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March 17, 2013

2013 Summit League Postseason Projections–3/17-Final Look!

Filed under: Men's Basketball,The Summit League — Jon Green @ 8:39 am

Nothing will really change from here… the last games to be played won’t impact South Dakota State’s seed, perhaps opponent though..

Anyways more good news as on average more people see South Dakota State as a #13 seed than a #14 seed. I say it’s likely they are a #13 now, but definitely not for sure. We’ll see tonight…

Matchups currently projected (out of 6 brackets):
Arizona – 2
Kansas State – 1
Ohio State – 1
Florida – 1
Wisconsin – 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 3/17
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 13.5 13.3
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 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 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 13 Kansas State San Jose East 3/16/13
Patrick Stevens South Dakota State 13 Arizona San Jose West 3/17/13
Beer’s Bracket South Dakota State 14 Ohio State Dayton Midwest 3/15/13
Busting the Bracket South Dakota State 13 4th #13 seed     3/13/13
Bracketville South Dakota State 14 Florida Austin Midwest 3/17/13
The Bracket Project South Dakota State 14 2nd #14 seed     3/16/13
Brad-ketology South Dakota State 13 3rd #13 seed     3/15/13
Brad Evans South Dakota State 13 2nd #13 seed     3/16/13
Jerry Palm South Dakota State 13 Arizona San Jose East 3/17/13
Joe Lunardi South Dakota State 13 Wisconsin San Jose East 3/16/13

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 – 3/15 CBI – Has North Dakota State a #2 seed vs. Weber State. He also has Western Illinois as a #3 seed in the CIT vs. Delaware.

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