EvilMonkey's NCAA Tournament Bracket of Doom

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  1. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

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    Finally after a few minor delays, it's time to unveil the brackets, starting with the Top 4 seeds from each region, but before I do that, I wanna explain the way this will work.

    To avoid the messiness of 36 game threads bunched into a few days (and so on after that), I'm gonna stagger them, by region, with voting for each game being open until midnight of the following day. That should allow for some discussion to be had and for anyone interested to cast their vote in time. So the game threads will look like this:

    First Four games (Tues-Wed, Mar. 24-25)
    South Region (Thurs-Fri, Mar. 26-27)
    East Region (Sat-Sun, Mar. 28-29)
    Midwest Region (Mon-Tues, Mar. 30-31)
    West Region (Wed-Thu, Apr. 1-2)

    South Region 2nd Rd (Fri-Sat, Apr. 2-3)
    East Region 2nd Rd (Fri-Sat, Apr. 2-3)
    Midwest Region 2nd Rd (Sun-Mon, Apr. 4-5)
    West Region 2nd Rd (Sun-Mon, Apr. 4-5)

    South Region Sweet 16 (Thu-Fri, Apr. 8-9)
    East Region Sweet 16 (Thu-Fri, Apr. 8-9)
    Midwest Region Sweet 16 (Sat-Sun, Apr. 10-11)
    West Region Sweet 16 (Sat-Sun, Apr. 10-11)

    South Region Elite 8 (Wed-Thu, Apr. 14-15)
    East Region Elite 8 (Wed-Thu, Apr. 14-15)
    Midwest Region Elite 8 (Thu-Fri, Apr. 15-16)
    West Region Elite 8 (Thu-Fri, Apr. 15-16)

    Final Four (Sat, April 17)

    National Championship (Mon, April 19)
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    And now, here are the Top 4 seeds for each region:

    South (Houston)-
    1. Kansas Jayhawks
    2. Kentucky Wildcats
    3. Louisville Cardinals
    4. Wisconsin Badgers

    West (Los Angeles)-
    1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
    2. San Diego State Aztecs
    3. Oregon Ducks
    4. Duke Blue Devils

    Midwest (Indianapolis)-
    1. Dayton Flyers
    2. Creighton Blue Jays
    3. Michigan State Spartans
    4. Virginia Cavaliers

    East (New York City)-
    1. Baylor Bears
    2. Florida State Seminoles
    3. Villanova Wildcats
    4. Maryland Terrapins


    The Regional pairings for the Final Four are as follows:

    South Champion
    vs
    East Champion

    West Champion
    vs
    Midwest Champion


    Full pairings are soon to follow, starting with the South Region.
     
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    Just a guess here but Kentucky ends up winning the title in this online poll.

    No doubt that it ends up getting linked on RR.

    Also, pretty cool OP. Thanks for the effort.
     
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    And now without further ado, it's time for the South Regional unveiling, with games to be voted on Thursday through Friday, March 26-27.


    SOUTH-
    (St. Louis)
    1 Kansas
    16 North Carolina Central

    8 Utah State
    9 St. Mary's

    (Spokane)
    5 Auburn
    12 Stephen F. Austin

    4 Wisconsin
    13 Vermont

    (Spokane)
    6 Michigan
    11 East Tennessee State

    3 Louisville
    14 UC Irvine

    (Tampa)
    7 Illinois
    10 Arizona State

    2 Kentucky
    15 North Dakota State
     
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    I’m down. But...where do I vote?
     
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    I'm guess that will come in the back end.
     
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    Within each game thread. That's why I'm gonna stagger them, because there's gonna be quite a few.......
     
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    Kansas
    St Marys
    Auburn
    Vermont
    Michigan
    Louisville
    Illinois
    Kentucky
     
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    Next up will be the representatives out of the East Regional, with games to be voted on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29:

    EAST-
    (St. Louis)
    1 Baylor
    16 Siena

    8 Marquette
    9 Rutgers

    (Albany)
    5 Seton Hall
    12 Texas

    4 Maryland
    13 Belmont

    (Albany)
    6 Houston
    11 Indiana

    3 Villanova
    14 North Texas

    (Tampa)
    7 Cincinnati
    10 Florida

    2 Florida State
    15 Winthrop
     
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    Moving over to the opposite side of the bracket for the Midwest Regional, these are games to be voted on Monday through Tuesday, March 30-31:

    MIDWEST-
    (Cleveland)
    1 Dayton
    16 Northern Kentucky

    8 West Virginia
    9 Providence

    (Greensboro)
    5 Ohio State
    12 Liberty

    4 Virginia
    13 New Mexico State

    (Omaha)
    6 Butler
    11 UCLA

    3 Michigan State
    14 Hofstra

    (Cleveland)
    7 LSU
    10 Arizona

    2 Creighton
    15 Arkansas-Little Rock
     
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    And last, but not least, it's time to reveal the West Regional and which teams made the cut, and which teams' bubbles have burst. These last set of First Round games will be voted on Wednesday through Thursday, April 1-2:

    WEST-
    (Sacramento)
    1 Gonzaga
    16 Robert Morris

    8 Colorado
    9 Texas Tech

    (Greensboro)
    5 BYU
    12 Akron

    4 Duke
    13 Yale

    (Omaha)
    6 Iowa
    11 Oklahoma

    3 Oregon
    14 Bradley

    (Sacramento)
    7 Penn State
    10 USC

    2 San Diego State
    15 Eastern Washington



    And thus completes EvilMonkey's 2020 Bracket of Doom........
    And hopefully, it's the last one ever...;)
     
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    Last reveal for the evening before I get the First Four game threads underway. Here is how the Bubble ended up, with the teams that just made it vs the teams that got left out. Is there anyone in here that you guys think I should've added instead?





