Bracketology 2.26.170

Updated to factor in the results of the Saturday 2/25 games. There was a decent amount of jumping around within this one, mostly due to the margins between teams being razor-thin, but also due to some additional re-evaluation of individual resumes.

 

Last Four In: VCU, Illinois State, Kansas State, California

First Four Out: TCU, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt

S Curve:

1 Kansas
2 Villanova
3 North Carolina
4 Gonzaga
5 Louisville
6 Kentucky
7 UCLA
8 Oregon
9 Baylor
10 Arizona
11 Butler
12 Florida
13 Duke
14 Florida State
15 Purdue
16 West Virginia
17 Cincinnati
18 Creighton
19 Notre Dame
20 Saint Mary’s
21 Virginia
22 Dayton
23 SMU
24 Minnesota
25 Maryland
26 Iowa State
27 Wisconsin
28 Oklahoma State
29 South Carolina
30 Xavier
31 Miami
32 Arkansas
33 USC
34 Michigan
35 Michigan State
36 Marquette
37 Virginia Tech
38 Northwestern
39 Providence
40 Syracuse
41 Seton Hall
42 VCU
43 Wichita State
44 Illinois State
45 Kansas State
46 California
47 Nevada
48 Middle Tennessee
49 UNC Wilmington
50 UT Arlington
51 East Tennessee State
52 Valparaiso
53 Princeton
54 Monmouth
55 Vermont
56 Belmont
57 Akron
58 UNC Asheville
59 Bucknell
60 Florida Gulf Coast
61 Cal State Bakersfield
62 South Dakota
63 North Carolina Central
64 North Dakota
65 Texas Southern
66 UC Irvine
67 New Orleans
68 Mount St. Mary’s

Bracketology 02/25/17 – Before the Games1

New bracketology! Now with some more thorough scrubbing of the seed lines. Here’s what we’ve got:

Last Four In: Kansas State, Syracuse, California, Seton Hall

First Four Out: TCU, Illinois State, Georgia Tech, Georgia

Seed List 1-68:

1 Kansas
2 Villanova
3 Gonzaga
4 North Carolina
5 Louisville
6 Baylor
7 Arizona
8 Duke
9 Florida
10 Kentucky
11 UCLA
12 Oregon
13 Butler
14 Purdue
15 Florida State
16 West Virginia
17 Cincinnati
18 Creighton
19 Maryland
20 Saint Mary’s
21 Notre Dame
22 Dayton
23 SMU
24 Oklahoma State
25 Wisconsin
26 Virginia
27 Minnesota
28 Iowa State
29 South Carolina
30 Xavier
31 Miami
32 Arkansas
33 Northwestern
34 USC
35 Michigan State
36 Marquette
37 Michigan
38 VCU
39 Virginia Tech
40 Wichita State
41 Tennessee
42 Providence
43 Kansas State
44 Syracuse
45 California
46 Seton Hall
47 Nevada
48 Middle Tennessee
49 UNC Wilmington
50 UT Arlington
51 East Tennessee State
52 Valparaiso
53 Princeton
54 Monmouth
55 Vermont
56 Belmont
57 Akron
58 UNC Asheville
59 Bucknell
60 Florida Gulf Coast
61 Cal State Bakersfield
62 South Dakota
63 North Carolina Central
64 North Dakota
65 Texas Southern
66 UC Irvine
67 New Orleans
68 Mount St. Mary’s

 

CrimsonCast 2.12.170

We got together to talk IU basketball for a few minutes and ended up going for an hour and a half. We cover the Michigan loss, the general malaise of the program, the near future, and the far future — basically everything regarding the current and future state of the program.

It’s a noisy podcast file due to some cell phone sounds, so be forewarned. Thanks for listening.

Mid-season basketball discussion – 12.30.160

On this episode, we talk a bit about the loss to Nebraska, discuss the broader implications of the team’s struggles and the program’s difficulty in getting over the hump, and answer a bunch of reader questions about a variety of things.

Final 2016 Football Show0

Scott and Galen recount their viewing experiences and reflections about the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl, and talk about the state of the program moving forward.

2016 Football Recap with Zach Osterman0

Here’s the first of three podcasts today — a sit-down interview with Zach Osterman of the Indy Star, fresh off his trip to Santa Clara for the Foster Farms bowl. We discuss the outcome of the bowl game, then take a retrospective look at the forces that decided this season for IU, breaking down the offense and defense and what made them work the way that they did. We also take a look forward at Tom Allen’s next move(s) as head football coach, and try to anticipate where he goes with his coaching staff and style of play.