Friday, February 26, 2010

Bracket Watch - Friday, February 26th

UPDATE as of 12:08 PM: Fixed a few matchups so as to avoid a Georgetown-Temple or Old Dominion matchup.

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Note: Starting now, the projected winner in some conferences will be the top seed in it's conference tournament.

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

Midwest region

@ Oklahoma City
1-Kansas(Big 12) vs. 16-Robert Morris(Northeast)
8-Florida State vs. 9-Connecticut
@ San Jose
4-Tennessee vs. 13-Kent State(Mid-American)
5-Butler(Horizon) vs. 12-Murray State(Ohio Valley)
@ Buffalo
2-West Virginia vs. 15-Coastal Carolina(Big South)
7-Xavier vs. 10-Texas-El Paso(Conference USA)
@ Milwaukee
3-Michigan State vs. 14-Sam Houston State(Southland)
6-Wake Forest vs. 11-Nevada-Las Vegas

West region

@ Milwaukee
1-Purdue(Big Ten) vs. 16-Opening Round winner
Opening Round: Lehigh(Patriot) vs. Jackson State(Southwestern Athletic)
8-Northern Iowa(Missouri Valley) vs. 9-Virginia Tech
@ Spokane
4-Gonzaga(West Coast) vs. 13-Mississippi State
5-Texas vs. 12-Marquette
@ Jacksonville
2-Duke(Atlantic Coast) vs. 15-North Texas(Sun Belt)
7-Texas A&M vs. 10-Utah State(Western Athletic)
@ Providence
3-Georgetown vs. 14-Oakland(Summit)
6-Richmond(Atlantic 10) vs. 11-UAB

East region

@ New Orleans
1-Kentucky(Southeastern) vs. 16-Jacksonville(Atlantic Sun)
8-Missouri vs. 9-Clemson
@ San Jose
4-Pittsburgh vs. 13-Siena(Metro Atlantic)
5-Brigham Young vs. 12-Rhode Island
@ Providence
2-Villanova vs. 15-Morgan State(Mid-Eastern)
7-Baylor vs. 10-Florida
@ Jacksonville
3-Ohio State vs. 14-Wofford(Southern)
6-Maryland vs. 11-Old Dominion(Colonial)

South region

@ Buffalo
1-Syracuse(Big East) vs. 16-Stony Brook(America East)
8-California(Pacific-10) vs. 9-Oklahoma State
@ New Orleans
4-Vanderbilt vs. 13-Cornell(Ivy)
5-Wisconsin vs. 12-Georgia Tech
@ Oklahoma City
2-Kansas State vs. 15-UC Santa Barbara(Big West)
7-Illinois vs. 10-Louisville
@ Spokane
3-New Mexico(Mountain West) vs. 14-Weber State(Big Sky)
6-Temple vs. 11-St. Mary's

Procedural moves: Connecticut(up 1), Virginia Tech(up 1), Florida(down 1), UTEP(down 1)

New to the field: Jacksonville, Connecticut, Mississippi State, Wofford
Out of the field: Campbell, Dayton, Northeastern, College of Charleston

Last four in the field: Georgia Tech, Rhode Island, Marquette, Mississippi State
First four left out: San Diego State, Dayton, Notre Dame, Arizona State
Next four left out: Washington, Charlotte, Mississippi, South Florida
Also under consideration: Virginia, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Tulsa, New Mexico State

Next projection: Monday


  1. Just a heads up in terms of bracketing -- in this bracket, Georgetown would be guaranteed a matchup with a team they've already played in the 2nd round, having played both ODU and Temple.

    Lunardi actually also put ODU and Georgetown in a potential 2nd round matchup today...

  2. Yeah, I just noticed that too. He also has Duke on a collision course in the 2nd round with Maryland. In fact, I noticed that some of the matchups he has match my projections. I wonder if he's copying my brackets at all?

  3. Howard, Will Oklahoma State make the tournament if they lose the next 2 games?

  4. For the last anoymous,

    If I had answered yesterday, I would have said it's a 50-50 chance of it happening, but now with a scalp of Kansas, it's about a 90% chance that the Cowboys make it.