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

Updated Bracketology Thru 3/13 (Does not include Stanford vs Arizona St.)

Note: This bracket does not include the results of the final Pac 12 Quarterfinal featuring two teams that will remain in our version of bracketology, but whose seeds may be effected by the outcome. The first four now appears California vs Providence and St. Joe’s vs Minnesota. Florida State moves to our first team out, followed by Tennessee and 4 teams who have lost their conference tournament game: St. John’s, Green Bay, Brigham Young, and Arkansas. Missouri could also enter the bracket with an impressive win over Florida and a great showing in their semifinal game (likely a win there too). West Virginia, Utah, Georgetown and a few other stragglers are all eliminated and the bubble picture is starting to clear up. A Jayhawk win without Embiid propels them to the 1-seed, but it seems likely it will go to a conference champion (Big Ten, SEC or if Kansas wins B12). Villanova could still hop back in the 1-seed line. Louisville’s impressive late season performance jumps them up a line to a 3-seed, while there is some shuffling among 5 and 6-seeds with some teams falling in their conference quarterfinals.

 

Bubble teams:
Tier 1: SMU, Xavier, Nebraska, Pitt, Stanford- These teams have either lost, or will face teams who a loss against will not knock them out of the field. Although they may sweat, they are in the tournament with a solid degree of certainty.

Tier 2: Dayton, California, St. Joe’s- Other bracketologists may not agree, but baring a drastic change to the bubble (such as multiple bid steals, or a massive St. Joe’s loss to Dayton), these teams will likely remain in my field of 68, I cannot say the same about the committee or other bracketologists

Tier 3: Minnesota, Providence, Florida State, Tennesse- SHOW ME SOMETHING. The committee, all bracketologists, and myself can agree that these teams have work remaining to advance into the field. Think of these teams as squarely on the bubble.

TIer 4: St. John’s, Green Bay, BYU, Arkansas- I will not have these teams in my field of 68, but it is quite possible the committee and/or other bracketologists see something in their resumes that I do not.

There is also the Conference USA duo and Mizzou, but their fates are more complex. Just win baby. The bracket follows:

Team   3/14 Bracket  
   Seed     
Florida            1 Kansas State    10
Arizona            1 Southern Methodist    10
Wichita State            1 Stanford    10
Kansas            1 Nebraska    10
Wisconsin            2 Xavier    11
Michigan            2 Dayton    11
Villanova            2 Pittsburgh    11
Virginia            2 HARVARD    11
Syracuse            3 California    12
Creighton            3 Saint Joseph’s    12
Duke            3 Southern Miss    12
Louisville            3 Minnesota    12
San Diego State            4 Providence    12
Cincinnati            4 Toledo    12
Iowa State            4 North Dakota State    13
Michigan State            4 Stephen F. Austin    13
Saint Louis            5 Delaware    13
Connecticut            5 Mercer    13
Oklahoma            5 Manhattan    14
North Carolina            5 Eastern Kentucky    14
Texas            6 Georgia State    14
Ohio State            6 California Irvine    14
UCLA            6 American    15
Virginia Commonwealth            6 Utah Valley    15
Baylor            7 North Carolina Central    15
New Mexico            7 Wisconsin-Milwaukee    15
Kentucky            7 Stony Brook    16
Massachusetts            7 Wofford    16
Colorado            8 Weber State    16
Oklahoma State            8 Coastal Carolina    16
Iowa            8 Alabama State    16
Memphis            8 Mount St. Mary’s    16
Oregon            9    
Arizona State            9    
George Washington            9    
GONZAGA            9    

Updated Bracketology Thru 3/12 Games

Hello all. Bracketology will be going daily for us at manwithaspreadsheet, where we look to get a perfect 68 out of 68 again! Look for us as a part of the bracketmatrix.com; a website which does a great job compiling multiple brackets. We have 13 teams fighting for 6 spots, including two mid-majors who have already been eliminated, Green Bay and BYU. Our first four matchups include: Pittsburgh vs Arkansas and Minnesota vs Saint Joseph’s. Host Dayton narrowly avoids a first four game at this moment in time. The first teams out rate as follows: Providence, St. John’s, Florida State, Tennessee, Green Bay, BYU, Missouri. Enjoy the bracket below, and the tournament action tomorrow.

