2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Now time to discuss the most vital position in fantasy football, and ironically one of the least vital positions in real football, running backs. This is the third part of a 5-part annual series, and the running back portion is often the most anticipated. Fantasypros.com is a great resource, and we are pulling the Expert Consensus Rankings from them, as well as the Average Draft Position. We also have point totals over replacement-level for both 10 and 14-team leagues. These are not point per reception totals, but as you can tell below we value the consistency that pass-catchers provide. Here are our ranks:

ECR Rank   Player Name  Position  Rk Team   Bye Week  ADP  Y! 14 Y! 10
2 LeSean McCoy RB 1 PHI 7 1 8.8 6.8
1 Jamaal Charles RB 2 KC 6 2 8.5 6.5
4 Matt Forte RB 3 CHI 9 4 8.4 6.4
3 Adrian Peterson RB 4 MIN 10 3 7.9 5.9
5 Eddie Lacy RB 5 GB 9 5 6.9 4.9
18 Giovani Bernard RB 6 CIN 4 22 6.1 4.1
12 Montee Ball RB 7 DEN 4 13 6.1 4.1
11 DeMarco Murray RB 8 DAL 11 14 6.1 4.1
14 Arian Foster RB 9 HOU 10 11 6.2 4.2
15 Le’Veon Bell RB 10 PIT 12 16 6 4
9 Marshawn Lynch RB 11 SEA 4 8 6.1 4.1
22 Alfred Morris RB 12 WAS 10 23 5.2 3.2
29 Andre Ellington RB 13 ARI 4 32 4.4 2.4
26 Zac Stacy RB 14 STL 4 25 5.2 3.2
23 Doug Martin RB 15 TB 7 21 4.8 2.8
30 C.J. Spiller RB 16 BUF 9 35 4 2
58 Bishop Sankey RB 17 TEN 9 51 4.3 2.3
41 Toby Gerhart RB 18 JAC 11 53 3.6 1.6
38 Reggie Bush RB 19 DET 9 30 3.6 1.6
47 Frank Gore RB 20 SF 8 46 3.4 1.4
55 Joique Bell RB 21 DET 9 70 3.4 1.4
34 Ryan Mathews RB 22 SD 10 36 3.1 1.1
42 Rashad Jennings RB 23 NYG 8 52 3.2 1.2
57 Chris Johnson RB 24 NYJ 11 55 3.2 1.2
67 Trent Richardson RB 25 IND 10 69 3.3 1.3
54 Ben Tate RB 26 CLE 4 54 2.8 0.8
51 Shane Vereen RB 27 NE 10 58 3 1
62 Steven Jackson RB 28 ATL 9 77 2.1 0.1
71 Ray Rice RB 29 BAL 11 65 2.5 0.5
69 Stevan Ridley RB 30 NE 10 76 2.8 0.8
85 Lamar Miller RB 31 MIA 5 106 2.1 0.1
81 Pierre Thomas RB 32 NO 6 89 2 0
89 Fred Jackson RB 33 BUF 9 98 2.1 0.1
88 Maurice Jones-Drew RB 34 OAK 5 85 1.6 -0.4
111 Terrance West RB 35 CLE 4 113 0.2 -1.8
107 Knowshon Moreno RB 36 MIA 5 94 1 -1
105 Bernard Pierce RB 37 BAL 11 118 0.2 -1.8
103 DeAngelo Williams RB 38 CAR 12 112 1 -1
130 Khiry Robinson RB 39 NO 6 116 0.6 -1.4
141 Devonta Freeman RB 40 ATL 9 154 -0.9 -2.9
102 Darren Sproles RB 41 PHI 7 96 0 -2
106 Danny Woodhead RB 42 SD 10 108 0.1 -1.9
160 Carlos Hyde RB 43 SF 8 145 -2.6 -4.6
113 Christopher Ivory RB 44 NYJ 11 129 -0.5 -2.5
137 Christine Michael RB 45 SEA 4 152 -1.4 -3.4
148 LeGarrette Blount RB 46 PIT 12 136 -1.5 -3.5
170 Ahmad Bradshaw RB 47 IND 10 184 -2.7 -4.7
104 Darren McFadden RB 48 OAK 5 119 -0.9 -2.9
224 James White RB 49 NE 10 215 -3.4 -5.4
193 Andre Williams RB 50 NYG 8 206 -3 -5
119 Jeremy Hill RB 51 CIN 4 127 -0.6 -2.6
138 Jonathan Stewart RB 52 CAR 12 179 -1.9 -3.9
168 Roy Helu RB 53 WAS 10 218 -2.3 -4.3
183 C.J. Anderson RB 54 DEN 4 209 -2.4 -4.4
186 Lance Dunbar RB 55 DAL 11 219 -2.6 -4.6

