Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feb 18 Bracket

This is my first post since the committee released their top 16 last week, and it was tough. I was having a lot of trouble with the ACC, SEC and Big 12 schools getting in each others' way. I'm not thrilled that the lower half of the Boston bracket has three ACC schools, with a possible Clemson-NC State matchup in the second round. Fortunately, this is just a weekly projection and not the Bracket Matrix's "final exam!" I'm also wondering if the protected seeds in the regions are "balanced" enough. I don't think the balance is too bad, but I also know it's not quite as balanced as the committee's was. That's what happens when you have 15 on the committee and not just one.

I'll try to correct these things next week.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Feb 10 Projections

Hi all,
I really wanted to do one in advance of tomorrow's unveiling of the Committee's top 16 seeds, and see how I did against it. And if I'm gonna put together the top 4 lines, I may as well finish it out! Note: this was before the end of the Texas Tech/K-State game and before the Gonzaga-St. Mary's game (wrapping up at about 10pm EST).

Before I do my next projection, I'm going to replace my top 16 with theirs and adjust from there accordingly. I don't think that's cheating... my goal is to come as close to the Committee's finished product as I can, and by time we get to the finished product this will be a month old and back to "mine" again.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Feb. 6 Bracket

Seems like the top 3 are 'Nova, UVA and the Boilermakers, with Xavier next up on the top line.
Looking forward to this weekend's selection show. I plan to post my Sweet 16 on Saturday night to see how I do against the Committee. They have the best job in the world, don't they?