Saturday, November 19, 2016

2017 NCAA Tournament Projections

* Team in bold/italics is projected winner

East Regional - Round of 64
1 Duke 16 UT-Arlington/Farleigh Dickinson
8 Florida 9 Texas
5 Purdue 12 UTEP
4 West Virginia 13 Wichita State
6 Florida State 11 Princeton
3 Indiana 14 Howard
7 UConn 10 Rhode Island
2 Villanova 15 Lehigh

East Regional - Round of 32
1 Duke 9 Texas
4 West Virginia 5 Purdue
3 Indiana 6 Florida State
2 Villanova 7 UConn

East Regional - Sweet 16
1 Duke 4 West Virginia
2 Villanova 3 Indiana

East Regional - Elite 8
1 Duke 2 Villanova


South Regional - Round of 64
1 Kentucky 16 Sam Houston State
8 Cal 9 Seton Hall
5 Iowa State 12 Monmouth
4 Maryland 13 Belmont
6 Gonzaga 11 San Diego State
3 Arizona 14 South Dakota State
7 Cincinnati 10 Iowa
2 Virginia 15 UNC Wilmington

South Regional - Round of 32
1 Kentucky 9 Seton Hall
4 Maryland 5 Iowa State
3 Arizona 6 Goinzaga
2 Virginia 10 Iowa

South Regional - Sweet 16
1 Kentucky 5 Iowa State
3 Arizona 10 Iowa

South Regional - Elite 8
1 Kentucky 10 Iowa


Midwest Regional - Round of 64
1 Kansas 16 Texas Southern/Florida Gulf Coast
8 Creighton 9 Dayton
5 UCLA 12 Long Beach State
4 Louisville 13 New Mexico State
6 Baylor 11 SMU/VCU
3 Syracuse 14 Valpo
7 Miami 10 USC
2 Wisconsin 15 Winthrop

Midwest Regional - Round of 32
1 Kansas 9 Dayton
4 Louisville 5 UCLA
3 Syracuse 11 SMU
2 Wisconsin 10 USC

Midwest Regional - Sweet 16
1 Kansas 4 Louisville
2 Wisconsin 3 Syracuse

Midwest Regional - Elite 8
1 Kansas 3 Syracuse


West Regional - Round of 64
1 North Carolina 16 Vermont
8 Oklahoma 9 Butler
5 Texas A&M 12 Notre Dame/Colorado
4 Michigan State 13 Chattanooga
6 NC State 11 Arkansas
3 Xavier 14 Akron
7 St. Mary's 10 Ohio State
2 Oregon 15 Weber State

West Regional - Round of 32
1 North Carolina 8 Oklahoma
4 Michigan State 5 Texas A&M
3 Xavier 6 NC State
2 Oregon 10 Ohio State

West Regional - Sweet 16
1 North Carolina 5 Texas A&M
2 Oregon 3 Xavier

West Regional - Elite 8
1 North Carolina 2 Oregon


Final Four - Glendale, AZ
1 Duke 2 Oregon
1 Kansas 1 Kentucky

National Championship Game - Glendale, AZ
1 Kansas 2 Oregon

The Oregon Ducks will have One Shining Moment at the end of the 2016-2017 season

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016-2017 NCAA Basketball Projections

Below is how I see the 2016-2017 NCAA Basketball season shaking out.  I've projected the complete order of finish for the power conferences with teams in bold picked to go to the NCAA Tournament.  All teams listed for the mid-majors are projected in the Field of 68.

ACC
1. Duke
2. North Carolina
3. Virginia
4. Syracuse
5. Louisville
6. NC State
7. Florida State
8. Miami
9. Notre Dame
10. Clemson
11. Pittsburgh
12. Virginia Tech
13. Wake Forest
14. Georgia Tech
15. Boston College

Big 12
1. Kansas
2. West Virginia
3. Iowa State
4. Baylor
5. Oklahoma
6. Texas
7. Texas Tech
8. Oklahoma State
9. TCU
10. Kansas State

Big 10
1. Wisconsin
2. Indiana
3. Maryland
4. Michigan State
5. Purdue
6. Iowa
7. Ohio State
8. Michigan
9. Illinois
10. Penn State
11. Northwestern
12. Minnesota
13. Nebraska
14. Rutgers

Pac-12
1. Oregon
2. Arizona
3. UCLA
4. Cal
5. USC
6. Colorado
7. Utah
8. Washington
9. Stanford
10. Oregon State
11. Arizona State
12. Washington State

