Monday, January 15, 2007

Bracket Update 1/15

There is still some BBB (Bracket Board Bias) in this bracket, but the amount of BBB decreases weekly. I will not go into great detail here, because a full Bubble Boy update and Lockbox will come on Wednesday. Three things about this bracket:

1. The 9 and 10 seeds are almost completely reversed due to bracketing rules. This is the most I have ever had to "swap seeds" to get it to work.

2. The last four slots were a toss-up among about nine teams: I went with Cal, Syracuse, Georgetown, and DePaul and left out Purdue, Indiana State, Villanova, Illinois, and Michigan.

3. I doubt the bracket will stay this power conference heavy all season. The ACC will not get eight teams in, more than likely.

Multi-Bid Conference Breakdown
ACC (8): North Carolina, Clemson, Duke, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Florida State
Big East (7): Pitt, Notre Dame, Marquette, West Virginia, Georgetown, Syracuse, DePaul
Pac-10 (7): UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State, Southern Cal, Stanford, California
SEC (6): Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU, Arkansas,
Big XII (5): Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas, Texas Tech,
Big Ten (4): Wisconsin, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan State
Missouri Valley (3): SIU,Missouri State, Creighton,
Mountain West (2): Air Force, UNLV