Brad-ketology: February 27th Edition

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

Also, just to clarify, my bracket projection is intended to project the NCAA Tournament field if it was chosen today.  Unlike some bracketologists, I am not trying to predict how each team will finish the season and then seed the teams based on that.  There is one slight exception to this rule, however, and that is that I have always chosen to award the projected automatic bid for each conference to my projected best team in that conference, and not the team who is currently leading the conference standings.   Given how unbalanced conference schedules are, it just seems like common sense to project that the best team in a conference will win the league championship, not the squad currently in first place.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Sundays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Thursday February 26th.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga

2-seeds: Villanova, Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin

3-seeds: Maryland, Baylor, Utah, Iowa State

4-seeds: Northern Iowa, Wichita State, Oklahoma, Louisville

5-seeds: North Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas, Notre Dame

6-seeds: Georgetown, Butler, SMU, VCU

7-seeds: San Diego State, Providence, Oklahoma State, Colorado State

8-seeds: Indiana, Xavier, NC State, Dayton

9-seeds: Georgia, Temple, Michigan State, St. John’s

10-seeds: Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Texas A & M

11-seeds: Iowa, Texas, Old Dominion, LSU

12-seeds: Pittsburgh, Boise State, Oregon, Tulsa, Wofford, Iona

13-seeds: Harvard, Valpo, Eastern Washington, Murray State

14-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, Central Michigan, UC Davis, South Dakota State

15-seeds: William & Mary, Georgia State, High Point, Florida Gulf Coast

16-seeds: North Carolina Central, Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, St. Francis (NY), Bucknell

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: UCLA, Stanford, Purdue, Illinois

2-seeds: Brigham Young, Davidson, Miami-FL Wofford

3-seeds: Iona, UConn, Alabama, St. Mary’s

4-seeds: Rhode Island, Harvard, Valpo, Green Bay

5-seeds: Eastern Washington, UMass, Seton Hall, Murray State

6-seeds: Richmond, Minnesota, UTEP, Stephen F. Austin

7-seeds:Yale, Louisiana Tech, Wyoming, Clemson

8-seeds: Arizona State, Memphis, Oregon State, Michigan

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Tennessee, George Washington, Central Michigan, UC Davis, Toledo, Buffalo, South Dakota State

Brad-ketology: February 22nd Edition

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

Also, just to clarify, my bracket projection is intended to project the NCAA Tournament field if it was chosen today.  Unlike some bracketologists, I am not trying to predict how each team will finish the season and then seed the teams based on that.  There is one slight exception to this rule, however, and that is that I have always chosen to award the projected automatic bid for each conference to my projected best team in that conference, and not the team who is currently leading the conference standings.   Given how unbalanced conference schedules are, it just seems like common sense to project that the best team in a conference will win the league championship, not the squad currently in first place.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Sundays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Sunday February 22nd.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga

2-seeds: Wisconsin, Villanova, Kansas, Arizona

3-seeds: Maryland, Iowa State, Baylor, Utah

4-seeds: Northern Iowa, North Carolina, Wichita State, Oklahoma

5-seeds: VCU, Louisville, Notre Dame, West Virginia

6-seeds: Arkansas, Georgetown, Butler, Providence

7-seeds: SMUSan Diego State, Indiana, Oklahoma State

8-seeds: Ole Miss, Michigan State, Colorado State, Xavier

9-seeds: Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio State, Temple

10-seeds: Georgia, Texas, Texas A & M, St. John’s

11-seeds: Old Dominion, Illinois, Iowa, LSU

12-seeds: NC State, Stanford, Pittsburgh, Boise State, Wofford, Harvard

13-seeds: Iona, Valpo, Eastern Washington, Murray State

14-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, Toledo, UC Davis, Georgia State

15-seeds: High Point, South Dakota State, Northeastern, Florida Gulf Coast

16-seeds: North Carolina Central, Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, St. Francis (NY), Bucknell

