Friday, January 13, 2012

Open Court - January 13th-15th

First off, yes I mistakenly omitted Virginia and included Notre Dame in my first field projection. At least some people noticed.

Now for the fun part, there's acutally going to be some good games for tonight. So I'm opening this Open Court thread early to allow for some conversation. Also, I won't be able to post tomorrow as I'm going to watch Red Bull Crashed Ice down at the Cathedral(which gives you some idea of where I live).

Monday, January 9, 2012

Open Court-January 9th

Welcome to Open Court. The official daily open thread to everything college basketball. I'm launching this tonight as a replacement for Bracketology 101's daily open threads. As you're well aware, Chris and Craig are in a holding pattern(what with both of them having families to care and nourish), so I've taken up the initiative to have an open forum where one can spout off on College Hoops. I'll be be here each morning to share my observations as well. So go ahead and spout off whatever you have on your minds.

NOTE: You can talk about tonight's BCS Championship game. Just as fair to do so.

Bracket Watch '12 - The season debut

Well, conference play is underway in most of the country. Making this the perfect time to put up the first field of 68. Seeds are up first this week(the full bracket will be up later this afternoon).

1-Syracuse(East), Kentucky(South), Ohio State(Midwest), Baylor(West)
2-North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Indiana
3-Michigan State, Louisville, Missouri, Alabama
4-Unlv, Georgetown, Michigan, Florida
5-Kansas State, Saint Louis, Murray State, Connecticut
6-Purdue, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Marquette
7-San Diego State, Gonzaga, Creighton, Notre Dame
8-Illinois, Kansas State, Stanford, Mississippi State
9-Memphis, Harvard, St. Mary's, Dayton
10-New Mexico, Wisconsin, Texas, Temple
11-Arizona, Florida State, Southern Mississippi, Long Beach State
12-Colorado, Middle Tennessee, Iona, Marshall
13-Wichita State*, Vanderbilt*, Nevada, Virginia Tech*, Ohio*, Cleveland State
14-George Mason, Illinois State, Davidson, Belmont
15-Weber State, Buffalo, Bucknell, Oral Roberts
16-Lamar, Norfolk State, Central Connecticut State*, UNC Asheville*, Stony Brook*, Texas Southern*

*Will play in the First Four.

Last four in the field: Wichita State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Ohio
First four left out: Pittsburgh, Northern Iowa, Xavier, California
Next four left out: Saint Joseph's, Kent State, Northwestern, Central Florida
Also under consideration: North Carolina State, Rutgers, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri State, Washington

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I'm back!

It turns out we only lost the internet for about 12 hours last Tuesday, so I'll have the first real projections for the season tomorrow.

Also coming soon
Since Bracketology 101 isn't having any new posts soon(But not without reason, both Chris and Craig became fathers recently, which, IMO, is more important than just being bracketologists.), I'll be opening new daily talk threads so you can comment on the games. Look for those to start up tomorrow.