It has been a long journey but the day is finally here: Selection Sunday! I appreciate you following this blog and I have enjoyed interacting with many of you on twitter. I hope that you continue to follow for Fantasy Baseball and Football information and picks against the spread. Let’s go forward to the bracket.
Below is both my final bracket and my bracket on the S-Curve. There simply is not enough time and the margin is very small to either move Ohio State down to a 3-seed or Wisconsin up to a 3-seed. Placing teams in the right regions and following bracketing principals was very difficult, and that is why your favorite team might be in an unfavorable pod (for example Wisconsin and Syracuse).
Here are the anticipated first four games in Dayton:
Liberty vs Long Island Brooklyn
Middle Tennessee State vs St. Mary’s
Southern vs North Carolina A&T
Boise St vs La Salle
Ole Miss moves up to an 11 seed with their SEC Championship; congratulations Rebels! I have them in a Rebels duel with UNLV.
Although I am a big fan of the New Mexico Lobos and had been clamoring for them for a 1 seed, but I believe the 2 line has greatly improved over the last week, and I believe it is fair to have New Mexico as a 3 seed in the West; going from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Florida falls to a dangerous 4 seed, with Kansas State taking their place.
My last five out: Tennessee, Southern Miss, Virginia, Baylor, UMass
I believe that Tennessee has the best chance of getting in of the teams I have out, but I would expect the committee to give the nod to the Blue Raiders of MIddle Tennessee State, or the Gaels of St. Mary’s. I expect La Salle and Boise State to play in Dayton but I think they are safer than most expect.
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|Salt Lake City||Lexington|
|8||San Diego St||UNC||8|
|9||North Car St||Minnesota||9|
|12||AKRON||Mid Tenn St/St. Mary’s||12|
|Salt Lake City||Kansas City|
|3||NEW MEXICO||Kansas St||3|
|15||IONA||FLORIDA GULF COAST||15|
|North Texas||Washington DC|
|16||WESTERN KENTUCKY||Southern/NC A&T||16|
|13||NEW MEXICO ST||DAVIDSON||13|
|Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills|
|14||SOUTH DAKOTA ST||NORTHWESTERN ST||14|
|LOUISVILLE||1||North Car St||9|
|Ohio St||2||Wichita St||10|
|Kansas St||3||OLE MISS||11|
|St Louis||4||Mid Tenn St||12|
|Pitt||6||NEW MEXICO ST||13|
|UNLV||6||SOUTH DAKOTA ST||14|
|CREIGHTON||8||FLORIDA GULF COAST||15|
|San Diego St||8||JAMES MADISON||15|
|LONG ISLAND BROOKLYN||16|