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Confidential Bracketology

It is Super Bowl week.  With football coming to a conclusion, this means that basketball–particularly college basketball–takes center stage.  And that means the Big Dance, brackets, and more.  With the countdown to March Madness looming, who is already on the bubble?  Check out Confidential Bracketology below:

One-bid conference teams:

  1. Horizon League:  Wisc. Green Bay
  2. Conference USA:  Southern Miss
  3. Summit League:  North Dakota State
  4. Colonial Athletic Assn: Delaware
  5. MAAC: Canisius
  6. Sun Belt: Georgia State.
  7. Ivy League: Harvard
  8. Big West: UC Irvine
  9. SWAC: Southern
  10. MEAC: North Carolina Central
  11. Western Athletic: Utah Valley
  12. Patriot: American
  13. Atlantic Sun: Mercer
  14. Southland: Stephen F. Austin
  15. Ohio Valley: Belmont
  16. Northeast: Bryant
  17. Big Sky: Northern Colorado
  18. America East: Stony Brook
  19. Southern: Tenn-Chattanooga
  20. Big South: Winthrop
  21. West Coast: Gonzaga

That is 21 of the 68 teams.

The other conferences~~LOCKS

  • The American: Cincinnati, Louisville (2)
  • Atlantic 10: UMass, St. Louis (2)
  • The ACC: Syracuse, Virginia, Pitt, Duke (4)
  • Big XII: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, Iowa State (5)
  • Big East: Creighton, Villanova, Xavier, Providence (4)
  • Big 10: Michigan, Michigan St., Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio State, Minnesota (6)
  • MAC: Toledo, Akron (2)
  • Missouri Valley: Wichita State, Indiana State (2)
  • Mountain West: San Diego State, New Mexico (2)
  • Pac-12: Arizona, UCLA, California, Arizona State (4)
  • SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Missouri (4)

There is 37 more teams, for a total of 58.  The #1 seeds: Arizona in the West, Syracuse in the East, Kansas in the Midwest, Wichita State in the South.

The final 10 teams.  Here are the 20 best bubble teams fighting to be on the right side (the Confidential’s 10 selections in bold):

  1. SMU
  2. Memphis
  3. UConn
  4. Florida State
  5. North Carolina
  6. Wake Forest
  7. George Washington
  8. VCU
  9. Indiana
  10. Tennessee
  11. Baylor
  12. Kansas State
  13. Louisiana Tech
  14. Ohio
  15. Stanford
  16. Washington
  17. Utah
  18. Colorado
  19. Arkansas
  20. Brigham Young

There it is folks.  What do you think?  Let us know.

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