2012 College Basketball Pairwise NCAA Forecast #16 – My final bracket

If the season ended today … wait the season DID end today –  (rankings here)

Cut to the chase … the real work the committee did is here.  But how did I put it together using the pairwise rankings (a la college hockey)?

Midwest Region (Saint Louis, Missouri – #1 Overall Seed)

Louisville, Kentucky

  • (1) Kentucky vs (16) Western Kentucky/Mississippi Valley State
  • (8) San Diego State vs (9) Iowa State

Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • (4) Louisville vs (13) Drexel/North Carolina State
  • (5) Wisconsin vs (12) Xavier

Omaha, Nebraska

  • (2) Missouri vs (15) Lehigh
  • (7) Florida vs (10) Connecticut

Nashville, Tennessee

  • (3) Wichita State vs (14) Loyola-MD
  • (6) Gonzaga vs (11) Oral Roberts

West Region (Phoenix, Arizona – #4 Overall Seed)

Columbus, Ohio

  • (1) Michigan State vs (16) Detroit
  • (8) California vs (9) Cincinnati

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • (4) Florida State vs (13) Saint Bonaventure
  • (5) Creighton vs (12) Belmont

Omaha, Nebraska

  • (2) Kansas vs (15) Lamar
  • (7) UNLV vs (10) Virginia

Nashville, Tennessee

  • (3) Memphis vs (14) West Virginia
  • (6) Michigan vs (11) Long Beach State

East Region (Boston, Massachusetts – #2 overall seed)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • (1) Syracuse vs (16) UNC-Asheville
  • (8) Harvard vs (9) Southern Mississippi

Portland, Oregon

  • (4) New Mexico vs (13) Colorado
  • (5) Vanderbilt vs (12) Ohio

Greensboro, North Carolina

  • (2) Duke vs (15) Long Island
  • (7) Murray State vs (10) Notre Dame

Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • (3) Baylor vs (14) Iona/Oregon
  • (6) Temple vs (11) Purdue

South Region (Atlanta, Georgia – #3 overall seed)

Greensboro, North Carolina

  • (1) North Carolina vs (16) Vermont/Norfolk State
  • (8) Alabama vs (9) Virginia Commonwealth

Columbus, Ohio

  • (4) Indiana vs (13) New Mexico State
  • (5) Georgetown vs (12) Texas

Louisville, Kentucky

  • (2) Ohio State vs (15) Montana
  • (7) Saint Mary’s vs (10) South Dakota State

Portland, Oregon

  • (3) Marquette vs (14) Davidson
  • (6) Saint Louis vs (11) Kansas State

The Final NIT field (automatics bolded)

  1. Brigham Young
  2. Colorado State
  3. Middle Tennessee State
  4. Seton Hall
  5. Nevada
  6. Arizona
  7. Northwestern
  8. Miami-FL
  9. South Florida
  10. Ole Miss
  11. Washington
  12. Dayton
  13. Saint Joseph’s
  14. Marshall
  15. Akron
  16. Central Florida
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Minnesota
  19. George Mason
  20. Cleveland State
  21. Stanford
  22. Massachusetts
  23. Northern Iowa
  24. Tennessee
  25. LaSalle
  26. Illinois
  27. LSU
  28. Bucknell
  29. Valparaiso
  30. Texas-Arlington
  31. Stony Brook
  32. Savannah State

 

 

 

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