Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2015 NCAA Tournament Projections

*Team in bold is predicted winner

East Regional - Round of 64
1 Duke 16 Hartford
8 Utah 9 Georgetown
5 UCLA 12 Toledo
4 Michigan 13 William & Mary
6 San Diego State 11 Notre Dame
3 UConn 14 Holy Cross
7 Iowa 10 Harvard
2 Kansas 15 Wagner

East Regional - Round of 32
1 Duke 8 Utah
4 Michigan 12 Toledo
3 UConn 6 San Diego State
2 Kansas 7 Iowa

East Regional - Sweet 16
1 Duke 4 Michigan
2 Kansas 6 San Diego State

East Regional - Elite 8
2 Kansas 4 Michigan


South Regional - Round of 64
1 Wisconsin 16 Coastal Carolina
8 Oregon 9 Dayton
5 Syracuse 12 UTEP/Illinois
4 Texas 13 Belmont
6 SMU 11 Providence
3 Louisville 14 Georgia State
7 Nebraska 10 Colorado
2 Florida 15 Weber State

South Regional - Round of 32
1 Wisconsin 8 Oregon
4 Texas 5 Syracuse
3 Louisville 11 Providence
2 Florida 10 Colorado

South Regional - Sweet 16
1 Wisconsin 4 Texas
2 Florida 3 Louisville

South Regional - Elite 8
1 Wisconsin 2 Florida


Midwest Regional - Round of 64
1 Kentucky 16 Chattanooga/NC Central
8 Pittsburgh 9 Maryland
5 Oklahoma 12 Louisiana Tech
4 Michigan State 13 Green Bay
6 Ohio State 11 New Mexico
3 Villanova 14 Florida Gulf Coast
7 Kansas State 10 Memphis
2 North Carolina 15 Stephen F Austin

Midwest Regional - Round of 32
1 Kentucky 8 Pittsburgh
4 Michigan State 12 Louisiana Tech
3 Villanova 11 New Mexico
2 North Carolina 10 Memphis

Midwest Regional - Sweet 16
1 Kentucky 4 Michigan State
2 North Carolina 3 Villanova

Midwest Regional - Elite 8
1 Kentucky 2 North Carolina 


West Regional - Round of 64
1 Arizona 16 UC Irvine
8 Baylor 9 Minnesota
5 VCU 12  Seton Hall
4 Wichita State 13 Iona
6 Gonzaga 11 West Virginia/UMass
3 Iowa State 14 Denver
7 Stanford 10 Arkansas
2 Virginia 15 New Mexico State

West Regional - Round of 32
1 Arizona 9 Minnesota
4 Wichita State 5 VCU
3 Iowa State 6 Gonzaga
2 Virginia 7 Stanford

West Regional - Sweet 16
1 Arizona 5 VCU
2 Virginia 3 Iowa State

West Regional - Elite 8
1 Arizona 3 Iowa State


Final Four - Indianapolis
2 North Carolina 4 Michigan
1 Arizona 2 Florida

National Championship Game - Indianapolis

1 Arizona over 2 North Carolina 










Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014-2015 NCAA Basketball Preview

Below is how I see the 2014-2015 NCAA Basketball season shaking out, with complete predictions for the five power conferences and NCAA Tournament teams listed for the other conferences. (Bold indicates an NCAA Tournament team)

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

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

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

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

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

American
1. UConn
2. SMU
3. Memphis

Big East
1. Villanova
2. Georgetown
3. Providence
4. Seton Hall

Atlantic-10
1. VCU
2. Dayton
3. UMass

Mountain West
1. San Diego State
2. New Mexico 

Conference USA 
1. UTEP
2. Louisiana Tech

America East
1. Hartford

Atlantic Sun
1. Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky
1. Weber State

Big South
1. Coastal Carolina

Big West
1. UC Irvine

Colonial
1. William & Mary

Horizon
1. Green Bay 

Ivy
1. Harvard

MAAC
1. Iona

MAC
1. Toledo

MEAC
1. NC Central

MVC
1. Wichita State

NEC
1. Wagner

OVC
1. Belmont

Patriot
1. Holy Cross

SoCon
1. Chattanooga

Southland
1. Stephen F Austin

Sun Belt
1. Georgia State

Summit
1. Denver

SWAC
1. Alcorn State

WAC
1. New Mexico State

WCC
1. Gonzaga










Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014-2015 NBA Predictions

Eastern Conference
Atlantic
Toronto 47-35
Brooklyn 44-38
New York 38-44
Boston 27-55
Philadelphia 18-64

Southeast
Washington 48-34
Miami 47-35
Charlotte 43-39
Atlanta 39-43
Orlando 22-60

Central
Cleveland 57-25
Chicago 55-27
Indiana 36-46
Detroit 35-47
Milwaukee 24-58

Western Conference
Southwest 
San Antonio 58-24
Memphis 52-30
Dallas 50-32
Houston 47-35
New Orleans 44-38

Northwest
Oklahoma City 56-26
Portland 45-37
Denver 41-41
Minnesota 28-54
Utah 24-58

Pacific
LA Clippers 57-25
Golden State 51-31
Phoenix 40-42
LA Lakers 30-52
Sacramento 29-53

East Quarters
(1) Cleveland over (8) Atlanta
(5) Miami over (4) Toronto
(6) Brooklyn over (3) Washington
(2) Chicago over (7) Charlotte

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

East Semis
(1) Cleveland over (5) Miami
(2) Chicago over (6) Brooklyn

West Semis
(1) San Antonio over (5) Golden State
(2) LA Clippers over (3) Oklahoma City

East Finals
(1) Cleveland over (2) Chicago

West Finals
(1) San Antonio over (2) LA Clippers

NBA Finals
(1) San Antonio over (1) Cleveland

Finals MVP - Manu Ginobili
NBA MVP - LeBron James
Rookie of the Year - Jabari Parker








Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014-2015 NHL Predictions

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

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

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

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

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Boston over Philadelphia
Montreal over Tampa Bay
NY Rangers over Columbus
Pittsburgh over Detroit

Western Conference Quarterfinals
Chicago over Vancouver
St. Louis over Minnesota
San Jose over Anaheim
Los Angeles over Arizona

Eastern Conference Semifinals
Boston over Montreal
NY Rangers over Pittsburgh

Western Conference Semifinals
Chicago over St. Louis
Los Angeles over San Jose 

Eastern Conference Finals
Boston over NY Rangers

Western Conference Finals
Chicago over Los Angeles 

Stanley Cup Finals
Boston over Chicago