Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 NCAA Bracketology

SOUTH (Memphis) 

ORLANDO
1)Florida (SEC)
16)Play In: Coastal Carolina (Big South)-203.0 vs. Mount St Mary's (NEC)-206.3

8)Pittsburgh
9)Stanford

SAN ANTONIO
5)UConn
12)Play In: Dayton (Bubble #5)-47.0 vs. Providence (Bubble #8)-52.6, NOTE: Plays in Conference Title tomorrow night

4)Iowa St.
13)Toledo (MAC)-70.3

MILWAUKEE
6)St. Louis
11)Louisiana Tech (USA)-52.3

3)Wisconsin
14)Georgia St. (Sun Belt)-77.0

RALEIGH
7)Texas
10)SMU

2)Duke
15)Easten Kentucky (OVC)-124.0


WEST (ANAHEIM) 

SAN DIEGO
1)Arizona (PAC 12)
16)Weber St (Big Sky)

8)Memphis
9)OK St.

SPOKANE
5)VCU
12)Play In: Xavier (Bubble #6)-48.0 vs. BYU (Bubble #7)-41.6

4)San Diego St.
13)New Mexico St. (WAC)-77.6

SPOKANE
6)Oklahoma
11)Arizona St. (Bubble #2)-42.3

3)Creighton
14)NC Central (MEAC)-114.6

MILWAUKEE
7)Gonzaga (WCC)
10)Tennessee (Bubble #1)-30.0  NOTE: Is still alive in Conference Tournament

2)Michigan
15)Long Beach St. (Big West)-147.0


MIDWEST (Indy)

ST LOUIS
1)Wichita St. (MVC)
16)Play In: Wofford (SoCon)-170.0 vs. SWAC Champ (Texas Southern or Prairie View A&M)

8)Oregon
9)Kansas St

SAN DIEGO
5)UNC
12)North Dakota St (Summit)-51.3

4)Michigan St.
13)SFA (Southland)-69.3

ST. LOUIS
6)Kentucky
11)Nebraska (bubble #4)-48.3

3)Kansas
14)Mercer (A-Sun)-95.0

ORLANDO
7)UCLA
10)UMass

2)Louisville
15)American (Patriot)-127.0


EAST (NYC)

RALEIGH
1)Virginia
16)America East Champ (Stonybrook or Albany)

8)GWU
9)Colorado

SAN ANTONIO
5)Ohio St.
12)Harvard (IVY)-41.0

4)Cincinnati
13)Manhattan (MAAC)-68.6

BUFFALO
6)Baylor
11)St. Joe's (Bubble #3)-53.6 NOTE: Is still alive in Conference Tournament

3)Syracuse
14)Delaware (CAA)-91.3

BUFFALO
7)New Mexico
10)Iowa

2)Villanova
15)UW-Milwaukee (Horizon)-147.6



CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
LOCKS:
BIG 12-7
Big Ten-5
ACC-5
PAC 12-5
American-5
Atlantic 10-4
Big East-2
SEC-2
MWC-2
WCC-1


BUBBLE:
Big Ten-2
ACC-1
PAC 12-2
Big East-3
SEC-3
WCC-1
USA-2

39Locks
21 One Bid Leagues
60 spots taken therefore,
8 Bubble Spots are available


GREAT POTENTIAL MATCHUP WITH THIS BRACKET:

SECOND ROUND:
SOUTH
7)Texas vs. 10)SMU
Battle for the Lone Star State will remind fans of the old Southwest Conference days.  Also a good coaching matchup between Texas' Rick Barnes and SMU's legendary coach Larry Brown

EAST
5)Ohio St vs. 12)Harvard
Battle between two of the better defensive teams in the nation.

THIRD ROUND
WEST
1)Arizona vs. 9)OK St
Marcus Smart and OK St will be a tough 2nd round game for Zona.  I wonder if star Freshman Aaron Gordon would guard Smart for most of the game.

MIDWEST
3)Kansas vs. 6)UK
NBA scouts will be drooling if these two teams play.  Andrew Wiggins vs Juluis Randle and James Young. Will Kansas have star big man Joel Embiid back by the 2nd round?  SHould be very interesting

EAST
4)Cincinnati vs. 5)Ohio St.
It won't quite be Oscar Robertson vs. John Havlecik and Jerry Lucas but Sean Kilpatrick vs. Aaron Craft would pit one of the nation's best scorers in Kilpatrick against one the best defenders in the land in Craft.

SWEET SIXTEEN
WEST
2)Michigan vs. 3)Creighton
Doug McDermott is the best player in the nation. Michigan has two great players in Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III.  This could be a very fun game to watch with a lot of scoring.

EAST
2)Villanova vs. 3)Syracuse
Requiem for the Big East!!!! I think so.  I would love to see these two teams go at it in NYC.

ELITE EIGHT
SOUTH
1)Florida vs. 2)Duke
Florida has Coach Billy Donovan, Duke has Coach K.
Florida has four experienced Seniors and a great shooting Soph in Michael Frazier, Duke has the most talented player in the country in Jabari Parker.
Florida has suffered three straight Elite 8 losses. Both teams have the talent to WIN IT ALL

MIDWEST
1)Wichita St. vs. either 2)Louisville or 3)Kansas
Either way it will make for a great story line as the Wichita St. Shockers will have their unbeaten season tested with Louisville in a rematch of last year's thrilling Final Four game.  Or they will face in state power Kansas for a chance to go to end up in Arlington, Texas in the Final Four.


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