    Last 4 In-
    Richmond
    UCLA
    NC State
    Texas

    First 4 Out-
    Tulsa
    Wichita State
    Stanford
    Xavier

    Next 4 Out-
    Rhode Island
    Arkansas
    Northern Iowa
    Memphis
     
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    Nobody is gonna argue about the bubble teams and who got left out?

    That always seems to be a point of complaint every year.......;)
     
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    No final four for us. Need to be in the West for that to happen.
     
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    Exactly.......SmokinSmile
     
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    Just gotta say, less than 8% of the bracketologists have Duke as a 4 seed. There's not a single computer model that has us outside of the the top 10.
     
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    Yea doubt Louisville would have a 3 seed either, more than likely we were gonna be a 4/5 unless we made serious noise in the accT.

    Oh and as mentioned it wasting ur time, if voting is involved UK fans would vote UK over the Lakers.
     
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    you mean UK has fans.:D
     
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    Yea uk has crazy fans with so little to do they will sign up to this site in groves just to vote in a poll created by another poster that means absolutely nothing. So UK wins the hypothetical poll and the board gains a few hundred mouth breathers. Just spare us all and declare UK the “voters champs”
     
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    Well, I'm not a computer, now am I.......
     
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    Right. But, very few humans had Duke below a 3 seed. Bracketmatrix has Duke as the top 3 seed. I guess it's not a huge deal either way.
     
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    I guess we'll see how strong the UK hate is when I post their poll against North Dakota State........SmokinSmile
     
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    Are you at least satisfied with your draw?
     
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    I'd have mixed feelings about it. Gonzaga is good, but I'm not completely convinced they were a top 5 team this year. San Diego State lost fumes down the stretch. So, I guess you could argue that the region isn't necessarily top-heavy. Wouldn't be crazy about being the 4 seed in the West, though.

    Duke could easily lose in the 1st or 2nd round of this region, however. Yale won at Clemson. Narrow losses at Penn State and UNC, which makes me think they might have had an edge on a neutral court. That's a very tough first round matchup. Potentially BYU in the second round. They have a very potent offense. I believe they led the nation in 3-pt fg%. Feel like we could beat these schools maybe 6 or 7 times out of 10. And then 50-50 games against Gonzaga and Oregon-San Diego State. I'd feel a lot better about being in the West if we were a 3 seed.
     
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    Are you going to delete those threads? I thought your OP implied that you weren't going to do a different thread for each game. JMO, but you should go chalk to the S16 and start from there. I don't think anybody cares about play in games in a hypothetical if all it's gonna do is clutter up the board.

    Still appreciate you doing this, just saying though...
     
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    If he goes chalk he can’t vote Iowa to the national championship game
     
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    Well Iowa hasn't been to the S16 since the 1990's so it's not like them being left out would be unexpected.
     
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    I'm on board with this. Seems unnecessary since a majority vote would cancel out any of the dissenting views. Whenever you see a national bracket based on the aggregate picks, it's extremely chalky. Certainly with a lower sample size, you could see a few more upsets. But I don't think too many would object if we went straight to the Sweet 16.
     
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    I'll see how it goes. The point is to generate discussion about these hypothetical matchups and give us something to do in these boring times. I'm posting this on other boards as well, so it's a total vote. This basketball board doesn't get enough traffic to do such a full-blown tournament, I agree on that.

    P.S. that's why I'd hesitate to declare Kentucky the outright winners just yet. They have their enemies too, and they're not exactly outnumbered...........SmokinSmile
     
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    Fwiw, I'm also taking this idea off of another poster from the football board (too lazy to go see who it was to give them credit). He did a bunch of tournament threads on best avatar and worst avatar, etc and they seemed to have some success as far as generating interest.
     
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    The final results for the First Four are in.

    NC Central 11 (advances to face Kansas)
    Boston 10

    Robert Morris 17 (advances to face Gonzaga)
    Prairie View A&M 6

    Texas 15 (advances to face Seton Hall)
    NC State 12

    UCLA 13 (advances to face Butler)
    Richmond 8


    South Regional First Round matchups will be posted soon!
     
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    SOUTH-
    (St. Louis)
    1 Kansas
    16 North Carolina Central

    8 Utah State
    9 St. Mary's

    (Spokane)
    5 Auburn
    12 Stephen F. Austin

    4 Wisconsin
    13 Vermont

    (Spokane)
    6 Michigan
    11 East Tennessee State

    3 Louisville
    14 UC Irvine

    (Tampa)
    7 Illinois
    10 Arizona State

    2 Kentucky
    15 North Dakota State
     
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