Monday, January 31, 2005

Predicting the NCAA Tournament

I am going to try and predict all 64 teams that will be making it into the tournament about a month and a half from now. Conference wins played a big role in what teams I chose, and also the out of conference schedule was a big influence as well. Without further ado, here are the teams broken down by conference, that I expect to see come March Madness.

Big East (7): Boston College, Pitt, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Villanova, Connecticut, Georgetown
ACC (6): Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland, Georgia Tech, N.C. State
Big Ten (5): Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa
Big 12 (5): Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech
Pac 10 (4): Arizona, Washington, UCLA, Arizona State
Conference U.S.A. (4): Louisville, Cincinnati, DePaul, Charlotte
SEC (4): Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi State
West Coast Conference (2): St. Mary's, Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference (2): UTEP, Nevada
Big West (2): Pacific, Utah State
Atlantic 10 (2): Dayton, George Washington
Mountain West (2): Air Force, Utah
American East: Vermont
Atlantic Sun: Gardner Webb
Big Sky: Portland State
Big South: Winthrop
Colonial Athletic Association: Old Dominion
Horizon: Wisconsin Green Bay
Ivy: Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference: Rider
Mid Continent Conference: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Mid American Conference: Western Michigan
Mid Eastern Athletic Conference: Coppin State
Missouri Valley Conference: Wichita State
Northeast Conference: Monmouth
Ohio Valley Conference: Tennessee Tech
Patriot: Holy Cross
Southern Conference: Davidson
Southland: SE Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference: Alabama A&M
Sun Belt Conference: Arkansas State


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At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool. It will be fun to see how many you get right. I bet it'll be a high percentage.

Chris

 
At 1:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did you decide to post only 64 teams in your bracket when 65 make the tournament? Just curious, as the other sites have picked 65.

Ted

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger matt said...

Ted,

Thanks for the comment and for stopping by. You ask a very good question. The reason why I only chose 64 teams instead of 65 is because I do not include one of the teams that play in the play in game on the tuesday before the tourney starts on Thursday. I just chose to pick who I think are the 64 most deserving teams in the nation, and I do not consider the play in game. Maybe I should. I'll have to think about it.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the blog.


Matt

 
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