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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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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – Final Bracket March 11th

Selection Sunday has finally arrived. The 2018 NCAA March Madness Selection Show will be hosted on TBS tonight at 6 pm EST. Based on raw data and statistics, below is our projected final bracket. Good luck to everyone in their bracket challenges this year and let the madness truly begin! Results from

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – Pre-Games March 11th

Selection Sunday has finally arrived. The 2018 NCAA March Madness Selection Show will be hosted on TBS tonight at 6 p.m. ET. Based on raw data and statistics, below is our projected final bracket. Good luck to everyone in their bracket challenges this year and let the madness truly begin! The final

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – March 10th

#1 Seeds: Virginia Villanova Duke Cincinnati Last Four in: Missouri Florida State Baylor Notre Dame First Four out: Oklahoma Middle Tennessee NC State Nebraska Next Four out: Syracuse Penn State Marquette Arizona St Conference Breakdown: Conference  Number of Teams ACC 9 SEC 8 Big 12 7 Big East 6 Big Ten 4 Pac-12 3 American 3 Atlantic 10 2 WCC 2 MWC 2

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – March 8th

#1 Seeds: Virginia Villanova Duke Xavier New At-Large Teams in: Notre Dame Boise State New At-Large Teams out: Arizona State NC State Last Four in: Notre Dame Oklahoma Boise State Providence First Four out: NC State Marquette Syracuse Nebraska Next Four out: Penn State Utah Oklahoma State Alabama Conference Breakdown: Conference  Number of Teams ACC 9 Big 12 8 SEC 7 Big East 6 Big Ten 4 Pac-12 3 American 2 Atlantic 10 2 WCC 2 MWC 2

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