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    Championship Week predictions

    Here are my guesses for conference tournaments. This doesn’t include the “power 6” or leagues with multiple at-large locks. I’ll get to those when regular season ends.

    In order of schedule (“favorite” is top seed)

    Big South (March 5, 7, 9-10 -- Conway, S.C.)
    Favorite: Charleston-Southern
    Pick: Charleston Southern

    Horizon (March 5-12 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Valparaiso
    Pick: Detroit

    Atlantic Sun (March 6-9 -- Macon, Ga.)
    Favorite: Mercer
    Pick: Florida Gulf Coast

    Ohio Valley (March 6-9 -- Nashville, Tenn.)
    Favorite: Belmont
    Pick: Belmont

    West Coast (March 6-9, 11 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Gonzaga
    Pick: Gonzaga

    Northeast (March 6, 9, 12 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Robert Morris
    Pick: Robert Morris

    Patriot (March 6, 9, 13 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Bucknell
    Pick: Bucknell

    Missouri Valley (March 7-10 -- St. Louis)
    Favorite: Creighton
    Pick: Northern Iowa

    MAAC (March 8-11 -- Springfield, Mass.)
    Favorite: Niagara
    Pick: Loyola, Md.

    Southern (March 8-11 -- Asheville, N.C.)
    Favorite: Davidson
    Pick: Davidson

    Sun Belt (March 8-11 -- Hot Springs, Ark.)
    Favorite: Middle Tennessee
    Pick: Middle Tennessee

    America East (March 8-10, 16 -- Campus sites; High seed hosts final)
    Favorite: Stony Brook
    Pick: Vermont

    Colonial (March 9-11 -- Richmond, Va.)
    Favorite: Northeastern
    Pick: Delaware

    Summit (March 9-12 -- Sioux Falls, S.D.)
    Favorite: South Dakota State
    Pick: South Dakota State

    MEAC (March 11-16 -- Norfolk, Va.)
    Favorite: Norfolk State
    Pick: Norfolk State

    MAC (March 11, 13-16 -- Cleveland)
    Favorite: Akron
    Pick: Ohio

    SWAC (March 12-16 -- Garland, Texas)
    Favorite: Texas Southern
    Pick: Southern

    WAC (March 12, 14-16 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Louisiana Tech
    Pick: Denver

    Conference USA (March 13-16 -- Tulsa, Okla.)
    Favorite: Memphis
    Pick: Memphis

    Southland (March 13-16 -- Katy, Texas)
    Favorite: Stephen F. Austin
    Pick: Stephen F. Austin

    Big Sky (March 14-16 -- Site of regular season champ)
    Favorite: Montana
    Pick: Weber State

    Big West (March 14-16 -- Anaheim)
    Favorite: Long Beach State
    Pick: Pacific


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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Bump (because I felt like it)

    Seeing if other Fanatics have a forecast, too.



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Hopefully very few upsets!



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Hopefully very few upsets!
    True.

    Main worries out of this set, from ISU standpoint, would be in MVC, OVC, Sun Belt and WCC (if either Gonzaga or SMC doesn't win). Possibly Patriot, MAC and WAC, but those seem like a stretch.



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    March 9th
    A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
    Ohio Valley: Belmont

    March 10th
    Big South: Charleston Southern
    MVC: Wichita St.

    March 11th
    CAA: Delaware
    MAAC: Iona
    Southern: Davidson
    Sun Belt: Mid Tenn St.
    WCC: Gonzaga

    March 12th
    Horizon: Detroit
    NEC: Wagner
    Summit: SDSU

    March 13th
    Patriot: Lehigh

    March 16th:
    A-East: Vermont
    Big 12: Kansas
    Big East: Louisville
    Big Sky: Weber St.
    Big West: Pacific
    C-USA: Memphis
    MAC: Ohio
    MEAC: Norfolk St.
    MWC: San Diego St.
    Pac-12: UCLA
    Southland: Stephen F. Austin
    SWAC: Southern
    WAC: La Tech

    March 17th
    A-10:VCU
    ACC: Duke
    Big 10: Michigan
    SEC: Florida


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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    March 9th
    A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
    Ohio Valley: Belmont

    March 10th
    Big South: Charleston Southern
    MVC: Wichita St.

