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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Final42b View Post
    I'm going to start cheering for some of these bubble teams to keep Iowa out.
    Anybody who can't pass us, cheer for. From cyclones500

    5. Teams with zero shot for at-large still alive as auto-qualifier in multi-bid leagues: Boston College, Florida State, Nebraska, Utah, Vanderbilt.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    America East - Vermont (1) - Next game vs. Albany for the Championship

    A-10 - VCU, St. Louis, Butler, Temple (4)
    Bubble - La Salle (RPI 42, BPI 51, SOS 87) (1)
    Fringe - Massachusetts (RPI 58, BPI 82, SOS 69) (1) - Xavier is eliminated after losing to ST. Joseph's (who was picked as the preseason winner of the A-10). UMASS survives GW and faces Temple. La Salle is in a win and you are in position. They face Butler.

    ACC - Miami, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State (4)
    Bubble - Virginia (RPI 68, BPI 37, SOS 100) (1) - Virginia will face NC State in the ACC Tourney and will need to win that game to be a lock. If they lose, all their bad losses will doom this team.

    Atlantic Sun - Florida Gulf Coast (1)

    Big 12 - Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State (4)
    Bubble - Oklahoma (RPI 39, BPI 46, SOS 18) - Baylor is eliminated with the heartbreaking loss to OSU. ISU clinches a spot and OU is probably still in. Surprisingly, their RPI is higher than ISU's (44).

    Big East - Louisville, Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Villanova (8)

    Big Sky - Weber State (1) - Must win Auto Bid. Next game versus North Dakota.

    Big South - Liberty (1)

    Big Ten - Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota (7)
    Bubble - None
    Fringe - Iowa (RPI 71, BPI 47, SOS 67) (1) - Non-conference schedule will be the reason Iowa does not get in. The RPI is slowly improving....Next game versus MSU.

    Big West - Long Beach State (1) - Auto bid or bust. Next game versus University California Irvine.

    CAA - James Madison (1)

    CUSA - Memphis (1)
    Fringe - Southern Mississippi (RPI 34, BPI 60, SOS 117) (1) - Next game versus Tulsa

    Horizon - Valparaiso (1)

    Ivy - Harvard - Clinched the Ivy.

    MAAC - Iona (1)

    MAC - Ohio (1) - Next game versus Western Michigan.

    MEAC - Morgan State (1) - Next game vs. Bethune Cookman. Must win Auto Bid. Top 4 seeds in the MEAC have been knocked out.

    Missouri Valley - Creighton, Wichita State (2) - Creighton the MVC Champion.

    Mountain West - New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State, SDSU (4)
    Bubble: Boise State (RPI 41, BPI 48, SOS 78) (1) - Lost to SDSU to end their MWC tournament. Will have a long wait, but I have confidence they will be selected. They have some very good wins, played a good non-con schedule, and have great computer numbers.

    Northeast - LIU Brooklyn (1) - Next game versus Mount Saint Mary's for the Championship. Must win Auto Bid. League leader Robert MOrris eliminated.

    Ohio Valley - Belmont - OVC Champion

    Pac-12 - Oregon, UCLA, California, Arizona, Colorado (5) - ASU eliminated with the loss to UCLA. The numbers are just not good enough.

    Patriot - Bucknell (1)

    SEC - Florida, Missouri (2)
    Bubble: Kentucky(RPI 48, BPI 43, SOS 39), Tennessee(RPI 55, BPI 58, SOS 36), Ole Miss(RPI 41, BPI 41, SOS 105) (3)
    Fringe: Alabama (RPI 63, BPI 65, SOS 54) (1) - I really don't think any of these teams deserves to be in the tournament. That is my bias. However, Kentucky and Tennessee each need one win and possibly two to be solidly into the tournament. The rest need to get to the championship game. I hope they all lose. Tennessee vs. Alabama, Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, Mississippi vs. Missouri.

    Southern - Davidson (1)

    Southland - Stephen F. Austin (1) - Must Win Auto Bid. Next game versus Southeast Louisiana

    SWAC - Southern (1) - Next game versus Alabama A&M. Must win Auto Bid. Interesting stat, Grambling State went winless for the year.

