Buckeye’s Final Bracket

It’s been a crazy year! Thanks for checking in.

Updated after all regular season and conference tournament games

1. Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Oregon

2. Virginia, Villanova, Oklahoma, West Virginia

3. Xavier, Miami, Kentucky, Utah

4. Indiana, Purdue, Texas A&M, Maryland

5. Iowa State, Duke, Arizona, California

6. Baylor, Seton Hall, Texas, Notre Dame

7. Dayton, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado

8. USC, Providence, Texas Tech, Saint Josephs

9. Pittsburgh, Butler, Oregon State, Gonzaga

10. Connecticut, VCU, Cincinnati, St. Bonaventure

11. Northern Iowa, Michigan, St. Mary’s, Temple, Wichita State, Syracuse

12. Arkansas Little-Rock, Yale, S. Dakota State, Chattanooga

13. Fresno State, UNC Wilmington, SF Austin, Hawaii

14. Stony Brook, Iona, MTSU, Buffalo

15. Cal State Bakersfield, Green Bay, UNC Asheville, Weber State

16. Florida Gulf Coast, Austin Peay, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Holy Cross, Southern

First Four Out: Vanderbilt, South Carolina, San Diego State, Monmouth

Next Four Out: Florida, Tulsa, George Washington, Alabama

Third Four Out: Akron, Valparaiso, Florida State, Ohio State

Buckeye’s Morning Bracket 3/13/16

More Updates To Come

Updated after all March 12th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, North Carolina

2. Michigan State, Oregon, Oklahoma, West Virginia

3. Xavier, Miami, Kentucky, Indiana

4. Purdue, Utah, Maryland, Iowa State

5. Baylor, Duke, Arizona, Texas A&M

6. Seton Hall, California, Texas, Notre Dame

7. Dayton, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado

8. USC, Providence, Texas Tech, Saint Josephs

9. Pittsburgh, Butler, Oregon State, Gonzaga

10. Connecticut, VCU, Cincinnati, St. Bonaventure

11. Arkansas Little-Rock, Michigan, St. Mary’s, Syracuse, Temple, Vanderbilt

12. Northern Iowa, Yale, S. Dakota State, Chattanooga

13. Fresno State, UNC Wilmington, Stony Brook, Hawaii

14. Iona, SF Austin, MTSU, Buffalo

15. Cal State Bakersfield, Green Bay, UNC Asheville, Weber State

16. Florida Gulf Coast, Austin Peay, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Holy Cross, Southern

First Four Out: South Carolina, Florida, San Diego State, Wichita State

Next Four Out: Monmouth, Tulsa, George Washington, Alabama

Third Four Out: Akron, Valparaiso, Florida State, Ohio State

Buckeye’s Bracket 3/12/16

Updated after all March 11th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, Michigan State

2. North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Xavier

3. West Virginia, Miami, Utah, Maryland

4. Kentucky, Indiana, Purdue, Iowa State

5. Baylor, Duke, Arizona, Texas A&M

6. California, Dayton, Notre Dame, Texas

7. Seton Hall, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado

8. USC, Providence, Texas Tech, Pittsburgh

9. Butler, Saint Josephs, Oregon State, Gonzaga

10. Connecticut, St. Mary’s, VCU, Cincinnati

11. San Diego State, South Carolina, Temple, Michigan, Syracuse, St. Bonaventure

12. Arkansas Little-Rock, Northern Iowa, Akron, Yale

13. S. Dakota State, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga, Iona

14. Stony Brook, Hawaii, SF Austin, MTSU

15. New Mexico State, Green Bay, UNC Asheville, Weber State

16. Florida Gulf Coast, Austin Peay, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Holy Cross, Jackson State

First Four Out: Florida, Vanderbilt, Wichita State, Monmouth

Next Four Out: Tulsa, George Washington, Alabama, Valparaiso

Buckeye’s Bracket 3/11/16

Updated after all March 10th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, Oklahoma

2. Michigan State, North Carolina, Xavier, Oregon

3. Miami, Utah, West Virginia, Indiana

4. Maryland, Kentucky, Purdue, Iowa State

5. Baylor, Duke, Arizona, Texas A&M

6. California, Dayton, Notre Dame, Texas

7. Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Seton Hall

8. USC, Providence, Texas Tech, Pittsburgh

9. Butler, Saint Josephs, Oregon State, South Carolina

10. Gonzaga, Connecticut, Cincinnati, St. Mary’s

11. San Diego State, VCU, Tulsa, St. Bonaventure, Temple, Syracuse

12. Arkansas Little-Rock, Northern Iowa, Akron, Yale

13. S. Dakota State, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga, Iona

14. Stony Brook, Hawaii, SF Austin, MTSU

15. New Mexico State, Green Bay, UNC Asheville, Weber State

16. Florida Gulf Coast, Texas Southern, Austin Peay, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Holy Cross

First Four Out: Michigan, Florida, Vanderbilt, Wichita State

Next Four Out: George Washington, Monmouth, Alabama, Houston

Also Considered: Valparaiso, Ohio State, Florida State

Buckeye’s Bracket 3/10/16

Updated after all March 9th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, Oklahoma

