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March 8, 2013

2013 Summit League Postseason Projections–3/8

Filed under: Men's Basketball,The Summit League — Jon Green @ 10:30 am

Not a lot of updates today (3) and no seeding changes. I will note that Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports has South Dakota State as a #14 seed, 55th overall. Right behind… Stephen F. Austin, Bucknell, Louisiana Tech, and Akron. If you weren’t convinced why it matters who you root against, perhaps you are now. It would seem that if some games go the right way down the stretch South Dakota State could become the top team in the field who needed an auto bid. They aren’t there yet, but it’s possible.

Matchups currently projected (out of 6 brackets):
Miami – 3
Arizona – 2
Florida – 1

2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/16
South Dakota State 14 13.4 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1
North Dakota State 14 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Western Illinois 15.6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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. Green indicates an improvement in seed. Red shows a falling seed.

Predictor Team In Seed Opponent/Rank Location Regional Date of Prediction
Lobofan2003 South Dakota State 14 Arizona San Jose West 3/4/13
Patrick Stevens South Dakota State 14 Miami Austin West 3/7/13
Beer’s Bracket South Dakota State 14 Arizona San Jose South 3/1/13
Busting the Bracket South Dakota State 14 2nd #14 seed 3/6/13
Bracketville South Dakota State 15 Miami Lexington South 3/4/13
The Bracket Project South Dakota State 14 1st #14 seed 3/4/13
Brad-ketology South Dakota State 14 1st #14 seed 3/6/13
Brad Evans South Dakota State 14 1st #14 seed 3/7/13
Jerry Palm South Dakota State 14 Miami Lexington Midwest 3/8/13
Joe Lunardi South Dakota State 14 Florida Dayton South 3/5/13

Here’s some other predictions that include NIT (and occasionally CBI/CIT) … just for a taste of what people think.
Bracket Predictions – 3/4 NIT – No Summit League Teams
Brad-Ketology – 3/5 NIT – South Dakota State a #7 seed if they don’t make the NCAA tournament.
Bracket Project – 3/4 NIT – North Dakota State a 7 seed vs. Iowa.
Beer’s Bracket – 3/1 CBI – Has North Dakota State a #1 seed vs. UCF. He also has Western Illinois as a #2 seed in the CIT vs. California Irvine and Oakland as a #3 seed in the CIT vs. George Mason.


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