NCAA Bracket Prediction

Last Updated March 16, 2014 5:35pm

My 2013 bracket prediction had a Paymon Score of 322, which was down from my score of 337 in 2012 and an improvement over my 312 in 2011. I'm proud to say that my brackets earned me a spot on the Bracket Matrix list compiled by The Bracket Project. Follow them on Twitter here.

Teams that have secured automatic bids are in bold. Keep track of them with my Conference Tournament Tracker.

South Region
1. Florida vs 16. Texas Southern/Cal Poly
8. George Washington vs 9. Gonzaga
San Diego
4. UCLA vs 13. Tulsa
5. North Carolina vs 12. Stephen F Austin
3. Louisville vs 14. Eastern Kentucky
6. VCU vs 11. Xavier/Tennessee
2. Iowa St vs 15. NC Central
7. Ohio St vs 10. Providence

West Region
San Diego
1. Arizona vs 16. Weber St
8. Memphis vs 9. Kansas St
4. Syracuse vs 13. Manhattan
5. San Diego St vs 12. Nebraska/Green Bay
San Antonio
3. Creighton vs 14. New Mexico St
6. Oklahoma vs 11. Southern Methodist
2. Wisconsin vs 15. American
7. UMass vs 10. Colorado

Midwest Region
St Louis
1. Wichita St vs 16. Coastal Carolina/Mt St Mary's
8. Oregon vs 9. Pitt
4. Michigan St vs 13. UL-Lafayette
5. UConn vs 12. North Dakota St
3. Duke vs 14. Mercer
6. Kentucky vs 11. Dayton
St Louis
2. Kansas vs 15. Milwaukee
7. New Mexico vs 10. Iowa

East Region
1. Virginia vs 16. Albany
8. St Joseph's vs 9. Oklahoma St
San Antonio
4. Cincinnati vs 13. Delaware
5. Baylor vs 12. Harvard
3. Villanova vs 14. Western Michigan
6. St Louis vs 11. Arizona St
2. Michigan vs 15. Wofford
7. Texas vs 10. Stanford

First Four - Tuesday in Dayton
Nebraska vs Green Bay (winner to Spokane)
Texas Southern vs Cal Poly (winner to Orlando)
First Four - Wednesday in Dayton
Xavier vs Tennessee (winner to Raleigh)
Coastal Carolina vs Mt St Mary's (winner to St Louis)

Bids by conference: Big XII - 7, Pac-12 - 7, A-10 - 6, Big 10 - 6, ACC - 5, AAC - 5, Big East - 4, SEC - 3, MWC - 2, Horizon - 2
Highest RPI in the field: Iowa (RPI 57)
Lowest RPI left out: BYU (RPI 31)

1 comment:

DCWahooFan said...


Thanks for these excellent brackets. However to include Villanova , Baylor and St. Johns and Kentucky over Virginia is a travesty. :) I hope you'll be updating this fine bracket on Friday when Virginia takes Duke down in Cville. 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 by 28 this past Sunday, as well as dispatched the badgers at Kohl early on - pretty much without our point guard jontel evans. 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?

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.