Tier 1: LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy

Tier 2: Giovani Bernard, Montee Ball, DeMarco Murray, Arian Foster, Le’Veon Bell, Marshawn Lynch

Tier 3: Alfred Morris, Zac Stacy, Doug Martin, CJ Spiller, Bishop Sankey

Tier 4: Toby Gerhart, Reggie Bush, Frank Gore, Joique Bell, Ryan Mathews, Rashad Jennings, Chris Johnson, Trent Richardson, Ben Tate, Shane Vereen

Tier 5: Steven Jackson, Ray Rice, Stevan Ridley, Lamar Miller, Pierre Thomas, Fred Jackson, MJD, 

Tier 6: Terrance West, Knowshon Moreno, Bernard Pierce, DeAngelo Williams, Khiry Robinson, DeVonta Freeman, Darren Sproles, Danny Woodhead, Carlos Hyde, Chris Ivory, Christine Michael, LeGarrette Blount, Ahmad Bradshaw, Darren McFadden, James White, Andre Williams, Jeremy Hill, Jonathan Stewart, Roy Helu, CJ Anderson, Lance Dunbar

Overvalued: Arian Foster, Le’Veon Bell, Marshawn Lynch, Alfred Morris, Zac Stacy, Doug Martin, Toby Gerhart, Reggie Bush, Rashad Jennings.

Generally, I find the entire position of running back over-valued. The running back position has evolved in recent years, and I do not trust backs who are: injury-prone, old, or do not  have pass-catching capabilities. The wide receiver position has much greater consistency. DeMarco Murray, AJ Green, Brandon Marshall and Marshawn Lynch; who would you trust? I take the wideouts every time and have no issues with a WR-WR strategy. I will talk about each player since RB is an important position. Foster is being taken too early for my liking, I’d prefer a WR early-second. Le’Veon Bell had a 3.5 YPC and will share the workload with Blount. Morris has bricks for fingers and with a new regime could lose time to pass-catcher extraordinare Roy Helu. Lynch does not offer the versatility of pass-catching, and will cede carries to Christine Michael in likely his last year in Seattle. I do not trust Zac Stacy, and think his job is less secure than the public. Doug Martin is vastly overrated due to one or two outlier performances in 2012. Reggie Bush is the 2nd best RB on his team. Jennings and Gerhart are being overvalued, do not provide much, if any upside, and are not very good football players on not very good football teams.

Undervalued: Matt Forte, Giovani Bernard, Bishop Sankey, Joique Bell, Terrance West, Bernard Pierce, Steven Jackson, Khiry Robinson, Carlos Hyde, Christine Michael, LeGarrette Blount, Ahmad Bradshaw, Lance Dunbar

Generally, RBs are being over-valued, which causes this list to be littered with RBs second on the depth chart. I find the best strategy to stack your WR position, while accumulating RB quantity. Matt Forte is my pick to be the top fantasy player for 2014; although he is not tops on my board because of injury concerns. I love Giovani Bernard and I see him as a Ray Rice-at-his-peak kind of player. A special talent. Although I have seen very little of Bishop Sankey, I like his value and the fact that Shonn Greene is terrible. Steven Jackson is a bargain at his current price, although I don’t love selecting him. The last six names are all talented individuals who could inherit the workload, making them a bargain at their current prices.

 

Hope you enjoy the new look site. Tweet your questions to @manwithaspreads

 

2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

Welcome back for part 2 of a 5 part series profiling the wideouts. Below, tiers will be decided, strategy will be explained and rankings will be made! We hope that you enjoy the new site layout, and our dope new logo. Yes, I used dope as an adjective, we’re all about math here– not grammar. These rankings are formatted towards a 10-to-14 team league that is not PPR and includes 3 Wideouts. We are certainly fans of the PPR format, but still find that this is sort of a unique league which is more inclined to have other variables (such as 6-point pass TDs). However, we lean towards wideout who are consistent targets and would be valuable in the PPR format.In our valuation and stated above,

 

