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Author Topic: Bracketology Thread 2023  (Read 75024 times)

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #375 on: February 17, 2023, 12:52:31 PM »
Rather than looking at individual bracketology "experts" I recommend referencing Bracketmatrix.com, which combines all of the major ones. It also ranks them so you can see who are generally the most accurate

Has MU as the 3rd 3 seed right now

http://www.bracketmatrix.com/

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #376 on: February 17, 2023, 02:33:09 PM »
Someone at The Athletic has a sense of humor.

Placed Marquette as a three-seed in Columbus (boo!) against Colgate.

The winner would play the winner of a first round 6/11 match between the State University of Iowa and Texas A&M University.

Can you imagine the bloodbath the MU alumni base would want if the second round match-up was between Coach Shaka and the Redneck/Hillbilly?

That would be worth traveling to Columbus to participate in the heckling/harassment of the Redneck/Hillbilly.

TAMU, Knower of Ball, what would be your take on this?


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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #377 on: February 17, 2023, 02:35:53 PM »
ESPN has a possible rematch with UNC in the round of 32. Iowa and Kentucky the other possibilities.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #378 on: February 17, 2023, 02:37:32 PM »
Someone at The Athletic has a sense of humor.

Placed Marquette as a three-seed in Columbus (boo!) against Colgate.

The winner would play the winner of a first round 6/11 match between the State University of Iowa and Texas A&M University.

Can you imagine the bloodbath the MU alumni base would want if the second round match-up was between Coach Shaka and the Redneck/Hillbilly?

That would be worth traveling to Columbus to participate in the heckling/harassment of the Redneck/Hillbilly.

TAMU, Knower of Ball, what would be your take on this?

Anyone have a stack of the old Chicago tribune front pages we can throw at him?
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #379 on: February 17, 2023, 02:38:01 PM »
ESPN has a possible rematch with UNC in the round of 32. Iowa and Kentucky the other possibilities.

God I hope not. We've been paying for our one win against UNC ever since 1977. I don't think we ever will beat them again!

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #380 on: February 17, 2023, 02:44:44 PM »
God I hope not. We've been paying for our one win against UNC ever since 1977. I don't think we ever will beat them again!

We beat them 2 years ago.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #381 on: February 17, 2023, 02:51:37 PM »
That was under Wojo.   It doesn't count. 
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #382 on: February 17, 2023, 02:55:18 PM »
We beat them 2 years ago.

You sure that wasn't a "B" Team game?

They sucked that year and so did we!

As Brother Tower said, "That was under Wojo. It doesn't count!"

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #383 on: February 17, 2023, 03:26:13 PM »
Rather than looking at individual bracketology "experts" I recommend referencing Bracketmatrix.com, which combines all of the major ones. It also ranks them so you can see who are generally the most accurate

Has MU as the 3rd 3 seed right now

http://www.bracketmatrix.com/

I'm a fan of bracketmatrix...but I'm not sure they combine "all of the major ones". I think they put any bracketology they can find on there. I used to do a "way too early bracketology" every summer as a fun article. It got added to bracketmatrix somehow.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #384 on: February 17, 2023, 03:26:35 PM »
ESPN has a possible rematch with UNC in the round of 32. Iowa and Kentucky the other possibilities.

That means theres a chance we could get UW, Kentucky, or UNC in the 2nd round as they all are in play-in territory. Interesting!
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #385 on: February 17, 2023, 03:56:22 PM »
Someone at The Athletic has a sense of humor.

Placed Marquette as a three-seed in Columbus (boo!) against Colgate.

The winner would play the winner of a first round 6/11 match between the State University of Iowa and Texas A&M University.

Can you imagine the bloodbath the MU alumni base would want if the second round match-up was between Coach Shaka and the Redneck/Hillbilly?

That would be worth traveling to Columbus to participate in the heckling/harassment of the Redneck/Hillbilly.

TAMU, Knower of Ball, what would be your take on this?
I believe that the Redneck/Hillbilly is affectionately known here s the phony downhome lonesome cowboy.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #386 on: February 17, 2023, 04:21:34 PM »
I believe that the Redneck/Hillbilly is affectionately known here s the phony downhome lonesome cowboy.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #387 on: February 17, 2023, 04:26:38 PM »
I'm a fan of bracketmatrix...but I'm not sure they combine "all of the major ones". I think they put any bracketology they can find on there. I used to do a "way too early bracketology" every summer as a fun article. It got added to bracketmatrix somehow.

Congrats on being a major bracket! /s

I guess I meant that they include all the major ones. Plus a bunch of other not so big ones.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #388 on: February 17, 2023, 05:12:34 PM »
I put all my faith in Cracked Sidewalks' bracketologist, whoever the hell that is.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #389 on: February 17, 2023, 05:17:17 PM »
Gimme Bazz, would love to watch Marquette run it up on him

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #390 on: February 19, 2023, 06:32:56 PM »
Joe Lunardi Just said on ESPN the only change he would make with the reveal would have been to put UCONN in.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #391 on: February 21, 2023, 11:49:44 AM »
Today Joe Lunardi ESPN has Marquette as a #4 Seed playing #13 Seed Southern Mississippi in Birmingham

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #392 on: February 21, 2023, 11:51:28 AM »
Today Joe Lunardi ESPN has Marquette as a #4 Seed playing #13 Seed Southern Mississippi in Birmingham

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #393 on: February 21, 2023, 12:11:47 PM »
Today Joe Lunardi ESPN has Marquette as a #4 Seed playing #13 Seed Southern Mississippi in Birmingham

At first glance, it appears he got lazy and just adjusted his top four to match the top 16 reveal.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #394 on: February 21, 2023, 12:17:53 PM »
At first glance, it appears he got lazy and just adjusted his top four to match the top 16 reveal.
Joe has been lazy and poor at his job for 10+ years. He is simply a TV personality and not a reliable or good analyst.

That said, according to him, all of our losses are to tourney teams. That is something that (along with many other data points) should warrant a 3 seed.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #395 on: February 21, 2023, 12:19:46 PM »
At first glance, it appears he got lazy and just adjusted his top four to match the top 16 reveal.

If the goal is to produce a bracket that is as close to possible the actual one, it would be foolish not to make adjustments based on the top 16 reveal.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #396 on: February 21, 2023, 12:28:11 PM »
Joe has been lazy and poor at his job for 10+ years. He is simply a TV personality and not a reliable or good analyst.

That said, according to him, all of our losses are to tourney teams. That is something that (along with many other data points) should warrant a 3 seed.
I agree with your take on Lunardi. His bracketology is nothing more than click bait. Rarely accurate, and his picks and brackets are often contradictory.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #397 on: February 21, 2023, 12:29:55 PM »
If the goal is to produce a bracket that is as close to possible the actual one, it would be foolish not to make adjustments based on the top 16 reveal.
But if you project a bracket one week after the Selection Committee's reveal and a hundred games, should you not adjust for actual game results?

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #398 on: February 21, 2023, 12:37:43 PM »
But if you project a bracket one week after the Selection Committee's reveal and a hundred games, should you not adjust for actual game results?

Exactly - the committee admitted that they did their rankings based on results through last Tuesday.  Lot of stuff has happened since then.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #399 on: February 21, 2023, 12:53:43 PM »
Exactly - the committee admitted that they did their rankings based on results through last Tuesday.  Lot of stuff has happened since then.

This to me was mind numbing (and lazy).  Release them Wed AM then. This only caused confusion and a complete lack of confidence.