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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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