Grant’s Final Bracket – 2019

Through All Games

  1. Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Gonzaga
  2. Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. Houston, LSU, Florida State, Texas Tech
  4. Kansas, Purdue, Wisconsin, Auburn
  5. Virginia Tech, Villanova, Marquette, Kansas State
  6. Iowa State, Mississippi State, Maryland, Buffalo
  7. Nevada, Cincinnati, Louisville, Wofford
  8. Baylor, Iowa, Seton Hall, Utah State
  9. UCF, Syracuse, Minnesota, Oklahoma
  10. Ole Miss, Florida, TCU, Arizona State
  11. VCU, St. Johns, Washington, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Saint Mary’s
  12. Oregon, Murray State, New Mexico State, Liberty
  13. Vermont, UC Irvine, Northeastern, Old Dominion
  14. Saint Louis, Georgia State, Yale, Montana
  15. Northern Kentucky, Colgate, Bradley, Abilene Christian, Gardner-Webb
  16. North Dakota State, Prairie View A&M, Iona, Fairleigh Dickinson, North Carolina Central

First Four Out: Temple, Indiana, Alabama, Clemson

Next Four Out: Belmont, Georgetown, Texas, Creighton

Also Considered (In Order): Xavier, Furman, UNC Greensboro, Nebraska, Lipscomb

 

Thanks for an awesome year!

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Grant’s Bracket 3/17/19 AM Edition

Through and including games played on Saturday, March 16th

  1. Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee
  2. Gonzaga, Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. Houston, LSU, Florida State, Texas Tech
  4. Kansas, Purdue, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech
  5. Villanova, Marquette, Kansas State, Auburn
  6. Iowa State, Mississippi State, Maryland, Buffalo
  7. Nevada, Louisville, Cincinnati, Wofford
  8. Baylor, Syracuse, Iowa, Seton Hall
  9. UCF, Minnesota, Utah State, Oklahoma
  10. VCU, Ole Miss, Florida, TCU
  11. Arizona State, St. Johns, Washington, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Saint Mary’s
  12. Oregon, Murray State, New Mexico State, Liberty
  13. Vermont, UC Irvine, Northeastern, Old Dominion
  14. Saint Louis, Georgia State, Yale, Montana
  15. Northern Kentucky, Colgate, Bradley, Abilene Christian, Gardner-Webb
  16. North Dakota State, Prairie View A&M, Iona, Fairleigh Dickinson, North Carolina Central

First Four Out: Temple, Indiana, Alabama, Clemson

Next Four Out: Belmont, Georgetown, Texas, Creighton

Also Considered (In Order): Xavier, Furman, UNC Greensboro, Lipscomb, Nebraska

Stick around later in the day as I continue to seed scrub and factor in the results from the final few games. Nothing is set in stone until the bracket says final, so don’t be surprised to see some shifting throughout the day.

Quick Rant – Washington

It seems the whole world is promising them a bid even though they lost in their conference championship game last night. Why? They have two Q1 wins, neither of which is over a team that was at-large worthy for the tournament. When you didn’t beat a team that was at-large quality for the tournament the entire season, it’s a little hard for me to understand how your team is a “lock” to make the tournament yourself. The overall record and 8-3 Q2 record may be enough to get them in, but they should be sweating tonight the same as NC State, Ohio State, and Temple.

Grant’s Bracket 3/15/19

Through and including games played on Thursday, March 14th

  1. Virginia, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Kentucky
  2. Duke, Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. LSU, Houston, Purdue, Texas Tech
  4. Kansas, Florida State, Wisconsin, Kansas State
  5. Marquette, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Villanova
  6. Buffalo, Nevada, Auburn, Maryland
  7. Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Wofford
  8. Syracuse, Baylor, Iowa, UCF
  9. VCU, Seton Hall, Washington, Ole Miss
  10. Minnesota, Utah State, Oklahoma, TCU
  11. Arizona State, North Carolina State, Florida, St. Johns, Ohio State
  12. Temple, Clemson, Saint Mary’s, Murray State, New Mexico State
  13. Liberty, Vermont, UC Irvine, Northeastern
  14. Yale, Old Dominion, Montana, Georgia Southern
  15. Northern Kentucky, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Gardner-Webb
  16. Bradley, Iona, North Dakota State, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Texas, Creighton, Indiana, Belmont

