Monday, March 3, 2008

Bracket Watch for March 3rd

Does anybody want to be in the NCAA's this year? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? *shakes out of Ben Stein impersonation* Honestly, the way things are headed, New Jersey Tech at 0-29 may find themselves on the bubble, SERIOUSLY.

At least one team is in the field, Cornell won the Ivy Group outright and is the first to be emblazoned in NICE AND SHINY CAPS. As for the rest of the field(or a resonable projection thereof), read on. *denotes a bubble rider

Final Four pairings
South(1) vs. West(4)
East(2) vs. Midwest(3)

SOUTH Region

North Little Rock
(1)Memphis(CUSA) vs. (16)Opening Round Winner
Opening Round: Lamar(Southland) vs. Alabama State(SWAC)
(8)South Alabama(Sun Belt) vs. (9)Southern California*
(4)Connecticut vs. (13)Virginia Commonwealth(Colonial)*
(5)Michigan State vs. (12)Virginia Tech*
North Little Rock
(2)Texas(Big 12) vs. (15)Belmont(Atlantic Sun)
(7)Clemson vs. (10)West Virginia*
(3)Stanford vs. (14)Northridge State(Big West)
(6)Gonzaga(West Coast) vs. (11)New Mexico*

WEST Region

(1)UCLA(Pac-10) vs. (16)Portland State(Big Sky)
(8)Kent State(Mid American)* vs. (9)Baylor*
(4)Notre Dame vs. (13)Southern Illinois*
(5)Vanderbilt vs. (12)Alabama-Birmingham*
Washington D.C.
(2)Xavier(Atlantic 10) vs. (15)Robert Morris(Northeast)
(7)Pittsburgh vs. (10)Davidson(Southern)*
(3)Purdue(Big Ten) vs. (14)Maryland-Baltimore County(America East)
(6)Brigham Young(Mountain West) vs. (11)Arizona)*

EAST Region

(1)Tennessee(SEC) vs. (16)American(Patriot)
(8)Miami(FL) vs. (9)St. Mary's*
(4)Drake(Missouri Valley) vs. (13)CORNELL
(5)Marquette vs. (12)Texas A&M*
(2)Duke(ACC) vs. (15)Austin Peay(Ohio Valley)
(7)Arkansas vs. (10)Nevada-Las Vegas*
(3)Georgetown vs. (14)UNC Asheville(Big South)
(6)Indiana vs. (11)Kansas State*


(1)North Carolina vs. (16)Morgan State(MEAC)
(8)Oklahoma vs. (9)Arizona State*
(4)Wisconsin vs. (13)Boise State(WAC)
(5)Mississippi State vs. (12)Massachusetts*
(2)Kansas vs. (15)Oral Roberts(Summit)
(7)Washington State vs. (10)Illinois State*
Washington D.C.
(3)Louisville(Big East) vs. (14)Siena(MAAC)
(6)Butler(Horizon) vs. (11)Western Kentucky*

New teams: Virginia Tech, Massachusetts, UNC Asheville, Siena, New Mexico, American
Old teams: St. Joseph's, Winthrop, Rider, Navy, Kentucky, Stephen F. Austin

Last four in the field: New Mexico, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois
First four left out: Kentucky, St. Joseph's, Florida, Maryland
Next four left out: Rhode Island, Stephen F. Austin, Dayton, Houston
Neft four out after that: Villanova, Ohio State, Oregon, Florida State
Also in contention: Temple, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Creighton, Mississippi

Next update is on Thursday.

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