    Summit League - South Dakota State (1)

    Sun Belt - Western Kentucky (1)

    Bubble - Middle Tennessee (1) - Just like last year, MTSU loses in their conference tournament. Will need a lot of help to get into the tournament. (
    RPI 31, BPI 49, SOS 138)

    WCC - Gonzaga (1)
    Bubble - Saint Mary's (RPI 30, BPI 36, SOS 110) (1)

    WAC - New Mexico State (1) - Next game versus Texas State. Must win Auto Bid. Top two seed of the tournament have been eliminated.

    Locks: 61
    Bubble and Fringe: 13
    With 61 locks, that leaves only 7 spots for 13 Bubble and Fringe teams. Also, on seedings, there has been so much carnage in the lower conferences, that teams like Vermont, Long Beach, New Mexico State or even Iona could find themselves in the 14 or 13 seed. These teams are more like 15 seeds, but there are going to be some bad teams at the bottom in this tournament.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by dafarmer View Post
    Just saw one bracket had ISU seeded 10 playing Creighton seeded 7 in Austin.
    can we just sign up for that one now?



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    I don't understand why Minnesota is getting so much love in the seeding. They have only won 3 of their last 10 games. The big 10 has some really good teams at the top, but I think the media is over rating the conference as a whole.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    I keep seeing tons of bubble teams listed as "in if they win." But what if they all win? They can't be all be in with a win. It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by bozclone View Post
    I don't understand why Minnesota is getting so much love in the seeding. They have only won 3 of their last 10 games. The big 10 has some really good teams at the top, but I think the media is over rating the conference as a whole.
    I really question Minnesota as well, but I don't buy what they have done in the last 10 games crap. Why should a team who has a front loaded schedule and finishes with cupcakes be considered a better team than one whose schedule was all cream puffs on the front end and finished with all the tough games? The NCAA finally recognized that and got rid of any "last X" metrics for the selection committee.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Minnesota is crushing its seeding.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I really question Minnesota as well, but I don't buy what they have done in the last 10 games crap. Why should a team who has a front loaded schedule and finishes with cupcakes be considered a better team than one whose schedule was all cream puffs on the front end and finished with all the tough games? The NCAA finally recognized that and got rid of any "last X" metrics for the selection committee.
    Minn was playing really well up until a month ago. I think what they did to start the season is the only reason they are getting such a good seed.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Eamonn Bremman WHY U NO LOCK ISU?!?!


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I really question Minnesota as well, but I don't buy what they have done in the last 10 games crap. Why should a team who has a front loaded schedule and finishes with cupcakes be considered a better team than one whose schedule was all cream puffs on the front end and finished with all the tough games? The NCAA finally recognized that and got rid of any "last X" metrics for the selection committee.
    Exactly. Games in November should count just as much as games in February and March. Otherwise, why would you play them?



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Minny to me is whats wrongg with processs. less weight should be placed on pre season where you play two cupcakes and then a tough team. (repeat) conf play where you play hard teams multiple times a week wears on you.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Exactly. Games in November should count just as much as games in February and March. Otherwise, why would you play them?
    I wouldn't say they should matter a lot less, but I think how you played in the latter half of the season matters too.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    IF YOU ALL MUST KNOW ABOUT MINNESOTA...

    Minnesota Big Wins: Memphis(16), MSU(9), Indiana(6), @Ill(43), Wisc(41), (LOL alert)Iowa(77)

    Minnesota has 5 other wins over top 100 teams as well.

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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by dafarmer View Post
    Just saw one bracket had ISU seeded 10 playing Creighton seeded 7 in Austin.
    I'd sign on for that. Who would travel better: ISU fans or Creighton/Husker bandwagon fans?

    We might have some problems matching up with McD Jr. though. (Ejim on D?)



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    IF YOU ALL MUST KNOW ABOUT MINNESOTA...

    Minnesota Big Wins: Memphis(16), MSU(9), Indiana(6), @Ill(43), Wisc(41), (LOL alert)Iowa(77)

    Minnesota has 5 other wins over top 100 teams as well.

    I had to prove to some Hawk fans why their resume wasn't better yesterday, this was my response.
    They also played the 2nd toughest schedule in the county.



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