Monday, December 31, 2018

Bracket Projection: 12/31

Bracket season has returned! I won't be doing too much blogging this year, but you'll still get a bracket every week. Also I'll be posting the weekly bracket on my alter ego's twitter account along with any specific thoughts I have that week. But the good news is I have a new format this year, which presents the brackets as an actual bracket, which is fun, and slightly more informative than the old block format, where it was harder to tell what the matchups were. I've also adjusted the formula to reflect the new NET rankings replacing the RPI, but from the outside things should seem pretty much the same. Enjoy!

1 Duke Michigan Virginia Kansas
2 Michigan St. Tennessee Nevada Gonzaga
3 Oklahoma Texas Tech Wisconsin Auburn
4 Mississippi St. Virginia Tech Indiana Ohio St.
5 Houston Nebraska Florida St. North Carolina
6 Kentucky Marquette North Carolina St. Buffalo
7 TCU Cincinnati St. John's Louisville
8 Villanova Arizona St. Kansas St. Iowa
9 Iowa St. LSU Minnesota Butler
10 UCF Purdue San Francisco Seton Hall
11 Belmont Lipscomb Creighton Maryland
11 Texas Syracuse
12 Yale VCU Wofford Murray St.
13 UC Irvine Old Dominion Oregon New Mexico St.
14 Northern Kentucky Vermont Georgia St. Hofstra
15 Montana Radford South Dakota St. Loyola Chicago
16 Rider Texas Southern Stephen F. Austin Lehigh
16 Wagner Norfolk St.