as of right now:

#1 seeds: Kentucky (Overall #1 seed), Syracuse, North Carolina, Missouri
#2 seeds: Michigan State, Kansas, Ohio State, Duke
#3 seeds: Marquette, Baylor, Michigan, Georgetown
#4 seeds: Wisconsin, Louisville, Florida State, Indiana
#5 seeds: Murray State, Wichita State, San Diego State, Vanderbilt
#6 seeds: UNLV, Florida, Temple, New Mexico
#7 seeds: Creighton, St. Mary's, Cincinnati, Notre Dame
#8 seeds: Memphis, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Kansas State
#9 seeds: Alabama, Purdue, Connecticut, Southern Miss
#10 seeds: Virginia, West Virginia, Xavier, Saint Louis
#11 seeds: Harvard, Texas, BYU, Seton Hall
#12 seeds: Colorado State, North Carolina State/California, South Florida/Miami, VCU
#13 seeds: Long Beach State, Arizona, Davidson, South Dakota State
#14 seeds: Akron, New Mexico State, Belmont, Montana
#15 seeds: Loyola (Md), Lehigh, LIU-Brooklyn, Detroit
#16 seeds: Norfolk State, UNC-Asheville, Lamar, Vermont, Mississippi Valley State, Western Kentucky

Last Six in: Seton Hall, Colorado State, North Carolina State, California, South Florida, Miami

Last Four Out: Marshall, Drexel, Northwestern, Mississippi State
Next Four Out: Washington, Iona, Oral Robers, Mississippi

Note: Despite the blowout loss to Memphis, don't be surprised if Marshall sneaks in tomorrow. They have four quality wins but four bad losses, very similar profile to what USC had last year.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Posted on: March 9, 2012 12:42 am
 

Bracketology Update 3/8

Man it was crazy night for teams on the bubble tonight! Texas played their way in and Mississippi State played their way out. Washington and Northwestern's performances should've pushed them out, but there are no suitable replacements for them just yet.

No time for a full bracket so I'll just post the seeds as of now:

#1's: Syracuse, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina
#2's: Duke, Michigan State, Ohio State, Missouri
#3's: Marquette, Baylor, Michigan, Georgetown
#4's: Indiana, Wisconsin, Murray State, Louisville
#5's: Temple, Wichita State, UNLV, Florida
#6's: Vanderbilt, Creighton, San Diego State, Florida State
#7's: St. Mary's, Gonzaga, New Mexico, Notre Dame
#8's: Alabama, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis
#9's: Purdue, Southern Miss, Virginia, Connecticut
#10's: Cincinnati, St. Louis, California, Harvard
#11's: West Virginia, BYU, Texas, Colorado State
#12's: Seton Hall, Xavier, South Florida/Washington (First 4), VCU
#13's: Miami/Northwestern (First 4), Long Beach State, Nevada, Davidson
#14's: South Dakota State, Belmont, Akron, Montana
#15's: Loyola (MD), Lehigh, LIU-Brooklyn, Detroit
#16's: Norfolk State, UNC-Asheville, Mississippi Valley State/Stony Brook, Lamar/Western Kentucky

Last Six In: Seton Hall, Xavier, South Florida, Washington, Miami, Northwestern

Last Four Out: St. Joseph's, Iona, Dayton, Drexel
Next Four Out: Tennessee, Mississippi State, Oregon, NC State
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 4, 2012 5:39 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2012 1:49 am
 

Lobofan2003 Bracketology 3/4/12

Welcome to the latest edition of my Bracketology, we are only 1 week away from Selection Sunday!

By now you know the drill; bracket is set as if today was Selection Sunday with the conference champions in this bracket either being the regular season conference winner or the highest remaining seed in the conference tournaments.
Teams that have already locked up a bid are in BOLD and CAPS.

The winner of the East Region will play the winner of the West Region; the winner of the Midwest Region will play the winner of the South Region.

Teams may have been moved one seed in order to accomodate NCAA Bracket Principles and Procedures. The bracket is not who I think deserves to be in the field, but rather which teams I believe the NCAA Committee will select.

Boston (E)
Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
1 SYRACUSE
16 STONY BROOK/SAVANNAH STATE

8 Kansas State
9 Purdue

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Louisville
12 Colorado State

4 TEMPLE
13 ORAL ROBERTS

Columbus (Fr, Su)
3 Michigan
14 BELMONT

6 Vanderbilt
11 California

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 ST. MARY'S
10 West Virginia

2 Missouri
15 MONTANA

Phoenix (W)
Greensboro (Fr, Su)
1 NORTH CAROLINA
16 LIU-BROOKLYN

8 Iowa State
9 Saint Louis

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
5 Florida
12 Northwestern/Seton Hall

4 MURRAY STATE
13 LONG BEACH STATE

Louisville (Th, Sa)
3 Georgetown
14 DAVIDSON

6 SAN DIEGO STATE
11 Brigham Young

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
7 Notre Dame
10 HARVARD

2 Ohio State
15 BUCKNELL   

St. Louis (M)
Omaha (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS
16 NC-ASHEVILLE/MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

8 Alabama
9 Southern Miss

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Wichita State
12 Xavier

4 Wisconsin
13 NEVADA

Nashville (Fr, Su)
3 Marquette
14 DENVER

6 Florida State
11 Mississippi State

Columbus (Fr, Su)
7 New Mexico
10 Connecticut

2 MICHIGAN STATE
15 VALPARAISO

Atlanta (S)
Louisville (Th, Sa)
1 KENTUCKY
16 TEXAS-ARLINGTON

8 MEMPHIS
9 Virginia

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 Unlv
12 Texas/South Florida

4 Indiana
13 DREXEL

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
3 Baylor
14 AKRON

6 CREIGHTON
11 WASHINGTON

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 Gonzaga
10 Cincinnati

2 Duke
15 LOYOLA-MARYLAND

First Four Games
Tuesday
16E STONY BROOK v. SAVANNAH STATE
12W Northwestern v. Seton Hall

Wednesday
16M NC-ASHEVILLE
v. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
12S Texas v. South Florida

Last Eight In: Mississippi State, Brigham Young, Xavier, Colorado State, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Texas, South Florida

Last Four Out: VCU, Miami, Dayton, Arizona
Next Four Out: Oregon, St. Joseph's, Mississippi, Iona

Bids By League: BIGE-10, BIG10-7, BIG12-6, SEC-5, ACC-4, MWC-4, ATL10-3, WCC-3, MVC-2, PAC12-2, USA-2


 
 
 
 
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