Buckeye’s Bracket 2/24

Thought I would get another bracket up to reflect the games that were played yesterday (February 23rd). So here it is!

The bubble is starting to get weaker and weaker as we go along.


1: Duke, Indiana, Gonzaga, Florida,

2: Miami FL,  Michigan, Kansas, Michigan State

3: Arizona, Syracuse, Georgetown, Louisville

4: New Mexico, Kansas State, Oklahoma State,  Wisconsin

5: Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Butler 

6: North Carolina State, Colorado State, Oregon, Notre Dame

7: Memphis, Wichita State, UNLV, Virginia Commonwealth

8: Saint Louis, Cincinnati, San Diego State, Illinois

9: Minnesota, Kentucky, UCLA, Oklahoma

10: Colorado, Saint Mary’s, Creighton, Missouri

11: Iowa State, UNC, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss

12: Belmont, Baylor, Villanova, Temple, California, La Salle  

13: Bucknell, Akron, Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin

14: Valpariaso, South Dakota State, Harvard, Davidson

15: Stony Brook, Montana, Long Beach State, Northeastern

16: Robert Morris, Niagra, Mercer, Southern, High Point, Norfolk State


First Five Out: Virginia, Maryland, BYU, Indiana State, Arizona State

Next Five Out: Southern Miss, New Mexico State, Saint Johns, Charlotte, Iowa

Third Five Out: Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Arkansas, Stanford

Fourth Five Out: Ohio, Boise State, UCF, Wyoming, Air Force 

Also Considered: Murray State, Utah State, Tulane, Santa Clara, Xavier, Lehigh, Texas A&M, North Dakota State, Florida State, LSU, UTEP, Western Michigan, Providence, Eastern Kentucky, Northwestern State


2 thoughts on “Buckeye’s Bracket 2/24

  1. Hello-

    Thanks for these excellent brackets. However to include Kentucky, St. Mary’s, Ole Miss, Belmont, Baylor, Villanova, and Temple over Virginia is a travesty. 🙂

    I hope you’ll be updating this fine bracket on Friday when Virginia takes Duke down in Cville tomorrow night at 9pm eastern on ESPN. 🙂

    I am shocked UVa isn’t already in your bracket having shown we can go toe to toe at Miami, dispatched the Terps at College Park, took down the Pack and Heels at the JPJ, and paid back the Jackets (who beat us in January in Atlanta) by 28 this past Sunday. We also dispatched the badgers at Kohl early on – pretty much without our point guard jontel evans – and beat Tennessee as well. yes we have some sucky losses – but all due to said PG absence (and other players) and losses at George Mason and Delaware were Nov 9 and 13 respectively (closing in on 4 months ago) with ZERO POINT GUARDS of three we had coming into season (evans, teven jones, malcom brogdon). And yes – these are excuses – when this team that doesn’t exist any more – lost to Delaware we then lost out on two high RPI games at the MSG in the preseason NIT and instead got two wins over lowly rated North Texas and Lamaar – yes our fault – but not intentional weak sister scheduling.

    The loss to ODU on neutral site in December was a perfect storm of no Jontel Evans, Joe Harris with the flu, a super motivated in-state mid major, a red hot 3 baller, and horrible officiating. yes, excuses all.

    Anyway we are not that team anymore. I wonder if you’ve watched us recently? If you still have Maryland in over us it seems likely you have not. I do hope you’ll be watching tomorrow night at 9pm eastern on ESPN when the clearly NCAA caliber Cavaliers take on duke. thanks.

    Since January – the losses at Clem, Wake and GT just cannot be looked at as terrible losses – see Wake over Miami, and Clem 1 possession from beating mia and ncsu. We scored 82 at the Deane Dome but were beaten by a red hot UNC, and came down to final 6 seconds tied at Miami last week. If you will go find that game and watch it – you’ll see we are clearly an NCAA team. (without our disastrous rpi bombing Delaware/NIT debacle I’m confident our RPI would be in the 40’s or 50’s at worst. Do you follow Ken Pomeroy? We’re only ranked 17 there – and 27 in the ESPN BPI power ratings.

    anyway, thanks for your work. I look forward to the wahoos inclusion in your esteemed bracket at its next update.

    Thanks for all the work.


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