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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – February 22nd

Top 4 Seeds: Virginia Duke Kentucky Gonzaga Last Four In: Utah State Seton Hall Butler Arizona State First Four Out: San Francisco Alabama Nebraska Temple Next Four Out: Saint Mary's Furman Indiana Creighton Conference Breakdown: Conf   ACC 9 B10 8 B12 8 SEC 7

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – February 15th

Top 4 Seeds: Duke Virginia Tennessee Gonzaga Last Four In: Nebraska Indiana Seton Hall Minnesota First Four Out: Butler Utah State Toledo UNC Greensboro Next Four Out: Temple Arkansas Arizona State San Francisco Conference Breakdown: Conf B10 10 ACC 9 SEC 8 B12 8 BE 4 Amer 3   Observations: Not surprisingly. Duke surpassed Virginia as the overall #1 seed. Seton Hall replaces Utah St. as the only change in at-large teams. The bubble is uniquely weak this year.  Notice in the first four out, Butler is the

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – February 8th

Top 4 Seeds: Seed Overall Team 1 1 Virginia 1 2 Duke 1 3 Gonzaga 1 4 Tennessee 2 5 Kentucky 2 6 Michigan 2 7 North Carolina 2 8 Michigan St. 3 9 Purdue 3 10 Virginia Tech 3 11 Houston 3 12 Wisconsin 4 13 Nevada 4 14 Kansas 4 15 Louisville 4 16 Iowa St. Last Four In: Indiana UCF Nebraska Minnesota First Four Out: Arkansas Creighton Saint Mary's Temple Next Four Out: Butler Davidson San Francisco Toledo Conference Breakdown: Conf B10 10 ACC 9 B12 8 SEC 8 Amer 3 BE 3 MWC 2 Observations: First and Fan released the new bracket today in anticipation of the NCAA’s announcement on Saturday.  The Sweet 16 remained the same from our last bracket. Of note, Tennessee took over the last #1 seed

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – January 29th

#1 Seeds: Virginia Duke Gonzaga Michigan State Last Four In: Minnesota Creighton Clemson San Francisco First Four Out: St. John's Utah State Arizona State Butler Next Four Out: Temple Oregon Northwestern Seton Hall Conference Breakdown: Conf B10 10 ACC 9 B12 8 SEC 8 Amer 3 BE 3 WCC 2 Observations: A shake up at the top. Gonzaga Jumps to #3 overall and Tennessee falls to #5, leaving Michigan St. on the 1 Seed line. Three new At-Large teams in: Baylor, Minnesota, & Creighton replacing St. John’s,

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – January 21st

#1 Seeds: Virginia Duke Tennessee Michigan State Last Four In: Arizona Butler Alabama Clemson First Four Out: Baylor Saint Mary's Seton Hall Utah State Next Four Out: Minnesota Fresno State Arizona State Oregon Conference Breakdown: Conf   ACC 9 B10 9 SEC 8 B12 7

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – January 14th

#1 Seeds: Duke Virginia Tennessee Gonzaga Last Four In: Minnesota Syracuse San Francisco Clemson First Four Out: Temple Creighton Butler Alabama Next Four Out: Saint Mary's Utah State Arkansas Fresno State Conference Breakdown: Conf B10 10 ACC 9 B12 7 SEC 7 BE 4 Amer 3 P12 2 WCC 2   Observations: Tennessee jumps to #3 overall knocking Michigan to #2 seed.  This shows the newfound value of good road wins as Tennessee beat both Missouri and Florida on the road this week. Washington takes over the Pac-12 lead and Arizona

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – December 31st

#1 Seeds: Duke Virginia Michigan Gonzaga Last Four In: Seton Hall Syracuse Mississippi Texas First Four Out: Minnesota Washington Arizona Toledo Next Four Out: Utah State Providence Notre Dame Murray State Conference Breakdown: Conference # of Teams ACC 9 B10 9 B12 7 SEC 7 BE 6 Amer 3 WCC 2   Observations: First off, the highest rated team in each league is awarded the automatic bid regardless of record. If you are new to First and Fan, read the Bracketbluster explanation. As expected, the Pac-12 is a one-bid league, though

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BracketBluster’s 2019 Projected Seed List – December 19th

Below is the first seed-list by BracketBluster in anticipation of the 2019 D1 Men's National Basketball Tournament in March. Legend: Dark green: Top rated team in each conference Light green: At-large team White: Last four in Light tan: First four out Tan: Second four out   Seed Overall

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The NCAA NET Explained

As promised in my last article, here is an explanation of the new NET Rankings.  First the first off, NET the stands for NCAA Evaluation Tool, and it is just that, the primary sorting tool for the selection committee for the Men’s DI basketball tournament.  It replaces the ratings percentage index,

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Who Benefits from Division I vs. Division III Games? Plus Exclusive Interviews

The new college basketball season is upon us.  The excitement is in the air. Opening night provided some of the best match up’s of the season and then…   For the rest of November we get to witness a record number of DI vs. DIII games. To be fair the number

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