Next Four Out: Xavier, Alabama, UNC Greensboro, Georgetown

Also Considered (In Order): Furman, Lipscomb, Nebraska

Grant’s Bracket 3/12/19

Through and including games played on Monday, March 11th

  1. Virginia, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Kentucky
  2. Duke, Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. LSU, Texas Tech, Houston, Purdue
  4. Kansas, Florida State, Wisconsin, Kansas State
  5. Virginia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State, Maryland
  6. Villanova, Buffalo, Nevada, Auburn
  7. Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Wofford
  8. Syracuse, Baylor, Iowa, UCF
  9. VCU, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Washington
  10. Ole Miss, Minnesota, Utah State, TCU
  11. Arizona State, North Carolina State, Florida, St. Johns
  12. Clemson, Texas, Ohio State, Temple, Murray State, New Mexico State
  13. Liberty, Hofstra, Old Dominion, Vermont
  14. UC Irvine, Yale, Montana, Georgia Southern
  15. Northern Kentucky, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Omaha
  16. Gardner-Webb, Bradley, Iona, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Creighton, Indiana, Belmont, Alabama,

Next Four Out: Xavier, UNC Greensboro, Georgetown, Furman

Also Considered (In Order): Lipscomb, Saint Mary’s

Grant’s Bracket 3/11/19

Through and including games played on Sunday, March 10th

  1. Virginia, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Duke
  2. Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. LSU, Texas Tech, Houston, Purdue
  4. Kansas, Florida State, Wisconsin, Kansas State
  5. Virginia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State, Maryland
  6. Villanova, Buffalo, Nevada, Auburn
  7. Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Wofford
  8. Syracuse, Baylor, Iowa, UCF
  9. VCU, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Washington
  10. Ole Miss, Minnesota, Utah State, TCU
  11. Arizona State, St. Johns, North Carolina State, Florida
  12. Texas, Ohio State, Temple, Clemson, Murray State, New Mexico State
  13. Liberty, Hofstra, Old Dominion, Vermont
  14. UC Irvine, Yale, Montana, Georgia Southern
  15. Northern Kentucky, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Omaha
  16. Gardner-Webb, Bradley, Iona, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Creighton, Alabama, Indiana, Xavier

Next Four Out: Belmont, UNC Greensboro, Georgetown, Furman

Also Considered (In Order): Lipscomb, Saint Mary’s, Dayton, Butler, Toledo

Teams in bold have clinched their spot by winning their conference tournament

Grant’s Bracket 3/6/19

Through and including games played on Tuesday, March 5th

  1. Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, Tennessee
  2. Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. Texas Tech, Houston, LSU, Purdue
  4. Marquette, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Kansas
  5. Florida State, Virginia Tech, Nevada, Iowa State
  6. Buffalo, Maryland, Villanova, Mississippi State
  7. Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa, Baylor
  8. Syracuse, Auburn, Washington, Oklahoma
  9. Wofford, Ole Miss, VCU, UCF
  10. North Carolina State, Ohio State, Florida, Minnesota
  11. Arizona State, St. Johns, Texas, TCU
  12. Utah State, Alabama, Seton Hall, Temple, Belmont, Lipscomb
  13. New Mexico State, Hofstra, Old Dominion, Vermont
  14. UC Irvine, Yale, South Dakota State, Montana
  15. Georgia Southern, Northern Kentucky, Loyola Chicago, Radford
  16. Colgate, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Clemson, Georgetown, Creighton, Furman

Next Four Out: UNC Greensboro, Indiana, Butler, Xavier

Also Considered (In Order): Dayton, Providence, Murray State, Toledo, Liberty, Saint Mary’s

Grant’s Bracket 3/5/19

Through and including games played on Monday, March 4th

  1. Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, Tennessee
  2. Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. Purdue, Texas Tech, Houston, LSU
  4. Kansas, Marquette, Kansas State, Wisconsin
  5. Virginia Tech, Nevada, Florida State, Iowa State
  6. Buffalo, Maryland, Villanova, Mississippi State
  7. Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa, Baylor
  8. Syracuse, Auburn, Washington, Wofford
  9. Ole Miss, Oklahoma, VCU, UCF
  10. North Carolina State, Ohio State, Florida, Arizona State
  11. St. Johns, Texas, TCU, Utah State
  12. Alabama, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Temple, Belmont, Lipscomb
  13. New Mexico State, Hofstra, Old Dominion, Vermont
  14. UC Irvine, Yale, South Dakota State, Montana
  15. Georgia Southern, Northern Kentucky, Loyola Chicago, Radford
  16. Colgate, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Clemson, Georgetown, Creighton, Xavier