ECR Rank   Player Name  Position  Team  RK  Bye Week  ADP  Y! 14 Y! 10
6 Calvin Johnson WR DET 1 9 6 7.5 6.2
7 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 2 4 10 6.7 5.4
10 Dez Bryant WR DAL 3 11 12 5.4 4.1
13 A.J. Green WR CIN 4 4 15 5.4 4.1
16 Brandon Marshall WR CHI 5 9 19 5.1 3.8
17 Julio Jones WR ATL 6 9 20 5.2 3.9
24 Antonio Brown WR PIT 7 12 27 4.6 3.3
20 Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 8 9 26 4.6 3.3
21 Jordy Nelson WR GB 9 9 24 4.6 3.3
28 Randall Cobb WR GB 10 9 29 3.9 2.6
32 Vincent Jackson WR TB 11 7 33 3.6 2.3
31 Keenan Allen WR SD 12 10 38 2.9 1.6
33 Pierre Garcon WR WAS 13 10 39 2.9 1.6
43 Michael Crabtree WR SF 14 8 43 3.1 1.8
35 Andre Johnson WR HOU 15 10 37 3.4 2.1
36 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 16 4 34 3.3 2
44 Roddy White WR ATL 17 9 49 2.6 1.3
45 Wes Welker WR DEN 18 4 41 2.6 1.3
52 Michael Floyd WR ARI 19 4 64 2.6 1.3
39 Victor Cruz WR NYG 20 8 42 2.6 1.3
48 DeSean Jackson WR WAS 21 10 47 2 0.7
50 Percy Harvin WR SEA 22 4 50 2.2 0.9
53 Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN 23 10 48 2.6 1.3
56 Torrey Smith WR BAL 24 11 67 2.1 0.8
76 Jeremy Maclin WR PHI 25 7 74 1.9 0.6
65 Ty Hilton WR IND 26 10 66 1.9 0.6
70 Julian Edelman WR NE 27 10 68 1.6 0.3
82 Terrance Williams WR DAL 28 11 93 1.6 0.3
66 Kendall Wright WR TEN 29 9 82 1.3 0
84 Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 30 4 78 1.4 0.1
72 Mike Wallace WR MIA 31 5 81 1.4 0.1
83 Golden Tate WR DET 32 9 84 1.4 0.1
73 Marques Colston WR NO 33 6 80 0.9 -0.4
77 Eric Decker WR NYJ 34 11 86 1 -0.3
95 Sammy Watkins WR BUF 35 9 92 0.8 -0.5
99 Mike Evans WR TB 36 7 111 0.4 -0.9
86 Reggie Wayne WR IND 37 10 90 0.4 -0.9
98 Riley Cooper WR PHI 38 7 103 0.3 -1
100 Rueben Randle WR NYG 39 8 135 0.2 -1.1
121 Brandin Cooks WR NO 40 6 123 0.2 -1.1
124 Brian Hartline WR MIA 41 5 186 0.1 -1.2
109 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 42 10 130 0 -1.3
94 Cecil Shorts WR JAC 43 11 120 -0.1 -1.4
90 Dwayne Bowe WR KC 44 6 109 0.1 -1.2
127 Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 45 12 146 -0.2 -1.5
139 Markus Wheaton WR PIT 46 12 204 -1 -2.3
126 Danny Amendola WR NE 47 10 141 -0.4 -1.7
134 Justin Hunter WR TEN 48 9 163 -0.9 -2.2
129 Jarrett Boykin WR GB 49 9 177 -0.7 -2
101 Anquan Boldin WR SF 50 8 115 -0.1 -1.4
116 Tavon Austin WR STL 51 4 131 0 -1.3
125 Greg Jennings WR MIN 52 10 172 -0.8 -2.1
110 Hakeem Nicks WR IND 53 10 121 -0.9 -2.2
149 Doug Baldwin WR SEA 54 4 182 -0.6 -1.9
180 Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 55 4 241 -1.4 -2.7
132 Steve Smith WR BAL 56 11 158 -1 -2.3
185 Marqise Lee WR JAC 57 11 245 -1.9 -3.2
122 Kenny Stills WR NO 58 6 148 -0.2 -1.5
171 Rod Streater WR OAK 59 5 242 -1 -2.3
177 Josh Gordon WR CLE 60 4 133 -2.2 -3.5

I enjoy the consistency that wideouts provide in the new passing era of the NFL. Top-tiered wideouts are being consistently undervalued. I am certainly more confident in Brandon Marshall finishing as a WR1 than… Le’veon Bell for example. Targets are a great in-season metric to evaluate players, and we tend to avoid players entering new environments (rookies, FAs) in favor of established, consistent veterans.

