Field of 68 (TSB’s Bracketology) 11-11-10

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I am a huge college basketball nerd.  I know it and if you are a frequent visitor to the Sports Bank, you know it as well.  So much in fact, that I create my own bracketology which is seventy times nerdier than making a NBA mock draft.

In my inaugural year of entering this hallowed ground of geeks, my bracketology more than held its own ESPN’s “expert” bracketologist Joe Lunardi; a feat that I consider to be a huge accomplishment.

This year, there is more to take into account with the NCAA expanding the field to 68 teams.  That means there will now be four play-in games held in Dayton.  Two of those games will feature the final four at-large bids battling to be in the Field of 64.  Same will go for the last four automatic qualifiers.  Be sure to check back every week for updates on my Field of 68Click here for my in-depth team previews.

By: David Kay

2011 Final Four

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL-New Orleans

AT CHARLOTTE
1. Duke (ACC)
16. Lipscomb (A-Sun)/American (Patriot)

8. Temple (A10)
9. Notre Dame (BE)

AT TUSCON

5. Memphis (CUSA)
12. UConn (BE)/Northwestern (B10)

4. Baylor (B12)
13. Utah State (WAC)

AT TAMPA
6. Virginia Tech (ACC)
11. Seton Hall (BE)

3. Florida (SEC)
14. Coastal Carolina (Big South)

AT CLEVELAND

7. Marquette (BE)
10. Mississippi State (SEC)

2. Ohio State (B10)
15. Morgan State (MEAC)

EAST REGIONAL-Newark

AT WASHINGTON D.C.
1. Pitt (BE)
16. Boston U. (AEC)

8. N.C. State (ACC)
9. Vanderbilt (SEC)

AT CHICAGO

5. Purdue (B10)
12. Wichita State (MVC)

4. Missouri (B12)
13. Ohio (MAC)

AT TAMPA
6. Tennessee (SEC)
11. Xavier (A10)

3. Villanova (BE)
14. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)

AT CHARLOTTE
7. West Virginia (BE)
10. Dayton (A10)

2. North Carolina (ACC)
15. Princeton (Ivy)

WEST REGIONAL-Anaheim

AT CLEVELAND
1. Michigan State (B10)
16. Robert Morris (NEC)

8. St. John’s (BE)
9. Florida State (ACC)

AT DENVER
5. Texas (B12)
12. New Mexico (MWC)

4. Washington (P10)
13. Old Dominion (CAA)

AT TUSCON
6. Gonzaga (WCC)
11. Minnesota (B10)

3. Kentucky (SEC)
14. Weber State (Big Sky)

AT TULSA
7. San Diego State (MWC)
10. Arizona (P10)

2. Kansas (B12)
15. UC-Santa Barbara (Big West)

SOUTH REGIONAL- San Antonio

AT TULSA
1. Kansas State (B12)
16. Jackson State (SWAC)/Sam Houston State (Southland)

8. BYU (MWC)
9. Murray State (OVC)

AT DENVER

5. Wisconsin (B10)
12. St. Mary’s (WCC)/Washington State (P10)

4. Georgetown (BE)
13. Wofford (Southern)

AT CHICAGO
6. Butler (Horizon)
11. Maryland (ACC)

3. Illinois (B10)
14. Fairfield (MAAC)

AT WASHINGTON DC

7. Georgia (SEC)
10. Richmond (A10)

2. Syracuse (BE)
15. Oakland (Summit)

Wrong Side of the Bubble:
UCLA
Texas A&M
Southern Mississippi
Louisville

Multiple Bid Conferences:
Big East (9)
Big Ten (7)
ACC (6)
SEC (6)
Big 12 (5)
A10 (4)
Mountain West (4)
Pac-10 (3)
WCC (2)

David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and The Washington Times Communities.  You can follow him on Twitter at DavidKay_TSB.

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  1. Kay, you picked Wichita St. twice. I’ll fix it for you. I shall pick with your bracket. Southeast: Duke over American/Lipscomb, Temple over ND, Memphis over UConn/NW, Baylor over Utah St., VT over Seton Hall, Florida over Coastal Carolina, Marquette over Mississippi St., and Ohio St. over Morgan St., East: PITT over Boston U, Vandy over NC State, upset: TX A&M over Purdue, Mizzou over Ohio, TENN over Xavier, NOVA over WKU, WVU over Dayton, and UNC over Princeton, West: MSU over RMU, STJ over FSU, upset: WSU over Texas, WASH over ODU, GONZ over MINN, UK over Weber St., SDSU over ARIZ, and KU over UCSB, South: K-State over JSU/SHSU, BYU over Murray St., WISC over St. Mary’s/Wash St., G-Town over WOFF, Butler over MD, ILL over Fairfield, UGA over RICH, and SYR over Oakland is my 1st Round. Southeast: Duke over Temple, Baylor over Memphis, Florida over VT, and Ohio St. over Marquette, East: PITT over Vandy, TX A&M over Mizzou, NOVA over TENN, and UNC over WVU, West: MSU over STJ, Upset: Wich St. over WASH, UK over GONZ, and KU over SDSU, South: K-State over BYU, G-Town over WISC, Butler over ILL. and SYR over UGA is my 2nd round, Southeast: Duke over Baylor and Ohio St. over Florida, East: PITT over TX A&M and UNC over NOVA, West: MSU over Wich St. and KU over UK, South: K-State over G-Town and Butler over SYR is my Sweet 16, Southeast: Duke over Ohio St., East: UNC over PITT, West: KU over Mich St., South: K-State over Butler is my Elite 8, Southeast winner vs South winner: K-State over Duke and East winner vs West winner: KU over UNC is my Final Four, and my National Championship Game is Kansas Jayhawks over Kansas State Wildcats.

  2. whoops… New Mexico was supposed to be the 12 in the West… good catch Brian

  3. UNM? I was thinking A&M vs Purdue in East and Wichita St. vs Texas in the West. So you have it WSU VS PUR in the East and UNM vs Texas in the West? Okay, so now I’ll fix my bracket, Upset: WSU over Purdue, West: Texas over UNM, Upset: WSU over Mizzou, Texas over WASH, PITT over Wich St., and PITT over Texas.

  4. Oh man, now I have PITT twice. This is confusing. Haha!

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