Well folks, even though it’s only mid-December, I’m of the belief that it’s never too early to start diving into Bracketology. This is especially the case since this year, for the very first time, I will be representing Hardwood and Hollywood in the Bracket Matrix, an annual competition of the best Bracketologists on the internet. My hope is that with hours and hours of research and work I’ll be able to put both myself and Hardwood and Hollywood on the map as the prime spot online to get up-to-date Bracketology projections.
At least once a week between now and February I’ll be posting an updated Bracket projection. Starting in mid-February updates will come at least twice and week, and as soon as Conference Tournaments begin, I’ll be updating daily until Selection Sunday. Without further ado …
#1 Seeds: Villanova (East Region), Michigan State (Midwest Region), Duke (South Region), Arizona State (West Region)
Last Four Byes: Saint Mary’s, Syracuse, Clemson, Maryland
Last Four In: USC, Temple, Boise State, St. John’s
First Four Out: Oregon, Butler, Georgia, Oklahoma State
Next Four Out: UCLA, Providence, North Carolina State, Houston
For a larger view, click on the Bracket