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Bracket Notes: November 29th, 2023

Feast Week is over and there were a lot of results that will impact the bracket come March. Here are a few key takeaways BIG 10 had a great week led by the Purdue Boilermakers winning in Portland. By defeating Gonzaga and Duke in the Phil Knight tourney, the Boilermakers take a huge leap up …

Upsets of the Week: Nov 14

Upsets are a big part of college basketball. They are also a big part of bracketology. While it is way too early to make any serious judgments on who is in and who is out, all games matter. They matter for the individual teams but also for the strength of the conference. We are already …

Bracket Notes: November 14th, 2023

Insights from the first week of basketball PAC 12 Conference had a difficult week. USC, Oregon, Arizona St, Washington St, Colorado, Stanford all lose. USC and Oregon are tourney worthy and the others are fighting for a spot. The whole conference will need to have some marquee wins to offset this week The ACC had …

Purdue defeats Austin Peay

Veterans Day 2022 was our First time seeing Purdue play this season and here are our takeaways -Purdue recruits system players as well as anyone in the country. They lost several talented players off the roster from last year. They replaced those players with a couple of Freshmen and a redshirt freshman. Coach Matt Painter …

BIG 10: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Who replaces all the talent that left after last season? Can the BIG 10 win in March? Is the BIG 10 down this year? Will Wisconsin ever finish in the bottom half of the league? Can Tom Izzo regain some magic and get Michigan St back to form? Number of Bids 7 Favored to …

ACC: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Does the Conference rebound and get more teams in the tourney. Can Jon Scheyer lead Duke to the Final Four? What teams will push Duke and North Carolina for the top of the league. Can teams compete in the NIL market? Number of Bids 6 Favored to go Dancing North Carolina Duke Capable of …

SEC: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Is the SEC the best conference in the nation? Is Kentucky going to get back to a final four? How well will the new coaches fare in year 1? Can Texas A&M get a bid? Number of Bids 7 Favored to go Dancing Kentucky Tennessee Arkansas Auburn Alabama Capable of Dancing Florida Texas A&M …

BIG EAST: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines How good will Villanova be without Jay Wright at the helm? Some old faces back to where they began- Coach Matta at Butler and Coach Miller at Xavier Can Patrick Ewing win enough to stay at Georgetown? Number of Bids 4-5 Favored to go Dancing Creighton Villanova UConn Capable of Dancing Xavier Providence Cinderella …

Pac 12: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Can Arizona repeat an outstanding performance from last season? Can UCLA win a league championship? Coaches on the hot seat at Stanford and Arizona St? USC needs to replace the Mobley brothers. Can the league compete enough in non-conference to get more than 3 bids? Number of Bids 4 Favored to go Dancing UCLA …

BIG 12: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Can Baylor 3 peat? Can Kansas avoid further sanctions after suspending Bill Self for 4 games? Can TCU maintain or improve on last season? Does Coach Beard lead Texas back to a top team in the country? Number of Bids 7 Favored to go Dancing Baylor Kansas Texas Capable of Dancing TCU Iowa State …