The Grand National Championships

November 17, 2008

The Most Insanely Early Bracketology that you have ever seen!

Filed under: Analysis,Basketball is played by tall guys,Bracketological — by Andrew @ 10:16 pm

The 64 best teams…with no conference games. And I will name a champion. For boredom shits and giggles. If we had to have a big dance to end the year? Who would win. I’ll tell you.

1st Round

EAST
1 Niagra vs. 16 South Carolina
8 Oklahoma vs. 9 Towson
5 Xavier vs. 12 Stony Brook
4 Nebraska vs. 13 UCF
6 Seton Hall vs. 11 Ohio
3 Texas vs. 14 Villanova (No D.J. Augustin equals upset.)
7 Maine vs. 10 Memphis
2 Wake Forest vs. 15 Kansas

WEST
1 Washington State vs. 16 Auburn*
8 Tennessee vs. 9 New Mexico State
5 Notre Dame vs. 12 Oklahoma State
4 Texas Tech vs. 13 UAB
6 Marquette vs. 11 Mississippi State (VANARDO’D!)
3 Vanderbilt vs. 14 Iona
7 Florida vs. 10 Iowa
2 Georgia Tech vs. 15 Indiana

MIDWEST
1 Creighton vs. 16 Colorado
8 Duquesne vs. 9 UConn
5 Wyoming vs. 12 Illinois
4 Manhattan vs. 13 Army
6 Michigan State vs. 11 Virginia Commonwealth
3 Michigan vs. 14 Iowa State
7 Brown vs. 10 USC
2 West Virginia vs. 15 Lehigh

SOUTH
1 Northwestern vs. 16 Arkansas Little-Rock
8 Colorado State vs. 9 Georgia
5 Rhode Island vs. 12 UCLA
4 Texas A&M vs. 13 USF
6 Purdue vs. 11 Pittsburgh
3 Duke vs. 14 Belmont
7 Maryland vs. 10 Clemson
2 New Mexico vs. 15 Temple

2nd Round

EAST
16 South Carolina vs. 8 Oklahoma
5 Xavier vs. 4 Nebraska
14 Villanova vs. 6 Seton Hall
10 Memphis vs. 2 Wake Forest

WEST
1 Washington State vs. 8 Tennessee
5 Notre Dame vs. 13 UAB
11 Mississippi State vs. 3 Vanderbilt
7 Florida vs. 2 Georgia Tech

MIDWEST
1 Creighton vs. 9 UConn
12 Illinois vs. 4 Manhattan
6 Michigan State vs. 3 Michigan
10 USC vs. 2 West Virginia

SOUTH
1 Northwestern vs. 9 Georgia
12 UCLA vs. 4 Texas A&M
6 Purdue vs. 3 Duke
10 Clemson vs. 2 New Mexico

SWEET 16

EAST
8 Oklahoma vs. 5 Xavier
14 Villanova vs. 10 Memphis

WEST
1 Washington State vs. 5 Notre Dame
3 Vanderbilt vs. 7 Florida

MIDWEST
9 UConn vs. 12 Illinois
6 Michigan State vs. 2 West Virginia

SOUTH
9 Georgia vs. 12 UCLA
6 Purdue vs. 10 Clemson

ELITE EIGHT

EAST
8 Oklahoma vs. 10 Memphis

WEST
5 Notre Dame vs. 3 Vanderbilt

MIDWEST
9 UConn vs. 6 Michigan State (Because Tom izzo would not take being slept on kindly.)

SOUTH
12 UCLA vs. 6 Purdue

FINAL 4
10 Memphis vs. 5 Notre Dame
6 Michigan State vs. 12 UCLA

CHAMPIONSHIP
5 Notre Dame vs. 12 UCLA

Champion? 12 UCLA

Two things I learned? Purdue would have the toughest road by a million. Also. Georgia and Illinois would be downy soft sweet 16. Also? This was kinda dumb.

BYE!

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2 Comments »

  1. Wisconsin’s not one of the top 64 teams? Phooey!

    Comment by 3000 — November 18, 2008 @ 11:14 am |Reply

  2. It’s week 1.

    This was the most subtle dig at Joe Lunardi you have ever seen.

    Comment by Andrew — November 18, 2008 @ 2:30 pm |Reply


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