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March 11, 2013

2013 Summit League Postseason Projections–3/11

Filed under: Men's Basketball,The Summit League — Jon Green @ 8:36 am

Six updated brackets today and some NEW SEEDINGS!!! For South Dakota State fans how big was Middle Tennessee State’s loss to FIU last night? So big that three bracket projections moved the Jackrabbits from a 14 to 13 after it happened! It’s a big turn of events as who would you rather play… Miami/Florida or Saint Louis? Yea… me too. Actually even Miami and Florida are very beatable teams, but yea I’d rather see them play Saint Louis.

FYI the Saint Louis matchup is part of a pod with Syracuse/Bucknell and #1 seed Gonzaga. I don’t think you’re out of your mind to think South Dakota State would be capable of making a run out of that area.

By tomorrow we’ll be down to just two teams who might take the Summit League auto-bid…. and in 36 hours or so we’ll know for sure who it is! Exciting two days ahead.

Matchups currently projected (out of 6 brackets):
Miami – 2
Florida – 2
Louisville – 1
Saint Louis – 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 14.1 14.1 13.8          
North Dakota State 14 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A          
Western Illinois 15.6 N/A N/A N/A 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 Florida Dayton South 3/11/13
Patrick Stevens South Dakota State 14 Miami San Jose West 3/11/13
Beer’s Bracket South Dakota State 14 Florida Austin East 3/10/13
Busting the Bracket South Dakota State 14 2nd #14 seed     3/6/13
Bracketville South Dakota State 15 Louisville Lexington Midwest 3/8/13
The Bracket Project South Dakota State 14 1st #14 seed     3/8/13
Brad-ketology South Dakota State 13 4th #13 seed     3/11/13
Brad Evans South Dakota State 13 4th #13 seed     3/11/13
Jerry Palm South Dakota State 13 Saint Louis San Jose West 3/11/13
Joe Lunardi South Dakota State 14 Miami Austin Midwest 3/8/13

Here’s some other predictions that include NIT (and occasionally CBI/CIT) … just for a taste of what people think.
Bracket Predictions – 3/8 NIT – No Summit League Teams
Brad-Ketology – 3/11 NIT – South Dakota State 1st on list of “Other Postseason Contenders”
Bracket Project – 3/4 NIT – North Dakota State a 7 seed vs. Iowa.
Beer’s Bracket – 3/10 CBI – Has North Dakota State a #1 seed vs. UCF. He also has Western Illinois as a #2 seed in the CIT vs. Arkansas State.


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