This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Selection Show/Bracketology Open thread
I was going to do it, and knew it would piss people off to make 3 in a day.
I'm just looking for matchups, that's about it.
Are they going to put Kentucky in St. Louis with Mizzou as the #2? That's not fair.
Who is Michigan going to matchup with?
How are they going to matchup having MSU, OSU, Michigan, Indiana and Wisky on the top 4-5 lines?
Kentucky is the second most popular team in southern Illinois. And the westen half of Kentucky is not far at all from St. Louis, and they travel better than anyone. They'll draw well.
I think we'll play Kansas in the Sweet 16. Duke and Mizz are gone. cant have OSU in the same bracket
Of all the time we're saying " BEAT OHIO", the committee thought we want OHIO BOBCATS Really bad. So they did us a favor.
About 30 min to go. Eager for the selections
Please play on Friday Night.
I'll be on a flight Thursday afternoon-night, which was an idiotic move by me. I just wasn't paying attention to when the tourney way.
If it's on Thursday, I'll be sitting in an office doing someone else's taxes.
March isn't what it used to be.
I'm right there with ya, buddy.
Friday is now guaranteed...halfway to my wish
I think Michigan wants to be in the EAST region...that's what we're rooting for IMO.
My biggest thing is if we're a 3 or a 4 and who the 1/2 seed is in our region for example love the mizzou matchup not so much Carolina Kentucky or syracuse
No night games. No games on Saturday. Please. I want a Friday afternoon and Sunday night weekend for basketball since Hockey is playing Friday and Saturday.
MSU justs earned a number one seed in my book. Great job by the Spartans.
I guess Tom Izzo just validated his COY award. I didn't think MSU was this good but they are a very very good team.
He did a great job. I still think it took a better job by Beilein for us to tie them though - and JB didn't need any rent-a-seniors.
classic. I would give you points, or whatever, but don't know how to do that. I figure a compliment from me might be the same???
Wood has been hot lately but most of this season he came off the bench and contributed little. I wouldn't say it's BECAUSE of Wood being on the team that they preformed as well as they did. What validated his COY, in my opinion, was losing Summers, Lucas, and Lucious and still winning the BT.
Not turning it on until 6 exactly so I won't have to worry about seeing Izzo and them cut down the nets. As for seedings, I would kinda like to see a Columbus matchup. Probably make the drive down
MSU gets a 1, OSU a 2, we get a 3? Does that sound fair? I hope so.
Just give us a short team in round 2.
We are going to be a weak 3 OR 4 seed, IME. Anything is possible, but like Brian said; any win after round 1 is gravy. This team is so hit and miss.
We've won our first-round game the last two times. I want a Sweet 16 bid. After that, then it's gravy.
Coach Beilein is 7-0 in the first game of B1G (5) and NCAA (2) tournaments and 0-7 in the second game while at Michigan.
Which is why I want to win the second round and break that pattern.
I definitely don't think the Sweet Sixteen is a given, or is even to be expected. Our team's looked really tired these last couple games.
After last year, our goal should be to advance further.
Let's not go overboard. If we're a #3 seed, we'll face two teams that (according to the committee) are worse than us.
If this M team doesn't reach the Sweet Sixteen, I will be disappointed, they should make it, they are good enough to do it. Just based on seeding alone it should be expected, we are not going to be playing a great team the first weekend.
Be careful how you word that... technically "Round 1" is the play-in games, and our first game is now Round 2 :) . It's stupid that's how they did it after last year's change, but it is what it is.
We don't want a tall opponent. That's for sure.
Is CBSSports.com going to stream the selection show? Or will I have to wait a few minutes to find out the bracket?
It is supposed to be streaming through the NCAA March madness site http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness
$4 damnit. Greedy CBS, ESPN will have the brackets online minutes after they are revealed
Text 0michigan to 2653 to get it for free.
I'm getting it for free directly from CBS Sports.
you're the man
Florida State upset NC, and they were pegged at a 4 or 5 seed. If they move up to a 3 seed, we could drop to a 4. Our "shit the bed" game against OSU will not sit well. Lets hope not.
I will say 3 seed in the East.
First round matchup with Lehigh
Potential Second Round matchup with the winner of Gonzaga/VCU.
22 in kenpom now, they'd be the favorite.
If you are online but not near a TV
Anyone else a little nervous ??
Why would you be nervous?
Absolutely...about buying a house, getting approved for a loan, starting a new position tomorrow, planning a wedding...oh, you mean the selection show? Hell no, Michigan sports is the most calming aspect of my life right now...
I'm having a wedding soon...planning is about to begin...thanks.
