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Title: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2017, 11:50:32 am
 Shelby Mast‏ @BracketWAG 17h17 hours ago

Not much going on today, so I finally put out a way-too-early bracket for next season, name calling is permitted, enjoy the laugh.  http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2017, 11:52:33 am
ICYMI:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/284 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: FineAsSwine on April 27, 2017, 03:21:25 pm
Battle of the brackets. Now we need to sticky this topic and update as more brackets come out.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on April 28, 2017, 11:01:06 am
We're already in the mix... we don't have to go 12-1 OOC to get noticed... Great start for ncaat implications as well, early exposure makes it easier, opposed to having/needing long winning streaks and/or a gaudy record, to get noticed at all.... as we've seen and been in, so many years past...

With a decent OOC , we could make the T25 at some point.. that alone allows 22 wins to be your magic number instead of the 23/24 we were looking at last year...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on April 28, 2017, 11:17:28 am
I'm curious whether either of these crack prognosticators factored in the Macon/Barfield situation at all.  Are they projecting us as an in/out bubble team with those two or without them?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2017, 07:57:44 pm
 Joe Lunardi‏Verified account @ESPNLunardi 21h21 hours ago

New bracket tomorrow, reflecting all NBA draft and transfer decisions. More than a few shake ups... 🏀

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/284
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 02:37:18 pm
NCAA Menís Basketball Selection Committee announced it is finally altering its definition of a quality win, putting greater emphasis on road and neutral court games (http://brockway.blogs.gatorsports.com/13723/ncaa-selection-committee-put-greater-emphasis-road-wins/)

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Team sheets will now be divided into home games against teams ranked in the RPI Top 30, neutral court games against teams ranked in the RPI Top 50 and road games against teams ranked in the RPI Top 75. Previously, team sheets only took into account games against RPI Top 50 teams, regardless of location.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2017, 06:20:01 pm
https://twitter.com/DavidWorlock/status/885938718254804992

https://twitter.com/DavidWorlock/status/885881820977528832
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Youngsta71701 on July 18, 2017, 01:51:05 pm
Joe Lunardi‏Verified account @ESPNLunardi 21h21 hours ago

New bracket tomorrow, reflecting all NBA draft and transfer decisions. More than a few shake ups... 🏀

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/284
So we went from First 4 out to an 11 seed play in game? Typical lack of respect as usual. Oh well, I guess we just have to go out and earn it as usual.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on July 18, 2017, 02:01:08 pm
So we went from First 4 out to an 11 seed play in game? Typical lack of respect as usual. Oh well, I guess we just have to go out and earn it as usual.

Why are you surprised? Hogs lost a lot in MK and DH. While they are trying to find team chemistry early, they play some really tough games. They could be a better team than last season by the end of the season but have a record 3 or 4 games worse just due to the increased difficulty of the non-conf schedule and the improvement of other teams in the SEC.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Bigmac2 on July 19, 2017, 05:32:25 pm
Calling BS to any bracket that doesn't have North Carolina in our region.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: tusked on July 19, 2017, 06:14:38 pm
Calling BS to any bracket that doesn't have North Carolina in our region.

no fricken kidding.  I think the hogs will have to have a really bad season to not make the field.  I think they will eventually be around a 3-5 seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2017, 04:50:09 pm
FWIW: Hogs are No. 21 in ESPN Preseason BPI rankings (https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/auburn-basketball-comes-no-24-espn)

Auburn is one of four SEC teams on the list also trailing No. 13 Kentucky and No. 20 Alabama
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Youngsta71701 on July 28, 2017, 08:45:01 am
FWIW: Hogs are No. 21 in ESPN Preseason BPI rankings (https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/auburn-basketball-comes-no-24-espn)

Auburn is one of four SEC teams on the list also trailing No. 13 Kentucky and No. 20 Alabama
I guess they forgot about Florida... ???
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on July 29, 2017, 07:15:49 am
I guess they forgot about Florida... ???

I agree, and though they lost everybody, Frank is a good coach and USC wasn't a one hit wonder, imo...

This is the year the SEC could re-enter the national picture.. last years NCAA gave great exposure,  a follow up year of 6-8 teams vying for a berth and another good tournament could break the lid on "does the SEC only get 2, 3 bids?.... it's a football league."..etc..
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Ham Sandwich on August 02, 2017, 04:37:37 am
Why are you surprised? Hogs lost a lot in MK and DH. While they are trying to find team chemistry early, they play some really tough games. They could be a better team than last season by the end of the season but have a record 3 or 4 games worse just due to the increased difficulty of the non-conf schedule and the improvement of other teams in the SEC.

We have 6 seniors. That's rare and IMO the reason we will have a great season. We should also enter the season in the top 25. So yeah, a projected 11 seed play in game is a little surprising.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: popcornhog on August 09, 2017, 10:38:10 am
We have 6 seniors. That's rare and IMO the reason we will have a great season. We should also enter the season in the top 25. So yeah, a projected 11 seed play in game is a little surprising.

Why should we enter the season in the T25?

I think we've got reason to believe we can end there, but start? Just not sure I see it based on who we lost.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Brake on August 09, 2017, 12:35:21 pm
Dan>Moses. Khalil>Dusty. Darious>Watkins. These players fit CMA system better than the three we lost and the players returning will improve. We really didn't lose that much. That's why we should be ranked to start the season.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on August 09, 2017, 12:59:14 pm
Dan>Moses. Khalil>Dusty. Darious>Watkins. These players fit CMA system better than the three we lost and the players returning will improve. We really didn't lose that much. That's why we should be ranked to start the season.

You registered almost a month ago, and this is your 1st post? Could this being a duplicate acct be more obvious?

But I am bored, so I'll bite. We did not really lose much, ok, if we believe that, then there is still no reason that a team that did not finish in the top 25 should start in the top 25, even if they are exactly the same team, which this one is not.

Mike's teams seem to always be searching early for the right mix of time and rotation of players, plus it has been hard for guys coming in to pick up the system right away. It took Macon and Barford until into the SEC schedule to really catch on.  Yet, with many newcomers needing to fill key spots, and replace a lot of production, the team should be pre season top 25?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawg66 on August 09, 2017, 01:21:18 pm
You registered almost a month ago, and this is your 1st post? Could this being a duplicate acct be more obvious?

But I am bored, so I'll bite. We did not really lose much, ok, if we believe that, then there is still no reason that a team that did not finish in the top 25 should start in the top 25, even if they are exactly the same team, which this one is not.

Mike's teams seem to always be searching early for the right mix of time and rotation of players, plus it has been hard for guys coming in to pick up the system right away. It took Macon and Barford until into the SEC schedule to really catch on.  Yet, with many newcomers needing to fill key spots, and replace a lot of production, the team should be pre season top 25?

Atlhogfan?  Is that you?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: ShadowHawg on August 09, 2017, 02:52:35 pm
You registered almost a month ago, and this is your 1st post? Could this being a duplicate acct be more obvious?

But I am bored, so I'll bite. We did not really lose much, ok, if we believe that, then there is still no reason that a team that did not finish in the top 25 should start in the top 25, even if they are exactly the same team, which this one is not.

Mike's teams seem to always be searching early for the right mix of time and rotation of players, plus it has been hard for guys coming in to pick up the system right away. It took Macon and Barford until into the SEC schedule to really catch on.  Yet, with many newcomers needing to fill key spots, and replace a lot of production, the team should be pre season top 25?

We have 7 of our 10 man rotation back. We are actually going to be taller and more athletic.

The JUCOs tend to make a jump from their first to second season. If they average 3 more points a game a piece, then Hannahs replacement will only need to average about 7 points per game to replace his production.

CJ Jones shot 50% from 3 last season on 24 shots. He can absolutely replace Hannahs as a 3 pt threat. Hannahs actually had a very inconsistent year shooting the 3 and we still were a good team.

