Field of 68 Prediction (Two Days Out)

This is prediction #3 for the field of 68. This time around I’ve included seedings. Schools with asterisks are play-in games and the ones in bold have already gotten an auto-bid into the tournament. I’ll put up one more prediction on Sunday before the teams are actually announced.  Continue reading

Field of 68 Prediction (One Week Out)

We are actually less than a week out, but I figured I would go ahead and keep a similar title to my last post. There isn’t much to say that I didn’t say last time, only that there are some teams that have already earned a spot in the tournament by winning their own conference’s tourney. Those schools will be in bold to make things easy.

I am again going to simply list them in alphabetical order. I strongly considered listing them with their seeding this time, but that would have involved figuring out which schools would be in the four play-in games, which didn’t sound very appealing. Either way, I will again be providing my “last four in” at the bottom.

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NCAA Men’s National Championship

Tonight in the Final of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Tournament, the Butler Bulldogs take on the Duke Blue Devils. I’m going to go ahead and be honest and say that I don’t really care about this game. I’m cheering for the Bulldogs. It’d be a good story. They’re the David facing Goliath and they’re from Indianapolis (where the Championship is being played) and their campus is located about five miles from Lucas Oil Stadium (the venue in which the game is being held – also the home stadium for my Colts) and  it’s really just a straight shot down North Capitol Avenue to get there. Continue reading

What a PlayStation 3 thinks of the NCAA Tournament

As a semi-unemployed kind of fresh out of college kid, I have lots of free time on my hands. Since the NCAA Tournament field was announced on Sunday, I’ve spent some of my free time doing a fun Spring favorite of mine. That is, simulating the NCAA bracket on the latest college basketball video game – which this year is EA Sports NCAA Basketball 09.

My PlayStation 3 sure came up with some odd scenarios, but that is why I chose to do 40 simulations. I figure that is the best way to get a feel for the way the gaming system feels about the brackets overall. So, take the results at whatever value you feel they deserve. Here is the breakdown of what happened.

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Last Minute Field of 65 Prediction

I put up an early field of 65 prediction back at the end of January. That time I listed the 65 teams with their seedings. This time around however I’m just listing the 65 teams because I don’t have enough time to try and figure out seedings due to the fact that I’m going to my parents house to help with yard work and won’t be at a computer with enough time to put this up before the selection show. I was going to just list the teams in no particular order, but then figured that if I was going to do that I might as well make it easy to find teams that you think should be in or out. With that thought I decided to list them in alphabetical order. Let me know what you think in a comment. Continue reading

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