TSB’s Bracketology: Projecting the 2011 NCAA Tournament (2/11/11)

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2011 final four

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 68.

By: David Kay

EAST REGIONAL-Newark

AT CLEVELAND
1. Ohio State 24-0 (B10)
16. Hampton 18-5 (MEAC)/Long Island 19-5 (NEC)

8. Cincinnati 19-5 (BE)
9. Georgia 16-7 (SEC)

AT CHARLOTTE

5. North Carolina 17-6 (ACC)
12. Cleveland State 21-5 (Horizon)

4. Villanova 19-5 (BE)
13. Coastal Carolina 22-2 (Big South)

AT CHICAGO

6. Tennessee 15-9 (SEC)
11. Marquette 15-9 (BE)

3. Purdue 19-5 (B10)
14. Princeton 17-4 (Ivy)

AT CHICAGO
7. UNLV 18-6 (MWC)
10. Memphis 18-6 (CUSA)

2. Notre Dame 20-4 (BE)
15. Bucknell 17-8 (Patriot)

WEST REGIONAL-Anaheim

AT TULSA
1. Texas 21-3 (B12)
16. Long Beach State 13-10 (Big West)

8. Minnesota 16-8 (B10)
9. St. Mary’s 21-4 (WCC)

AT TUCSON
5. West Virginia 15-8 (BE)
12. UAB 17-6 (CUSA)/Wichita State 20-5 (MVC)

4. Kentucky 17-6 (SEC)
13. Charleston 18-7 (Southern)

AT WASHINGTON, D.C.
6. Vanderbilt 17-6 (SEC)
11. Boston College 15-9 (ACC)

3. UConn 18-5 (BE)
14. Oakland 17-9 (Summit)

AT DENVER
7. St. John’s 14-9 (BE)
10. Washington 16-7 (P10)

2. BYU 23-2 (MWC)
15. Northern Colorado 13-9 (Big Sky)

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL- San Antonio

AT TULSA
1. Kansas 23-1 (B12)
16. Northwestern State 14-10 (Southland)/Texas Southern 11-10 (SWAC)

8. Illinois 16-8 (B10)
9. UCLA 17-7 (P10)

AT WASHINGTON, D.C.

5. Xavier 17-6 (A10)
12. Michigan State 14-10 (B10)

4. Syracuse 20-5 (BE)
13. Kent State 16-7 (MAC)

AT TAMPA
6. Texas A&M 18-5 (B12)
11. Old Dominion 19-6 (CAA)

3. Georgetown 19-5 (BE)
14. Murray State 18-6 (OVC)

AT TUCSON
7. Temple 18-5 (A10)
10. Florida State 17-7 (ACC)

2. San Diego State 24-1 (MWC)
15. Florida Atlantic 18-7 (Sun Belt)

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL-New Orleans

AT CLEVELAND
1. Pitt 22-2 (BE)
16. Vermont 20-5 (AEC)

8. Kansas State 16-8 (B12)
9. Utah State 22-3 (WAC)

AT DENVER
5. Arizona 20-4 (P10)
12. Missouri State 19-6 (MVC)

4. Wisconsin 18-5 (B10)
13. Butler 17-9 (Horizon)/Virginia Tech 15-7 (ACC)

AT TAMPA
6. Louisville 18-6 (BE)
11. Oklahoma State 16-7 (B12)

3. Florida 19-5 (SEC)
14. Belmont 22-4 (A-Sun)

AT CHARLOTTE
7. Missouri 18-6 (B12)
10. George Mason 20-5 (CAA)

2. Duke 22-2 (ACC)
15. Fairfield 18-5 (MAAC)

Wrong Side of the Bubble:
Colorado State 16-7
Baylor 16-7
Richmond 19-6
Southern Miss 18-5
UTEP 18-5
VCU 20-6
Clemson 17-7
Gonzaga 16-9

Multiple Bid Conferences:

Big East (11)
Big 12 (6)
Big Ten (6)
SEC (5)
ACC (5)
Mountain West (3)
Pac-10 (3)
A10 (2)
CAA (2)
CUSA (2)
Horizon (2)
MVC (2)

Click here for a RPI and strength of schedule rankings.

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 former contributor for The Washington Times Communities.  You can follow him on Twitter at DavidKay_TSB.

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  1. Wow MSU still in?

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