When this team took off late in the season, it had become Barford's and Macon's team.

We are in some preseason polls, but in the low 20's. So it's not surprising we would be on the outside in some others.

But your argument is kind of weak when you look at this poll in it's entirety. There are some teams in there that absolutely sucked last season and others that also lost key players. This kind of poll isn't about the start of the season either. It's about where these pollsters think these teams end up as well, not where they think they will be at the start of the season either.

Some teams may return more starters, but they aren't proven to be good.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on August 09, 2017, 03:41:23 pm
We have 7 of our 10 man rotation back. We are actually going to be taller and more athletic.

The JUCOs tend to make a jump from their first to second season. If they average 3 more points a game a piece, then Hannahs replacement will only need to average about 7 points per game to replace his production.

CJ Jones shot 50% from 3 last season on 24 shots. He can absolutely replace Hannahs as a 3 pt threat. Hannahs actually had a very inconsistent year shooting the 3 and we still were a good team.

When this team took off late in the season, it had become Barford's and Macon's team.

We are in some preseason polls, but in the low 20's. So it's not surprising we would be on the outside in some others.

But your argument is kind of weak when you look at this poll in it's entirety. There are some teams in there that absolutely sucked last season and others that also lost key players. This kind of poll isn't about the start of the season either. It's about where these pollsters think these teams end up as well, not where they think they will be at the start of the season either.

Some teams may return more starters, but they aren't proven to be good.

First, basketball polls are pretty much pointless. The only thing that matters is if your name gets called on the selection show in March. As you point out, the Hogs are in the low 20's in some polls, and just out of a few others when you look at others receiving votes. Neither makes a difference really. But for people to say this team SHOULD be a pre season top 25 team has no merit, and is based on nothing but their thought that these new guys will come in, gel right away, and be better than last years team was early. They have to be better early because the ooc schedule is much tougher. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Brake on August 09, 2017, 05:56:26 pm
You registered almost a month ago, and this is your 1st post? Could this being a duplicate acct be more obvious?

But I am bored, so I'll bite. We did not really lose much, ok, if we believe that, then there is still no reason that a team that did not finish in the top 25 should start in the top 25, even if they are exactly the same team, which this one is not.

Mike's teams seem to always be searching early for the right mix of time and rotation of players, plus it has been hard for guys coming in to pick up the system right away. It took Macon and Barford until into the SEC schedule to really catch on.  Yet, with many newcomers needing to fill key spots, and replace a lot of production, the team should be pre season top 25?


I've known about this website for a couple of months now and I can tell I'm not gonna like you. That's all I'm going to say about that because I came to talk about basketball not an account. I feel the reason it takes some awhile to catch on to the system is because we haven't had people built for it. These freshmen are tailored made for it. They're long, athletic, and skilled. The 3 we lost weren't really any of them. Moses was kind of athletic but he wasn't as tall, long, or athletic as gafford. Dusty was kind of skilled but he didn't have much else going for him. Like a poster just said, the person replacing Hannah's won't be asked to score all that much given the improvements JB and DM hopefully make. Also, the sophomores hopefully make a decent jump. I do know preseason polls don't mean squat but that's what some posters were discussing. I'd rank us haha.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: ShadowHawg on August 09, 2017, 06:49:37 pm
First, basketball polls are pretty much pointless. The only thing that matters is if your name gets called on the selection show in March. As you point out, the Hogs are in the low 20's in some polls, and just out of a few others when you look at others receiving votes. Neither makes a difference really. But for people to say this team SHOULD be a pre season top 25 team has no merit, and is based on nothing but their thought that these new guys will come in, gel right away, and be better than last years team was early. They have to be better early because the ooc schedule is much tougher.

I agree. If you are outside the top 15, preseason polls are pretty meaningless.

I think we have some question marks about our team that have to be answered before we are a should be ranked kind of team.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: niels_boar on August 10, 2017, 04:29:15 pm
I noticed that Vegas has us in the top-50 for NC odds, which puts us on the bubble. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: HoopS on August 12, 2017, 06:07:50 pm


I've known about this website for a couple of months now and I can tell I'm not gonna like you. That's all I'm going to say about that because I came to talk about basketball not an account. I feel the reason it takes some awhile to catch on to the system is because we haven't had people built for it. These freshmen are tailored made for it. They're long, athletic, and skilled. The 3 we lost weren't really any of them. Moses was kind of athletic but he wasn't as tall, long, or athletic as gafford. Dusty was kind of skilled but he didn't have much else going for him. Like a poster just said, the person replacing Hannah's won't be asked to score all that much given the improvements JB and DM hopefully make. Also, the sophomores hopefully make a decent jump. I do know preseason polls don't mean squat but that's what some posters were discussing. I'd rank us haha.
you make some good points.

Hard to say if we are a top 25 team as we don't know what we truly will look like and know even less about the other prospective top 25 teams.

I liked the guys we replaced. They all brought some good things. But I think their production in terms of numbers can be replaced. The leadership they brought needs to be replaced and that won't be easy. Need some of these guys to step up and I suspect they will.

Schedule will be challenging. I like that. We need it to prepare us for Feb/March.

I'm excited about this team.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: holeinthewall on August 15, 2017, 09:07:06 am
Duke just became a 1 seed if Bagley is allowed to reclassify.  Odds dropped from 12-1 to 3-1 to win it all with the announcement
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2017, 06:23:26 am
 Joe Lunardi‏Verified account @ESPNLunardi Aug 16

Thursday brings us the first post-Bagley bracket. Changes from June are not insignificant. 🏀🏀

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology


ON THE BUBBLE
Last Four Byes

    Providence
    Oklahoma
    Iowa State
    Alabama

Last Four In

    Texas Tech
    Missouri
    St. Bonaventure
    Maryland

First Four Out

    Arkansas
    Oklahoma State
    Clemson
    San Diego State

Next Four Out

    Iowa
    UConn
    Georgia Tech
    Texas A&M

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hogs49ers on August 19, 2017, 07:01:26 am


I've known about this website for a couple of months now and I can tell I'm not gonna like you. That's all I'm going to say about that because I came to talk about basketball not an account. I feel the reason it takes some awhile to catch on to the system is because we haven't had people built for it. These freshmen are tailored made for it. They're long, athletic, and skilled. The 3 we lost weren't really any of them. Moses was kind of athletic but he wasn't as tall, long, or athletic as gafford. Dusty was kind of skilled but he didn't have much else going for him. Like a poster just said, the person replacing Hannah's won't be asked to score all that much given the improvements JB and DM hopefully make. Also, the sophomores hopefully make a decent jump. I do know preseason polls don't mean squat but that's what some posters were discussing. I'd rank us haha.

Hahaha, I feel you man! I knew I would not like hogsanity within my first few days on Hogville as well!  Do not get bullied away though, lots of good bball conversation from others on this board that will not treat you differently because of your post count.  It is okay to have a bit of optimism and your own optimistic opinion based on last year with the players we are keeping and the recruits we have coming in.  Hell, hogsanity will even have some good points every once in awhile.  Keep coming back man, we need more rational optimist bball fans on here.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on September 16, 2017, 06:35:13 am
Too early for Bracketology? Don't be ridiculous

CBSSports' Jerry Palm

SEC (7) Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas, Vanderbilt (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/too-early-for-bracketology-dont-be-ridiculous-and-enjoy-end-of-july-madness)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/6b877131-bac7-4edf-9000-eb1ae5dbb329/resize/670x377/4bae9a459da3e96b5fb3a0bbabee1de4/summer-bracket-west.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/4cde4869-2d2b-4bcc-81c3-90224a7c4fba/resize/670x377/68f4d0a4f1f2389160ba6a200b8170a5/summer-bracket-east-1.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/2301c427-cbea-4142-bd63-3ad347d85bea/resize/670x377/e794d13240533469251c5188c568d106/summer-bracket-midwest.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/20ed9324-3fc7-4a44-aee4-ed1bced1fa35/resize/670x377/d7ffdb04c0be5436a4bbf848b2d8d7b9/summer-bracket-south.jpg)

