Sunday, November 12, 2017

2018 NCAA Tournament Projections

*Team in bold/italics is projected winner

East Regional - Round of 64
1 Duke 16 Stephen F Austin/Hampton
8 Northwestern 9 SMU
5 Gonzaga 12 San Diego State
4 Baylor 13 New Mexico State
6 Minnesota 11 VCU
3 Florida 14 Long Island
7 Missouri 10 Florida State
2 Villanova 15 Bucknell

East Regional - Round of 32
1 Duke 8 Northwestern
4 Baylor 5 Gonzaga
3 Florida 11 VCU
2 Villanova 7 Missouri

East Regional - Sweet 16
1 Duke 4 Baylor
3 Florida 7 Missouri

East Regional - Elite 8
1 Duke 7 Missouri


South Regional - Round of 64
1 Kentucky 16 Vermont
8 Cincinnati 9 Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame 12 Harvard
4 Xavier 13 Loyola (IL)
6 Alabama 11 Middle Tennessee
3 Oregon 14 UC Irvine
7 Michigan 10 Seton Hall
2 North Carolina 15 Charleston

South Regional - Round of 32
1 Kentucky 8 Cincinnati
4 Xavier 12 Harvard
3 Oregon 6 Alabama
2 North Carolina 7 Michigan

South Regional - Sweet 16
1 Kentucky 4 Xavier
2 North Carolina 3 Oregon

South Regional - Elite 8
1 Kentucky 2 North Carolina


Midwest Regional - Round of 64
1 Kansas 16 Weber State/Texas Southern
8 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina
5 Wichita State 12 Lipscomb
4 Miami 13 UT-Arlington
6 Virginia Tech 11 TCU/Creighton
3 Michigan State 14 Ball State
7 St. Mary's 10 Iowa State
2 USC 15 East Tennessee State

Midwest Regional - Round of 32
1 Kansas 9 South Carolina
4 Miami 5 Wichita State
3 Michigan State 11 TCU
2 USC 7 St. Mary's 

Midwest Regional - Sweet 16
1 Kansas 5 Wichita State
3 Michigan State 7 St. Mary's

Midwest Regional - Elite 8
1 Kansas 3 Michigan State


West Regional - Round of 64
1 Arizona 16 Siena
8 Texas 9 Indiana
5 Virginia 12 Oakland
4 Butler 13 Belmont
6 Purdue 11 UCLA/Rhode Island
3 West Virginia 14 UNC Ashevile
7 Texas A&M 10 Maryland
2 Louisville 15 Omaha

West Regional - Round of 32
1 Arizona 8 Texas
4 Butler 5 Virginia
3 West Virginia 11 UCLA
2 Louisville 7 Texas A&M

West Regional - Sweet 16
1 Arizona 4 Butler
2 Louisville 11 UCLA

West Regional - Elite 8
1 Arizona 2 Louisville


Final Four - San Antonio, TX
1 Duke 3 Michigan State
1 Kentucky 1 Arizona

National Championship Game - San Antonio, TX
1 Arizona 3 Michigan State

The Arizona Wildcats will have One Shining Moment at the end of the 2017-2018 season











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Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Projections

Below is how I see the 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball season playing out. I've projected the complete orde of finish for the power conferences with t arms 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. Louisville 
4. Miami
5. Notre Dame
6. Virginia
7. Virginia Tech
8. Florida State
9. Syracuse
10. Wake Forest
11. NC State
12. Clemson
13. Georgia Tech
14. Pittsburgh
15. Boston College

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

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

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

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

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

American
1. Wichita State
2. Cincinnati
3. SMU

Atlantic-10
1. VCU
2. Rhode Island

WCC
1. Gonzaga
2. St. Mary's 

AEC
1. Vermont

Atlantic-Sun
1. Lipscomb 

Big Sky
1. Weber State

Big South
1. UNC Asheville

Big West 

1. UC Irvine

Colonial
1. College of Charleston

Conference USA
1. Middle Tennessee

Horizon
1. Oakland

Ivy
1. Harvard

MAAC
1. Siena

MAC
1. Ball State

MEAC
1. Hampton

MVC
1. Loyola (IL)

Mountain West
1. San Diego State

NEC
1. Long Island

OVC
1. Belmont

Patriot
1. Bucknell 

SoCon
1. East Tennessee State

Southland 
1. Stephen F Austin

Sun Belt
1. UT-Arlington

Summit
1. Omaha

SWAC
1. Texas Southern

WAC
1. New Mexico State








































Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017-2018 NBA Predictions

Eastern Conference
Atlantic
Boston 51-31
Toronto 47-35
Philadelphia 37-45
New York 31-51
Brooklyn 26-56

Southeast
Washington 50-32
Miami 48-34
Charlotte 38-44
Atlanta 31-51
Orlando 31-51

Central
Cleveland 52-30
Milwaukee 43-39
Detroit 41-41
Indiana 31-51
Chicago 27-55

Western Conference
Southwest
Houston 57-25
San Antonio 55-27
Memphis 39-43
New Orleans 37-45
Dallas 34-48

Northwest
Utah 48-34
Minnesota 46-36
Oklahoma City 45-37
Denver 45-37
Portland 41-41

Pacific
Golden State 67-15
LA Clippers 44-38
Sacramento 33-49
Phoenix 28-54
LA Lakers 27-55


East Quarters
(1) Cleveland over (8) Charlotte
(4) Miami over (5) Toronto
(3) Washington over (6) Milwaukee
(2) Boston over (7) Detroit

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

East Semis
(1) Cleveland over (4) Miami
(3) Washington over (2) Boston

West Semis
(1) Golden State over (5) Minnesota
(2) Houston over (3) San Antonio

East Finals
(1) Cleveland over (3) Washington

West Finals
(1) Golden State over (2) Houston

NBA Finals
(1) Golden State over (1) Cleveland


Friday, October 6, 2017

2017-2018 NHL Predictions

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

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

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

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

East Quarterfinals
Pittsburgh over NY Rangers
Columbus over Washington
Tampa Bay over Boston
Toronto over Montreal

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

East Semifinals
Pittsburgh over Columbus
Tampa Bay over Toronto

West Semifinals
Edmonton over San Jose
Chicago over Nashville

East Finals
Pittsburgh over Tampa Bay

West Finals
Chicago over Edmonton

Stanley Cup Finals
Pittsburgh over Chicago