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Author Topic: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final  (Read 1842 times)

brewcity77

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[Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« on: March 17, 2024, 04:12:27 PM »
Was up until close to midnight watching games, and been up since 5 am scrubbing and evaluating. I'll probably get bit for keeping Indiana State in the field, but I think the warts for Virginia and Oklahoma really come through when you compare those teams head to head. Honestly, I'm just glad to rest. Bring on the Selection Show!

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2024, 04:15:35 PM »
Awesome work. Good luck on the bracket.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2024, 04:18:17 PM »
An MSU rematch in the Rd of 32 is inevitable isn't it?
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2024, 04:22:11 PM »
Thanks for the hard work brew.

Rest up, busy night and week ahead.

It’s pretty wild that we’ve discussed the BE getting anywhere from 4-6/7 bids for weeks- I got some slack for suggesting several weeks ago that it’s a 4 bid league.
No one would ever dream it’s only a 3 bid league.
I still refuse to believe it, and I’m pretty certain SH or StJ ends up in the first4 at worst. I think it should be SH, but I think the committee will make it StJohns if only one of the two get there.

FWIW I can still see both making it, but I think Providence has a longer shot but is also close as we all know.

As for Indiana state- I really appreciate your work but yea yuck.
I guess it would be cool to see the kid from oak forest play in the dance.

Most important of all, let’s land Indy and get a good for Marquette draw.
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2024, 04:43:55 PM »
Thanks for the hard work brew.

Rest up, busy night and week ahead.

It’s pretty wild that we’ve discussed the BE getting anywhere from 4-6/7 bids for weeks- I got some slack for suggesting several weeks ago that it’s a 4 bid league.
No one would ever dream it’s only a 3 bid league.
I still refuse to believe it, and I’m pretty certain SH or StJ ends up in the first4 at worst. I think it should be SH, but I think the committee will make it StJohns if only one of the two get there.

FWIW I can still see both making it, but I think Providence has a longer shot but is also close as we all know.

As for Indiana state- I really appreciate your work but yea yuck.
I guess it would be cool to see the kid from oak forest play in the dance.

Most important of all, let’s land Indy and get a good for Marquette draw.
Leggo

I actually said it was a 3 bid league right at conference play started and I got my head ripped off.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2024, 04:49:34 PM »
Very interesting read 15 Min before the reveal.

3-BE so disappointing if so.

WEST- surprise but ok here. We can win that West Bracket.

We'll see in minutes...

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2024, 04:51:18 PM »
Looks like the panel already has the bracket

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2024, 04:52:49 PM »
I actually said it was a 3 bid league right at conference play started and I got my head ripped off.

I mean, it took an unprecedented 5 bid thieves to make this happen (if it does happen).

It was really the (im)perfect storm.

HowardsWorld

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2024, 04:53:50 PM »
I mean, it took an unprecedented 5 bid thieves to make this happen (if it does happen).

It was really the (im)perfect storm.

I still think st Johns gets in at play in game minimum

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2024, 04:56:01 PM »
An MSU rematch in the Rd of 32 is inevitable isn't it?

I think youve been told about 15 times the committee will not do that unless there is literally no other option
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2024, 04:56:43 PM »
I think youve been told about 15 times the committee will not do that unless there is literally no other option

It’s inevitable he’ll post it again
Ramsey head thoroughly up his ass.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2024, 04:57:20 PM »
I think youve been told about 15 times the committee will not do that unless there is literally no other option

Brew has said that that isn't remotely true.
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2024, 05:05:18 PM »
UCONN with a walk to the E8. 

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2024, 05:10:02 PM »
UCONN with a walk to the E8.
FAU, if playing their A game, could be tough. They have a big tough center, and a dynamic guard.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2024, 05:26:19 PM »
Thanks buddy!!!
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2024, 07:40:43 PM »
How'd you end up doing Brew?

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2024, 07:45:06 PM »
UCONN with a walk to the E8.
How did you come to this conclusion?  Every one I’ve is talking about how difficult their bracket is compared to the other #1s.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2024, 07:47:40 PM »
UConn fears no one.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2024, 07:58:01 PM »
How'd you end up doing Brew?

Also curious, Brew, if this was more or less enjoyable for you than a normal year given all the chaos over the past few days.  I would have to imagine some of the seemingly inconsistent and selective use of different factors for different teams is a tad frustrating when trying to predict where the committee will land.

Regardless, thank you for the effort and insights these past few weeks.  Your articles have definitely kept me better informed of what is likely to transpire and why.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bracketology: Selection Sunday Final
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2024, 09:31:49 PM »
How'd you end up doing Brew?

In terms of score, my worst since 2019, but everyone I talk to is posting personal worsts, so I'm waiting until tomorrow for the rankings. I had 67/68 teams (Indiana State for Virginia), 43 exact seeds, 61 within 1 line. The Mountain West was a killer, 3 of my 6 two-line misses were MWC teams.

For context, out of 408 possible points, last year's average was 356. I haven't seen a single person at 356 yet and at least two previous champions are sub-350. I believe I'm at 345, but that was just my quick one-pass calculation.

It wouldn't surprise me if my score was worse but my ranking better. This year was brutal for bracket nerds.
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