1. Bald Prophet Bracket Projection Update: Gaels Get Blown Away, Saints Ascend

    I was hoping today would be an easy day of minor tweaking to my bracket projections. Virginia Commonwealth took care of business quite handily, and Chattanooga's win meant the Southern champ dropped from a 15 to a 16 seed...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about over 5 years ago 306 reads 2 comments

  2. End of the Road: Bald Prophet's Last Regular Season Bracket and Poll

    As we come to the dawn of several conference tournaments and the end of the regular season in college basketball, I offer several thoughts on the 2008-09 season. * The SEC has had a season to forget...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about over 5 years ago 333 reads 0 comments

  3. How the SEC Could Send Only One Team to the Dance

    I commented on a recent bracket projection article that had only two SEC teams as locks to get in. Surely a conference that is regarded as one of the six "power" conferences would get more than two teams in the NCAA tournament...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about over 5 years ago 164 reads 10 comments

  4. The Ninth Bald Prophet Bracket Projection

    Connecticut gets the overall No. 1 seed in this version and Kansas trades places with Oklahoma in terms of seeding as they lead the Big 12...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about over 5 years ago 93 reads 10 comments

  5. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Dancing on the Edge and the 13th BP Top 25

    This week's five musings concern the postseason prospects of five teams that may be sweating buckets on Sunday, Mar. 15. 1) Kentucky called their matchup with South Carolina on Tuesday a "must-win"...

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  6. The Eighth Bald Prophet Bracket Projection

    Since you can't have a dance without songs, the next two sections owe something to some '80s music legends. "Dancing on Glass" The last four teams to get at-large berths are Tennessee, UNLV, UAB, and Kansas State...

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  7. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Nasty Champaign and the 12th BP Top 25

    Five random musings from the week that was in college hoops: 1) Legend has it that in basketball's early days the powers that be considered putting a lid on the basket to keep scoring down...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about over 5 years ago 88 reads 3 comments

  8. Golden Tickets: Previewing Bracketbusters Games That Matter

    The Bracketbusters games were a great idea to give one-bidders (teams that come from conferences where only the tourney winner gets a dance invite) a chance to beef up their profile when they plead their cases to the NCAA Tournament committee...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 198 reads 0 comments

  9. Here Come Da Fwy-Ers: The Seventh Bald Prophet Bracket Projection

    Last four teams to run out for tuxedos: Providence, UNLV, Florida, and Wisconsin. The Friars are 8-5 in the Big East. UNLV beat Louisville and sits as a solid fourth in the up-and-coming Mountain West...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 96 reads 3 comments

  10. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Sweating in Durham and the 11th BP Top 25

    1) If you're a fan of schools like North Dakota State or Cornell, don't fret if you get in the tournament and draw Duke in the first round...

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  11. The Sixth Bald Prophet's 2009 Bracket Projection

    The last four teams to go shopping for tuxedos are: Michigan (who put a valiant effort against UConn this weekend), Southern Cal (more on them later), Arizona (really starting to play better ...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 646 reads 2 comments

  12. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Sun Devils' Playground and the 10th BP Top 25

    1) The Arizona State Sun Devils have gotten back on track. Herb Sendek is one of the best coaches that flies under the national radar, and N.C. State has to be kicking themselves for when he resigned under pressure...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 113 reads 2 comments

  13. The Fifth Bald Prophet 2009 Bracket Projection

    Connecticut takes over as the overall No. 1 seed. North Carolina replaces Pitt as a No. 1 seed. Minnesota was a big mover this week and moved up to a five-seed. They have a solid profile, have only lost three games all year, and took apart Illinois...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 305 reads 7 comments

  14. Musings from the Bald Prophet: One-Bidders Rise Up and the Ninth BP Top 25

    1) It looked like the "mid-majors" were not going to represent themselves well this season. Not true anymore. Gonzaga took apart St. Mary's and has beaten Tennessee twice. Utah State has only lost once and Dayton only twice...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 48 reads 0 comments

  15. Bald Prophet 2009 NCAA Tournament Projections: Fourth Edition

    Oklahoma takes a No. 1 seed away from Wake Forest. The big movers in the upward direction were Kentucky, which is leading the SEC, and Utah State, which has only lost one game all year and also made its BP Top 25 debut...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 464 reads 4 comments

  16. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Tossed and Turned and the Eighth BP Top 25

    1) Georgetown had a solid backcourt and one of the top freshmen in the country at center. So how have they lost three straight, including a stunner to doormat Seton Hall? No, Andre ...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 69 reads 4 comments

  17. Mea Culpa: An Apology to the Louisville Cardinals and the BP Top 25 Redux

    Boy, did I screw the pooch. Every morning, I look over the results from last night's games and update my most recent bracketology in order to make it easier for next week's bracket projection...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 344 reads 4 comments

  18. There Can Be Only One, But It's a Start: NJIT Highlanders Just Win, Baby!!

    During the 1980s the Columbia University football team lost 44 games in a row at one time, despite the efforts of a wide receiver who was planning on entering the wild world of Wall ...

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  19. Third Bald Prophet 2009 NCAA Tourney Projection

    The one and two seeds didn't change in terms of teams, but some did switch locations. Kentucky and Washington were big movers up the food chain this week...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 276 reads 2 comments

  20. Musings from the Bald Prophet: (Jodie) Meeks Shall Inherit the Earth, BP Top 25

    1) Even though he has basked in the limelight for nearly a week and is the runaway choice for the nonexistent Most Improved Player in Division I, there is one burning question that must be answered: ...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 358 reads 3 comments

  21. The Second Bald Prophet 2009 NCAA Tournament Projection

    Duke takes a No. 1 seed away from North Carolina. Oklahoma State debuts as an eight seed. The last four teams into this week's edition: Texas A&M, San Diego State, Kentucky, and Kansas...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 942 reads 7 comments

  22. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Falling from Grace and the Sixth BP Top 25

    Five general musings about the college hoops scene while mourning the Giants' collapse... 1) OK, everybody had to figure North Carolina wasn't going to go undefeated, but who would've ...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  23. The First Bald Prophet 2009 NCAA Tourney Projection

    Welcome to the controversy. I love doing bracket projections. It invites several people to act as defense attorneys on behalf of their "clients," and there should be no shortage of debate with the first one...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 180 reads 4 comments

  24. Musings from the Bald Prophet: Shakeups, Makeups, and the Fifth BP Top 25

    Five random thoughts on the first week of 2009... 1) I always thought the talk of UNC running the table was ridiculous. Kentucky's 1996 team had the best team since the '76 Hoosiers, and they lost twice...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 199 reads 1 comments

  25. Musings from the Bald Prophet: The Butler Did It and the Fourth BP Top 25

    Five musings from a short week 1) I got to see Kentucky play a plucky Florida Atlantic team in person on Saturday, and Patrick Patterson was clearly a man-beast in the post...

    Marc Daley Written by Marc Daley about almost 6 years ago 177 reads 2 comments