Puts Hogs in a bracket with North Carolina
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on September 16, 2017, 07:00:29 am
Too early for Bracketology? Don't be ridiculous

CBSSports' Jerry Palm

SEC (7) Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas, Vanderbilt (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/too-early-for-bracketology-dont-be-ridiculous-and-enjoy-end-of-july-madness)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/6b877131-bac7-4edf-9000-eb1ae5dbb329/resize/670x377/4bae9a459da3e96b5fb3a0bbabee1de4/summer-bracket-west.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/4cde4869-2d2b-4bcc-81c3-90224a7c4fba/resize/670x377/68f4d0a4f1f2389160ba6a200b8170a5/summer-bracket-east-1.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/2301c427-cbea-4142-bd63-3ad347d85bea/resize/670x377/e794d13240533469251c5188c568d106/summer-bracket-midwest.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/20ed9324-3fc7-4a44-aee4-ed1bced1fa35/resize/670x377/d7ffdb04c0be5436a4bbf848b2d8d7b9/summer-bracket-south.jpg)

Puts Hogs in a bracket with North Carolina

In the E8... I'd take that bracket... Butler/WSU/Texas...I'd like our chances...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: gmarv on September 16, 2017, 08:27:33 am
Too early for Bracketology? Don't be ridiculous

CBSSports' Jerry Palm

SEC (7) Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas, Vanderbilt (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/too-early-for-bracketology-dont-be-ridiculous-and-enjoy-end-of-july-madness)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/6b877131-bac7-4edf-9000-eb1ae5dbb329/resize/670x377/4bae9a459da3e96b5fb3a0bbabee1de4/summer-bracket-west.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/4cde4869-2d2b-4bcc-81c3-90224a7c4fba/resize/670x377/68f4d0a4f1f2389160ba6a200b8170a5/summer-bracket-east-1.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/2301c427-cbea-4142-bd63-3ad347d85bea/resize/670x377/e794d13240533469251c5188c568d106/summer-bracket-midwest.jpg)

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/07/26/20ed9324-3fc7-4a44-aee4-ed1bced1fa35/resize/670x377/d7ffdb04c0be5436a4bbf848b2d8d7b9/summer-bracket-south.jpg)

Puts Hogs in a bracket with North Carolina
I think 10 is to low for where we are gonna be but I like that bracket.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2017, 03:33:06 pm
Brackets are frozen for the time being.

Waiting for another shoe to drop.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2017, 08:13:53 pm
Head idiot @ http://www.bracketwag.com  Official Bracketologist for http://www.usatoday.com , @gannett, http://collegeinsider.com  & #Super10 member

 Shelby Mast‏ @BracketWAG Oct 13

4 weeks from today, we will have college hoops, in honor of that, NEW BRACKET POSTED!! Enjoy a good laugh, be kind with your criticism

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 10 (7), Big 12 (6), SEC (6), Big East (6), Pac 12 (4), ...

 2 UK
 2 UF
 7 Bama
 8 A&M
10 MU
11 Vandy

First 4 out - Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Stanford
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: FineAsSwine on October 15, 2017, 09:29:50 pm
Head idiot @ http://www.bracketwag.com  Official Bracketologist for http://www.usatoday.com , @gannett, http://collegeinsider.com  & #Super10 member

 Shelby Mast‏ @BracketWAG Oct 13

4 weeks from today, we will have college hoops, in honor of that, NEW BRACKET POSTED!! Enjoy a good laugh, be kind with your criticism

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 10 (7), Big 12 (6), SEC (6), Big East (6), Pac 12 (4), ...

 2 UK
 2 UF
 7 Bama
 8 A&M
10 MU
11 Vandy

First 4 out - Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Stanford

Waiting for Joe Lunardi
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwood on October 16, 2017, 08:17:30 am
Head idiot @ http://www.bracketwag.com  Official Bracketologist for http://www.usatoday.com , @gannett, http://collegeinsider.com  & #Super10 member

 Shelby Mast‏ @BracketWAG Oct 13

4 weeks from today, we will have college hoops, in honor of that, NEW BRACKET POSTED!! Enjoy a good laugh, be kind with your criticism

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 10 (7), Big 12 (6), SEC (6), Big East (6), Pac 12 (4), ...

 2 UK
 2 UF
 7 Bama
 8 A&M
10 MU
11 Vandy

First 4 out - Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Stanford

Wow, certainly an idiot. I can see someone picking KY, FL, and even A&M.. But AL, MO, VAN, and AUB finishing above us? And no SC?? We finished 3rd last year and return lots of scoring and experience as well as a top 25 class.

I do think the SEC gets 6 or 7 in this year though, so not saying those other teams won't make it. But not to put us in the top 6 is idiotic.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: The_Iceman on October 16, 2017, 08:44:07 am
Bama may not even have their best player by the end of the season.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Fan701 on October 16, 2017, 10:57:26 am
Bama may not even have their best player by the end of the season.
Yes, it seems pretty clear that Sexton's family was paid to get him to Alabama.  Auburn is sure to lose some of their top players to ineligibility, too.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: batmanfan on October 16, 2017, 12:44:38 pm
Looks like this Arkansas is going to be wayyy underrated coming in to the season. They'll be a preseason 7-8 when the polls come out for media days.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: mizzouman on October 16, 2017, 01:13:48 pm
Preseason Polls don't mean anything.  This is why I don't even look at these magazines.  Worthless.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on October 16, 2017, 01:53:47 pm
Head idiot @ http://www.bracketwag.com  Official Bracketologist for http://www.usatoday.com , @gannett, http://collegeinsider.com  & #Super10 member

 Shelby Mast‏ @BracketWAG Oct 13

4 weeks from today, we will have college hoops, in honor of that, NEW BRACKET POSTED!! Enjoy a good laugh, be kind with your criticism

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 10 (7), Big 12 (6), SEC (6), Big East (6), Pac 12 (4), ...

 2 UK
 2 UF
 7 Bama
 8 A&M
10 MU
11 Vandy

First 4 out - Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Stanford

Seems like he thinks the middle of the SEC is going to be pretty muddled up. Saying the league gets 6 in, and then having 3 SEC teams in the 1st 4 out tells me that after uk and uf it is going to be a free for all among the next 7 or teams.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2017, 12:57:21 pm
NBCSports:

 Bracketville‏ @BracketguyDave

Busy day for me but a quick RT that the preseason Bracket and Seed List are up at Bracketville.
https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology

SEC (6): KENTUCKY, Florida, Texas AM, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2017, 05:25:15 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/131
Updated: November 8, 2017

First Four Out

    UCF
    Arkansas
    Iowa State
    Iowa

SEC   6
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2017, 06:01:15 am
 Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS

Season starts in two days. Preseason bracket today.
https://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology/bracket

10 seed Arkansas

SEC: 7 Teams
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2017, 06:31:42 am
Jerry Palm: How the NCAA Tournament selection committee is finally changing how it judges teams (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/how-the-ncaa-tournament-selection-committee-is-changing-how-it-judges-teams)

Quote
Before the FBI consumed the off-season news cycle of college basketball, one of the big stories was that the NCAA selection committee has redefined the categories that define the quality of a win or loss.  The categories are still based on the RPI, as they always have, but now there is a game location element as well.

The new tiers are as follows.

          Home    Neutral    Road

        vs. RPI    vs. RPI    vs. RPI
Tier 1    1-30    1-50    1-75
Tier 2    31-75    51-100    76-135
Tier 3    76-160    101-200    136-240
Tier 4    161+    201+    241+
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2017, 05:55:56 am
NBCSports Bracketologist:

Updated Seed List before Sunday's games (https://bracketville.wordpress.com/s-curve)

36. Arkansas
37. Mizzou

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2017, 09:02:13 am
 Bracketville‏ @BracketguyDave

If you're just waking up ... here's your promised Thanksgiving Day Seed List update: Enjoy your family, friends, and feasts (https://twitter.com/BracketguyDave/status/933696199403720704)

Quote
Back to the Bahamas: Tennesseeís overtime victory over Purdue...