Tier 1: Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas

Tier 2: Dez Bryant, AJ Green, Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Alshon Jeffery, Jordy Nelson

Tier 3: Randall Cobb, Vincent Jackson, Keenan Allen, Pierre Garcon, Michael Crabtree, Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Wes Welker

Tier 4: Michael Floyd, Victor Cruz, DeSean Jackson, Percy Harvin, Cordarelle Patterson, Torrey Smith, Jeremy Maclin, TY Hilton, Julian Edelman, Terrance Williams

Tier 5: Kendall Wright, Emmanuel Sanders, Mike Wallace, Golden Tate, Marques Colston, Eric Decker, Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Reggie Wayne, Riley Cooper, Reuben Randle, Brandin Cooks

Tier 6: Brian Hartline, DeAndre Hopkins, Cecil Shorts, Dwayne Bowe, Markus Wheaton, Danny Amendola, Justin Hunter, Jarrett Boykin, Anquan Boldin, Tavon Austin, Greg Jennings, Hakeem Nicks, Doug Baldwin, Andrew Hawkins, Steve Smith, Marqise Lee, Kenny Stills, Rod Streater, Josh Gordon

 

Overvalued: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Victor Cruz, Desean Jackson, Percy Harvin, Cordarelle Patterson, Reggie Wayne, Anquan Boldin, James Jones.

High volume, healthy targets with stables quarterbacks are ideal. These players, at their current value, are not.

Undervalued: Tiers 1 and 2, Roddy White, Michael Floyd, Mike Evans, Terrance Williams, Brian Hartline. I mainly want to talk about decisions in the first two rounds here. WR1s EVERY YEAR are more consistent than RB1s. You cannot lose a fantasy season in the first round, but you can certainly start off the season on the wrong foot. The floors for each of the players in Tiers 1 and 2 are so high, and their value is extremely enticing. WR-WR rounds 1 and 2 is certainly not a bad strategy. I like the young trio of Michael Floyd, Mike Evans and Terrance Williams. In deep leagues, Brian Hartline can be this year’s Kendall Wright (Rec, Rec, Rec).

 

Happy drafting and get your mock on!

 

@manwithaspreads

 

2014 Fantasy Football: QB Rankings

Hello all and welcome back. This is our first edition of an annual 5-part series, which can help you better prepare for your fantasy draft. Below are rankings and projections with some numbers used from the great website fantasypros.com. ECR is the expert consensus rank on fantasy pro, while ADP is the average draft position. the Y!14 and Y!10 are our projected PPG difference between “replacement level” for 14 and 10 team leagues, respectively.

 

ECR Rank   Player Name  Position  Team  Rk  Bye Week  ADP  Y! 14 Y! 10
19 Peyton Manning QB DEN 1 4 7 5.8 4.9
25 Aaron Rodgers QB GB 2 9 18 5 4.1
27 Drew Brees QB NO 3 6 17 4.3 3.4
46 Matthew Stafford QB DET 4 9 40 2.3 1.4
79 Colin Kaepernick QB SF 5 8 72 2.6 1.7
49 Andrew Luck QB IND 6 10 45 2.1 1.2
68 Robert Griffin III QB WAS 7 10 59 2.4 1.5
60 Nick Foles QB PHI 8 7 62 2.1 1.2
61 Cam Newton QB CAR 9 12 56 2.1 1.2
63 Matt Ryan QB ATL 10 9 71 1.2 0.3
74 Tom Brady QB NE 11 10 61 1.2 0.3
91 Russell Wilson QB SEA 12 4 91 0.9 0
75 Tony Romo QB DAL 13 11 88 0.6 -0.3
87 Jay Cutler QB CHI 14 9 105 0.4 -0.5
97 Philip Rivers QB SD 15 10 104 0 -0.9
112 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 16 12 125 0 -0.9
117 Andy Dalton QB CIN 17 4 132 -0.7 -1.6

Of course, an important caveat is league-size matters for your drafting strategy. I think Peyton Manning is currently being undervalued; I fully expect him to put up similar numbers as he did in 2014, and I feel comfortable investing high picks in passing QBs who have, for the most part, been relatively stable. I can trust Peyton to be a top 20 fantasy player more so than a Montee Ball or Le’veon Bell for instance. The general strategy I would have would be to draft early on a top 3 QB, or wait. Tier 3 is full of high upside QBs with varying degrees of question marks. Often I find that teams fill their starting roster before filling their bench; in a 10-team league it could be an optimal strategy to wait until the last 3-4 rounds to pick your QB, perhaps employing a Rivers/Roethlisberger platoon.