2. Michigan State, North Carolina, Xavier, Oregon

3. Miami, Utah, West Virginia, Indiana

4. Maryland, Kentucky, Purdue, Iowa State

5. Duke, Baylor, Arizona, Texas A&M

6. Iowa, California, Texas, Dayton

7. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, USC, Colorado

8. Seton Hall, Providence, Texas Tech, Pittsburgh

9. Butler, Saint Josephs, Oregon State, South Carolina

10. Gonzaga, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati

11. San Diego State, St. Mary’s, VCU, Tulsa, St. Bonaventure, Syracuse

12. Arkansas Little-Rock, Northern Iowa, Akron, Yale

13. S. Dakota State, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga, Iona

14. Stony Brook, Hawaii, SF Austin, UAB

15. New Mexico State, Green Bay, UNC Asheville, Weber State

16. Florida Gulf Coast, Texas Southern, Austin Peay, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Holy Cross

First Four Out: Temple, Wichita State, Michigan, Florida

Next Four Out: Monmouth, George Washington, Houston, Valparaiso

Also Considered: Alabama, Ohio State, Washington, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Creighton

Buckeye’s Bracket 3/9/16

Biggest change today is moving Gonzaga in which temporarily pushes Temple out. It also moves St. Mary’s into the last four in. There were also some seed-line adjustments.

Updated after all March 8th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, North Carolina

2. Xavier, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Oregon

3. Miami, Utah, West Virginia, Indiana

4. Maryland, Kentucky, Purdue, Iowa State

5. Duke, Baylor, Arizona, Texas A&M

6. Iowa, California, Texas, Dayton

7. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, USC

8. Colorado, Seton Hall, Providence, Pittsburgh

9. Butler, Saint Josephs, Oregon State, South Carolina

10. Gonzaga, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati

11. San Diego State, Syracuse, St. Mary’s, VCU, Tulsa, St. Bonaventure

12. Arkansas Little-Rock, Northern Iowa, Akron, Yale

13. S. Dakota State, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga, Iona

14. Stony Brook, Hawaii, SF Austin, UAB

15. New Mexico State, Green Bay, UNC Asheville, Weber State

16. Lehigh, Florida Gulf Coast, Texas Southern, Austin Peay, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson

First Four Out: Temple, Wichita State, Michigan, Florida

Next Four Out: Florida State, Monmouth, George Washington, Valparaiso

Also Considered: Alabama, Houston, Ohio State, Washington, Creighton, Clemson, Georgia Tech

Buckeye’s Bracket 3/8/16

Changes from yesterday:

  • Monmouth moves out of the tourney to the 6th team out with their loss in their conference tournament. Many consider them to be a contender for a play-in but at this point I just don’t think their resume cuts it.
  • Valparaiso moves out of the tourney and out of contention. A select few feel as though they deserve a spot. After all they only have six losses, a win at Oregon State and a top 40 RPI. But look again. After that win, they only have three more top 100 wins, all at home, all of which to teams that either aren’t in the tourney or in the case of Iona is in the tourney because they won their conference tournament.
  • UNC Wilmington replaces Hofstra
  • Some line shuffling in accordance with the given shuffling.

Updated after all March 7th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, North Carolina

2. Xavier, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Oregon

3. Miami, Utah, West Virginia, Maryland

4. Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa State, Purdue

5. Baylor, Arizona, Duke, Texas A&M

6. Iowa, California, Texas, Dayton

7. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, USC, Texas Tech

8. Providence, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall

9. Butler, Saint Josephs, Oregon State, Connecticut

10. Syracuse, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati

11. St. Mary’s, San Diego State, Tulsa, VCU, St. Bonaventure, Temple

12. Arkansas Little-Rock, Northern Iowa, Akron, S. Dakota State

13. Yale, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga, Hawaii

14. Stony Brook, UAB, SF Austin, Iona

15. Green Bay, New Mexico State, Weber State, UNC Asheville

16. Lehigh, Florida Gulf Coast, Wagner, Texas Southern, Hampton, Austin Peay

First Four Out: Wichita State, Michigan, Florida, Gonzaga

Next Four Out: Florida State, Monmouth, George Washington, Alabama

Also Considered: Houston, Ohio State, Washington, Creighton, Clemson, Georgia Tech

Buckeye’s Bracket 3/7/16

After a week and a half long vacation I’m back. Below is my updated bracket. Teams in bold have clinched their bids. I’ll start finetuning this over the coming days.