36. Arkansas
37. Tennessee

...

75. Missouri
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: HawgnCorona on November 23, 2017, 09:55:30 am
Bracketville‏ @BracketguyDave

If you're just waking up ... here's your promised Thanksgiving Day Seed List update: Enjoy your family, friends, and feasts (https://twitter.com/BracketguyDave/status/933696199403720704)


Back to the Bahamas: Tennessee’s overtime victory over Purdue...

36. Arkansas
37. Tennessee

...

75. Missouri

The bottom has fallen out already for Mizzou.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2017, 08:40:11 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/146

Last Four In

    Wisconsin
    Butler
    Northwestern
    Arkansas

Posted just prior to Razorbacks-Sooners
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: thehill1414 on November 24, 2017, 08:42:32 am
Lunardi has OU moving up as an 8. Surely this was posted prior to our game yesterday??
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 05:08:16 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/153
Nov. 30, 2017

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: FineAsSwine on December 01, 2017, 08:04:29 am
Have we ever been projected to be in the tournament under Mike Anderson this early in the season?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on December 01, 2017, 09:46:13 am
Have we ever been projected to be in the tournament under Mike Anderson this early in the season?
no because we always under appreciated
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: azhog10 on December 01, 2017, 10:40:06 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/153
Nov. 30, 2017
On the cusp of top 25 and sitting at an 8 seed........
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: bosshog84 on December 01, 2017, 10:53:06 am
If this team keeps on playing like we have, we will not be an 8 seed this year!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 07:31:04 pm
NBCSports Bracketology:

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rzrbackramsfan on December 01, 2017, 08:18:39 pm
NBCSports Bracketology:

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology

Sweet 16
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on December 02, 2017, 01:39:43 am
http://bracketmatrix.com/

Updated with 25 brackets since our Uconn win. Average has us at a 6 seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Razorod on December 02, 2017, 06:03:38 am
http://bracketmatrix.com/

Updated with 25 brackets since our Uconn win. Average has us at a 6 seed.
It would be nice to stay at this level throughout the season.

Big game tonight. Chance for a road win which will help down the line as well.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2017, 05:37:07 am
USA Today Bracket

 Shelby Mast‏Verified account @BracketWAG
Dec 4

Well folks, it's here, my first in-season bracket, it's a mess, probably wrong, and laughable, but it's now live. Does not include any results from tonight. Starting Jan 1, daily updates. Find something really wrong - shoot me a message.
http://www.bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: masondh on December 07, 2017, 02:53:44 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Still an 8
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Razorod on December 07, 2017, 03:47:39 pm
Plenty of time to get off that 8/9 line and move up a bit.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorhead94 on December 07, 2017, 04:49:36 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Still an 8

Considering our loss to Houston not bad......
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on December 07, 2017, 05:37:46 pm
Considering our loss to Houston not bad......
people don't understand that road losses don't hurt you, home losses to Loyola will hurt you Lol
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 08:34:15 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Still an 8

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2017, 05:15:08 am
USA Today Last updated 12/11/2017 05:25 PM Central Time (http://bracketwag.com)

Arkansas is a 9-seed in the West

SEC has 8 teams in
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2017, 10:13:27 am
NBCSports:

 Bracketville‏ @BracketguyDave

Latest Seed List update at Bracketville: Arizona State reaches top line. (https://twitter.com/BracketguyDave/status/940573146033291265)

25. Texas Tech    26. TCU    27. Louisville    28. Tennessee
29. Northern Iowa    30. Rhode Island    31. Arkansas    32. Minnesota
33. Alabama    34. Oklahoma    35. Nevada    36. NC State
37. SMU    38. Missouri    39. UNLV    40. Maryland
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: masondh on December 14, 2017, 11:19:03 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/167

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on December 14, 2017, 11:23:39 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/167
WV would be very beatable 2nd round! I like it a lot
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hogs49ers on December 14, 2017, 11:30:41 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/167

Hey!! We would not get UNC until the 3rd rd this year! Moving on up haha!

I would absolutely love this bracket though.  I think our players would too.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Wisco Pig on December 14, 2017, 11:38:13 am
WV would be very beatable 2nd round! I like it a lot

I'd take a 6 seed at this point.  The thing I don't like about the scenario is that the West Virginia game would be played in Pittsburgh, which is little more than an hour's drive from Morgantown.  The place would be full of Mountaineer fans.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on December 15, 2017, 10:05:18 am
6 seed in the latest espn bracket. We are finally getting some respect.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2017, 07:32:13 am
NBCSports S-Curve (https://bracketville.wordpress.com/s-curve/)

27. Tennessee    28. Northern Iowa
29. Rhode Island    30. Arkansas    31. Minnesota    32. Alabama
33. Texas    34. Oklahoma    35. Nevada    36. NC State
37. SMU    38. Missouri
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2017, 08:05:27 am
USA Today Bracket
Last updated 12/18/2017 06:44 AM Central Time  (http://bracketwag.com)

First 4 out - Temple, Auburn, Saint Bonaventure, Georgia

Multi bid conferences - ACC (10), Big 12 (Eight), SEC (Seven), ...

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: blu on December 18, 2017, 12:35:09 pm
I'd take that - get UNC in the Sweet 16 - just where we want 'em!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorhead94 on December 21, 2017, 02:14:05 pm
Hogs up to 5 seed in latest update....which means top 20.  Case and Point:  Rankings don't mean anything

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on December 21, 2017, 02:49:27 pm
Hogs up to 5 seed in latest update....which means top 20.  Case and Point:  Rankings don't mean anything

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

where do you think a 23-8 reg season and at least 1 sect game win gets them?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: FineAsSwine on December 21, 2017, 03:00:44 pm
where do you think a 23-8 reg season and at least 1 sect game win gets them?

If their RPI and SOS hold up throughout the year, I think it gets them a 5 seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on December 21, 2017, 03:04:49 pm
If their RPI and SOS hold up throughout the year, I think it gets them a 5 seed.

about where a similar record got the portis team, not bad
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Fan701 on December 21, 2017, 03:58:41 pm
about where a similar record got the portis team, not bad
Yes, not bad.  But I'd be disappointed in that.  This team is better than the Portis/Qualls-led team, more weapons, superior defense.  We have a shot to win the SEC and be a #1 or #2 seed.  This is our big chance.  We've got the players.  We'll need a few breaks, but I think it's possible.  A&M and Kentucky will be the favorites, and there are some dark-horse candidates like Alabama and Tennessee.  Florida gets Egbunu back soon.  Our work is cut out for us.  But why not us this year?  I really think we've got to set our sights on shooting the moon this year.  Win all at home, lose a few tough ones on the road and have one or two clunkers on the road, too, and we can still come in at 13-5 or 14-4, and that might be enough to win it all this year.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on December 21, 2017, 04:10:57 pm
Yes, not bad.  But I'd be disappointed in that.  This team is better than the Portis/Qualls-led team, more weapons, superior defense.  We have a shot to win the SEC and be a #1 or #2 seed.  This is our big chance.  We've got the players.  We'll need a few breaks, but I think it's possible.  A&M and Kentucky will be the favorites, and there are some dark-horse candidates like Alabama and Tennessee.  Florida gets Egbunu back soon.  Our work is cut out for us.  But why not us this year?  I really think we've got to set our sights on shooting the moon this year.  Win all at home, lose a few tough ones on the road and have one or two clunkers on the road, too, and we can still come in at 13-5 or 14-4, and that might be enough to win it all this year.
youd be disappointed but we still need a lot of breaks? You confusing me
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on December 21, 2017, 04:20:16 pm
Yes, not bad.  But I'd be disappointed in that.  This team is better than the Portis/Qualls-led team, more weapons, superior defense.  We have a shot to win the SEC and be a #1 or #2 seed.  This is our big chance.  We've got the players.  We'll need a few breaks, but I think it's possible.  A&M and Kentucky will be the favorites, and there are some dark-horse candidates like Alabama and Tennessee.  Florida gets Egbunu back soon.  Our work is cut out for us.  But why not us this year?  I really think we've got to set our sights on shooting the moon this year.  Win all at home, lose a few tough ones on the road and have one or two clunkers on the road, too, and we can still come in at 13-5 or 14-4, and that might be enough to win it all this year.

