Posted on: March 20, 2010 11:50 am

Saturday Round 2 Predictions

There are some interesting matchups today but i don't see there being many upsets. There were so many upsets in the first round they're are plenty of uneven matchups.

Here are my predictions for today:

#2 Villanova 82 over #10 St. Mary's 78
#5 Butler 65 over #13 Murray State 57
#6 Tennessee 76 over #14 Ohio 73
#1 Kansas 84 over #9 Northern Iowa 72
#3 Baylor 56 over #11 Old Dominion 43
#3 New Mexico 79 over #11 Washington 77
#2 Kansas State 68 over #7 Brigham Young 61
#1 Kentucky 74 over #9 Wake Forest 70
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Posted on: March 20, 2010 11:38 am

Upset Meter Round One

This year we had plenty of Thursday upsets. We had 7 Thursday upsets and 3 Friday upsets.

Round 1 Upsets:
Old Dominion (11) over Notre Dame (6)
Murray State (13) over Vanderbilt (4)
St. Mary's (10) over Richmond (7)
Northern Iowa (9) over UNLV (8)
Washington (11) over Marquette (6)
Ohio (14) over Georgetown (3)
Wake Forest (9) over Texas (8)
Cornell (12) over Temple (5)
Missouri (10) over Clemson (7)
Georgia Tech (10) over Oklahoma State (7)

Last year we also had 10 upsets in the first round. The year before that we had 8.
There were only 1 round 2 upsets last year.

With teams on the rise we could easily see plenty of upsets today and tomorrow.

Will the Upset Meter continue to rise the next two days? We'll see.
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Posted on: November 9, 2009 11:57 am

Big Ten Predictions

The Big Ten is a Power Conference this year headed by Michigan State and Purude.
These rankings are on how i feel the Big Ten will play out after the year is over.

1. Michigan State 15-3- Tom Izzo has all kinds of weapons that could possibly lead them to another title run.

2. Purdue 14-4- Didn't lose much and gained some eventually they'll get themselves into a final four.

3. Ohio State 12-6- Sleeper team of the year for this conference and the tournament, they have good, athletic players and a great coach.

4. Michigan 12-6- We arrive to the unsettled part of the conference, look to see many close games and upsets this year.

5. Minnesota 11-7

6. Illinois 11-7

7. Wisconsin 9-9

8. Northwestern 6-12

9. Indiana 4-14

10. Penn State 4-14

11. Iowa 1-17

This will be an interesting year in the Big Ten with big games and big upsets, look for these rankings to change. The Big Ten is extremely equal from rankings 3 to 7 that it is almost impossible to predict.
I'm ready for another exciting year!

Posted on: March 23, 2009 12:17 pm

Upset Meter (Round 2)

 After a staggering 10 upsets in round one.... round 2 returns with 1 upset. And the last one i wanted. Purdue over Washington.

Leaving us at 11 upsets for the NCAA Tournament so far. There were 13 upsets last year. Could there be less this year? Yes. Easily. But yes there could be alot more upsets still this year than last year.

I think there could be an upset in almost all of the sweet sixteen games. I think UofL will have an easy trip to the Elite 8 though.
I also think Pitt will beat Xavier easily, along with Uconn and Purdue, and UNC and Gonzaga. They all have overrated teams their playing against in my opinion. Maybe Arizona is a little underrated, for their seeding.

I think Syracuse will beat Oklahoma, and Kansas and Villanova will defeat Duke and Michigan State. So yes their could still could be a fare amount of upsets.

I think once again all 4 #1 seeds can make the Final 4... but will they? And in my opinion.. NO. I think theirs a better chance that none of them make it rather then all of them. In the Elite 8, i think kansas can beat UofL, Syracuse or Oklahoma can beat UNC, Duke or Villanova can beat Pitt, and Memphis can beat Connecticut.

Here are the teams i think can still run for the title from 1-16: (ranked from most favorable to least)

  1. North Carolina
  2. Louisville
  3. Memphis
  4. Conncecticut
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. Villanova
  7. Kansas
  8. Syracuse
  9. Michigan State
  10. Missouri
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Duke
  13. Gonzaga
  14. Purdue
  15. Xavier
  16. Arizona
Posted on: March 21, 2009 12:02 pm

Upset Meter (Round 1)

Upset Winners:
Siena (9)
Texas A&M (9)
Michigan (10)
Maryland (10)
Southern California (10)
Dayton (11)
Western Kentucky (12)
Wisconsin (12)
Arizona (12)
Cleveland State (13)

Total: 10

Last years round 1 upsets: 8

Last years total upsets: 13

10 upsets in round one 2 more than last year, and could very well beat last years total upsets today.

Possible upsets in round 2:
Cleveland State over Arizona
Southern California over Michigan State
Purdue over Washington
Michigan over Oklahoma
Arizona State over Syracuse
LSU over North Carolina
Western Kentucky over Gonzaga
Texas over Duke
UCLA over Villanova
Wisconsin over Xavier

Other games i did not mention:

Pitt and OKST: Pitt didn't play well at all on friday, but OKST did. So shouldn't that be a possible upset, yes and no. If Pitt plays their best like i would expect their coach to get them ready. OKST doesn't have a chance. I think after that performance, Pitt will have their wake up call and be playing like their supposed to.

Louisvile: UofL played extremely well coming down the strech last night. They looked like the best team in the country and right now i think they are the best team in the country. Siena is a good team and could be a dark horse to beat them but UofL has to much energy. Siena is still hyped up after that game against Ohio State and will not fare well against UofL on Sunday.

Uconn and TX A&M: Though TX AM can beat good teams. Calhoun is back and Uconn is going to make him feel alot better by destroying TX AM. If Calhoun wasn't playing i think they could've had an off night and not had the energy they can have, they would've been on the Posible upsets list.

Memphis and Maryland: This was the hardest game to choose. I think that this game is going to be on many people's upset watches. But, i think that if Memphis can play their best it will be an easy win over Maryland. Obviously Maryland can beat good teams. I think Maryland is going to have a hard time keeping up with Memphis and their great defense.


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