College Basketball: 2011 Schmolik 64 Update (2/14/11)

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College Basketball: 2011 Schmolik 64 Update (2/14/11)
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Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the first update for the 2011 Schmolik 64. At the end of the regular season, I will pick a complete NCAA bracket with the teams I think belong in the NCAA field and where they should be seeded. Up to then, there will be updates to see where your team stands if the season ended today (Records as of Sun. Feb. 13, 2011).

Until Championship Week, I will only seed the top 12 seeds. The bottom four seeds are usually reserved for one bid conferences in which usually only the conference champion goes from those conferences. For this year to accommodate the new "First Four" format, I am reserving two 12 seed lines for the "First Four".

You should interpret these as being among the last teams to get into the field (although there could be exceptions based upon bracketing rules which prevent the actual last four from making the field).

Until the final bracket, the No. 1 seeds will not be given ranks (although geographic placement will be considered) and no semifinal matchups will be provided.

For the record, I know there are 68 teams now but if I had my way there would still be just 64 teams and when I started the Schmolik 64 there were just 64 teams.

Here's the bracket update for Feb. 14, 2011.

EAST REGIONAL (Newark, NJ Fri/Sun March 25-27)

Cleveland, OH (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(1) Pittsburgh vs (16)
(8) Temple vs (9) Colorado State

Denver, CO (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(5) Texas A&M vs (12) Cincinnati
(4) Arizona vs (13)

Chicago, IL (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(6) Syracuse vs (11) Missouri State
(3) Wisconsin vs (14)

Charlotte, NC (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(7) Tennessee vs (10) Valparaiso
(2) Duke vs (15)

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL (New Orleans, LA Thur/Sat March 24-26)

Cleveland, OH (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(1) Ohio State vs (16)
(8) St. Mary's vs (9) Georgia

Washington, DC (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(5) Xavier vs (12) First Four - Texas El Paso/Harvard
(4) Louisville vs (13)

Tampa, FL (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(6) Missouri vs (11) UNLV
(3) Florida vs (14)

Chicago, IL (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(7) George Mason vs (10) Illinois
(2) Notre Dame vs (15)

Of the "First Four", which is least deserving?

Submit Vote vote to see results

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL (San Antonio, TX Fri/Sun March 25-27)

Tulsa, OK (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(1) Kansas vs (16)
(8) Florida State vs (9) Utah State

Tucson, AZ (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(5) Vanderbilt vs (12) Princeton
(4) Connecticut vs (13)

Washington, DC (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(6) St. John's vs (11) UAB
(3) Purdue vs (14)

Tucson, AZ (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(7) UCLA vs (10) Marquette
(2) San Diego State vs (15)

WEST REGIONAL (Anaheim, CA Thur/Sat March 24-26)

Tulsa, OK (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(1) Texas vs (16)
(8) Washington vs (9) Memphis

Tampa, FL (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(5) Villanova vs (12) First Four: Butler/Michigan
(4) North Carolina vs (13)

Charlotte, NC (Fri/Sun March 18-20)
(6) Kentucky vs (11) Minnesota
(3) Georgetown vs (14)

Denver, CO (Thur/Sat March 17-19)
(7) West Virginia vs (10) Old Dominion
(2) Brigham Young vs (15)

Big East (11)
Big 10 (6)
SEC (5)
Big 12 (4)
MWC (4)
ACC (3)
C-USA (3)
Pac-10 (3)
A-10 (2)
Colonial (2)
Horizon (2)
Ivy (2)
MVC (1)
WAC (1)
WCC (1)
Remaining Automatics (16)
Unclaimed Slots (two - reserved for party crashers)

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

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