Last Four In: Florida St, Minnesota, Tennessee, BYU
Last Four Out: Pittsburgh, California, Providence, Arkansas
1.Florida16.Wofford(SoCon)/Alabama St Orlando
8.Oklahoma St9.Arizona St
4.Louisville13.Stephen F. Austin
6.New Mexico11.BYU/Minnesota Buffalo
7.VCU10.Nebraska St. Louis
1.Duke16.Stony Brook Raleigh
5.Saint Louis12.Tennessee/Florida St San Antonio
1.Arizona16.Weber St San Diego
5.Ohio St12.Louisiana Tech San Diego
6.Kentucky11.Saint Joseph’s Spokane
3.San Diego St14.UC-Irvine
1.Wichita St(MVC)16.Coastal Carolina(BSouth)/Mount Saint Mary’s(NEC) St. Louis
5.Michigan St12.Western Michigan Spokane
4.Oklahoma13.North Dakota St(Summit)
6.Texas11.Xavier San Antonio
3 thoughts on “BRACKETOLOGY: Thursday March 13, 2014 (Welcome American)”
I totally agree with you leaving Pitt out at the moment. I noticed that their 11-7 ACC mark doesn’t include a single win over any of the top 4 teams in the ACC… they went a combined 0-5 there.
Also, should Stanford lose tonight vs. Arizona State, Pitt might lose their ONLY top-50 win. It’s hard to believe that nearly every other bracket guru’s got Pitt in as a lock when they might not even have a single RPI top-50 win to show for it.
Thanks for commenting. I think Cal and Iowa losing may have opened a door for Pitt, but they’d better win today. The committee has been pretty consistent recently with “who’d you play,” “who’d you beat,” and “where’d you play them.” Pitt fails on all three of those questions. They do pass the eye test, but it’s hard to justify when they couldn’t even beat Florida St at home.
If we were back to the 64-team format, Pitt would be sweating it out on Sunday, but with a lot of teams taking backward steps yesterday (Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Cal, St. John’s, Arkansas, and SMU for example) Pitt might still make it just because you’ve got to somehow fill out a 68-team field. Still, should they get blown out by UNC today, that could put them at risk.