Matty Brackets

After a crazy weekend, bracketology had to change up a bit.  Nova, Duke, MSU, and UNC headline my one seeds, followed by Miami, Wichita St., Kansas, and Kentucky.

Making big jumps and big falls were Arizona St. to a 3 seed, West Virginia to a 3, Notre Dame down to a 4, TCU to a 5, Arizona to a 5, and Boston College in at an 11.

1st 4 out: Maryland, Clemson, Auburn, Washington

Next 4 out: Kansas St., Providence, Northwestern, Rhode Island

Breakdown:

ACC: 11 teams

Big 12: 7 teams

Big East: 6 teams

SEC: 6 teams

Big 10: 4 teams

Pac 12: 4 teams

AAC: 3 teams

MWC: 2 teams

WCC: 2 teams

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Matty Brackets – 12/5/17

Bracketology:

East:

  1. Villanova
  2. Kentucky
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Texas A&M
  5. Minnesota
  6. Florida State
  7. Baylor
  8. USC
  9. NC State
  10. Butler
  11. Syracuse / Texas
  12. Towson
  13. SF Austin
  14. Yale
  15. Army
  16. Grambling / Rider

West:

  1. Michigan State
  2. Gonzaga
  3. Xavier
  4. Virginia
  5. West Virginia
  6. Alabama
  7. Louisville
  8. UCLA
  9. Kansas State
  10. Tennessee
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Valparasio
  13. Albany
  14. Portland State
  15. Oakland
  16. Wagner / Liberty

Midwest:

  1. Kansas
  2. UNC
  3. Miami
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Arizona State
  6. St. Mary’s
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Creighton
  9. Clemson
  10. Nevada
  11. St. John’s / Northwestern
  12. New Mexico State
  13. Middle Tennessee
  14. Western Illinois
  15. Mercer
  16. Tennessee Tech

South:

  1. Duke
  2. Wichita State
  3. Florida
  4. Purde
  5. Seton Hall
  6. TCU
  7. Arizona
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Mississippi State
  10. SMU
  11. Boise State
  12. UT-Arlington
  13. Florida Gulf Coast
  14. Eastern Michigan
  15. UCSB
  16. NC A&T

First Four Out: Colorado, Utah, Michigan, Providence

Next Four Out: Virginia Tech, St. Bonaventure, UConn, Arkansas

By Conference:

ACC: 10

Big 12: 8

Big East: 6

SEC: 6

Pac-12: 5

Big 10: 4

AAC: 3

WCC: 2

MWC: 2

 

NCAAM Review Top 25

Week 3:

  1. Duke
  2. Kansas
  3. Villanova
  4. Michigan State
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Florida
  7. Wichita State
  8. Kentucky
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Miami
  11. Minnesota
  12. UNC
  13. Cincinnati
  14. Gonzaga
  15. USC
  16. Baylor
  17. Virginia
  18. Louisille
  19. West Virginia
  20. Arizona State
  21. Xavier
  22. Texas Tech
  23. Alabama
  24. Creighton
  25. TCU

Additonal Votes: Seton Hall, Texas, Arizona

Top 25 – Week 3

Rankings:

  1. Duke
  2. Arizona
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova
  5. Wichita St.
  6. Michigan St.
  7. Florida
  8. UNC
  9. Kentucky
  10. Miami
  11. Cincy
  12. Notre Dame
  13. USC
  14. Minnesota
  15. Xavier
  16. Texas A&M
  17. Gonzaga
  18. Purdue
  19. Louisville
  20. Seton Hall
  21. West Virginia
  22. St. Mary’s
  23. Baylor
  24. Alabama
  25. Virginia

Also” UCLA, Texas Tech

Matty Brackets Update – 11/20/17

Bracketology:

East:

  1. Duke vs. 16. Hofstra / Manhattan
  2. Nova vs. 15. Wagner
  3. Florida vs. 14. Harvard
  4. Xavier vs. 13. Belmont
  5. Cincy vs. 12. Middle Tenn.
  6. Bama vs. 11. UConn / Rhode Island
  7. Texas A&M vs. 10. TCU
  8. UCLA vs. 9. Texas

West:

  1. Zona vs. 16. Portland St.
  2. UNC vs. 15. Colgate
  3. WVU vs. 14. Grand Canyon
  4. Seton Hall vs. 13. SF Austin
  5. Minnesota vs. 12. Valpo
  6. Gonzaga vs. 11. Michigan
  7. Baylor vs. 10. Boston College
  8. Northwestern vs. 9. St. John’s

Midwest:

  1. Kansas vs. 16. LBST / Buffalo
  2. Michigan St. vs. 15. Jackson St.
  3. USC vs. 14. Mercer
  4. Louisville vs. 13. Western Illinois
  5. Virginia vs. 12. Oakland
  6. Texas Tech vs. 11. Michigan
  7. Oregon vs. 10. Butler
  8. Colorado vs. 9. Wisconsin