Next Four Out: Furman, UNC Greensboro, Indiana, Dayton

Also Considered (In Order): Providence, Butler, Murray State, Toledo, Liberty, Saint Mary’s, Nebraska

Grant’s Bracket 3/4/19

Through and including games played on Sunday, March 3rd

  1. Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, Tennessee
  2. Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan
  3. Purdue, Texas Tech, Houston, LSU
  4. Kansas, Marquette, Kansas State, Wisconsin
  5. Virginia Tech, Nevada, Florida State, Iowa State
  6. Buffalo, Maryland, Villanova, Mississippi State
  7. Louisville, Cincinnati, Iowa, Baylor
  8. Syracuse, Auburn, Washington, Wofford
  9. Ole Miss, Oklahoma, TCU, VCU
  10. North Carolina State, UCF, St. Johns, Texas
  11. Arizona State, Ohio State, Florida, Seton Hall
  12. Alabama, Minnesota, Utah State, Temple, Belmont, Lipscomb
  13. New Mexico State, Hofstra, Old Dominion, Vermont
  14. UC Irvine, Yale, South Dakota State, Montana
  15. Georgia Southern, Northern Kentucky, Loyola Chicago, Radford
  16. Colgate, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Georgetown, Creighton, Xavier, Clemson

Next Four Out: Furman, UNC Greensboro, Indiana, Dayton

Also Considered (In Order): Providence, Butler, Murray State, Toledo, Liberty, Saint Mary’s, Nebraska

Grant’s Bracket 2/25

Through and including games played on Sunday, Feb 25

  1. Gonzaga, Duke, Virginia, Kentucky
  2. North Carolina, Michigan State, Tennessee, Michigan
  3. Marquette, Houston, Purdue, Texas Tech
  4. LSU, Kansas, Wisconsin,  Kansas State
  5. Nevada, Maryland, Florida State, Iowa State
  6. Louisville, Virginia Tech, Buffalo, Mississippi State
  7. Cincinnati, Villanova, Iowa, Syracuse
  8. Baylor, Washington, Auburn, St. Johns
  9. TCU, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Texas
  10. Arizona State, Wofford, VCU, North Carolina State
  11. UCF, Temple, Florida, Ohio State
  12. Seton Hall, Alabama, Minnesota, Clemson, Belmont, Lipscomb
  13. New Mexico State, Yale, Hofstra, Old Dominion
  14. Vermont, UC Irvine, South Dakota State, Montana
  15. Georgia Southern, Northern Kentucky, Loyola Chicago, Radford
  16. Colgate, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Butler, Georgetown, Utah State, Furman

Next Four Out: UNC Greensboro, Davidson, Dayton, Murray State

Third Four Out: Saint Mary’s, Arkansas, Oregon, Memphis

Also Considered (In Order): Nebraska, San Francisco, Creighton, Indiana, Liberty, ETSU, Toledo, South Florida, Colorado, Oregon State

Grant’s Bracket 2/20

Through and including games played on Tuesday, Feb 19

  1. Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga, Tennessee
  2. Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Michigan State
  3. Marquette, Houston, Kansas, Nevada
  4. Purdue, LSU, Texas Tech, Louisville
  5. Wisconsin, Iowa State, Villanova, Kansas State
  6. Maryland, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Buffalo
  7. Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Iowa, Baylor
  8. St. Johns, Auburn, Syracuse, Washington
  9. Ole Miss, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas
  10. Arizona State, Seton Hall, UCF, Temple
  11. Ohio State, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Alabama, VCU, Wofford
  12. Florida, Butler, Lipscomb, Hofstra
  13. Belmont, New Mexico State, Yale, Vermont
  14. Old Dominion, South Dakota State, UC Irvine, Montana
  15. Texas State, Northern Kentucky, Loyola Chicago, Radford
  16. Colgate, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

First Four Out: Clemson, Furman, Davidson, Arkansas

Next Four Out: UNC Greensboro, Utah State, Oregon, Murray State

Third Four Out: Indiana, Memphis, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco

Also Considered (In Order): Nebraska, Liberty, Toledo, Creighton, ETSU, Colorado, Tulsa, BYU, Fresno State, Northwestern, South Florida, Georgetown, UConn, Dayton