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Schmolik 64 Update (2/22/13)

Posted on: February 22, 2013 4:36 pm

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the second update for the 2013 Schmolik 64. At the end of the regular season, I will pick a complete NCAA bracket with the teams I think belong in the NCAA field and where they should be seeded. Up to then, there will be updates to see where your team stands if the season ended today (Records as of Thur. Feb. 21, 2012).

Until Championship Week, I will only seed the top 12 seeds. The bottom four seeds are usually reserved for one bid conferences, in which usually only the conference champion goes from those conferences. Similar to last year, I will reserve two No. 12 seed lines for the "First Four".

You should interpret these as being among the last teams to get into the field (although there could be exceptions based upon bracketing rules, which prevent the actual last four from making the field).

I know there are 68 teams now but if I had my way there would still be just 64 teams and when I started the Schmolik 64 there were just 64 teams. So, that is why I still call it the "Schmolik 64".

Here's the bracket update for Feb. 22, 2012.


Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 21-23, Fri/Sun March 22-24

Regionals: Thur/Sat March 28-30, Fri/Sun March 29-31

MIDWEST REGIONAL (Indianapolis, IN - Fri/Sun)

Dayton, OH - Fri/Sun

(1) Indiana (24-3) vs. (16)

(8) St. Louis (20-5) vs. (9) California (17-9)

San Jose, CA - Thur/Sat 

(5) Colorado State (19-5) vs. (12) First Four Game A Winner

(4) Marquette (21-6) vs. (13)

Dayton, OH - Fri/Sun

(6) NC State (19-7) vs. (11) Temple (18-8)

(3) Georgetown (20-4) vs. (14)

Lexington, KY - Thur/Sat 

(7) Minnesota (18-9) vs. (10) Belmont (19-6)

(2) Florida (21-4) vs. (15)

WEST REGIONAL (Los Angeles, CA - Thur/Sat)

Auburn Hills, MI - Thur/Sat

(1) Michigan State (21-5)  vs. (16)

(8) North Carolina (17-8) vs. (9) Wichita State (23-5) 

Austin, TX - Fri/Sun

(5) Kansas State (20-5)  vs. (12) Villanova (16-10)

(4) New Mexico (22-4) vs. (13)

Salt Lake City, Utah - Thur/Sat

(6) Ohio State (19-7) vs. (11) Cincinnati (19-8) 

(3) Arizona (22-4) vs. (14)

Salt Lake City, Utah - Thur/Sat

(7) San Diego State (17-7) vs. (10) Iowa State (18-8)

(2) Gonzaga (25-2) vs. (15)

EAST REGIONAL (Washington, DC- Thur/Sat)

Lexington, KY - Thur/Sat 

(1) Miami  (22-3) vs. (16)

(8) Notre Dame (21-6) vs. (9) Colorado (18-8)

Austin, TX - Fri/Sun

(5) Oklahoma State (19-6) vs. (12) First Four Game B Winner

(4) Butler (21-5) vs. (13)

Kansas City, MO - Fri/Sun

(6) Oklahoma (17-8) vs. (11) Creighton (22-6)

(3) Louisville (21-5) vs. (14)

Auburn Hills, MI - Thur/Sat

(7) Memphis (23-3) vs. (10) Oregon (21-6) 

(2) Michigan (21-4)  vs. (15)

SOUTH REGIONAL (Arlington, TX - Fri/Sun)

Philadelphia, PA - Fri/Sun

(1) Duke (23-3) vs. (16)

(8) Pittsburgh (20-7) vs. (9) Missouri (19-7)

San Jose, CA - Thur/Sat

(5) UNLV (19-7) vs. (12) La Salle (18-7)

(4) Wisconsin (19-8)  vs. (13)

Kansas City, MO - Fri/Sun

(6) Illinois (19-8) vs. (11) Middle Tennessee State (24-4) 

(3) Kansas (22-4) vs. (14)

Philadelphia, PA - Fri/Sun

(7) VCU (21-6)  vs. (10) UCLA (19-7)

(2) Syracuse (22-4)  vs. (15)

Final Four: Midwest vs, West, East vs. South

First Four (Dayton, OH):

Game A: Tue. March 19: Southern Miss (19-6) vs. Charlotte (18-7) , Winner is East #12 seed, plays Colorado State in San Jose. 

Game B: Wed. March 20: Boise State (15-8) vs. St. Mary's (22-5)  - Winner is Midwest #12 seed, plays Oklahoma State in Austin.

By conference:

Big East (8)

Big Ten (7)

A-10 (6)

Big 12 (5)

MWC (5)

Pac-12 (5)

ACC (4)

SEC (2)

MVC (2)

C-USA (2)

WCC (2)

OVC, Sun Belt (1 each)

Remaining Automatics: 18

Party Crashers/Additional At Large: 0

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at [Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix].

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or teams are in should be out, let me hear from you!
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 27, 2013
Posted on: February 27, 2013 9:03 am

I think Virginia is knocking at the door...


Thanks for these excellent brackets.  However to include Boise, St. Mary's, Southern Miss and Charlotte 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.


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