Updated after all March 6th games

1. Kansas, Villanova, Virginia, North Carolina

2. Oklahoma, Michigan State, Xavier, Oregon

3. Miami, Utah, West Virginia, Maryland

4. Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa State, Purdue

5. Baylor, Arizona, Duke, Texas A&M

6. Iowa, California, Texas, Dayton

7. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, USC, Texas Tech

8. Providence, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall

9. South Carolina, Butler, Saint Josephs, Oregon State

10. Wichita State, Syracuse, Connecticut, Vanderbilt

11. Monmouth, Valparaiso, VCU, Tulsa, St. Bonaventure, Cincinnati

12. St. Mary’s, San Diego State, Arkansas Little-Rock, Northern Iowa

13. Akron, Chattanooga, S. Dakota State, Yale

14. Hofstra, Hawaii, Stony Brook, UAB

15. SF Austin, New Mexico State, Weber State, UNC Asheville

16. Lehigh, Florida Gulf Coast, Wagner, Texas Southern, Hampton, Austin Peay

First Four Out: Temple, Michigan, Florida, Gonzaga

Next Four Out: Florida State, George Washington, Alabama, Houston

Also Considered: Creighton, Kansas State, Clemson, BYU, Georgia Tech, Ohio State

Buckeye’s Bracket 2/25/16

VCU’s loss to George Mason moves them out, Washington was my first team out but they lost, so Alabama becomes the primary benefactor at the moment. Vanderbilt is now the first team out with VCU right behind them.

Top line shook up in order with Villanova’s loss to Xavier, but not overall for the teams on the line. Also interesting to see 7 of the 8 highest seeded teams coming from three conferences (That definitely won’t be the case in the end once conference tournaments start)

Updated after all Feb. 24th games

1. Kansas, Oklahoma, Xavier, Villanova

2. Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan State

3. Maryland, Oregon, Kentucky, West Virginia

4. Duke, Utah, Iowa, Arizona

5. Baylor, Iowa State, Dayton, Texas A&M

6. Indiana, Purdue, California, USC

7. South Carolina, Notre Dame, Texas, Providence

8. Pittsburgh, Texas Tech, Saint Josephs, Wisconsin

9. Colorado, Wichita State, Michigan, Connecticut

10. Florida, Syracuse, Oregon State, Monmouth

11. Seton Hall, Tulsa, Butler, Temple, Cincinnati, Alabama

12. San Diego State, Valparaiso, Arkansas Little-Rock, St. Mary’s

13. Hawaii, Akron, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga

14. Yale, Stony Brook, UAB, S. Dakota State

15. SF Austin, Belmont, New Mexico State, Winthrop

16. North Florida, Weber State, Bucknell, Texas Southern, Wagner, Hampton

First Four Out: Vanderbilt, VCU, Gonzaga, UCLA

Next Four Out: Florida State, St. Bonaventure, George Washington, Washington

Third Four Out: Kansas State, Creighton, Clemson, Princeton

Also Considered (In Order): BYU, Georgia Tech, Houston, Ohio State, NC State, Georgetown, James Madison, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Evansville

Buckeye’s Bracket 2/24/16

The field is starting to take shape. Be tuned for some quick bubble analysis in future posts.

Updated after all Feb. 23rd games

1. Villanova, Kansas, Oklahoma, Xavier

2. Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan State

3. Maryland, Iowa, Oregon, Kentucky

4. West Virginia, Arizona, Duke, Utah

5. Baylor, Iowa State, Dayton, Texas A&M

6. Indiana, Purdue, South Carolina, USC

7. Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, California, Texas

8. Providence, Texas Tech, Wichita State, Saint Josephs

9. Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, Connecticut

10. Florida, Syracuse, Oregon State, Monmouth

11. Seton Hall, Tulsa, VCU, Temple, Butler, Cincinnati

12. San Diego State, Valparaiso, Arkansas Little-Rock, St. Mary’s

13. Hawaii, Akron, UNC Wilmington, Chattanooga

14. Yale, UAB, Stony Brook, S. Dakota State

15. SF Austin, Belmont, New Mexico State, Winthrop

16. North Florida, Weber State, Bucknell, Texas Southern, Wagner, Hampton

First Four Out: Washington, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga

Next Four Out: UCLA, Florida State, St. Bonaventure, George Washington

Third Four Out: Creighton, Kansas State, Clemson, Princeton

Also Considered (In Order): BYU, Georgia Tech, NC State, Ohio State, Georgetown, Houston, James Madison, Arkansas, LSU, Arizona State, Ole Miss, Georgia, Evansville