Weekend Update

With one weekend in the books it’s time to talk basketball at a high rate. The plan for right now is to post 3 times a week for this season. On Mondays I will be posting a weekend update of the impact games. Tuesdays will consist of the updated rankings and the teams most likely to win the conference. Fridays will be a week update on all the impact games and a look ahead to the weekend. So to start off, let’s take a look at weekend #1.

Mizzou started the season at home against Iowa State. In a much anticipated start to the season the Tigers showed that they will be a tough out in the SEC, and did so with Michael Porter Jr. playing very limited time.

Tulsa started with a loss to Lamar. Meaning that the American conference will need some big wins in the non-conference to help with its strength of schedule. A team with hopes of being an at large team is now looking to really pick up from where the season started.

The big game of opening night was Texas A&M and West Virginia. The #25 Aggies took down the #11 Mountaineers opened the season in Germany. Texas A&M handled the team and most likely put the questions about A&M to rest this team will fight with Kentucky and Florida for the SEC. West Virginia isn’t done for the season and with some more work they will be back in the top.

Indiana opened the season in a stunning loss to Indiana State, a team most likely to finish in the bottom half of the Missouri Valley. Indiana may be in for a long season but with Miller on the bench they will only get better.

Wake Forest was looking to start on the right foot and stay in the bubble talk but with a loss to Georgia Southern, it may not be the season for them.

Saint Bonaventure and Saint Joseph’s look to have promise in the A-10, but both stumbled in losses to Niagara and Toledo. If this continues the A-10 may take a big hit and could turn into a 1 bid conference.

UCLA and Georgia Tech played a great game and both showed promise. UCLA came away with a win but Georgia Tech will put up some fight throughout the season.

Kentucky had a hard time with Utah Valley before putting them away and in a very good tournament style game barely escaped Vermont. Vermont could be a team who can earn an at large bid come March but Kentucky and its young crew has a lot to learn if it wants to continue being the top dog in the SEC.

Upcoming games to watch this Week:

Monday

# 15 Minnesota vs. Providence

Vanderbilt vs. Belmont

Rhode Island vs. Nevada

Tuesday

#1 Duke vs. #2 Michigan State

#4 Kansas vs #5 Kentucky #20 Purdue vs. Marquette

Wednesday

Butler vs. Maryland

Indiana vs. #23 Seton Hall BYU vs. Princeton Creighton vs. #19 Northwestern

Thursday

Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis

Missouri vs. Utah

#17 Xavier vs.Wisconsin

Check Out the Bracket Matrix Here

 

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It Has Arrived!

The 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball season is finally underway and the time starts now for teams to make their push to become apart of the tournament come March. With coaching changes and new players stepping onto the scene its time to start ranking the teams to see who will be the Champions.

 

  1. Arizona
  2. Michigan State
  3. Duke
  4. Kansas
  5. Florida
  6. Kentucky
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Wichita State
  9. Villanova
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Saint Mary’s
  12. Notre Dame
  13. USC
  14. North Carolina
  15. West Virginia
  16. Xavier
  17. Oregon
  18. Northwestern
  19. Minnesota
  20. Miami
  21. Virginia
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Providence
  25. Seton Hall
  26. UCLA
  27. TCU
  28. Purdue
  29. Oklahoma
  30. Virginia Tech
  31. Baylor
  32. Missouri
  33. Butler
  34. Texas
  35. Michigan
  36. Wisconsin
  37. Louisville
  38. Mississippi State
  39. Alabama
  40. Georgia
  41. Creighton
  42. Georgia Tech
  43. Stanford
  44. SMU
  45. Kansas State
  46. Saint Joseph’s
  47. Florida State
  48. Maryland
  49. Marquette
  50. South Carolina
  51. Arizona State
  52. Texas Tech
  53. Utah
  54. Saint Bonaventure
  55. Saint Louis
  56. UCF
  57. Syracuse
  58. Iowa
  59. Arkansas
  60. Ole Miss
  61. Harvard
  62. Vermont
  63. BYU
  64. Houston
  65. Temple
  66. Auburn
  67. Iowa State
  68. Oklahoma State
  69. Indiana
  70. Tennessee
  71. Vanderbilt
  72. Wake Forest
  73. Penn State
  74. St. Johns
  75. Oregon State
  76. LSU
  77. Tulsa
  78. Davidson
  79. Richmond
  80. La Salle
  81. George Mason

Selection Sunday

Well I am stuck in an airport to day and will be unable to constantly update as the games finish today. Looking at all of them it doesn’t look like a loss will really hurt any of them but a win could easily move a team up. This is not a perfect bracket and it does have multiple scenarios so I am sorry if it is confusing. I know however that I won’t be able to post again until after the selection show.

