Predicting the NCAA tournament bracket

Published March 08, 2010

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For the past four years, Chris Kulenych and Craig Gately of Bracketology 101 have been the most accurate bracketologists in the country. Their "projection-prediction" model is not based on the season ending today. Instead, it takes into account what teams have done so far and factors in future results as well. For more analysis of their weekly bracket and to read their daily content, please visit Bracketology 101 . SYRACUSE REGION Seed Team Comment at New Orleans 1 Kentucky The Wildcats sewed up a 1-seed by beating Florida. 16 East Tennessee State The Buccaneers won what was a crazy Atlantic Sun tourney. 8 Oklahoma State If the Cowboys had any OOC resume, they could be a lot higher. 9 Marquette Their three-game OT win streak was snapped by Notre Dame. at San Jose 5 Butler The Bulldogs get Wright State Tuesday for the Horizon auto bid. 12 Washington A potential semifinal game vs. ASU will be an elimination game. 4 Maryland The Terps are going to be a lot of people's tourney sleeper. 13 Kent State Win at Akron proves they're the team to beat in MAC tourney. at New Orleans 3 Pittsburgh Not many thought they'd be the 2-seed in the Big East tourney. 14 UC Santa Barbara The Gauchos have a bye to the Big West semifinals. 6 BYU The Cougs are looking for their first MWC tourney title since '01. 11 Florida The Gators need two SEC tourney wins to feel safe. at Milwaukee 7 Missouri The Tigers open the Big 12 tourney with Nebraska. 10 Utah State They're looking good for a bid regardless of the WAC tourney. 2 Purdue All eyes will be on the Boilermakers in the Big Ten tourney. 15 Vermont With Stony Brook out, they're the favorites in the America East. SALT LAKE CITY REGION Seed Team Comment at Buffalo 1 Syracuse The Orange had to lose a road game at some point. 16 Quinnipiac/

Jackson State The Bobcats will face Robert Morris in the Northeast final. 8 Wake Forest The Demon Deacons are off the bubble after a win over Clemson. 9 California The regular-season Pac-10 title will be enough for a bid. at Spokane 5 Vanderbilt Losing to South Carolina at home is a real head-scratcher. 12 San Diego State The Aztecs sneak in as bubble teams around them stumble. 4 Wisconsin The Badgers' revenge on Illinois could knock the Illini to the NIT. 13 Memphis Our C-USA bid-stealer looked great against Tulsa. at San Jose 3 New Mexico The K-State and 'Nova losses have the Lobos closer to the 2-line. 14 Weber State Their Big Sky semis opponent (Portland State) beat them last week. 6 Xavier The Musketeers split the A-10 regular season title with Temple. 11 Saint Mary's Need to beat Gonzaga to avoid the same disappointment as last year. at Oklahoma City 7 Clemson Loss to Wake Forest ruined their shot at an ACC tourney bye. 10 Notre Dame It's a great month to be Irish. 2 Kansas State The Wildcats need to forget last week even happened. 15 Sam Houston The Bearkats face Nicholls State in their Southland opener. HOUSTON REGION Seed Team Comment at Jacksonville 1 Duke So much for North Carolina's win streak in Cameron. 16 Winthrop The Eagles are going dancing for the fourth time in five years. 8 Northern Iowa The Panthers are dancing for the fifth time in seven years. 9 Louisville A season sweep over Syracuse secures their bid. at Spokane 5 Baylor The win at Texas Tech moves their RPI into the Top 10. 12 Mississippi They will need an SEC tourney win over Tennessee to be dancing. 4 Michigan State Tough to bet against Tom Izzo from here on out. 13 South Florida The Bulls need two Big East tourney wins to get a bid. at Providence 3 Temple The Owls look like a lock for a top-four seed right now. 14 Wofford The Terriers meet Appalachian State for the Summit auto bid. 6 Gonzaga The 'Zags look for back-to-back WCC championships on Monday. 11 Cornell They could be as high as a 10 seed or as low as a 13 on Sunday. at Buffalo 7 Texas A 17-0 start turned into a 6-8 finish. 10 Old Dominion They need to beat William & Mary on Monday to avoid a long wait. 2 West Virginia The Mountaineers are a 2 after the weekend's best road win. 15 Morgan State The Bears open the MEAC tourney as heavy favorites. ST. LOUIS REGION Seed Team Comment at Oklahoma City 1 Kansas The Jayhawks made a very tough week look very easy. 16 Lehigh The Hawks face rival Lafayette for the Patriot auto bid. 8 Florida State The last time the 'Noles made back-to back tourneys was '92-'93. 9 UNLV The Rebels look to defend their home court in the MWC tourney. at Jacksonville 5 Georgetown They will need Austin Freeman healthy for any postseason success. 12 Siena The Saints should beat Fairfield to secure their bid. 4 Tennessee Is it possible to start a game better than the Vols did Saturday? 13 Murray State The OVC champs could be as high as a 12 on Selection Sunday. at Providence 3 Villanova The 'Cats limp into the Big East tourney after losing four of six. 14 Oakland The Grizzlies had no problem in their Summit tourney opener. 6 Texas A&M They have won their last three games by double digits. 11 Virginia Tech The Hokies picked up huge road win vs. GT and look good for a bid. at Milwaukee 7 Richmond We look forward to a potential Xavier-Richmond rematch this week. 10 UTEP Fourteen straight wins and a C-USA title by two games should be enough. 2 Ohio State The Buckeyes are the favorite to win the Big Ten tourney. 15 Troy The Trojans face a tough Western Kentucky team in the Sun Belt semis. The last schools in: San Diego State, Washington, Mississippi, South Florida. Waiting to get in: Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Illinois, Arizona State. fs.launchInlineFlash("#fs-table"); .fs-table { float: right; width: 100%; /*width: 100%;*/ background-color: #ffffff; border-top: 1px solid #bac0c4; } .fs-table h2 { /*background-color: yellow;*/ } .fs-table .fs-accent { width: 100%; /*width:100%;*/ /*background-color: orange;*/ } .fs-table table th { background-color: #dedede; /*background-color: #ffffff;*/ }

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