Tier 1: Peyton Manning

Tier 2: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees

Tier 3: Matt Stafford, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Nick Foles, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady

Tier 4: Russell Wilson, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton

 

Overvalued: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Nick Foles, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady. These players, despite being household names, are vastly overrated. They are about 1 PPG above the Tier 4 players who you can get in the later rounds. All of these players have their fair share of questions marks. In the middle rounds focus on catching lightning in a bottle with a RB.

Undervalued: Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning is 5-6 points more valuable than replacement level. I believe his current ADP of about 7 is accurate given this measurement, but I am seeing too many mocks with Peyton lingering into the late 2nd round.

 

Happy drafting!

 

Fantasy Football: Preliminary Top 20

Below are our ranks for the top 20 Fantasy Football players for the upcoming season. This comes after news of the Jamaal Charles, signing and has been updated as of 7/23. We compare our ranks vs the Expert Consensus Rankings at fantasypros.com; we have some contrasts:

My Rank ECR Rank   Player Name  Position  Team 
1 2 LeSean McCoy RB PHI
2 3 Adrian Peterson RB MIN
3 6 Calvin Johnson WR DET
4 1 Jamaal Charles RB KC
5 8 Jimmy Graham TE NO
6 7 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN
7 10 Dez Bryant WR DAL
8 4 Matt Forte RB CHI
9 5 Eddie Lacy RB GB
10 13 A.J. Green WR CIN
11 16 Brandon Marshall WR CHI
12 11 DeMarco Murray RB DAL
13 12 Montee Ball RB DEN
14 14 Arian Foster RB HOU
15 15 Le’Veon Bell RB PIT
16 18 Giovani Bernard RB CIN
17 9 Marshawn Lynch RB SEA
18 17 Julio Jones WR ATL
19 20 Alshon Jeffery WR CHI
20 28 Randall Cobb WR GB

I would prefer WR’s over RB’s as is evident by my ranks. I am more confident in WR1’s putting up 5 points over replacement than the Montee Ball, DeMarco Murray, and Marshawn Lynch’s of the world. Looks like we won’t be owning Jamaal Charles or Marshawn Lynch this season.

FINAL Bracketology 3/16 SELECTION SUNDAY

Welp, here it is. We continue to have BYU and Tennessee out, while we have included Minnesota and California in our bracket. We are in the minority on this, but we are sticking to our opinion that their resumes are superior. Villanova takes the last 1 seed as Sparty wins the Big Ten Tournament. Thanks for giving us a follow, and enjoy March Madness!

  Memphis     Anaheim  
           
1 FLORIDA     Arizona 1
16 ALBANY     WEBER STATE 16
Orlando       San Diego
8 George Washington     Memphis 8
9 Iowa     GONZAGA 9
           
5 Connecticut     Ohio State 5
12 North Dakota State     Stephen F. Austin 12
Spokane       San Diego
4 UCLA     San Diego State 4
13 Mercer     Tulsa 13
           
6 Texas     Saint Louis 6
11 Stanford     Southern Methodist 11
San Antonio       San Antonio
3 Creighton     IOWA STATE 3
14 NEW MEXICO STATE     Western Michigan 14
           
7 Virginia Commonwealth     Kentucky 7
10 Pittsburgh     Arizona State 10
St. Louis       Raleigh
2 Kansas     VIRGINIA 2
15 WOFFORD     AMERICAN 15
           
           
  New York     Indianapolis  
           
1 Villanova     WICHITA STATE 1
16 COASTAL/MT ST MARY     CAL POLY/TEX STHN 16
Buffalo         St. Louis
8 Massachusetts     Colorado 8
9 Oregon     Kansas State 9
           
5 Cincinnati     NEW MEXICO 5
12 HARVARD     Dayton/Minnesota 12
Orlando       Spokane
4 MICHIGAN STATE     Syracuse 4
13 Delaware     Manhattan 13
           
6 North Carolina     Oklahoma 6
11 California/Xavier     Nebraska 11
Buffalo       Raleigh
3 LOUISVILLE     Duke 3
14 Eastern Kentucky     NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 14
           
7 Baylor     Oklahoma State 7
10 SAINT JOSEPH’s     PROVIDENCE 10
Milwaukee       Milwaukee
2 Michigan     Wisconsin 2
15 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE     WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE 15

Updated Bracketology Thru Selection Sunday EVE

We are sticking with our 68. No BYU, No Tennessee. Welcome, Cal and Minnesota. Yes, I understand we are in the minority here with our inclusion of Cal and Minnesota; but their resumes are superior to BYU and Tennessee. Below is our updated bracket. Tweet any questions to @manwithaspreads and stay tuned for our final bracket tomorrow!