If it makes you feel any better it's the least stressful thing I listed. I have found the more my fiance gets what she wants, the less stressful it is...my only advice is a) stay within a budget and b) do everything as early as you can to avoid last minute problems.
Fear of the unknown
Deserve the number one seed in the West. Well done by them. Nice to get a senior transfer to drop 20+ in a big game. Wonder if the Sparties complained about Russell Wilson at Wisconsin in football?
No, we didn't. Dem's da rules.
Nope... I remember preseason a lot of Spartan fans thinking he wasn't going to be what he was hyped up as, but before, during, and after, no one complained about Wilson being a part of Wisconsin.
On Michigan watching.
received a #1 seed over 28-4 B12 tournament champs Missouri is beyond me.
All about Strength of Schedule.
They haven't put us in yet... We better make it. Getting nervous.
As long as we aren't in Kentucky's bracket. I don't want to see the Unibrow any sooner than I have to.
Please someone, I beg you, please tell that kid he has a unibrow! Does Kentucky have mirrors? It is laughable that they let this poor kid go out in public like this. He could be pulling boy band ass with the help off some tweezers.
would work for me. Let's make it happen.
I like that sponsors are now euphemistically referred to "corporate champions."
Throw Northwestern a bone...
That Iona vs Uconn game is gonna be a good one to watch
Kentucky -U-Conn 2nd?
Followed by Kentucky/Indiana.
Then everyone is getting upset.
Kentucky will be tested early!
My boys from Ames are going to beat UConn. book it.
Thwt's a tough bracket.
Wichita State - VCU is going to be tough. VCU is damn good, might pull it off
ESPN isn't working for me...so much for the worldwide leader.
Good thing the show is on CBS
Good: No New Mexico State; several spots out west are now taken (not all)
Bad: wouldn't have minded S Dakota State.
I wonder if the selection committee intentionally tries to make "bracketologist" Joe Lunardi look even more stupid.
Colorado's an 11 seed? Wow.
to see the Pac 12 get three bids if they think that highly of Colorado.
xavier is a tough draw for ND. I'm picking that as an xavier upset.
deffinetly looks like an upset there, Xavier can play with the best of them when they are on
As a student at X I am really excited about our draw. ND is beatable, especially against a Xavier team that can play with anybody when they are on.
Please start a thread on whether or not Anthony Davis should keep his unibrow. Do his teammates hate him? They must, or they would have tied him down and plucked that shit.
They're showing the Big Ten a lot of love so far. Maybe Northwestern made it.
That is a tough bracket...a lot of smaller teams that are VERY good.
Good for Michigan. Still hoping we end up in the EAST!
The south region is pretty deep, a lot of solid teams in there.
Spartans to play LIU Brooklyn and then winner of Memphis / St. Louis
Lol if Memphis upsets MSU. :)
The fightin blackbirds...gotta find some gear!
Sparty gets Memphis in Round 2?
MSU might have a road game in the first two rounds.
Memphis seems like a potentially tough 2nd round matchup for Sparty...
sparty has to play memphis (kenpom #9) in the 2nd round
Wow, Memphis is a brutal 2nd-round draw for MSU.
Steve Alford winning big at New Mexico is even more bizarre than Amaker succeeding at Harvard. It's weird how some guys can't do it in this conference.
would love to be in this bracket.
Florida, the second best team in the SEC, a 7 seed.
They certainly don't think much of the at-large bids, do they? 14 seed?
that may have been b/c BYU can't play on Sunday, and they couldn't fit them on the 13 line.
Bye Bye Drexel and Seton Hall.
Iona got in, meaning a big boy got robbed.
USF and BYU shouldn't have gotten in.
Gets a sweet draw.
Freaky athletic and will beat State.
Izzo vs. Pastner is like steamroller vs. ant.
That gobs MSU a tough time is an athletic team that can handle their run game.
The South is a STRONG conference...the West is weak.
I think we'll play Kansas in the Sweet 16. Duke and Mizz are gone. cant have OSU in the same bracket
I wanted to be the 3 seed in the East with Syracuse and Duke. Kansas is tough, but hopefully we get them in the East region and not the Midwest.
Than #1 Kentucky's. Spartans got a cake draw.
Memphis, louisville, then mizzou. Not to easy.
Louisville won't get there; they always choke. And if Missouri gets upset, the bottom half of the bracket is trash.
With that. Kentucky has a challenge.
I guarantee you Missouri feels they deserved the #1 seed over MSU. Missouri will be a tough out, they won't lose before the Elite Eight
Saint Louis could be a tough test for them in the second round. They are definitely underseeded.
