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February 27, 2013

2013 Summit League Postseason Projections–2/27

Filed under: Men's Basketball,The Summit League — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

How bad did South Dakota State’s two non-conference losses hurt their projections? Last week they were an average of 13.4… Keep reading to find out where they are now.

I’ve found the sites I’m using for the projections from It’s a fantastic site linking you to tons of information about various projections out there.

I decided to use seven of their best brackets from last year along with three very prominent brackets. Here’s our panelists:
1. – Lobofan2003’s Bracketology
2. – D1scourse/USA Today’s – Patrick Stevens
3. – Beer’s Bracket
4. – Busting the Bracket
5. – Bracketville
6. – The Bracket Project
7. – Brad-ketology
8. – Yahoo Sports – Brad Evans
9. – CBS Sports – Jerry Palm
10.– ESPN Bracketology – Joe Lunardi

Now yes some of the names may scare you but these guys have been doing brackets for at least three years and have scored the best, all of them better than Joe Lunardi who is the expert of the field.

Here’s the projections they have.

Predictor Team In Seed Opponent Location Regional Date of Prediction
Lobofan2003 South Dakota State 14 Louisville Dayton East 2/24/13
Patrick Stevens South Dakota State 14 Syracuse Kansas City East 2/25/13
Beer’s Bracket South Dakota State 14 Arizona Sat Lake City West 2/25/13
Busting the Bracket South Dakota State 14 2/26/13
Bracketville South Dakota State 15 Kansas Kansas City Midwest 2/26/13
The Bracket Project South Dakota State 14 2/25/13
Brad-ketology South Dakota State 14 2/24/13
Brad Evans South Dakota State 14 2/25/13
Jerry Palm South Dakota State 14 Kansas Kansas City Midwest 2/24/13
Joe Lunardi South Dakota State 14 Arizona Salt Lake City West 2/26/13

Last week we were talking a strong finish could see them as a 13 or maybe even a 12… and with the parity in college basketball right now there are some 4 and 5 seeds that are mighty unconvincing. Instead the slide has them looking more like a 14 or in some cases a 15. They only can stumble once more (at Omaha) or they won’t be in the field so they can’t slide much further. It does give some indication though that anyone else would probably be a 15 seed at best.

Here’s some other predictions that include NIT (and occasionally CBI/CIT) … just for a taste of what people think.
Bracket Predictions – 2/25 NIT – No Summit League Teams
Brad-Ketology – 2/24 NIT – South Dakota State 3rd out of the field.
Bracket Project – 2/25 NIT – North Dakota State a 7 seed vs. Charlotte.
Beer’s Bracket – 2/25 CBI – Has North Dakota State a 2 seed vs. Northwestern State. He also has Western Illinois as a 2 seed in the CIT vs. Savannah State (AGAIN?!?!?) and Oakland as a 5 seed in the CIT vs. George Mason.


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