Still too thin on the inside, both physically and in depth. A 5 seed would not be disappointing at all.

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on December 21, 2017, 05:06:57 pm
Still too thin on the inside, both physically and in depth. A 5 seed would not be disappointing at all.

I mean I guess if we were going for the perfect team ever put on the floor haha. I don't think that these things affect nearly as much as perceived. We hit midsession form 3 games ago. We're about to be in a different stratosphere than we have been in a while.. I know it feels weird and wrong.. but it's all right!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rzrbackramsfan on December 21, 2017, 05:09:24 pm
Still too thin on the inside, both physically and in depth. A 5 seed would not be disappointing at all.

Donít forget that Arlando can be physical..
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: navyhog24 on December 21, 2017, 05:16:42 pm
Still too thin on the inside, both physically and in depth. A 5 seed would not be disappointing at all.



We're not too thin inside. We're actually kinda thin at the guard position for a big tourney run. Guard depth is more important for an NCAA Tourney run.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Fan701 on December 21, 2017, 05:43:28 pm
youd be disappointed but we still need a lot of breaks? You confusing me
Is a "few" breaks, which is what I wrote, the same as a "lot" of breaks, which is what you changed it to?  Whoever wins the SEC this year will have gotten a few breaks.  There is no dominant SEC team this year, IMO.  There are several teams of about the same quality in the league this year, any of them could win it with a few breaks.  We are one of those teams.  If you really think that chance plays no part in the outcome of basketball games, then explain how Wofford beat UNC last night.  Are you going to tell me that the better team won and that Wofford would win every time even if they played one hundred times since chance played no part?  Anyway, yes, I'll be disappointed with a five seed.  I think we're better than that.  We'll see.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on December 24, 2017, 08:06:28 pm
Updated today:

http://bracketmatrix.com/

Hogs range from a 3 seed to a 9, average at a 5.5, or 21 on the s-curve.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 25, 2017, 01:16:21 pm
USA Today:


Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
17h17 hours ago

In case you're really bored and have nothing to do tonight or tomorrow, I posted a new bracket. Merry Christmas everyone, be safe. http://buff.ly/2DJY8om

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: popcornhog on December 25, 2017, 01:37:58 pm
USA Today:


Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
17h17 hours ago

In case you're really bored and have nothing to do tonight or tomorrow, I posted a new bracket. Merry Christmas everyone, be safe. http://buff.ly/2DJY8om

Boise would be a cool destination.

Depending what my work schedule is looking like at tourney time, Iím planning on trying to make all of our post season games.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: FineAsSwine on December 25, 2017, 02:04:36 pm
Boise would be a cool destination.

Depending what my work schedule is looking like at tourney time, Iím planning on trying to make all of our post season games.

Must be nice to be you. I ain't hatin. Loud and proud. Represent us well.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: YtownHog on December 28, 2017, 07:50:00 pm
Moved down to a 6 seed this week by Lunardi.  Funniest thing of it all is we were jumped by Tennessee.  Would it have not been more logical for him to keep us both where we were and adjust after the game Saturday?  I rarely get in the "disrespect" complaint, but man it is getting laughable at this point.  We just continue to beat the breaks off people and it doesn't even matter.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on December 28, 2017, 08:34:59 pm
Moved down to a 6 seed this week by Lunardi.  Funniest thing of it all is we were jumped by Tennessee.  Would it have not been more logical for him to keep us both where we were and adjust after the game Saturday?  I rarely get in the "disrespect" complaint, but man it is getting laughable at this point.  We just continue to beat the breaks off people and it doesn't even matter.
great post!!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2017, 10:56:10 pm
Moved down to a 6 seed this week by Lunardi.  Funniest thing of it all is we were jumped by Tennessee.  Would it have not been more logical for him to keep us both where we were and adjust after the game Saturday?  I rarely get in the "disrespect" complaint, but man it is getting laughable at this point.  We just continue to beat the breaks off people and it doesn't even matter.

ESPN Bracket Updated Dec. 28 (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/181)
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: ChopSooie on December 28, 2017, 11:05:29 pm
That is a death draw. UCLA, Kansas, and North Carolina.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rzrbackramsfan on December 28, 2017, 11:11:41 pm
That is a death draw. UCLA, Kansas, and North Carolina.

Maybe Iím misguided, but nobody really scares me against Arkansas right now.  If Arkansas wouldíve gotten a full day or two of rest they wouldíve bet UNC.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2017, 07:55:55 am
NBCSports:

Bracketville@BracketguyDave
23h23 hours ago

Here's the full bracket update ... and Seed List http://ow.ly/yCUe30hv18m  at Bracketville this morning.

5. Texas AM    6. Xavier    7. West Virginia    8. North Carolina
9. Kansas    10. Purdue    11. Oklahoma    12. Wichita State
13. Gonzaga    14. Seton Hall    15. Virginia    16. Arizona
17. TCU    18. Tennessee    19. Texas Tech    20. Kentucky
21. Miami-FL    22. Cincinnati    23. Arkansas    24. Creighton

Bound to switch up after the OT win over Vols
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2018, 05:38:54 am
USA-T

8 SEC teams in. Auburn is last 1 out (http://bracketwag.com)
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2018, 05:14:51 am
ESPN Jan 4, 2018 (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/188)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on January 05, 2018, 05:55:20 am
ESPN Jan 4, 2018 (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/188)



I'll take that every day and twice on Sundays.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2018, 06:24:54 am
USA-T Last updated 01/05/2018 05:58 AM Central Time  (http://bracketwag.com)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwood on January 05, 2018, 06:33:36 am
ESPN Jan 4, 2018 (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/188)

6 seed looking great here. Road to the Final 4 baby!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Rirruto on January 05, 2018, 06:11:44 pm
Jerry Palm at CBS has us as a 4 seed, with UNC as the 5. Shocking.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology/
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on January 05, 2018, 07:55:08 pm
Jerry Palm at CBS has us as a 4 seed, with UNC as the 5. Shocking.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology/
maybe he found out we can play with teams on the road, you play within two or three possessions on the road and you are bound to win half
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on January 05, 2018, 09:03:20 pm
Jerry Palm at CBS has us as a 4 seed, with UNC as the 5. Shocking.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology/

Looks like the people that do it for a living believe in the Hogs, now maybe the HV will catch up...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2018, 08:18:57 am
USA Today

Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
1h1 hour ago

Up early, bracket scrubbed, new one now posted, enjoy today's games. http://buff.ly/2CX30pT

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2018, 09:04:20 am
USA Today:

Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
34m34 minutes ago

What a day of college hoops we had yesterday. As promised - there was a shake-up in the bracket - go check it - http://buff.ly/2F76NBR
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwood on January 07, 2018, 11:24:10 am
USA Today:

Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
34m34 minutes ago

What a day of college hoops we had yesterday. As promised - there was a shake-up in the bracket - go check it - http://buff.ly/2F76NBR

Still liking that 6 seed positioning for a run.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2018, 06:23:00 pm
NBC Sports:

Bracketville
‏ @BracketguyDave
19m19 minutes ago

Today's bracket http://ow.ly/2OcC30hEWjN  and seed list http://ow.ly/Qt1P30hEWl2  at Bracketville.