I love this bracket for us. LIU Brooklyn seems pretty good, surprised they were a 16 seed. I think memphis is overrated. Mizzou is the weakest 2 seed IMO, along with Marquette as the weakest 3 seed. Just my opinion, obviosuly not the committees
Amaker and Harvard a 12 seed against Vandy.
KSU went 32-2 and got an 8 seed? Geez.
Edit: CBS messed up. I was gonna say...
Well done, Tommy Amaker.
Also, Wisky gets a 4. Bo Ryan is still a dick.
Wisconsin travels to the exact opposite of Wisconsin (New Mexico)
we are a 3 with kansas as a 2, having to play them in St Louis.
We are going to take Belmont on the chin. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
It is then.
#3 in the Midwest, I presume
We're in the frickin Midwest.
bumped us off the 3 line
Well looks like we're in the Midwest.
Think we might've gotten a 4 seed here, guys.
Florida State? Damn...
WHERE and What days do we play, then?
either Georgetown gets the 3 seed or we do. With Georgetown's early exit from their tourny I have to think we got the 3
Michigan in the Midwest region! fuck I just realized that we're playing Kansas in St. Louis.
We're likely going to have the 2nd toughest region behind the south.
Being #1 overall blows.
We're going to get Creighton or Temple in our pod as the #6 seed.
The way ESPN has it set up...the #3 in the Midwest is in Pitt. We could be playing Temple in Pitt.
Aren't necessarily in the Midwest.
Best for Last
Ouch, we got Nc and Kansas in with us.
It would suck for both schools if they match us with Detroit. I want both to go far
Either a 3 in Columbus or a 4 in Portland.
Cal got in.
The Pac-12 has too many teams in this tournament.
Playing in Nashville, Tn.
Michigan to play Ohio.
WE'RE PLAYING OHIO AGAIN
...we get a #4 vs..... ohio???
.....Ohio! Not That Ohio!
BEAT OTHER OHIO!
BEAT OHIO (NTO)
Well, it is kind of funny to play Ohio.
Ohio and Temple. We can beat MAC teams.
Temple is in the A10
Well...I feel good about getting to the sweet 16...the thing is, we get UNC. Yikes.
I think its pretty stupid that we got a 4 seed and Georgetown got a 3 seed.
Ohio? I'm confused.
Now do we have to refer to Ohio as Ohio State?
No. Ohio = Bobcats
The real Ohio...
Hoke is pleased and confused.
Pretty happy with this draw in terms of getting to the Sweet 16. Also pretty hilarious that we get to play the Actual Bobcats!
Now we can actually be accurate when we say we're going to play Ohio.. Sucks we drew Kentucky in our bracket..
Ohio. I knew Gene Smith had something to do with it
BEAT OHIO! (surprised Michigan is not a 3-seed)
Sweet. Ohio sucks.
AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Ohio, awesome. Could produce some funny jokes.
So...I'm assuming someone has an insane sense of humor? Bobcats?
"At Detroit viewing party. Crowd very disappointed they didnt get Michigan"
Mich - Det game would be nice
Haha, Beat Ohio (YTO)!
Hoke is gonna be at the first game.........DAMN WE ARE A 4SEED
Detroit Tigers are a #15 seed! Fielder gets in the Big Dance!
Michigan vs Ohio.........not Brady Hoke's Ohio, but the other Ohio.
I would much rather be a 4 with those matchups than say Baylor's matchups as a 3
We're playing Ohio again?
I have had a day/nigh trip planned to Nashville for that Friday for 2 weeks now, I am a lucky guy!
I am glad we aren't a 3, I like the matchups a lot better, where we are at.
Ugh, Ohio. The last team I wanted us to play. Now we will hear about the Beat Ohio cheer. It will be a distraction.
Btw, this is Ohio (NTO).
Belmont is going to drop Georgetown like a sack of moldy oranges...
is a dickhead..
Because he said Temple would beat us?
Beat OHIO... Damn so close to playing in Columbus :-(
in 1989? 1992? 1993? Beat OHIO!!! (I actually have no idea what seed we were, just trying to pump up the crowd!) woo hoo!!!
...a #3, #6 and #1 seed, respectively.
Can't really complain about omissions other than Drexel.
Committee is slipping.
At least we're not in Columbus.
We could be an Elite8 team!!!!!!!! Who the heck said Temple over Michiganon CBS????
Seth Davis is such a SEC homer, it isn't even funny. He can suck my nuts.
Not everyone is going to pick Michigan...we need to grow up.
It's not just that he picked us to lose. It's that they weren't even making predictions at that point in the show and he just blurted out, "Temple will beat Michigan in a mini-upset."
we won't get anywhere close to the elite 8 if we play remotely like we did the last 2 days.
