Bracketology: February 7th, 2011

With an early end to the week because of the Super Bowl, we’ve got an early look at the numbers as we move into the second week of February. This week I summarized alot of my thoughts in my post on Saturday night, so I’ll be brief.

Yesterday UNC beat the crap out of FSU and moved to 7-1 in the ACC. Are the Tar Heels turning the corner? Maybe, lets see at this time next week. The Heels have road trips to Duke and Clemson this week and it could go alot of different ways for UNC. If they are 9-1 next week, I’ll declare them as have turned the corner, but I’m not convinced it’s going to happen.

There is a lot of craziness going on in the college basketball world this year, and I’ve never seen so many teams clumped together with mediocre resumes. For every good win, there is a bad loss or two. The NCAA tournament will be absurdly hard to pick this year, probably harder than ever before. I’ll be back later on this week to talk about what happens as the week moves on.

1 Seeds-

Ohio State

Texas

Kansas

Duke

2 Seeds-

Pittsburgh

San Diego State

Notre Dame

Georgetown

3 Seeds-

BYU

Villanova

Purdue

Wisconsin

4 Seeds-

UConn

Louisville

Syracuse

North Carolina

5 Seeds-

Florida

Texas A&M

Missouri

Arizona

6 Seeds-

West Virginia

Kentucky

Vanderbilt

Cincinnati

7 Seeds-

Tennessee

Illinois

UNLV

Xavier

8 Seeds-

Washington

Temple

Marquette

St. Mary’s

9 Seeds-

St. John’s

Minnesota

Florida State

Boston College

10 Seeds-

Michigan State

Utah State

Kansas State

George Mason

11 Seeds-

Virginia Tech

Old Dominion

Georgia

UCLA

12 Seeds-

Richmond

Oklahoma State

UAB

Penn State

Memphis

Wichita State

13 Seeds-

Charleston

Oakland

Belmont

Cleveland State

14 Seeds-

Fairfield

Harvard

Bucknell

Coastal Carolina

15 Seeds-

Vermont

Murray State

Long Beach State

Buffalo

16 Seeds-

Texas Southern

Hampton

Stephen F Austin

Long Island

Florida Atlantic

Montana

Last Four In-

Penn State

UAB

Richmond

Oklahoma State

First Four Out-

Washington State

Baylor

VCU

Missouri State

Next Four Out-

Maryland

Clemson

UTEP

Duquesne

Also Considered-

Colorado State

New Mexico

Gonzaga

Butler

VCU

Nebraska

Alabama

Bids by Conference-

Big East-11

Big Ten-7

Big 12-6

ACC-5

SEC-5

Pac Ten-4

MWC-3

A10-3

CAA-2

CUSA-2

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2 Responses to “Bracketology: February 7th, 2011”

  1. Having BYU behind SDSU is a mistake at this point. Until SDSU beats BYU, the Y should be ahead.

    Ohio State and Kansas have only played two ranked teams this year and are rated in the top four (seems like all the pollsters are cool with it, I AM not).

    The Big Beast does not play any tough preseason teams (with exception with Georgetown) then they drop like flies in the first rounds.

    BYU and SDSU have very high RPIs based in part in their winning a lot of ROAD games. Both teams should be 2’s or better and will do very well in the Dance.

  2. sammywestside Says:

    Thanks for the input chris…I had SD State ahead because of the New Mexico loss(2 vs. 1 loss), but in my new bracket they are now both 2 seeds…the win was at BYU, a tough place to play, so I’m not going to discredit sd state too much for taking the loss…I agree that kansas might be overrated, but I do believe that Ohio State belongs in top group of teams…at this point though you can’t discredit someone who doesn’t slip up….the big east did have a bad year last year in the ncaa tourney, and I agree it might happen again. There are alot of teams that are good, but none that are consistently great…I wouldn’t be surprised if only 2-3 are left come the sweet 16…I can see you’re a mountain west guy, and yes BYU and San Diego State have great rpi’s, but I’m a bit skeptical of them because neither has a whole lot of good ooc wins…SD State hasn’t beaten a tourney team away from home, and BYU just has St. Mary’s on a neutral court…both are good, but I can’t put them in the ranks of the elite right now

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