    March 11th
    CAA: Delaware
    MAAC: Iona
    Southern: Davidson
    Sun Belt: Mid Tenn St.
    WCC: Gonzaga

    March 12th
    Horizon: Detroit
    NEC: Wagner
    Summit: SDSU

    March 13th
    Patriot: Lehigh

    March 16th:
    A-East: Vermont
    Big 12: Kansas
    Big East: Louisville
    Big Sky: Weber St.
    Big West: Pacific
    C-USA: Memphis
    MAC: Ohio
    MEAC: Norfolk St.
    MWC: San Diego St.
    Pac-12: UCLA
    Southland: Stephen F. Austin
    SWAC: Southern
    WAC: La Tech

    March 17th
    A-10:VCU
    ACC: Duke
    Big 10: Michigan
    SEC: Florida
    Upset-wise, your MAAC choice of Iona jumps out I realized I didn't pick any upset below a 3-slot Many years, a 4-5-6 in a balanced league gets the Auto).

    Your picks in the other tourneys I didn't include are convincing, too.

    Among those, A-10, Big Ten, Pac-12 and MWC appear to have the most chaos potential among the top-rung teams to win their tourney most of those teams would be in regardless.

    I'd be surprised if an at-large afterthought comes out of left field in the top 6-8 leagues to land the automatic. If it does happen, I'd guess A-10 or SEC (if Florida got bounced early). Least likely: ACC and Big 12.



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Texas Southern is banned from NCAA Tournament play this year.



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Ok, if you want my predictions, I'll give them to ya

    Big South (March 5, 7, 9-10 -- Conway, S.C.)
    Favorite: Char
    leston-Southern
    Pick: Gardner Webb - Hottest team in the conference

    Horizon (March 5-12 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Valparaiso
    Pick: Detroit

    Atlantic Sun (March 6-9 -- Macon, Ga.)
    Favorite: Mercer
    Pick: Mercer - The tournament is at Mercer, so I pick Mercer.

    Ohio Valley (March 6-9 -- Nashville, Tenn.)
    Favorite: Belmont
    Pick: Belmont - Sticking with Belmont, but Tennessee State is dangerous.

    West Coast (March 6-9, 11 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Gonzaga
    Pick: Gonzaga - No brainer

    Northeast (March 6, 9, 12 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Robert Morris
    Pick: Robert Morris

    Patriot (March 6, 9, 13 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Bucknell
    Pick: Bucknell - However, Lafayette is very dangerous and if CJ McCollum returns, watch out for Lehigh.

    Missouri Valley (March 7-10 -- St. Louis)
    Favorite: Creighton
    Pick: Indiana State - I just don't see Creighton or Wichita St. winning.

    MAAC (March 8-11 -- Springfield, Mass.)
    Favorite: Niagara
    Pick: Loyola, Md.

    Southern (March 8-11 -- Asheville, N.C.)
    Favorite: Davidson
    Pick: Davidson

    Sun Belt (March 8-11 -- Hot Springs, Ark.)
    Favorite: Middle Tennessee
    Pick: Middle Tennessee

    America East (March 8-10, 16 -- Campus sites; High seed hosts final)
    Favorite: Stony Brook
    Pick: Stony Brook - They have lost in the championship the last 3 years, 4th time will be the charm!

    Colonial (March 9-11 -- Richmond, Va.)
    Favorite: Northeastern
    Pick: Northeastern

    Summit (March 9-12 -- Sioux Falls, S.D.)
    Favorite: South Dakota State
    Pick: South Dakota State - Nate Wolters, that is all.

    MEAC (March 11-16 -- Norfolk, Va.)
    Favorite: Norfolk State
    Pick: Norfolk State

    MAC (March 11, 13-16 -- Cleveland)
    Favorite: Akron
    Pick: Akron

    SWAC (March 12-16 -- Garland, Texas)
    Favorite: Texas Southern - Ineligible
    Pick: Southern

    WAC (March 12, 14-16 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Louisiana Tech
    Pick: Louisiana Tech - This pick will change if LA Tech loses to New Mexico State and Denver in its last 2 games.

    Conference USA (March 13-16 -- Tulsa, Okla.)
    Favorite: Memphis
    Pick: Memphis

    Southland (March 13-16 -- Katy, Texas)
    Favorite: Stephen F. Austin
    Pick: Stephen F. Austin

    Big Sky (March 14-16 -- Site of regular season champ)
    Favorite: Montana
    Pick: Montana - Though I would not be surprised if Weber State won.