Arkansas is an 8-seed in the West
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2018, 06:04:20 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
14m14 minutes ago

minor changes in today's now posted bracket, a couple of teams had decent movement. check it http://buff.ly/2DeaXY7

6 seed in the West

9 SEC teams in
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: nwahogfan1 on January 10, 2018, 07:53:44 am
Still liking that 6 seed positioning for a run.

I would love a 6th seed.  How many SEC games do we need to win to keep that seed?  10?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on January 10, 2018, 08:26:27 am
I would love a 6th seed.  How many SEC games do we need to win to keep that seed?  10?

Think the SEC will have 8-9 teams this year. Our numbers are loaded like the Big 12 usually is, taking advantage of their small number of teams and loading their non conference schedule. By the time they get to conf., they don't have one weak link and play everybody twice.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2018, 05:35:41 am
ESPN's Joe Lunardi, Jan. 11

8 SEC Teams are in.  Hogs are a 7 in the West (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/195)
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2018, 05:57:44 am
USA-Today

Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
14m14 minutes ago

Minor changes in today's bracket, another round of scrubbing tonight. http://buff.ly/2mwT53D

7-seed in the West

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2018, 08:34:20 am
USA Today

Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
2m2 minutes ago

Today's bracket posted (finally), with a few words on [Michigan State] and their seed chances. It's not good.

[bracket apparently did not post...  will fill it in later]
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: lynbug on January 14, 2018, 08:40:38 am
After our game last night Lunardi still had 8 SEC teams getting in (per SEC now) and they had Arkansas as an 8 seed.  They were saying that even though the SEC teams were beating each other up there were still 8 because the SEC as a conference had one of the (if not the?)HIGHEST RPIs.  One consolation to our recent woes is that there seems to be no predictability to ANY SEC GAME on any given day.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2018, 12:48:05 pm
USA Today

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Today's bracket posted (finally), with a few words on [Michigan State] and their seed chances. It's not good.

[bracket apparently did not post...  will fill it in later]
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2018, 12:50:07 pm
USA Today

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Today's bracket posted (finally), with a few words on [Michigan State] and their seed chances. It's not good.

[bracket apparently did not post...  will fill it in later]
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on January 14, 2018, 12:57:34 pm

anybody but Oklahoma
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on January 14, 2018, 01:07:10 pm
anybody but Oklahoma
I'd take them over UNC. Stop one guy and you have a chance.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2018, 07:53:39 am
NBCSports:

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology  UPDATED: January 15, 2018

SOUTH     

1) PURDUE
16) ROB MORRIS / JACKSON ST
Eight) Arkansas
9) Texas
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on January 15, 2018, 01:09:36 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

7 Seed in Dallas, UNC in the Sweet 16.

4 Kentucky
4 Auburn
5 Tennessee
7 Arkansas
7 Florida
8 Texas A&M
10 Missouri
11 Alabama
-----------------
First 4 out:

Georgia
LSU

That's 8 teams in from the SEC and two knocking.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2018, 05:43:17 am
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A new 1 seed in today's now posted bracket, tough one for @WVUhoops last night. http://buff.ly/2DBjULb

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: texas tush hog on January 16, 2018, 01:57:46 pm


I'm putting my money on Mike, just like last year.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2018, 06:15:24 am
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Minor movement in today's bracket - a new (old) team joins again, for now. http://bracketwag.com

Arkansas is a 7-seed in the West

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (9), ...

First 4 out - Saint Bonaventure, Saint Mary's, LSU, ...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2018, 05:58:11 am

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Another new (old) team jumps back in at the expense of yesterday's new (old) team - new bracket posted. http://bracketwag.com

Arkansas is a 9-seed in the South

SEC with 8 in and 1st one out: Georgia
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2018, 06:03:06 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/202

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: deserthog on January 19, 2018, 09:12:11 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/202



Playing Virginia would be our worst nightmare. I can see them holding us under 40 points.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Kevin on January 19, 2018, 09:25:43 am
st Mary's would kick our tail
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwood on January 19, 2018, 04:03:44 pm
Playing Virginia would be our worst nightmare. I can see them holding us under 40 points.

I would actually be happy to play vs. Virginia. Our problems are when teams can run with us or are faster (UNC). Virginia relies heavily on playing at their pace, as do we. So if we can play at OUR pace, we can win easier than we would playing a faster team like UNC.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BassinHawg on January 19, 2018, 04:15:14 pm
I am saying they won't make the NCAA, no way they win all the remaining home games and they will struggle to split remaining road games, if they win any. Sad year once again.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2018, 06:52:29 am
http://bracketwag.com  Last updated 01/20/2018 05:39 AM Central Time

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2018, 05:36:14 am
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And now my bracket is posted, http://buff.ly/2G0q48j  - plenty of movement, what great fun yesterday was!

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on January 22, 2018, 08:32:08 am
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And now my bracket is posted, http://buff.ly/2G0q48j  - plenty of movement, what great fun yesterday was!
radford 2nd round would be fun
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on January 22, 2018, 08:38:22 am
radford 2nd round would be fun

St Mary's would beat the Hogs by 10 away from BWA.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on January 22, 2018, 08:49:53 am
Glad you are still on here being negative.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on January 22, 2018, 09:12:17 am
Glad you are still on here being negative.

Have you watched St Mary's play?  Right now they would beat the Hogs because they do alot of things the Hogs have trouble with AND the game would not be in BWA. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on January 22, 2018, 09:39:54 am
Have you watched St Mary's play?  Right now they would beat the Hogs because they do alot of things the Hogs have trouble with AND the game would not be in BWA.

Eh we've played in 2 time zones away and have won on neutral sites. Much different than road games. We'll be just fine in tourney setting. Would tear Them up!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on January 22, 2018, 02:21:06 pm
Eh we've played in 2 time zones away and have won on neutral sites. Much different than road games. We'll be just fine in tourney setting. Would tear Them up!

You're not serious are you?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on January 22, 2018, 02:47:50 pm
You're not serious are you?

I'm not scared of St. Mary's or whatever their name is. By the time we get to march, we'll tear em up.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on January 22, 2018, 03:08:51 pm
I'm not scared of St. Mary's or whatever their name is. By the time we get to march, we'll tear em up.

Really, when was the last time we tore anyone up in the NCAAT..  I think we beat Wofford a few years ago by 3-4 points in the 1st round then got slapped the next game, last year we did beat Seton Hall I think by 5-6 then lost the next game..  Not sure about your " " We'll tear em up in March" Logic. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwood on January 22, 2018, 03:19:55 pm
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And now my bracket is posted, http://buff.ly/2G0q48j  - plenty of movement, what great fun yesterday was!

Why on earth is Michigan St. a 7 and 6 seed in these 2 brackets? That has to be a mistake...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: popcornhog on January 22, 2018, 03:56:37 pm
I'm not scared of St. Mary's or whatever their name is. By the time we get to march, we'll tear em up.

ďOr whatever their name is?Ē

Out of curiosity, have you been following basketball over the past several years?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on January 22, 2018, 08:23:02 pm
ďOr whatever their name is?Ē

Out of curiosity, have you been following basketball over the past several years?

Yes more than the average human being. My point was thru sarcasm.. I wouldn't be afraid if St. Mary's popped up beside us. We do well with less physical teams. Their guards aren't good enough to handle what we would bring to the table. We've always made short work of mid majors, especially this year.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: popcornhog on January 22, 2018, 10:44:35 pm
Yes more than the average human being. My point was thru sarcasm.. I wouldn't be afraid if St. Mary's popped up beside us. We do well with less physical teams. Their guards aren't good enough to handle what we would bring to the table. We've always made short work of mid majors, especially this year.

