2019 Results / Recap

343.

RANK: 106 / 195


I now have a 1-1 record against Joe Lunardi.  

Quality Wins:
Congratulations to BRACKSKETBLOGS for the top score.

See you next season.

Final Projection - Selection Sunday | 5:45 p.m. EDT






Seed List
  1. Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga, Michigan St.
  2. North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan
  3. Houston, LSU, Texas Tech, Florida St.
  4. Purdue, Kansas, Iowa St., Kansas St.
  5. Wisconsin, Villanova, Marquette, Virginia Tech
  6. Auburn, Mississippi St., Maryland, Louisville
  7. Buffalo, Nevada, Cincinnati, Wofford
  8. Iowa, Ole Miss, UCF, Syracuse
  9. VCU, Baylor, Minnesota, Seton Hall
  10. Utah St., Oklahoma, Washington, TCU
  11. Florida, Oregon, Temple, St. John's, Ohio St., Arizona St.
  12. St. Mary'sMurray St., New Mexico St.Vermont
  13. YaleLiberty, St. Louis, Northeastern
  14. UC IrvineOld DominionMontanaGeorgia St.
  15. N. Kentucky.ColgateAbilene Christian, Bradley
  16. Gardner WebbNorth Dakota St.Prairie ViewIonaF. DickinsonNC Central


THE USUAL STUFF:
  • Teams in bold are automatic qualifiers.
  • The Seed List is accounting for any/all potential shifts by the committee.
  • Rematches are avoided whenever possible.

NOTES:
  • Michigan St. takes the final #1 spot after winning the B1G tournament.
  • Recalled the bracket reveal, then reviewed the Top 4 seed lines again.
  • Point of Emphasis: Body of Work
OPINION:
  • Since placing Oregon at 11, I compared their resume against ASU and St. Mary's.  Common opponent puts ASU back in the field.  NC State is out.
  • The bubble was awful this year and highly susceptible to mid-major takeover.  Late bid steals maintain the status quo.

Projection #11 - Conference Tournaments (3/17)






Seed List
  1. Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Gonzaga
  2. Duke, Kentucky, Michigan St., Michigan
  3. Houston, Purdue, LSU, Texas Tech
  4. Kansas, Florida St., Iowa St., Kansas St.
  5. Wisconsin, Villanova, Marquette, Virginia Tech
  6. Maryland, Mississippi St., Louisville, Buffalo
  7. Nevada, Auburn, Cincinnati, Wofford
  8. Iowa, Ole Miss, UCF, Syracuse
  9. VCU, Baylor, Minnesota, Seton Hall
  10. Washington, Oklahoma, Utah St., TCU
  11. Florida, Oregon, Temple, NC State, Ohio St., St. John's
  12. St. Mary'sMurray St., New Mexico St., Vermont
  13. Northeastern, St. Bonaventure, Yale, Liberty
  14. UC Irvine, Old Dominion, MontanaN. Kentucky
  15. Texas St., Colgate, Abilene Christian, Bradley
  16. Gardner WebbNorth Dakota St., Prairie ViewIonaF. Dickinson, NC Central

THE USUAL STUFF:
  • Teams in bold are automatic qualifiers.
  • The Seed List is accounting for any/all potential shifts by the committee.
  • Rematches are avoided whenever possible.

NOTES:
  • Tried to favor regional assignments after balancing the Top 4 lines.
  • The "easy" move for the committee is to give Oregon an 11 seed out of the First Four.  
  • H2H results are (now?) the deciding factor in several cases.  
    • UNC > Gonzaga > Duke is the safe path on the 1 line.
    • Minnesota > Washington for the 9/10 spot.
    • Big 12 mess kicked Wisconsin down to the 5.
    • TCU > Florida to stay (more than) safe.
OPINION:
  • St. John's and NC State are the last teams in the field.
  • I'd love to put Belmont in, but all the work was done in Q4.