Friday, February 28, 2014

Goodbye February, Hello March!

Time to roll into March and get this thing down to 68.  We have 25 teams that are officially out of the title picture.  An enormous amount of schools still have a shot with 16 days until Selection Sunday, 326 to be exact.  Basic math tells me that we'll need to average 16 casualties per day to get down to 68, so buckle up, the deaths are going to come fast and furious.  Here are the teams that have been eliminated....

AMERICA EAST - Massachusetts Lowell
ATLANTIC SUN - Northern Kentucky, Kennesaw State
CONFERENCE USA - Florida International
WAC - Grand Canyon
SOUTHLAND - Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian, New Orleans, Houston Baptist, Lamar
SUMMIT - Nebraska-Omaha
SWAC - Mississippi Valley State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State
IVY - Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, Pennsylvania
BIG SKY - Southern Utah
OHIO VALLEY - Tennessee State, Tennessee-Martin, Jacksonville State
NORTHEAST - Sacred Heart, LIU Brooklyn

For the heck of it, I'm calling my shot for the Final Four.  I like Arizona, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Florida.  Doesn't look like that much of a longshot anymore, but I liked those teams since the beginning of the year.  Watch, they'll be 1, 2, 3, and 4 seeds in the same bracket and my dreams will be dashed, oh well.  Who do you see in the Final Four?  Enjoy the weekend, some good games on the slate.  Thanks for reading.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dead or Alive 2/16/14

It's only the 16th of February but we are starting to lose some teams from the title picture.  Two teams were eliminated on Saturday.  That gives us a total of 14 dead and 337 still alive.  Here are the dead schools as of today...

SCHOOL                         CONFERENCE       
Massachusetts-Lowell       America East            
Northern Kentucky            Atlantic Sun            
NJIT                                   Independent             
Florida International          Conference USA   
Grand Canyon                    WAC                      
Incarnate Word                   Southland              
Abilene Christian               Southland               
New Orleans                       Southland           
Nebraska-Omaha                Summit                 
Mississippi Valley State     SWAC               
Arkansas-Pine Bluff           SWAC               
Grambling State                 SWAC                  
Southern Utah                     Big Sky
Cornell                                Ivy

Selection Sunday is exactly four weeks from today.  That's 28 days to eliminate another 269 teams so get ready because the deaths are going to start coming fast and furious.  Stay tuned to the blog to see who needs to have obituaries written for the 2014 season.  Thanks for reading.