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Tulsa, UCLA, Oregon, Purdue

2-seeds: Brigham Young, Davidson, Miami-FL Wofford

3-seeds: Harvard, Iona, Valpo, Rhode Island

4-seeds: UMass, UConn, Alabama, St. Mary’s

5-seeds: Green Bay, Eastern Washington, Wyoming, Seton Hall

6-seeds: Murray State, UTEP, Oregon State, Tennessee

7-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, George Washington, Memphis, Toledo

8-seeds: Yale, Clemson, Arizona State, Minnesota

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Louisiana Tech, UC Davis, Georgia State, Buffalo, Richmond, California, Michigan, La Salle

Brad-ketology: February 20th Edition

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

Also, just to clarify, my bracket projection is intended to project the NCAA Tournament field if it was chosen today.  Unlike some bracketologists, I am not trying to predict how each team will finish the season and then seed the teams based on that.  There is one slight exception to this rule, however, and that is that I have always chosen to award the projected automatic bid for each conference to my projected best team in that conference, and not the team who is currently leading the conference standings.   Given how unbalanced conference schedules are, it just seems like common sense to project that the best team in a conference will win the league championship, not the squad currently in first place.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Sundays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Thursday February 19th.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Gonzaga

2-seeds: Wisconsin, Villanova, Kansas, Arizona

3-seeds: Utah, Maryland, Iowa State, Baylor

4-seeds: Northern Iowa, Wichita State, VCU, Louisville

5-seeds: Butler, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Notre Dame

6-seeds: West Virginia, Arkansas, Georgetown, Providence

7-seeds: Oklahoma State, SMU, San Diego State, Dayton

8-seeds: Indiana, Texas, Ole Miss, Ohio State

9-seeds: Colorado State, Temple, Cincinnati, Michigan State

10-seeds: Xavier, Georgia, Illinois, Texas A & M

11-seeds: St. John’s, Iowa, Old Dominion, Tulsa

12-seeds: LSU, NC State, UCLA, Stanford, Wofford, Green Bay

13-seeds: Harvard, Eastern Washington, Iona, Murray State

14-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, Bowling Green, Georgia State, UC Davis

15-seeds: Florida Gulf Coast, North Carolina Central, High Point, South Dakota State

16-seeds: William & Mary, Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, St. Francis (NY), Bucknell

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Boise State, Miami-FL, Purdue, Pittsburgh

2-seeds: Brigham Young, Davidson, Wofford, Oregon

3-seeds: Green Bay, HarvardEastern Washington, Iona

4-seeds: Alabama, UMass, Rhode Island, George Washington

5-seeds: St. Mary’s, Seton Hall, Valpo, UConn,

6-seeds: Tennessee, Wyoming, Yale, Murray State

7-seeds: Clemson, UTEP, Oregon State, Louisiana Tech

8-seeds: Minnesota, Stephen F. Austin, Memphis, Bowling Green

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Arizona State, Georgia State, La Salle, UC Davis, Buffalo, California

Brad-ketology: February 15th Edition

 

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

Also, just to clarify, my bracket projection is intended to project the NCAA Tournament field if it was chosen today.  Unlike some bracketologists, I am not trying to predict how each team will finish the season and then seed the teams based on that.  There is one slight exception to this rule, however, and that is that I have always chosen to award the projected automatic bid for each conference to my projected best team in that conference, and not the team who is currently leading the conference standings.   Given how unbalanced conference schedules are, it just seems like common sense to project that the best team in a conference will win the league championship, not the squad currently in first place.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Sundays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Sunday February 15th.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke

2-seeds: Wisconsin, Kansas, Villanova, Arizona

3-seeds: Utah, Maryland, Louisville, Iowa State

4-seeds: Northern Iowa, Wichita State, VCU, North Carolina

5-seeds: Baylor, Butler, Oklahoma, Notre Dame

6-seeds: Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Georgetown, Providence

