Monday, January 19, 2009

Bracket Watch - Volume 3

Nothing interesting to say from me today, as I'm still stunned at the hit Willis McGahee took last night.

Onward we go into the projections(as of Sunday, January 18th):

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

Midwest Region
1-Wake Forest vs. 16-New Hampshire/America East
8-Gonzaga vs. 9-Kansas
4-California/Pacific-10 vs. 13-North Dakota State/Summit
5-Notre Dame vs. 12-Northwestern
2-Michigan State/Big Ten vs. 15-Austin Peay/Ohio Valley
7-Memphis/Conference USA vs. 10-Florida State
3-Syracuse vs. 14-Portland State/Big Sky
6-Baylor vs. 11-Mississippi State

West Region
@Kansas City
1-Oklahoma/Big 12 vs. 16-Robert Morris/Northeast
8-Tennessee vs. 9-Ohio State
4-Clemson vs. 13-Western Kentucky/Sun Belt
5-Georgetown vs. 12-Siena/Metro Atlantic
2-Marquette/Big East vs. 15-Virginia Military/Big South
7-Purdue vs. 10-St. Mary's/West Coast
3-Xavier/Atlantic 10 vs. 14-Cornell/Ivy League
6-Ucla vs. 11-Oklahoma State

South Region
1-Duke/Atlantic Coast vs. 16-Morgan State/Mid-Eastern
8-West Virginia vs. 9-Washington
4-Texas vs. 13-Stephen F. Austin/Southland
5-Illinois vs. 12-Utah State/Western Athletic
2-Connecticut vs. 15-American/Patriot League
7-Kentucky vs. 10-Michigan
3-Arizona State vs. 14-Long Beach State/Big West
6-Texas A&M vs. 11-Brigham Young

East Region
1-Pittsburgh vs. 16-Opening Round Winner
Opening Round: Western Michigan/Mid-American vs. Alabama State/Southwestern
8-Davidson/Southern vs. 9-Miami(FL)
@Kansas City
4-Butler/Horizon vs. 13-Northern Iowa/Missouri Valley
5-Minnesota vs. 12-Utah/Mountain West
2-North Carolina vs. 15-Jacksonville/Atlantic Sun
7-Villanova vs. 10-Missouri
3-Louisville vs. 14-George Mason/Colonial
6-Florida/Southeastern vs. 11-Wisconsin

New to the field: New Hampshire, Florida State, Jacksonville, Portland State, Northwestern, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Cornell, Western Michigan, Northern Iowa, Utah, Austin Peay, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky

Last four in the field: Wisconsin, Brigham Young, Northwestern, Mississippi State
First four left out: Arkansas, Stanford, Louisiana State, Illinois State
Next four left out: Boston College, Penn State, Dayton, Arizona

One other note: new polls will be up shortly.