I may have misunderstood your point then. I donít mean to say we should be afraid of them, but we arenít talking about a no name/bottom feeder program that has not earned respect.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2018, 05:26:11 am
Joe Lunardi Jan. 22

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/206

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2018, 06:09:16 am
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New day, new bracket, new 1 seed - it's posted - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2018, 06:25:05 am
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a new team enters after a huge upset last night, bracket now posted, http://buff.ly/2naSyUg

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: riccoar on January 25, 2018, 06:47:10 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/conferences/standings/_/id/23/year/2018/sec-conference

Currently tied for 6th in the SEC.  Also 1-4 on the road.  11 games remain.  5 of those are on the road.  To me, winning 4 of those 5 will be needed to jump to a 6 seed.  And no more losses at home.  JMHO.

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on January 25, 2018, 07:09:36 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/conferences/standings/_/id/23/year/2018/sec-conference

Currently tied for 6th in the SEC.  Also 1-4 on the road.  11 games remain.  5 of those are on the road.  To me, winning 4 of those 5 will be needed to jump to a 6 seed.  And no more losses at home.  JMHO.
bro that means we go 24-7 and 13-5 that's prolly a 4-5 seed
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2018, 05:24:12 am

Bracketville
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8h8 hours ago

Sorting out the middle of the SEC is mind-boggling.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2018, 05:25:58 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/209  Jan. 25



Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2018, 06:14:55 am
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a few upsets last night gives us a new team back in today, out only 1 day. bracket posted http://buff.ly/2nd2exA

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwood on January 26, 2018, 06:58:57 am
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a new team enters after a huge upset last night, bracket now posted, http://buff.ly/2naSyUg

Still don't understand how this person has Michigan St. as a 6 seed... They are 18-3 and a top 10 team with one of the toughest non-con schedules. This has to be one of the biggest mistakes in bracketology... Or this Shelby person is just very ignorant.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on January 26, 2018, 10:09:18 am
Still don't understand how this person has Michigan St. as a 6 seed... They are 18-3 and a top 10 team with one of the toughest non-con schedules. This has to be one of the biggest mistakes in bracketology... Or this Shelby person is just very ignorant.

RPI is 28. Their non-con was in the bottom half of the NCAA (which they preferred to how crazy tough their non-con schedule was the year before), UNC was their only non-con win against a tournament team, Notre Dame bubblicious, they played 6 200+ teams to our 2-3.

The Big Ten+4 sucks this year, could possibly only get 3 teams if Michigan keeps sliding. MSU is more of an eye test/margin of victory champion than a team with a solid resume, though that being said they are still a 3 seed on most boards, http://bracketmatrix.com/

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on January 26, 2018, 10:11:34 am
RPI is 28. Their non-con was in the bottom half of the NCAA (which they preferred to how crazy tough their non-con schedule was the year before), UNC was their only non-con win against a tournament team.

Big 10 sucks this year, could realistically only get 3 teams if Michigan keeps sliding. MSU is more of an eye test/margin of victory champion than a team with a solid resume.
Mich st is only ranked because of their "name"
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on January 26, 2018, 12:45:08 pm
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a few upsets last night gives us a new team back in today, out only 1 day. bracket posted http://buff.ly/2nd2exA



Much better. A good match up in a good location.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 010HogFan on January 26, 2018, 01:11:22 pm
Mich st is only ranked because of their "name"

Whaaaat? Have you watched them play? They stomped North Carolina and would probably stomp us. They are really, really good.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2018, 09:28:11 am
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Today's bracket posted, more Friday night scrubbing, enjoy today http://buff.ly/2niARCh

Multi bid conferences - SEC (9), ACC (Eight), Big 12 (7), Big East (7), Big 10 (4), Pac 12 (4), AAC (3), WCC (2)


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To all my fellow #bracketologists, @WarrenNolan1's site just keeps getting better. After working very close with him, ok ok, badgering the hell out of him, All metrics the committee is using now appear on team sheets-100% accuracy/real time updates http://warrennolan.com
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2018, 09:01:53 am
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If you're not a fan of college hoops, please check highlights from yesterday, it was fun, and has given me the bracket just posted - also, BWRI is back - http://buff.ly/2DJ3i3y

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (9), Big 12 (7), Big East (7), Big 10 (4), Pac 12 (4), ...


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on January 28, 2018, 11:21:03 am
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If you're not a fan of college hoops, please check highlights from yesterday, it was fun, and has given me the bracket just posted - also, BWRI is back - http://buff.ly/2DJ3i3y

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (9), Big 12 (7), Big East (7), Big 10 (4), Pac 12 (4), ...

so he has 4 of 9 SEC teams in one 16 man bracket... these guys don't really take anytime with this...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: raz1965 on January 28, 2018, 04:08:15 pm
Tough schedule ahead, I sure hope the razorbacks.can escape that 8 -9 line.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on January 28, 2018, 04:59:34 pm
so he has 4 of 9 SEC teams in one 16 man bracket... these guys don't really take anytime with this...

Well with 9 teams you have to have a bracket that has at least 3 and since they try to do the geographic thing now 4 wouldn't be out of the question.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on January 28, 2018, 10:17:14 pm
Well with 9 teams you have to have a bracket that has at least 3 and since they try to do the geographic thing now 4 wouldn't be out of the question.

If we have 9, we'll have at least 1 probably 2 in every region... 3 in the closest geographic.. there won't be a region with 4..
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2018, 06:09:36 am
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Haven't seen a day like Sunday in a while, All of the "better" teams won, no upsets, at least in bracket games. Bracket now posted - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: SouthTulsaHog on January 29, 2018, 09:41:37 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Still a 9 seed in Lunardi's updated bracket.

That region btw would be absolutely brutal
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorpimp on January 29, 2018, 10:27:33 am
Ouch....don't want to play Virginia.....
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Pig in the Pokey on January 29, 2018, 10:39:04 am
we better NOT be a damn 8 or 9 again. we need that 6 or 7 slot, or may as well be a 10 or 11.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on January 29, 2018, 11:57:30 am
Ouch....don't want to play Virginia.....
I wouldn't mind.  If you get hot against UVA, you can win but they play tough defense.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Rawker on January 29, 2018, 12:19:15 pm
I wouldn't mind.  If you get hot against UVA, you can win but they play tough defense.

Anyone watched the NCAA tournament in the last...oh, 30 years?  ANYTHING might happen.  We beat the national champions last year 5 on 5, before the refs joined the other team and it was 5 on 8.  Oh and people can stop complaining about the 8-9 seed.  That's what it's going to be.  It will take everything the Hogs have and a few breaks to go 5-5 the rest of the way in this season's ridiculously tough SEC, and if we can even do that....8/9 seed.  Anything less than 5-5 and that there is a very thin line that even allows you to make the field.  Nail-baiting last 10 games.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on January 29, 2018, 01:05:55 pm
Anyone watched the NCAA tournament in the last...oh, 30 years?  ANYTHING might happen.  We beat the national champions last year 5 on 5, before the refs joined the other team and it was 5 on 8.  Oh and people can stop complaining about the 8-9 seed.  That's what it's going to be.  It will take everything the Hogs have and a few breaks to go 5-5 the rest of the way in this season's ridiculously tough SEC, and if we can even do that....8/9 seed.  Anything less than 5-5 and that there is a very thin line that even allows you to make the field. Nail-baiting last 10 games.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Rawker on January 29, 2018, 01:50:12 pm


Doh!  Nail-biting.  What is nail-baiting?  Has to be something....but I'd rather not visualize it.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2018, 05:30:48 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology

UpdatedJan 29, 7:40am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2018, 06:03:19 am
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minor movement in today's now posted bracket - check it - http://buff.ly/2EteXEs

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2018, 06:12:56 am
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Bubble teams on Wednesday night - mostly bad - 3 teams enter today's now posted bracket - http://buff.ly/2DROcge
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Letsroll1200 on February 01, 2018, 06:17:40 am
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Bubble teams on Wednesday night - mostly bad - 3 teams enter today's now posted bracket - http://buff.ly/2DROcge

How is Oklahoma a 3 seed
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on February 01, 2018, 09:04:52 am
Still a 9 seed in Lunardi's Bracketology. 7 SEC teams in with Missouri and Georgia as the first two out, so we could still very well get 9 teams in.

