Bracket for 1/28/14-2/2/14

Good for games thru 1/27

Last Four In: Saint Mary’s, Oregon, Wake Forest, Stanford

Last Four Out: Arizona St, Ole Miss, Missouri, Washington


1.Arizona16.Southern/UNC Asheville     San Diego

8.Kansas St9.Florida St

5.Creighton12.Wake Forest/Oregon       Orlando


6.Ohio St11.Green Bay                                  Raleigh

3.Duke14.Northern Colorado

7.Memphis10.VCU                                          Milwaukee

2.Michigan St15.Stephen F. Austin


1.San Diego St16.Utah Valley                      Spokane


5.Oklahoma St12.Richmond                        San Antonio


6.Virginia11.Harvard                                       Milwaukee


7.UCLA10.Xavier                                               St. Louis



1.Florida16.Robert Morris                            Orlando

8.UConn9.Southern Miss

5.Saint Louis12.Tennessee                           San Diego


6.Iowa St11.North Carolina                          Raleigh


7.Gonzaga10.Colorado                                  Spokane

2.Wichita St15.UC Irvine


1.Syracuse16.Stony Brook/Chattanooga                Buffalo

8.New Mexico9.George Washington

5.Oklahoma12.Stanford/Saint Mary’s     San Antonio


6.Pittsburgh11.California                              St. Louis

3.Wisconsin14.Georgia St

7.Texas10.SMU                                                 Buffalo



SHOCKing Results

Fred VanVleet has led Wichita St to a 19-0 record

Through almost three months of the season there is one team whose undefeated record is as surprising as its run to the Final Four last season.  Wichita St rolled through its non-conference schedule and with Creighton in the Big East, it looks like the Shockers will face little resistance in the Missouri Valley this season.

Led by one of the best point guards in the country in Fred VanVleet, the Shockers destroyed Indiana St, the only other team in the Valley with real at-large aspirations.  He runs the show and is surrounded by talent that plenty of high majors schools are probably envious of.  Throw in Gregg Marshall, a man who’s legitimately one of the best coaches in the country and this is a team that looks like a national title contender.

Stock Up: Tyler Ennis.  The Syracuse freshman has taken this team to another level.  Any thoughts of a drop off after Michael Carter-Williams have been erased as Ennis has made the Orange the favorite to win the ACC.

Stock Down: Big East favorites.  Both Georgetown and Marquette are sputtering to find themselves as injuries, suspensions and early departures have crushed their respective rosters.  Both squads thought they’d perform much better this season but neither have been close to upholding the standard the each program has set.

Stock Up: Kansas.  The Jayhawks are putting it together and its going to get scary for everyone else.  It appears that Joel Embiid has taken the reigns as the best player on this team and everyone else has followed.  Kansas already has four losses, but it could be a good while before it losses again…if it losses again.

Stock Down: VCU. The Rams have been figured out.  If you limit VCU’s transition opportunities they can’t score.  This team can get hot from deep, but it’s not consistent when the Rams are off, they’re extremely easy to defend.

On to the bracket:

First one of the year.

Last Four In: North Carolina, Stanford, Providence, SMU

Last Four Out: Saint Mary’s, Boise St, Purdue, Georgetown



1.Arizona16.Robert Morris/Chattanooga               San Diego

8.Baylor9.Florida St

5.Ohio St12.Providence/Stanford             Raleigh


6.Memphis11.Texas       San Antonio

3.Wichita St14.Georgia St

7.Kansas St10.George Washington           Milwaukee



1.Florida16.Radford        Orlando


5.Pittsburgh12.Toledo   San Diego

4.Cincinnati13.Stephen F. Austin

6.Gonzaga11.Clemson   Spokane

3.Oklahoma St14.Boston

7.Michigan10.Harvard    Buffalo

2.Villanova15.Utah Valley


1.Michigan St16.Southern            Milwaukee

8.California9.Southern Miss

5.Iowa St12.Missouri      Raleigh


6.Oklahoma11.Green Bay            San Antonio

3.UMass14.Northern Colorado

7.Virginia10.Oregon        Spokane

2.San Diego St15.UC Irvine


1.Syracuse16.South Dakota/Morgan St  Buffalo


5.Saint Louis12.SMU/North Carolina        Orlando


6.Creighton11.VCU         St. Louis


7.UConn10.New Mexico               St. Louis

2.Kansas15.Old Dominion