7-seeds: Indiana, West Virginia, SMU, Texas

8-seeds: Dayton, San Diego State, Temple, Cincinnati

9-seeds: Ohio State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Colorado State

10-seeds: Michigan State, St. John’s, Xavier, Iowa

11-seeds: Texas A & M, LSU, Old Dominion, Illinois

12-seeds: UCLA, Tulsa, NC State, Stanford, Wofford, Green Bay

13-seeds: Harvard, Eastern Washington, Iona, Murray State

14-seeds: Bowling Green, Stephen F. Austin, William & Mary, Georgia State

15-seeds: UC Davis, North Carolina Central, High Point, Florida Gulf Coast

16-seeds: South Dakota State, Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, St. Francis (NY), Bucknell

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Boise State, Miami-FL, Davidson, Brigham Young

2-seeds: Wofford, Oregon, Green Bay, George Washington

3-seeds: Harvard, Pittsburgh, Purdue, UMass

4-seeds: Eastern Washington, Iona, Alabama, Seton Hall

5-seeds: Minnesota, UConn, St. Mary’s, Valpo

6-seeds: Tennessee, Clemson, Rhode Island, Wyoming

7-seeds: Yale, Michigan, Murray State, UTEP

8-seeds: Oregon State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: William & Mary, Memphis, La Salle, Penn State, Washington, Western Kentucky, Georgia State, Richmond, Buffalo, California

Brad-ketology: February 13th Edition

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

Also, just to clarify, my bracket projection is intended to project the NCAA Tournament field if it was chosen today.  Unlike some bracketologists, I am not trying to predict how each team will finish the season and then seed the teams based on that.  There is one slight exception to this rule, however, and that is that I have always chosen to award the projected automatic bid for each conference to my projected best team in that conference, and not the team who is currently leading the conference standings.   Given how unbalanced conference schedules are, it just seems like common sense to project that the best team in a conference will win the league championship, not the squad currently in first place.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Sundays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Thursday February 12th.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke

2-seeds: Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona, Villanova

3-seeds: Louisville, North Carolina, Utah, Maryland

4-seeds: Oklahoma, Wichita State, Iowa State, Northern Iowa

5-seeds: Baylor, Butler, Oklahoma State, VCU

6-seeds: Notre Dame, West Virginia, Arkansas, Georgetown

7-seeds: Providence, Indiana, SMU, Cincinnati

8-seeds: Ohio State, Texas, Georgia, Ole Miss

9-seeds: Xavier, Colorado State, Dayton, San Diego State

10-seeds: Temple, Iowa, LSU, Texas A & M

11-seeds: Illinois, Michigan State, Stanford, Old Dominion

12-seeds: St. John’s, Boise State, George Washington, Tulsa, Green Bay, Wofford

13-seeds: Eastern Washington, Iona, Yale, Murray State

14-seeds: Bowling Green, Stephen F. Austin, William & Mary, Georgia State

15-seeds: UC Davis, North Carolina Central, High Point, Florida Gulf Coast

16-seeds: South Dakota State, Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, St. Francis (NY), Bucknell

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Seton Hall, Miami-FL, Green Bay, Davidson

2-seeds: Brigham Young, UCLA, Oregon, Wofford

3-seeds: NC State, Alabama, Eastern Washington, UMass

4-seeds: Purdue, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Iona

5-seeds: St. Mary’s, Oregon State, Minnesota, Clemson

6-seeds: Rhode Island, Wyoming, Washington, Yale

7-seeds: Michigan, Murray State, Bowling Green, Harvard

8-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, UConn, La Salle, William & Mary

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Louisiana Tech, Western Kentucky, UTEP, Richmond, Buffalo, Penn State, Memphis, Arizona State, Georgia State, California

Brad-ketology: February 8th Edition

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

Also, just to clarify, my bracket projection is intended to project the NCAA Tournament field if it was chosen today.  Unlike some bracketologists, I am not trying to predict how each team will finish the season and then seed the teams based on that.  There is one slight exception to this rule, however, and that is that I have always chosen to award the projected automatic bid for each conference to my projected best team in that conference, and not the team who is currently leading the conference standings.   Given how unbalanced conference schedules are, it just seems like common sense to project that the best team in a conference will win the league championship, not the squad currently in first place.

