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Bracketology 2015: March Madness Bracket Projections (Version 8.0)

Last year CHD’s Jon Teitel correctly picked 67 of the 68 teams that made the tourney, including 61 right on the money or within one spot of their actual seed. Selection Sunday is less than 3 weeks away so we continue predicting which 68 teams will hear their name called (with new updates each week). See below for our list of who would make the cut if they picked the field today, as well as the number of schools from each conference, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments section. To compare how we stack up with other websites, check out: www.bracketmatrix.com.

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*Teams in bold are new to this week’s bracket:

SEED TEAM (CONFERENCE)
1 Kentucky (SEC)
1 Virginia (ACC)
1 Duke (ACC)
1 Gonzaga (WCC)

2 Wisconsin (Big 10)
2 Kansas (Big 12)
2 Villanova (Big East)
2 Arizona (Pac-12)

3 Iowa State (Big 12)
3 Oklahoma (Big 12)
3 Notre Dame (ACC)
3 Utah (Pac-12)

4 North Carolina (ACC)
4 Louisville (ACC)
4 Baylor (Big 12)
4 Maryland (Big 10)

5 Northern Iowa (MVC)
5 Wichita State (MVC)
5 Arkansas (SEC)
5 Butler (Big East)

6 Georgetown (Big East)
6 SMU (AAC)
6 VCU (A-10)
6 West Virginia (Big 12)

7 Providence (Big East)
7 San Diego State (MWC)
7 Ohio State (Big 10)
7 Oklahoma State (Big 12)

8 Dayton (A-10)
8 Michigan State (Big 10)
8 Texas (Big 12)
8 Indiana (Big 10)

9 Temple (AAC)
9 Mississippi (SEC)
9 Cincinnati (AAC)
9 Xavier (Big East)

10 St. John’s (Big East)
10 Iowa (Big 10)
10 Georgia (SEC)
10 Colorado State (MWC)

11 NC State (ACC)
11 Illinois (Big 10)
11 LSU (SEC)
11 Texas A&M (SEC)

12 Tulsa (AAC)
12 Stanford (Pac-12)
12 Purdue (Big 10)
12 Harvard (Ivy)
12 Wofford (SoCon)
12 Valparaiso (Horizon)

13 Iona (MAAC)
13 Murray State (OVC)
13 Louisiana Tech (CUSA)
13 Stephen F. Austin (Southland)

14 UC Davis (Big West)
14 Central Michigan (MAC)
14 Sacramento State (Big Sky)
14 Northeastern (CAA)

15 Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun)
15 North Dakota State (Summit)
15 North Carolina Central (MEAC)
15 High Point (Big South)

16 Bucknell (Patriot)
16 Texas Southern (SWAC)
16 St. Francis NY (NEC)
16 Georgia Southern (Sun Belt)
16 Albany (America East)
16 New Mexico State (WAC)

CONFERENCE: # OF TEAMS
AAC: 4
America East: 1
ACC: 6
Atlantic Sun: 1
A-10: 2
Big East: 6
Big Sky: 1
Big South: 1
Big 10: 8
Big 12: 7
Big West: 1
CAA: 1
CUSA: 1
Horizon: 1
Ivy: 1
MAAC: 1
MAC: 1
MEAC: 1
MVC: 2
MWC: 2
NEC: 1
OVC: 1
Pac-12: 3
Patriot: 1
SEC: 6
SoCon: 1
Southland: 1
SWAC: 1
Summit: 1
Sun Belt: 1
WCC: 1
WAC: 1

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Why Kentucky WILL NOT Win the NCAA Tournament

CalThere is no doubt that this Kentucky team is one of the most talented teams in recent memory. There is also no doubt that they will be the easy favorites to win the dance and will probably chosen by 60 percent of bracket fillers as their champion. John Calipari’s team is 27-0 overall, 14-0 in conference play. They allow only 51 points per game, which is second only to Virginia. The Wildcats are number one in RPI and have nine wins over top 50 RPI opponents. Kentucky is the best team in the country, plain and simple, but they won’t win the national championship.

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Bracketology 2015: March Madness Bracket Projections (Version 7.0)

Last year CHD’s Jon Teitel correctly picked 67 of the 68 teams that made the tourney, including 61 right on the money or within one spot of their actual seed.  Selection Sunday is less than 4 weeks away so we continue predicting which 68 teams will hear their name called (with new updates each week). See below for our list of who would make the cut if they picked the field today, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments section. To compare how we stack up with other websites, check out: www.bracketmatrix.com.