South:

  1. Notre Dame vs. 16. Liberty
  2. Wichita St. vs. 15. NC A&T
  3. Kentucky vs. 14. Georgia Southern
  4. Purdue vs. 13. FGCU
  5. Miami vs. 12. Vermont
  6. St. Mary’s vs. 11. Boise St. / Missouri
  7. Creighton vs. 10. Cuse
  8. South Carolina vs. 9. Nevada

ALL-NCAA Preseason Team

G: Joel Berry, UNC.  Once the senior returns from injury, he will be the biggest factor for the Tar Heel offense.  When he plays well, his team plays well.  Expect big things this year.  Projected Stats: 16.5 ppg, 4.2 apg, 3.5 rpg

G: Jalen Brunson, Villanova.  The junior guard stepped it up for Nova last year, after Arch graduated.  He proved that he can run the offense, and at an extremely high level.  The Wildcats will revolve around him.  Projected Stats: 15.5 ppg, 3.9 apg, 2.5 rpg.

F: Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame.  The Fighting Irish senior will have his hands all over the game for start to finish.  He rebounds and scores at a higher level than most anyone in the NCAA.  Projected Stats: 20.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.9 apg.

F: Miles Bridges, Michigan State.  Bridges was one of the best Freshmen in all of college basketball last year, and forgo the draft to stay with the Spartans.  He should be a lottery pick, but before then, will put the Spartans on the map again.  Projected Stats: 18.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.0 apg.

C: Angel Delgado, Seton Hall.  Delgado may very well finish his career in the top 5 on the NCAA all-time rebounding list.  He also scores and has been working on his shooting range in the off-season.  Projected Stats: 17.2 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 2.4 apg.

Matty Bracket’s

East:                                                                                                       West:

1. Notre Dame vs. 16. Lamar                                            1. Zona vs. 16. UC-Davis / Norf St.

8. Marquette vs. 9. Syracuse                                             8. Rhode Island vs. 9. Iowa St.

5. UCLA vs. 12. Middle Tennessee                                   5. Miami vs. 12. NMST.

4. Cincy vs. 13. Vermont                                                    4. Seton Hall vs. 13. Colorado St.

6. Providence vs. 11. South Carolina / BYU                   6. VCU vs. 11. St. Bony

3. Michigan St. vs. 14. Buffalo                                          3. West Virginia vs. 14. Texas South.

7. Wisconsin vs. 10. SMU                                                  7. USC vs. 10. UCF

2. Villanova vs. 15. LIU-BK                                               2. Louisville vs. 15. Loyola-Chicago

 

South:                                                                                   Midwest:

1. Duke vs. 16. E. Wash / Towson                                    1. Kansas vs. 16. Omaha

8. Baylor vs. 9. Creighton                                                 8. Oregon vs. 9. Michigan

5. Minnesota vs. 12. Belmont                                           5. Northwestern vs. 12. FGCU

4. Xavier vs. 13. Bucknell                                                 4. Florida vs. 13. Chattanooga

6. St. Mary’s vs. 11. Princeton                                         6. Gonzaga vs. 11. Texas A&M / BC

3. Purdue vs. 14. UNC-Ashville                                       3. UNC vs. 14. Oakland

7. Texas vs. 10. Bama                                                        7. Virginia vs. 10. Mizzou

2. Kentucky vs. 15. Fairfield                                            2. Wichita State vs. 15. UT-Arlington

 

ACC Preseason Predictions

  1. Duke
  2. Notre Dame
  3. UNC
  4. Louisville
  5. Miami
  6. Virginia
  7. Syracuse
  8. Boston College
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. Florida State
  11. Georgia Tech
  12. Clemson
  13. North Carolina State
  14. Wake Forest
  15. Pittsburgh

Preseason Player of the Year: Bonzie Colson (ND)

Preseason Freshman of the Year: Marvin Bagley (Duke)

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Theo Pinson (UNC)

Preseason 1st Team: Joel Berry (UNC), Ky Bowman (BC), Bonzie Colson (ND), Jaquan Newton (Miami), Ben Lammers (GTech)

Preseason 2nd Team: Marvin Bagley (Duke), Quentin Snider (Lou), Tyus Battle (Cuse), Shelton Mitchell (Clem), Grayson Allen (Duke)

Preseason 3rd Team: Terrance Mann (FSU), Deng Adel (Lou), Trevon Duval (Duke), Matt Farrell (ND), Torin Dorn (NCST)

Preseason All-Freshman Team: Marvin Bagley (Duke), Trevon Duval (Duke), Jalek Felton (UNC), Malik Williams (Lou), Matthew Moyer (Cuse)

Other Players of Note: Cameron Johnson (UNC), Lonnie Walker (Miami), Chaundee Brown (Wake), Marcus Carr (Pitt), Geno Thorpe (Cuse), Jerome Robinson (BC), Chris Clarke (VTech)