Brad-ketology columns will be published at least twice a week (typically on Sundays and Fridays) and more often than that when it gets closer to tourney time.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Sunday February 8th.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke

2-seeds: Villanova, Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona

3-seeds: Louisville, North Carolina, Baylor, Iowa State

4-seeds: Utah, Maryland, Wichita State, VCU

5-seeds: Northern Iowa, Butler, Notre Dame, Arkansas

6-seeds: Oklahoma, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Providence

7-seeds: Cincinnati, Indiana, Georgetown, Georgia

8-seeds: SMU, Colorado State, Ohio State, Texas

9-seeds: Ole Miss, Iowa, Xavier, Dayton

10-seeds: San Diego State, Texas A & M, Old Dominion, LSU

11-seeds: Seton Hall, Stanford, Temple, Illinois

12-seeds: Michigan State, Miami-FL, George Washington, St. John’s, Wofford, Green Bay

13-seeds: Eastern Washington, Iona, Buffalo, Yale

14-seeds: Murray State, Long Beach State, Stephen F. Austin, William & Mary

15-seeds: Georgia State, North Carolina Central, High Point, Florida Gulf Coast

16-seeds: South Dakota State, Texas Southern, Albany, New Mexico State, St. Francis (NY), Bucknell

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Tulsa, Boise State, Davidson, NC State

2-seeds: Wofford, Green Bay, Brigham Young, UCLA

3-seeds: Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Pittsburgh

4-seeds: Eastern Washington, UMass, Purdue, Clemson

5-seeds: Rhode Island, St. Mary’s, Wyoming, Oregon State

6-seeds: Iona, Michigan, Florida, Buffalo

7-seeds: Washington, Minnesota, Yale, Murray State,

8-seeds: Long Beach State, Harvard, Memphis, Stephen F. Austin

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: William & Mary, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Western Kentucky, Richmond, UConn, Arizona State, La Salle

Ranking of 2015 Super Bowl Commercials

I’m still in a state of nirvana following the Patriots unbelievable Super Bowl victory last Sunday.  In addition to analyzing the game in great detail, I also rank the top commercials of every Super Bowl.  Here are this year’s rankings.  Feel free to comment or debate.

Best Super Bowl Commercials 2015
1 Boston Tea Party/American Revolution Turbo Tax (1st Quarter)
2 First Draft Ever Avocados (2nd Quarter)
3 BMW “Today Show” (1st Quarter)
4 Mercedes “Tortoise and the Hare” (4th Quarter)
5 Brady Bunch Snickers commercial (1st Quarter)
6 Budweiser Lost Dog (2nd Quarter)
7 Pete Rose Hall of Fame Skechers (Halftime)
8 Fiat Erectile Dysfunction (2nd Quarter)
9 Bud Light “Pac Man” (4th Quarter)
10 Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer (4th Quarter)
11 Terminantor Genisys Movie trailer (2nd Quarter)
12 Lindsay Lohan Esurance commerical (1st Quarter)
13 Jurrassic World Movie Trailer (1st Quarter)
14 Muhammad Ali Toyota Camry (1st Quarter)
15 Kate Upton “Game of War” (1st Quarter)
16 Minions Movie Trailer (1st Quarter)
17 Budweiser Macro vs. Micro Brew (3rd Quarter)
18 Weightwatchers.com (2nd Quarter)
19 Mophie “End of World” (4th Quarter)
20 Moutain Dew Kickstart Dancing Animals (Postgame)