Was that Seth Davis who said Temple would beat us? He's dead to me.
South is toughest.
How did we only get 6?
(Still) Worst state ever
Much rather be looking at Ohio/Temple than Belmont/SDSU. I'll take a #4 in those circumstances. Also the guys don't have to go to Columbus.
...and UNC is the type of team that we can knock off or they could beat us by 25. We have a system that can knock them off, however, we lack size.
If we get to UNC...Morgan is going to have to be the player of the game with 16 and 10...and more importantly (less than 4 fouls).
UNC's Walker is tough to guard, Burke is gonna have his hands busy.
Seth Davis is a Dookie. Now I understand.
couldn't wait to pick us for a "mini-upset"
we'll beat Temple but then conveniently forget his prediction
<---- First time since I became a UVA fan that both these teams are in the tourney in the same year....very exciting. And as a special bonus, so is my grad school.
we are the same seed as Indiana?????? Whatever, shock the world! ooops....Queme Los Barcos!!! errr....... Beat OHIO!!! ummmm.....I'll let the ad wizards come up with a new one.
Id rather take on ohio over belmont any day. Belmont has some snipers on their team.
KenPom has the Actual Bobcats at 72 and Temple at 37. Seems pretty nice...would love to get to the Sweet 16, although I feel like UNC would destroy us with their size & athleticism.
Interesting geography. Portland Oregon is in the south????
Ohio is a tough team playing really well.
I'll take it. I wouldn't have wanted to be the #3 seed in Columbus.
You have to play good teams at this time of the year and you have to play well. I like our bracket. We don't travel real far so that's a plus. The NCAA tourney director keeps stammering and calls MSU Michigan several times. It won't be long and that won't be a mistake. Go Blue!!!
If Miami of Ohio is NTM, then the Bobcats are NTO. That should solve any quandary about what to call them. I don't think they'll like that either, but whatever.
the Bobcats were always referred to as Ohio U. (even on out-of-town-scores graphics during tv games), to cleanly distinguish the two Ohios. Even OSU's own announcers often referred to the Buckeyes as "Ohio", for short.
But that was before OSU realized "Ohio" was an insult.
the 4th seed, I really wouldn,t want anything to do with Belmont they average like 80 some points a game. Ohio is good put bring em on.
Over to ESPN.
Is the place to be.
But that one is rerun every hour all night long.
I'm seriously thinking about hitting up Nashville...
Worst 1-seed is MSU
Worst 2-seed is Mizzou
MSU or Mizzou?
'Cuse, Ohio or FSU?
The Big 12 blows, and Ohio is too up and down to be confident in them.
Don't sleep on Marquette. I think the winner of Marq/Mizz wins that region.
Anyone know what time Mich would play on Friday???
Get your bracket downloadable already.
I could have written them faster than you guys type.
The selection committee guy has said Michigan about three or four times now as the number one seed. State keeps slipping his mind.
pretty funny...he's struggling with that one
I rather be #4 and play UNC in St Louis than be a #3 and play against Kansas in St Louis.
We should make sweet 16. And hopefully UNC will do one of its famous early NCAA swan dives.
Ohio really is not that bad.
Just had Memphis and Louisville getting upset.
I LOVED Coach Beilein's reaction when CBS showed the team during the announcement. He flew out of his chair. Such pride. Go Blue!
What will happen first...Northwestern getting an NCAA bid or The Ivy League getting an at large bid...
Northwestern will leave the B1G and join the Ivy League and then get in
We got a MGoblog Pool up yet?
And Digger says we run zone and shoot threes. I think he was scouting 2009.
If I hear one more thing about the 1-3-1 zone that we NEVER RUN ANYMORE, I'm gonna have to choke a bitch.
Settle down Wayne
lol Gotleib just predicted that Ohio will beat Michigan.
Naturally, Doug Gottlieb picks Michigan to lose in the first round. What a tool. Actually, if you look at him, he actually looks like a dick.
Haha, 2 out of 3 commentators picks all number 1 seeds in final 4. Way to go out on a limb. Digger P has state winning it all...
I understand that Vandy and FSU moved up by winning their tournaments, but I don't see what the basis is for making Gtown a 3 over us. They, y'know, didn't win the conference, don't have a win against a 1 seed, lost early in their tournament, etc. Whatever. Clearly, someone on the committee has a sense of humor matching us up against Ohio (NTO).
My thing is , if you don't win your conference, you move a step down.....really UK , UNC and KS should had been punished for losing their tourneys.....just my only gripe with seedings.
You want to punish them for what happens over 3 days over what they accomplished over a full season.
Michigan will play Friday night on TNT. The broadcasters are Ian Eagle and Jim Sparnakel.