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*Teams in bold are new to this week’s bracket:

SEED TEAM (CONFERENCE)
1 Kentucky (SEC)
1 Virginia (ACC)
1 Duke (ACC)
1 Gonzaga (WCC)

2 Wisconsin (Big 10)
2 Kansas (Big 12)
2 Villanova (Big East)
2 Arizona (Pac-12)

3 Iowa State (Big 12)
3 North Carolina (ACC)
3 Louisville (ACC)
3 Utah (Pac-12)

4 Oklahoma (Big 12)
4 Notre Dame (ACC)
4 Baylor (Big 12)
4 Maryland (Big 10) Continue Reading

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Bracketology 2015: March Madness Bracket Projections (Version 6.0)

Last year CHD’s Jon Teitel correctly picked 67 of the 68 teams that made the tourney, including 61 right on the money or within one spot of their actual seed.

Selection Sunday is less than 5 weeks away so we continue predicting which 68 teams will hear their name called (with new updates each week). See below for our list of who would make the cut if they picked the field today, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments section. To compare how we stack up with other websites, check out: www.bracketmatrix.com.

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*Teams in bold are new to this week’s bracket:

SEED TEAM (CONFERENCE)
1 Kentucky (SEC)
1 Virginia (ACC)
1 Duke (ACC)
1 Gonzaga (WCC)

2 Wisconsin (Big 10)
2 Kansas (Big 12)
2 Villanova (Big East)
2 Arizona (Pac-12)

3 Iowa State (Big 12)
3 North Carolina (ACC)
3 Louisville (ACC)
3 Notre Dame (ACC) Continue Reading

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The Dean of Coaches: CHD reflects on the life of Dean Smith

Sunday morning turned into Sunday mourning after learning that former North Carolina coach Dean Smith passed away in Chapel Hill Saturday night at the age of 83.  His full resume cannot be encapsulated into a few lines, but among the many highlights: 879 wins (#4 in NCAA history), 27 NCAA tourney appearances, an NIT title, an Olympic gold medal, and a pair of NCAA titles.  CHD’s Jon Teitel got to speak with Smith’s former assistant Bill Guthridge and former player/current UNC radio analyst Eric Montross about the legendary coach who led them to great heights. 

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Leader of the (Wolf) Pack: CHD interviews NC State AD Debbie Yow

Debbie Yow has been director of athletics at NC State since 2010 and has spent the past few decades putting her stamp on some of the biggest basketball programs in the country.  She hired Mark Gottfried to coach the Wolfpack men’s basketball team, spent many years herself as women’s basketball coach at Kentucky, Oral Roberts, and Florida, and as athletics director at Saint Louis she hired Charlie Spoonhour as men’s basketball coach. She has served on the D-1 Men’s Basketball Academic Enhancement Committee and also been inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.  After meeting Ms. Yow at last weekend’s NCAA annual convention, CHD’s Jon Teitel got to chat with her about her own career in addition to a variety of cutting-edge topics.

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The Groundhogs: CHD’s picks for the conference players of the year through Groundhog Day (Part 2 of 2)

February may be the coldest month but it warms our hearts to recognize the best players in college basketball. CHD has reviewed the entire season and is ready to announce our picks for the best players from every single conference in the country…so far. Jon Teitel has ranked the best five players from each conference based on their stats. Players are listed in a traditional 5-position lineup (G-G-F-F-C) whenever possible, with several exceptions. If you think he has overlooked anyone, feel free to post your feedback in the comments section below.

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The Groundhogs: CHD’s picks for the conference players of the year through Groundhog Day (Part 1 of 2)

February may be the coldest month but it warms our hearts to recognize the best players in college basketball. CHD has reviewed the entire season and is ready to announce our picks for the best players from every single conference in the country…so far. Jon Teitel has ranked the best five players from each conference based on their stats. Players are listed in a traditional 5-position lineup (G-G-F-F-C) whenever possible, with several exceptions. If you think he has overlooked anyone, feel free to post your feedback in the comments section below.

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Bracketology 2015: March Madness Bracket Projections (Version 5.0)

Last year CHD’s Jon Teitel correctly picked 67 of the 68 teams that made the tourney, including 61 right on the money or within one spot of their actual seed.

Selection Sunday is less than 6 weeks away so we continue predicting which 68 teams will hear their name called (with new updates each week). See below for our list of who would make the cut if they picked the field today, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments section. To compare how we stack up with other websites, check out: www.bracketmatrix.com.

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*Teams in bold are new to this week’s bracket:

SEED TEAM (CONFERENCE)
1 Kentucky (SEC)
1 Virginia (ACC)
1 Duke (ACC)
1 Gonzaga (WCC) Continue Reading

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Leader of the Pac: CHD interviews Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich

Former WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich was named Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer last July. He has been a member of the D-1 Men’s Basketball Committee since 2012 and is a past Chairman of the D-1 Collegiate Commissioners Association D-1 Subdivision. In his new role he oversees all aspects of Pac-12 operations, including compliance, championships, and television administration. CHD’s Jon Teitel got to chat with Mr. Zaninovich at the NCAA annual convention last weekend to discuss a variety of cutting-edge topics.

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