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Predicting the NCAA tournament bracket

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For the past four years, Chris Kulenych and Craig Gately of Bracketology 101 have been the most accurate bracketologists in the country. Their “projection-prediction” model is not based on the season ending today. Instead, it takes into account what teams have done so far and factors in future results as well. For more analysis of their weekly bracket and to read their daily content, please visit Bracketology 101.

SYRACUSE REGION

 
Seed Team Comment
at Providence
1   Villanova The schedule gets brutal from here.
16  Stony Brook The America East is a little down this year.
8  Charlotte The win over Temple was exactly what its résumé needed.
9  Texas A&M These guys might not be in the bracket after their next four.
at San Jose
5  Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets' list of ACC victims is impressive.
12  Illinois Someone has to be the Big Ten's fifth bid.
4  Tennessee The Vols haven't looked too good the last few times out.
13  Utah State The Aggies have won six in a row, including a W at Nevada.
at New Orleans
3  Texas Quite a few chinks in the armor now for the Longhorns.
14  Murray State The Racers are quietly 11-0 in the Ohio Valley.
6  BYU The Cougars have a gaudy record and RPI, but no big wins.
11  Mississippi State The Bulldogs may not be here for long with their upcoming schedule.
at Milwaukee
7  Florida State Good chance for a 2-0 week with the Terps and 'Canes coming in.
10  Cincinnati The Bearcats need to end their road woes over the next two weeks.
2  Michigan State Can the Spartans go undefeated in the Big Ten?
15  Morgan State The Bears are now 7-0 in the MEAC after a two-win week.
 

SALT LAKE CITY REGION

 
Seed Team Comment
at Buffalo
1  Syracuse Weird week: The Orange destroyed G'town and struggled with DePaul.
16  Lehigh/
 Texas Southern
The SWAC is destined for the play-in game after a 7-87 OOC record.
8  Mississippi Their struggles at home continue with the loss to lowly Arkansas.
9  UNLV The Rebels have a great chance to climb with BYU this week.
at Spokane
5  Gonzaga The Dons snapped the Bulldogs' 28-game WCC win streak.
12  Virginia Tech The Hokies got in with a win over Virginia and UNC's loss.
4  Ohio State Imagine if Evan Turner hadn't missed six games.
13  Oakland Having five of their last seven at home should mean a Summit title.
at Oklahoma City
3  Kansas State Is the best student section in America in Manhattan?
14  Weber State The Wildcats are once again the team to beat in the Big Sky.
6  Pittsburgh The Panthers' struggles continue after a 5-0 Big East start.
11  Cornell Ended all talk of a two-bid Ivy with its dismantling of Harvard.
at Jacksonville
7  Florida Chandler Parsons was almost the hero again for Florida in Knoxville.
10  Old Dominion Still our Colonial favorites even after the Northeastern loss.
2  Duke The class of the ACC laid an egg in D.C.
15  Sam Houston Beat Texas A&M-CC in a battle of unbeatens.
 

HOUSTON REGION

 
Seed Team Comment
at Jacksonville
1  Kentucky Nice bounce-back win over Vandy.
16  Middle Tennessee State Two wins over Western Kentucky has them in.
8  Clemson Win over the Terps prevented a double-digit seed.
9  Oklahoma State The Cowboys are catching Texas at just the right time.
at San Jose
5  New Mexico UNM is tops in the MWC when factoring in OOC résumé.
12  Wichita State Completing a season sweep of UNI this week would be huge.
4  Temple Tough loss at Charlotte, but the Owls still belong here.
13  UTEP The hottest team in C-USA is our auto bid this week.
at Buffalo
3  West Virginia Another huge second-half comeback to beat Louisville.
14  Kent State The MAC race is as wide open as ever.
6  Butler The Bulldogs should go undefeated in the Horizon.
11  Maryland The Terps missed a chance to beat Clemson without Stitt.
at Milwaukee
7  Missouri A 4-2 conference record has them this high.
10  Rhode Island The Rams now have two big wins and no bad losses.
2  Purdue After losing three straight, Purdue seems to be back on track.
15  Jacksonville The Dolphins have won 10 in a row in the A-Sun.
 

ST. LOUIS REGION

 
Seed Team Comment
at Oklahoma City
1  Kansas No. 1 in the polls and No. 1 in our bracket.
16  Robert Morris Three straight St. Francis games has to be a NCAA record.
8  UAB The Blazers are the only at-large worthy C-USA team.
9  Northern Iowa A regular-season MVC title will be enough for an at-large.
at New Orleans
5  Wake Forest Look for Wake to climb with its easy remaining schedule.
12  Marquette The Golden Eagles get the nod over UConn after their win in Hartford.
4  Vanderbilt The win at Tennessee made us believe.
13  Charleston The Cougars had a rough time on the road this week.
at Spokane
3  Wisconsin Could be a struggle against Michigan State without Jon Leuer.
14  Pacific The Tigers look to avenge their only Big West loss against UCSB.
6  Baylor Win at Texas separates them from the middle of the Big 12 pack.
11  Siena The Saints' seed will depend on their BracketBuster performance.
at Providence
7  Xavier The Musketeers should challenge Temple for the A-10 title.
10  California The "best" team in the worst-ever Pac-10.
2  Georgetown Obama's favorite team was dominant against Duke.
15  Coastal Carolina Still has a two-game lead in the Big South despite a loss at Winthrop.
The last schools in: Wichita State, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Mississippi State.
Waiting to get in: Richmond, Saint Mary's, South Carolina, Virginia.
 

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