Monday, January 18, 2010

Bracket Watch: Part III

My mind has been mostly on the Vikings' run to the NFC championship game this week, so the posts have not been as numerous as they should be. Don't worry, the About Last Night, Bubble Battles and TWTWTW posts will resume in due time, but in the meantime, enjoy the newest projections(Through Sunday night):

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

South Region

@Oklahoma City
1-Texas(Big 12) vs. 16-Lafayette(Patriot League)
8-Richmond vs. 9-Nevada-Las Vegas
@San Jose
4-West Virginia vs. 13-Siena(Metro Atlantic)
5-Georgia Tech vs. 12-Minnesota
2-Georgetown vs. 15-Buffalo(Mid-American)
7-Baylor vs. 10-California
3-Tennessee vs. 14-Oakland(Summit)
6-Florida State vs. 11-Marshall(Conference USA)

East Region

1-Villanova(Big East) vs. 16-Campbell(Atlantic Sun)
8-Virginia Tech vs. 9-Xavier(Atlantic 10)
@San Jose
4-Ohio State vs. 13-College of Charleston(Southern)
5-Brigham Young(Mountain West) vs. 12-Cornell(Ivy)
2-Duke vs. 15-Coastal Carolina(Big South)
7-Mississippi State vs. 10-UAB
@New Orleans
3-Kansas State vs. 14-Murray State(Ohio Valley)
6-Wisconsin vs. 11-Washington

Midwest Region

1-Kentucky(SEC) vs. 16-Opening Round winner
Opening Round: Long Island(Northeast) vs. Jackson State(Southwestern)
8-Butler(Horizon) vs. 9-Missouri
4-Clemson vs. 13-Louisiana Tech(Western Athletic)
5-Temple vs. 12-Marquette
2-Michigan State(Big Ten) vs. 15-Arkansas State(Sun Belt)
7-Wake Forest vs. 10-St. Mary's
3-Pittsburgh vs. 14-Vermont(America East)
6-Texas A&M vs. 11-William & Mary(Colonial)

West Regional

@Oklahoma City
1-Kansas vs. 16-Texas A&M-Corpus Christi(Southland)
8-New Mexico vs. 9-North Carolina
4-Gonzaga(West Coast) vs. 13-Weber State(Big Sky)
5-Mississippi vs. 12-Arizona State(Pacific-10)
2-Syracuse vs. 15-Morgan State(Mid-Eastern)
7-Vanderbilt vs. 10-Rhode Island
@New Orleans
3-Purdue vs. 14-Pacific(Big West)
6-Northern Iowa(Missouri Valley) vs. 11-Virginia(Atlantic Coast)

Last four in the field: California, Minnesota, Washington, Marquette
First four left out: Connecticut, Dayton, Florida, Wichita State
Next four left out: Maryland, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Old Dominion
Also under consideration: Miami(FL), Charlotte, Notre Dame, St. John's, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Northeastern, Memphis, Tulsa, Harvard, San Diego State, Washington State, Alabama, Nevada

Moving up: Virginia, Campbell, Richmond, Marquette, Weber State, Ohio State, Pacific, Marshall, Buffalo, Arizona State, Washington, Lafayette, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Jackson State, Arkansas State

Moving out from the last bracket: Miami(FL), East Tennessee State, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame, Northern Colorado, UC Santa Barbara, Harvard, Kent State, Colorado State, Lehigh, Texas-San Antonio, Prairie View A&M, Denver

1 comment:

  1. why is minnesota still in? miami defeated them in non-conference play. minnesota played a weak non-conference schedule.