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March 15, 2013

2013 Summit League Postseason Projections–3/15

Filed under: Men's Basketball,The Summit League — Jon Green @ 11:08 am

While our five updates today don’t show any actual movement in seeds, there were two people that moved South Dakota State up a spot from 4th #13 to 3rd #13. It’s something.

Also interesting is that 3 of our projections are very out of date (Monday or earlier). Of the 7 that aren’t out of date, 4 have South Dakota State as a #13 seed. Gotta be close at this point. I think they are 60-40 for being a #13 personally.

By the way, I’ll be out of town overnight tonight so no update tomorrow morning. I’ll check in with an update Saturday evening and then again Sunday morning for the final projections.

Matchups currently projected (out of 6 brackets):
Florida – 3
Michigan – 2
Arizona – 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 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.6  
North Dakota State 14 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

I’ve found the sites I’m using for the projections from http://bracketproject.50webs.com/matrix.htm 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 Arizona San Jose West 3/15/13
Beer’s Bracket South Dakota State 14 Florida Austin East 3/10/13
Busting the Bracket South Dakota State 13 4th #13 seed     3/13/13
Bracketville South Dakota State 14 Michigan Auburn Hills West 3/15/13
The Bracket Project South Dakota State 14 Michigan Auburn Hills East 3/11/13
Brad-ketology South Dakota State 13 3rd #13 seed     3/15/13
Brad Evans South Dakota State 13 3rd #13 seed     3/15/13
Jerry Palm South Dakota State 13 Saint Louis San Jose West 3/15/13
Joe Lunardi South Dakota State 14 Florida Austin East 3/14/13

Here’s some other predictions that include NIT (and occasionally CBI/CIT) … just for a taste of what people think.

Oakland has already mentioned they were invited to a postseason event, haven’t decided yet. Western Illinois is hoping for an invite. North Dakota State will (I’m sure) be in a postseason competition. Not sure which one. Since NIT isn’t going to happen for anyone I’ll just share the one guy out there crazy enough to predict CBI/CIT teams.

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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