    Big West (March 14-16 -- Anaheim)
    Favorite: Long Beach State
    Pick: Long Beach



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    I hadn't realized Texas Southern was ineligible (or knew about, then forgot). (Glad I didn't pick them )

    In related news, I choose UConn get the Big East auto bid.



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    A select few (I only included conferences for which I have seen at least 2 teams play). I added the big 6, too.

    West Coast
    (March 6-9, 11 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Gonzaga
    Pick: BYU

    Patriot (March 6, 9, 13 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Bucknell
    Pick: Lehigh

    Missouri Valley (March 7-10 -- St. Louis)
    Favorite: Creighton
    Pick: Wichita State

    Southern (March 8-11 -- Asheville, N.C.)
    Favorite: Davidson
    Pick: Elon

    America East (March 8-10, 16 -- Campus sites; High seed hosts final)
    Favorite: Stony Brook
    Pick: Stony Brook

    Colonial (March 9-11 -- Richmond, Va.)
    Favorite: Northeastern
    Pick: JMU DUKES

    Conference USA (March 13-16 -- Tulsa, Okla.)
    Favorite: Memphis
    Pick: Southern Mississippi

    ACC - UNC
    Big East - Louisville
    Big Ten - Michigan State
    Big 12 - Oklahoma State
    SEC - Georgia
    PAC - UCLA



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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    A select few (I only included conferences for which I have seen at least 2 teams play). I added the big 6, too.

    West Coast
    (March 6-9, 11 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Gonzaga
    Pick: BYU

    Patriot (March 6, 9, 13 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Bucknell
    Pick: Lehigh

    Missouri Valley (March 7-10 -- St. Louis)
    Favorite: Creighton
    Pick: Wichita State

    Southern (March 8-11 -- Asheville, N.C.)
    Favorite: Davidson
    Pick: Elon

    America East (March 8-10, 16 -- Campus sites; High seed hosts final)
    Favorite: Stony Brook
    Pick: Stony Brook

    Colonial (March 9-11 -- Richmond, Va.)
    Favorite: Northeastern
    Pick: JMU DUKES

    Conference USA (March 13-16 -- Tulsa, Okla.)
    Favorite: Memphis
    Pick: Southern Mississippi

    ACC - UNC
    Big East - Louisville
    Big Ten - Michigan State
    Big 12 - Oklahoma State
    SEC - Georgia
    PAC - UCLA
    I don't see Michigan State winning the Big 10. I could even see them getting knocked off by Iowa in the 2nd round. I think Indiana will end up winning the Big 10.


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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Why the hell are you guys picking Ohio in the MAC? What are your guy's thoughts behind that?


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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Why the hell are you guys picking Ohio in the MAC? What are your guy's thoughts behind that?
    Only one game separates Kent and Ohio, and Bobcats swept season series. Both games were close, so to me it's a coin flip anyway.

    The "tough to beat a team 3 times" will come to mind, but I don't subscribe to that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Only one game separates Kent and Ohio, and Bobcats swept season series. Both games were close, so to me it's a coin flip anyway.

    The "tough to beat a team 3 times" will come to mind, but I don't subscribe to that.
    Akron you mean? Kent is 8-7. And Ohio is only 1 game back because Akron sat a bunch of players and lost.

    Akron is far and away the best team in that league and could honestly do some damage in the ncaa


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    Re: Championship Week predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    A select few (I only included conferences for which I have seen at least 2 teams play). I added the big 6, too.

    West Coast
    (March 6-9, 11 -- Las Vegas)
    Favorite: Gonzaga
    Pick: BYU

    Patriot (March 6, 9, 13 -- Campus sites of higher seeds)
    Favorite: Bucknell
    Pick: Lehigh

    Missouri Valley (March 7-10 -- St. Louis)
    Favorite: Creighton
    Pick: Wichita State

    Southern (March 8-11 -- Asheville, N.C.)
    Favorite: Davidson
    Pick: Elon

    America East (March 8-10, 16 -- Campus sites; High seed hosts final)
    Favorite: Stony Brook
    Pick: Stony Brook

    Colonial (March 9-11 -- Richmond, Va.)
    Favorite: Northeastern
    Pick: JMU DUKES

    Conference USA (March 13-16 -- Tulsa, Okla.)
    Favorite: Memphis
    Pick: Southern Mississippi

    ACC - UNC
    Big East - Louisville
    Big Ten - Michigan State
    Big 12 - Oklahoma State
    SEC - Georgia
    PAC - UCLA
    A couple I forgot...

    Mountain West: Colorado State
    A-10: VCU



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