January 31st, 2011
by deaconcat08

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

You will notice that some of the # 13 seeded conference champions are listed both in the big dance field and the NIT field.  Their NIT inclusion simply shows what NIT seed that team would have if they were to lose in their conference tourney.  Obviously, if they were to win their respective conference tourneys, then they would be deleted from the NIT field, and little dance at-large spots would open up.  However, with the NIT, keep in mind that typically between 5-8 spots will be taken by small conference regular season champs who lose their conference tourneys and thereby get NIT auto bids.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Mondays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  Let me know if you have any comments or disagreements.   These bracket projections are also  included in the prestigious bracket project poll that can be found at: http://bracketproject.50webs.com/matrix.htm

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Duke

2-seeds: Texas, UConn, San Diego State, Villanova

3-seeds: Brigham Young, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse

4-seeds: Kentucky, Louisville, Texas A &M, Georgetown

5-seeds: Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia

6-seeds: Illinois, Washington, North Carolina, Vanderbilt

7-seeds: Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Temple

8-seeds: Xavier, UNLV, Michigan State, St. John’s

9-seeds: Cincinnati, Marquette, Georgia, Florida State

10-seeds: Boston College, Saint Mary’s, Old Dominion, Cleveland State

11-seeds: Missouri State, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Washington State

 12-seeds: Wichita State, Gonzaga, Memphis, UAB, Maryland, UCLA

13-seeds: Utah State, Harvard, Oakland, Belmont

14-seeds: Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Bucknell, Montana

15-seeds: Fairfield, Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Long Beach State

16-seeds: Hampton, Maine, Austin Peay, Long Island, McNeese State, Jackson State

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Utah State, Butler, Richmond, Colorado State

2-seeds:  Oklahoma State, Penn State, Baylor, VCU

3-seeds: Nebraska, Clemson, Colorado, Miami-FL

4-seeds: UTEP, George Mason, UCF, New Mexico

5-seeds: Southern Miss, Duquesne, California, Valpo

6-seeds: Northern Iowa, Northwestern, South Carolina, Alabama

7-seeds: Arkansas, Southern Cal, NC State, Harvard

8-seeds: UMass, Iowa State, Rhode Island, Belmont

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Oakland, Mississippi State, Portland, Marshall, Dayton, Providence, Hofstra, James Madison, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Stanford, Princeton, Michigan, Virginia, Texas Tech, Indiana

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One Response to “Brad-ketology: January 31st Edition”

  1. Kaeden Says:

    Thanky Thanky for all this good inofrmiaton!

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