Sunday, March 11, 2018

FINAL BRACKET - Professional Realist Bracketology 2018


Seeds
EAST (Boston)
MIDWEST (Omaha)
SOUTH (Atlanta)
WEST (Los Angeles)
1
Villanova
Kansas
Virginia
Xavier
2
North Carolina
Duke
Purdue
Cincinnati
3
West Virginia
Michigan
Tennessee
Michigan St.
4
Kentucky
Auburn
Texas Tech
Arizona
5
Clemson
Wichita State
Gonzaga
Houston
6
Ohio State
Arkansas
Miami (FL)
Florida
7
Seton Hall
TCU
Nevada
Texas A&M
8
Kansas State
Missouri
Providence
Rhode Island
9
Saint Bonaventure
Virginia Tech
Alabama
Florida State
10
Oklahoma
UCLA
Butler
Texas
11
NC State /
Creighton
Loyola-Chicago
Davidson
USC /
Middle TN State
12
Buffalo
Murray State
South Dakota State
New Mexico State
13
Marshall
Charleston
UNC Greensboro
San Diego State
14
Bucknell
Stephen F. Austin
Wright State
Montana
15
UMBC
Georgia State
Lipscomb
Penn
16
Iona
LIU - Brooklyn /
NC Central
Texas Southern / Cal State Fullerton
Radford

Happy March Madness!

Hey everyone!
Today's the big day, March Madness officially begins with the Bracket Selection Show!
Don't forget, it's on TBS this year, not CBS, and it still starts at 5:00 CT.
Something the Committee is doing this year, which I am not a fan of tbh, is releasing all the names of the teams in alphabetical order, then going through the individual matchups within the bracket.
It saves them if the bracket gets leaked like it has in previous years, but takes the fun out of the reveal, nonetheless.
I spent most of the night scrubbing the bracket down to my "working" final bracket, with a couple of contingencies for the games that will take place between now and the Selection Show.
Thanks to everyone once again for following along with me this year as I sought to understand the new dynamic that the Committee is using and no matter what, at least we'll know for next year what it all means for Selection Sunday (so we hope).
I'll be posting my final bracket a little bit later today, so be watching out for that! Enjoy!!
- Josh

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 10th Bracket Projection - morning update


Seeds
EAST (Boston)
MIDWEST (Omaha)
SOUTH (Atlanta)
WEST (Los Angeles)
1
Villanova
Kansas
Virginia
Xavier
2
North Carolina
Purdue
Cincinnati
Duke  
3
West Virginia
Wichita State
Tennessee
Michigan State
4
Michigan
Clemson
Texas Tech
Arizona
5
Auburn
Kentucky
Ohio State
Houston
6
Arkansas
Virginia Tech
Miami (FL)
Florida
7
Seton Hall
TCU
Texas A&M
Gonzaga
8
Rhode Island
Providence
Kansas State
Missouri
9
Florida State
Alabama
Creighton
USC
10
Texas
UCLA
NC State
Nevada
11
Arizona State / Baylor
Loyola-Chicago
Butler
Oklahoma /
St. Bonaventure
12
Buffalo
Western Kentucky
Louisiana Lafayette
New Mexico State
13
Murray State
San Diego State
Charleston
South Dakota State
14
Bucknell
UNC Greensboro
Wright State
Montana
15
Harvard
Iona
Lipscomb
Radford
16
UMBC
LIU - Brooklyn / Hampton
Arkansas - Pine Bluff / Southeastern LA
UC Irvine
First Four Out:
Oklahoma State
Middle Tennessee State
Louisville 
Syracuse
Next Four Out:
Notre Dame
Marquette
Mississippi State
Utah