Bracketology 2013: The Bracket of An Impartial Outsider

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NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Duke

Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Do you remember when we at Boston College used to get excited around this time of year? When Selection Sunday actually meant something to us?

Well, it doesn’t this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an opinion. Since the Eagles are getting nowhere near the NCAA Tournament this season, we have the opportunity to look at the prospective field from an outsider’s lens.

Soaring to Glory will throw two things at you today: the S-curve and the bracket itself. These are not predictions; rather, the bracketology to follow is the bracket this site would create if for some reason we were the Selection Committee.

Bracketology: S-Curve, Mar. 5

1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC)*
2 Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten)*
3 Duke Blue Devils (ACC)
4 Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12)*
5 Georgetown Hoyas (Big East)*
6 Miami Hurricanes (ACC)*
7 Louisville Cardinals (Big East)
8 Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten)
9 Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12)
10 New Mexico Lobos (MWC)*

11 Florida Gators (SEC)*
12 Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten)
13 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten)
14 Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12)
15 Saint Louis Billikens (A-10)*
16 Marquette Golden Eagles (Big East)
17 Syracuse Orange (Big East)
18 Oregon Ducks (Pac-12)*
19 Arizona Wildcats (Pac-12)
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams (A-10)

21 Pittsburgh Panthers (Big East)
22 UCLA Bruins (Pac-12)
23 Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten)
24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Big East)
25 Memphis Tigers (C-USA)*
26 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (MWC)
27 Saint Mary’s Gaels (WCC)
28 North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC)
29 Butler Bulldogs (A-10)
30 California Golden Bears (Pac-12)

31 North Carolina State Wolfpack (ACC)
32 Colorado State Rams (MWC)
33 Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten)
34 Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten)
35 Colorado Buffaloes (Pac-12)
36 Missouri Tigers (SEC)
37 San Diego State Aztecs (MWC)
38 Cincinnati Bearcats (Big East)
39 Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12)
40 Creighton Bluejays (MVC)*

41 Wichita State Shockers (MVC)
42 La Salle Explorers (A-10)
43 Temple Owls (A-10)
44 Iowa State Cyclones (Big 12)
45 Villanova Wildcats (Big East)
46 Kentucky Wildcats (SEC)
47 Belmont Bruins (OVC)*
48 Tennessee Volunteers (SEC)
49 Boise State Broncos (MWC)
50 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (WAC)*

51 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland)*
52 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (Sun Belt)*
53 Long Beach State 49ers (Big West)*
54 Akron Zips (MAC)*
55 Bucknell Bison (Patriot)*
56 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (Summit)*
57 Robert Morris Colonials (NEC)*
58 Princeton Tigers (Ivy)*
59 Davidson Wildcats (Southern)*
60 Niagara Purple Eagles (MAAC)*

61 Valparaiso Crusaders (Horizon)*
62 Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky)*
63 Stony Brook Seawolves (Am East)*
64 Texas Southern Tigers (SWAC)*
65 Northeastern Huskies (CAA)*
66 Mercer Bears (A-Sun)*
67 Charleston Southern Buccaneers (Big South)*
68 Norfolk State Spartans (MEAC)*

Bracketology: Last Four In

Villanova
Kentucky
Tennessee
Boise State

Bracketology: First Four Out

Virginia Cavaliers (ACC)
Massachusetts Minutemen (A-10)
Mississippi Rebels (SEC)
Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC)

Bracketology: Next Four Out

Baylor Bears (Big 12)
Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC)
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (C-USA)
Maryland Terrapins (ACC)

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