Bracketology 2024

1st one of the season has been released, UH is a 2 seed in the West, starting in Omaha.

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Way too early to get this started… but who cares.

Updated as of 11/24/23:

Torvik: 2

Kenpom: 1

Sagarin: 4

BPI: 1

Kind of hard to look at computer rankings so early in the season because of the pre season bias still in the algorithms. Torvik is cool because you can mess with the dates. From the start of the year to now we are the best team in the country according to torvik

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Updated as of 1/19/24:

Torvik: 1

Kenpom: 1

BPI: 1

NET: 1

KPI: 10

Strength of Record: 4

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preseason is gone by now in all computer models.

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There’s an option to remove preseason data on T-Rank by changing the start date to November 6th is it seems like it really likes our defense and Purdues resume so far

https://barttorvik.com/?sort=AdjDE&begin=20231106&end=20240501&conlimit=All&year=2024&top=0&venue=All&type=All&mingames=0&quad=5&rpi=#

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The west would be cool. But that construction wouldn’t be easy

But we can’t hit free throws, don’t have a seven footer and cannot recruit real players and we are not a good team and coach Sampson has no creativity. That is at least what I keep reading anytime another team goes on a run during a game.

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So much for the ACC being the premier basketball conference.

https://x.com/cbkreport/status/1751000582788157517?s=46&t=ZflAtQu28mE4aUWNMrJBpQ

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What 2 or 3? Hardly a hardly a plurality. :sunglasses:

To late to claim most competitive.
AAC has it wrapped up after recent 3 team bracketology projection.

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Michigan State is 12-8 after another blowout loss last night. An 8 seed?

Don’t care if it’s just a projection. :laughing:

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Updated as of 1/29/24:

Torvik: 1

Kenpom: 1

ESPN BPI: 1

NET: 1

KPI: 4

Strength of Record: 3

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I did a run down of where the last 15 NCAA Tournament Champions were ranked in Torvik from November 1st - January 29th:

2008: Kansas (1)
2009: North Carolina (3)
2010: Duke (2)
2011: UCONN (18)
2012: Kentucky (2)
2013: Louisville (5)
2014: UCONN (28)
2015: Duke (5)
2016: Villanova (1)
2017: North Carolina (9)
2018: Villanova (3)
2019: Virginia (1)
2020: COVID
2021: Baylor (2)
2022: Kansas (10)
2023: UCONN (7)

Excluding 2011 & 2014, there is a good chance your national champion is somewhere in here

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Since the question was asked to CKS about how many teams are currently projected in the field I looked it up.
The Big 12 currently has 9 teams in the field with. 10th, Cincinnati as the First 4 out.

Only two teams appear to have no shot for an at large being WVU and OSU. They have ut easily in which I am not sure is reality.

Also looking deeper I saw they have two AAC teams in so wanted to see who could be projected other than FAU.
Makes no sense to have FAU as a 5th seed and yet Charlotte as the AQ being the 14th seed. Maybe the tournament is home court but still seems silly to project tournament upsets into the field.
FAU also took a hit last night losing to UAB. The AAC looking like a one bid leave for sure if FAU wins the tournament.

Since there is no way of knowing who the AQ will be they usually just assign the AQ to whomever has the best conference record at the time they release their bracket.

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(10) Big XII teams in this projection. With Kansas St right there.

Teams to root against: Arizona, Tennessee, UNC, Marquette. Any team competing w/ UH for a 1 seed

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Fyi… The NCAA Basketball Committee will announce their early MarchMadness Top 16 teams on Saturday–February 17.

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