SEC
1. Kentucky
2. Texas A&M
3. Florida
4. Arkansas
5. Vanderbilt
6. Georgia
7. Mississippi State
8. Alabama
9. Auburn
10. LSU
11. South Carolina
12. Ole Miss
13. Missouri
14. Tennessee

Big East
1. Villanova
2. Xavier
3. Creighton
4. Butler
5. Seton Hall
6. Marquette
7. Georgetown
8. Providence
9. St. John's
10. DePaul

American
1. UConn
2. Cincinnati
3. SMU

Atlantic-10
1. Dayton
2. Rhode Island
3. VCU

WCC
1. Gonzaga
2. St. Mary's

AEC
1. Vermont

Atlantic Sun
1. Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky
1. Weber State

Big South
1. Winthrop

Big West
1. Long Beach State

Colonial
1. UNC Wilmington

Conference USA
1. UTEP

Horizon
1. Valpo

Ivy
1. Princeton

MAAC
1. Monmouth

MAC
1. Akron

MEAC
1. Howard

MVC
1. Wichita State

Mountain West
1. San Diego State

NEC
1. Farleigh Dickinson

OVC
1. Belmont

Patriot
1. Lehigh

SoCon
1. Chattanooga

Southland
1. Sam Houston State

Summit
1. South Dakota State

Sun Belt
1. UT-Arlington

SWAC
1. Texas Southern

WAC
1. New Mexico State


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2016-2017 NBA Predictions

Eastern Conference
Atlantic
Boston 53-29
Toronto 50-32
New York 41-41
Philadelphia 22-60
Brooklyn 16-66

Southeast
Atlanta 47-35
Charlotte 40-42
Washington 39-43
Miami 34-48
Orlando 32-50

Central
Cleveland 57-25
Detroit 45-37
Chicago 43-39
Indiana 42-40
Milwaukee 35-47

Western Conference
Southwest
San Antonio 59-23
Memphis 45-37
Dallas 42-40
Houston 41-41
New Orleans 36-46

Northwest
Utah 50-32
Portland 46-36
Minnesota 44-38
Oklahoma City 43-39
Denver 32-50

Pacific
Golden State 67-15
LA Clippers 53-29
Sacramento 31-51
LA Lakers 23-59
Phoenix 22-60

East Quarters
(1) Cleveland over (8) New York
(5) Detroit over (4) Atlanta
(3) Toronto over (6) Chicago
(2) Boston over (7) Indiana

West Quarters
(1) Golden State over (8) Oklahoma City
(4) Utah over (5) Portland
(3) LA Clippers over (6) Memphis
(2) San Antonio over (7) Minnesota

East Semis
(1) Cleveland over (5) Detroit
(3) Toronto over (2) Boston

West Semis
(1) Golden State over (4) Utah
(2) San Antonio over (3) LA Clippers

East Finals
(1) Cleveland over (3) Toronto

West Finals
(1) Golden State over (2) San Antonio

NBA Finals
Golden State over Cleveland

The Golden State Warriors will win in the NBA Finals trilogy

Friday, October 14, 2016

2016-2017 NHL Predictions

Eastern Conference
Atlantic
1. Tampa Bay
2. Florida
3. Montreal
4. Boston
5. Detroit
6. Buffalo
7. Ottawa
8. Toronto

Metropolitan
1. Pittsburgh
2. Washington
3. NY Rangers
4. Philadelphia
5. NY Islanders
6. New Jersey
7. Carolina
8. Columbus

Western Conference
Central
1. Nashville
2. Chicago
3. Dallas
4. St. Louis
5. Minnesota
6. Winnipeg
7. Colorado

Pacific
1. San Jose
2. Anaheim
3. Los Angeles
4. Calgary
5. Edmonton
6. Arizona
7. Vancouver

East Quarterfinals
Tampa Bay over Boston
Florida over Montreal
Pittsburgh over Philadelphia
Washington over NY Rangers

West Quarterfinals
San Jose over Minnesota
Los Angeles over Anaheim
Nashville over St. Louis
Chicago over Dallas

East Semifinals
Tampa Bay over Florida
Washington over Pittsburgh

West Semifinals
San Jose over Los Angeles
Chicago over Nashville

East Finals
Tampa Bay over Washington

West Finals
San Jose over Chicago

Stanley Cup Finals
San Jose over Tampa Bay

The San Jose Sharks will bounce back from last year's disappointing finish and hoist Lord Stanley's Cup!