 

  Memphis     Anaheim  
           
1 Florida     Arizona 1
16 ALBANY     WEBER STATE 16
Orlando       San Diego
8 Baylor     Memphis 8
9 GONZAGA     Iowa 9
           
5 Ohio State     Cincinnati 5
12 North Dakota State     Stephen F. Austin 12
Spokane       San Diego
4 UCLA     San Diego State 4
13 Delaware     Manhattan 13
           
6 North Carolina     Saint Louis 6
11 Southern Methodist     Xavier/California 11
San Antonio       San Antonio
3 Creighton     IOWA STATE 3
14 NEW MEXICO STATE     Western Michigan 14
           
7 Virginia Commonwealth     Kentucky 7
10 Arizona State     PROVIDENCE 10
St. Louis       Buffalo
2 Kansas     LOUISVILLE 2
15 Eastern Kentucky     WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE 15
           
           
  New York     Indianapolis  
           
1 Michigan     Wichita State 1
16 COASTAL/MT ST MARY     CAL POLY/TEX STHN 16
Milwaukee       St. Louis
8 Colorado     George Washington 8
9 Kansas State     Oregon 9
           
5 Connecticut     New Mexico 5
12 Dayton/Minnesota     HARVARD 12
Orlando       Spokane
4 Syracuse     Michigan State 4
13 Tulsa     Mercer 13
           
6 Texas     Oklahoma 6
11 Nebraska     Saint Joseph’s 11
Raleigh       Raleigh
3 Virginia     Duke 3
14 Georgia State     NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 14
           
7 Massachusetts     Oklahoma State 7
10 Pittsburgh     Stanford 10
Buffalo         Milwaukee
2 Villanova     Wisconsin 2
15 AMERICAN     WOFFORD 15

Updated Bracketology Thru 3/14 games (Minus the Big West)

Below is the updated bracket. First 5 Out: Tennessee, FSU, St. John’s, Green Bay, Southern Miss. Check out bracketmatrix.com to see what is the consensus among bracketologists. Tweet questions/comments about the bracket to @manwithaspreads

 

Memphis Anaheim T Buffalo Villanova Louisville
T Milwaukee Wisconsin Michigan
1 Florida Arizona 1 T Orlando Florida Syracuse
16 Wofford Long Beach State 16 T Spokane Uconn Mich St.
Orlando San Diego F Raleigh Virginia Duke
8 Iowa George Washington 8 F San Antonio Creighton Iowa St.
9 Kansas State Memphis 9 F San Diego Arizona SD St
F St. Louis Wichita St Kansas
5 Cincinnati Ohio State 5
12 Toledo Louisiana Tech 12
Spokane San Diego
4 Michigan State San Diego State 4
13 North Dakota State Stephen F. Austin 13
6 UCLA Baylor 6
11 Nebraska Xavier 11
Raleigh Raleigh
3 Virginia Duke 3 Dayton
14 Georgia State Eastern Kentucky 14 16 Weber State 11 California
16 Texas Southern 11 Minnesota
7 Virginia Commonwealth Kentucky 7
10 Stanford Southern Methodist 10 16 Coastal Carolina 12 Dayton
St. Louis San Antonio 16 Mount St. Mary’s 12 Providence
2 Kansas Creighton 2
15 American North Carolina Central 15
New York Indianapolis
1 Wisconsin Wichita State 1
16 Coastal/Mt St Mary’s Weber St/Texas Southern 16
Milwaukee St. Louis
8 Colorado Oklahoma State 8
9 GONZAGA Oregon 9
5 Texas Oklahoma 5
12 HARVARD Dayton/Providence 12
Orlando Spokane
4 Syracuse Connecticut 4
13 Mercer Delaware 13
6 Saint Louis North Carolina 6
11 California/Minnesota Saint Joseph’s 11
San Antonio Buffalo
3 Iowa State Louisville 3
14 New Mexico State Manhattan 14
7 Massachusetts New Mexico 7
10 Pittsburgh Arizona State 10
Buffalo Milwaukee
2 Villanova Michigan 2
15 Stony Brook Wisconsin-Milwaukee 15