1
Villanova
10
Xavier
Kansas Oklahoma State
North Carolina Providence
Gonzaga Wake Forest
2
Kentucky
11
VCU
Arizona Vanderbilt / USC
Duke Wichita State
UCLA Kansas State / Rhode Island
3
Louisville
12
Middle Tennessee
Oregon Nevada
Baylor UNC Wilmington
Florida State Vermont
4
Butler
13
Winthrop
Florida Bucknell
Virginia Princeton
Notre Dame East Tennessee State
5
Iowa State
14
New Mexico State
West Virginia Florida Gulf Coast
Cincinnati Texas Southern
Minnesota Iona
6
Purdue
15
Northern Kentucky
Creighton North Dakota
Saint Mary’s New Orleans
SMU South Dakota State
7
Wisconsin
16
Kent State
Maryland North Carolina Central
Michigan Mount St Mary’s
Virginia Tech Jacksonville State
8
Miami UC Davis
Arkansas Texas State/ Troy (Winner of Sunbelt)
South Carolina
First 5 Out
Illinois
Northwestern Syracuse
9
Michigan State Georgia
Marquette Clemson
Dayton Iowa
Seton Hall
With Rhode Island Win
             -Rhode Island will jump two spots making the last four in, VCU / Vanderbilt, USC/ Kansas State
With SMU Win
            -SMU will Switch spots with St. Mary’s
With Michigan Win
             -Michigan will Move ahead of Wisconsin
With Arkansas Win and Michigan Loss
             -Arkansas Moves one spot ahead of Michigan
With Arkansas Win andMichigan Win
              -Arkansas Moves into the last 7 seed
With Yale Win
               -Yale moves in between Florida Gulf Coast and Texas Southern

Bracket 3/6

With one week until selection Sunday, Champiosnship week is with us and has already provided the craziest that we expect in March. Jacksonville State, Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop and Wichita State have lock themselves into the tournament. Many more will be certain this week as the time until the bracket is revealed dwindles down.

Last Four In: Vanderbilt, Syracuse, USC, Illinois

First Four Out: Rhode Island, Kansas State, Georgia, Iowa

Next Four Out: Clemson, Indiana, Ohio State, California

I am still keeping a few more teams around but these seem to be the only teams that have a shot to make the tournament with a few good wins in conference tournament play.

Conference Breakdown: Big East(7), ACC(10), WCC(2), SEC(5), Pac-12(4), AAC(2), Big Ten(8), Big 12(5), A-10(2)

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Bracket 2/26

*Bracket does not include the Sunday results*

Last Four In: Syracuse, Kansas State, California, Illinois

First Four Out: Vanderbilt, Georgia, Clemson, Tennessee

Next Four Out: TCU, Indiana, Wake Forest, Rhode Island

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Conference Breakdown: Big East (7), Big 12 (6), ACC (9), WCC (2), Pac 12 (5), SEC (4), American (2), A-10 (2), Big Ten (8)

Bracket 2/12

Updated Bracket for games through 2/11.

Top 4 seeds: Villanova, Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga

Last 4 byes: TCU, Michigan, VCU, Clemson

Last 4 In: Tennessee, Georgetown, Kansas State, California

First 4 Out: Indiana, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Wake Forest

Still in the hunt: Rhode Island, Providence, Pittsburgh, Arkansas, Illinois, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, NC State, Iowa, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Houston, Illinois State, Penn State, Nebraska, Memphis, Texas A&M, Utah, Mississippi State, Texas

Conference Breakdown: Big East(7), Big 12 (7), WCC (2), ACC(9), Pac 12 (5), SEC(4), American(2), Big Ten(7), A-10(2)

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Top 16

With the selection committee releasing their Top 16 seeds tomorrow, I wanted to do the same. I am very intrigued by how this new process will turn out. With only 16 teams being released it really isn’t giving away anything besides the possibility of who they believe the number 1 overall seed is. However, with an entire month of the season still to come so many changes can still take place. So here are my top 16 in order:

#1. Villanova

#2. Kansas

#3. Baylor

#4. Gonzaga

#5. Virginia

#6. Louisville

#7. North Carolina

#8. Oregon

#9. Arizona

#10. Florida State

#11. Kentucky

#12. Cincinnati

#13. Creighton

#14. Butler

#15. Duke

#16. West Virginia