Team   3/13 Bracket  
   Seed     
Florida            1 Arizona State      9
Arizona            1 George Washington      9
Wichita State            1 Oklahoma State      9
Villanova            1 Southern Methodist      9
Kansas            2 Kansas State    10
Wisconsin            2 GONZAGA    10
Michigan            2 Stanford    10
Virginia            2 Nebraska    10
Syracuse            3 California    11
Creighton            3 Xavier    11
Duke            3 Dayton    11
San Diego State            3 HARVARD    11
Louisville            4 Pittsburgh    12
Cincinnati            4 Saint Joseph’s    12
Iowa State            4 Southern Miss    12
Oklahoma            4 Minnesota    12
Michigan State            5 Arkansas    12
Saint Louis            5 Toledo    12
Connecticut            5 North Dakota State    13
North Carolina            5 Stephen F. Austin    13
Texas            6 Delaware    13
Ohio State            6 Mercer    13
UCLA            6 Manhattan    14
Virginia Commonwealth            6 Eastern Kentucky    14
New Mexico            7 Georgia State    14
Kentucky            7 California Irvine    14
Massachusetts            7 American    15
Baylor            7 Utah Valley    15
Iowa            8 North Carolina Central    15
Memphis            8 Wisconsin-Milwaukee    15
Oregon            8 Stony Brook    16
Colorado            8 Wofford    16
    Weber State    16
    Coastal Carolina    16
    Alabama State    16
    Mount St. Mary’s    16

Updated Bracketology Thru 3/7 Games

Congrats, Harvard! After 60+ years of not dancing, Harvard has booked its third straight bid to the dance. I will try to update bracketology DAILY now.

First teams OUT: FSU, Dayton, Gtown, BYU, Tennessee, Mizzou, St. John’s

First four: California vs Nebraska; Minnesota vs Providence

The bracket follows:

Tweet any questions to @manwithaspreads 

Team   3/7 Bracket  
   Seed     
Florida            1 Oregon    10
Arizona            1 Stanford    10
Wichita State            1 Saint Joseph’s    10
Kansas            1 Arkansas    10
Villanova            2 Xavier    11
Wisconsin            2 Pittsburgh    11
Michigan            2 Gonzaga    11
Virginia            2 Green Bay    11
Syracuse            3 California    12
Creighton            3 Minnesota    12
Duke            3 HARVARD    12
San Diego State            3 Nebraska    12
Cincinnati            4 Providence    12
Louisville            4 Southern Miss    12
Iowa State            4 Toledo    13
Oklahoma            4 North Dakota State    13
Michigan State            5 Belmont    13
Texas            5 Stephen F. Austin    13
UCLA            5 Mercer    14
Connecticut            5 Delaware    14
North Carolina            6 Iona    14
Saint Louis            6 Georgia State    14
Kentucky            6 Boston University    15
Ohio State            6 UC Irvine    15
Virginia Commonwealth            7 Vermont    15
Iowa            7 Robert Morris    15
New Mexico            7 Utah Valley    16
Massachusetts            7 North Carolina Central    16
Arizona State            8 Davidson    16
Colorado            8 Weber State    16
Memphis            8 Alabama St.    16
Baylor            8 Coastal Carolina    16
George Washington            9    
Oklahoma State            9    
Kansas State            9    
Southern Methodist            9    

Updated Bracketology 2/24

Virtually no changes from yesterday. Some slight shake-ups among the 16s.

Team   2/24 Bracket  
   Seed     
Arizona            1 Oklahoma State    11
Florida            1 Richmond    11
Syracuse            1 Xavier    11
Wichita State            1 Toledo    11
Kansas            2 Minnesota    12
Villanova            2 St. John’s    12
Creighton            2 Providence    12
San Diego State            2 Oregon    12
Wisconsin            3 Green Bay    12
Duke            3 Harvard    12
Michigan State            3 North Dakota State    13
Michigan            3 Middle Tennessee    13
Iowa State            4 Belmont    13
Saint Louis            4 Stephen F. Austin    13
Cincinnati            4 Mercer    14
Virginia            4 Delaware    14
Texas            5 Iona    14
Iowa            5 Georgia State    14
UCLA            5 Boston University    15
Ohio State            5 Cal Irvine    15
Kentucky            6 Vermont    15
North Carolina            6 New Mexico State    15
Oklahoma            6 North Carolina Central    16
Louisville            6 Davidson    16
Massachusetts            7 Robert Morris    16
Memphis            7 Weber State    16
Connecticut            7 Southern    16
New Mexico            7 VMI    16
Colorado            8    
Virginia Commonwealth            8    
Pittsburgh            8    
Stanford            8    
George Washington            9    
Southern Methodist            9    
Kansas State            9    
Baylor            9    
Arizona State          10    
California          10    
Saint Joseph’s          10    
Gonzaga          10