2 Auburn
4 Tennessee
5 Kentucky
6 Florida
9 Arkansas
9 Alabama
10 Texas A&M
---------------
First 2 Out:

Mizzouri
Georgia

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 01, 2018, 09:12:55 am
How is Oklahoma a 3 seed
how is West Virgina a 4-5 seed, almost same exact resume as us and we have more top 25 wins
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 01, 2018, 10:37:40 am
how is West Virgina a 4-5 seed, almost same exact resume as us and we have more top 25 wins

the only seeds that matter are the ones released on March 11 at about 5pm
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on February 01, 2018, 11:55:16 am
how is West Virgina a 4-5 seed, almost same exact resume as us and we have more top 25 wins

Our wins & RPI are similar, but that isn't the issue.

Only 1 of their 6 losses were to teams with an RPI outside of 25. 5 of our 7 losses were outside of the Top 25. They essentially only lose to quality squads, whereas we can lose to a teams with a variety of quality.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2018, 05:30:41 pm
Still a 9 seed in Lunardi's Bracketology. 7 SEC teams in with Missouri and Georgia as the first two out, so we could still very well get 9 teams in.

2 Auburn
4 Tennessee
5 Kentucky
6 Florida
9 Arkansas
9 Alabama
10 Texas A&M
---------------
First 2 Out:

Mizzouri
Georgia

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

ESPN Feb. 1 (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/216)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: lynbug on February 01, 2018, 06:29:09 pm
We got to start playing much better for these projections to hold up another six weeks.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: bvillepig on February 01, 2018, 06:54:34 pm
LOL I like this matchup.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2018, 05:45:48 am
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2 teams enter today, bracket now posted, revisiting the whole thing tonight. http://buff.ly/2FDVPmC

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (9), ...

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2018, 07:21:51 am
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Scrubbing the bracket last night moved a few up and a few down, bracket now posted - http://buff.ly/2s4NI0x

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (9), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), Big 10 (4), Pac 12 (4)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2018, 07:28:49 am
 Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS

Friday bracket ...

inconsistent Crimson Tide fall to a No. 11 seed in Jerry Palm's latest projected bracket
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/959514403250102273/P69LK8Eg?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/959597898961911809)



Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 03, 2018, 09:07:34 am
Jerry Palm‏Verified account @jppalmCBS

Friday bracket ...

inconsistent Crimson Tide fall to a No. 11 seed in Jerry Palm's latest projected bracket
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/959514403250102273/P69LK8Eg?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/959597898961911809)
wow
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2018, 02:08:49 pm
Hogs are 34 on the Joe Lunardi seed list.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 03, 2018, 04:27:26 pm
9 seed isnt far from out because 12-16 are usually set for the little conf auto bids
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: MAGA45 on February 03, 2018, 04:27:57 pm
Lunardi just said they are out and prob wonít get back in.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Cambridge Hog on February 03, 2018, 04:29:22 pm
Lunardi just said they are out and prob wonít get back in.

Hard to disagree with him. This team was done weeks ago. Terrible waste of talent.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2018, 08:00:20 am
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What a glorious mess yesterday turned out to be - all the way until the last "bracket" game last night, kudos to @UW_MBB for the buzzer beater to top @APlayersProgram. A new 1 seed headlines today's bracket, and 4 teams enter. check it out - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2018, 06:27:04 pm
Joe Lunardi
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NCAAM Bracketology - ESPN http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/220 Ö




Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 3of5-2 on February 05, 2018, 06:30:49 pm
Do we get bounced by Butler or trounced by Duke?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Tejano Jawg on February 05, 2018, 06:46:06 pm
Well, things are looking upÖ we're not an 8 or 9 seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2018, 05:32:30 am
Shelby Mast
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Today's bracket posted, is Louisville in trouble? hmmmm. http://buff.ly/2GPvIdY

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: RazorPiggie on February 06, 2018, 06:33:40 am
St Mary’s would rain 3s on us all day.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Cotton on February 06, 2018, 09:22:44 am
Anybody have a link to a good NIT Bracket tracker...

Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BDSCT51 on February 06, 2018, 10:44:56 am
Anybody have a link to a good NIT Bracket tracker...

Asking for a friend.

Are you sure this "friend" will actually need this? Could be a problem for this team as well.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Cotton on February 06, 2018, 10:59:58 am
Are you sure this "friend" will actually need this? Could be a problem for this team as well.
More so than the NCAAT tracker.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2018, 06:41:41 am
Shelby Mast
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54m54 minutes ago

Today's bracket posted, is there a new 1 seed? check it and read my thoughts. http://buff.ly/2ELpoDJ

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2018, 06:00:35 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/223

Arkansas is a 10 seed in the East.

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2018, 05:31:39 am

Bracketville
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19h19 hours ago

Last 4 Byes (at-large) heading into tonight ... Arkansas, Louisville, Kansas St, Virginia Tech
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2018, 05:53:50 am
Shelby Mast
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7m7 minutes ago

A new team enters today, might not be who you think, bracket posted, http://buff.ly/2EeNA08

Last 4 in - Arkansas, NC State, Saint Bonaventure, Boise State
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 09, 2018, 08:36:04 am
From a projected 5 seed to last 4 in, at this point of the season.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogwildjoshua on February 09, 2018, 08:37:13 am
From a projected 5 seed to last 4 in, at this point of the season.

Pathetic.  All blame on Mediocre Mike. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on February 09, 2018, 11:32:28 am
Pathetic.  All blame on Mediocre Mike. 
We are literally the first team on the last four byes. Basically means we are barely on the bubble. Just barely. If we win tomorrow, we will be off the bubble completely. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 09, 2018, 01:13:27 pm
We are literally the first team on the last four byes. Basically means we are barely on the bubble. Just barely. If we win tomorrow, we will be off the bubble completely. 

and with a loss next week would be right back on it. Not sure beating a bad Vandy at home does much for you
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 09, 2018, 01:14:45 pm
and with a loss next week would be right back on it. Not sure beating a bad Vandy at home does much for you

I agree, but a loss, we would take a BIG hit!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 09, 2018, 01:21:10 pm
I agree, but a loss, we would take a BIG hit!

Jerry Palm said last week all the Hogs needed to do was beat the teams left on the schedule that are NOT going to the NCAAT, then they turned around and lost to the 1st one they played, LSU.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2018, 07:46:27 am
Shelby Mast
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2h2 hours ago

today's bracket posted, see why I'm not thrilled with it. http://bracketwag.com

Last 4 in - Arkansas, NC State, Houston, Boise State

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 10, 2018, 02:17:52 pm
Shelby Mast
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2h2 hours ago

today's bracket posted, see why I'm not thrilled with it. http://bracketwag.com

Last 4 in - Arkansas, NC State, Houston, Boise State



Not a great place to be with 8 games to go.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on February 10, 2018, 03:55:44 pm
Not a great place to be with 8 games to go.
We are not close to last 4 in. We are barely on the bubble.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 10, 2018, 04:18:33 pm
We are not close to last 4 in. We are barely on the bubble.

There isnít much of a gap between last 4 in and barely on the bubble
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 10, 2018, 04:33:08 pm
We are not close to last 4 in. We are barely on the bubble.

Yet two or 3 of the bracket projections have the Hogs in the 10/11 range, which is certainly last 4 at large range.

Did you believe them when they had the Hogs as a 5 seed?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2018, 09:05:16 am
Shelby Mast
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11m11 minutes ago

OK folks, I know I'll hear some hate, but today's bracket is now posted, and there is a shake-up at the top. Please keep the name-calling to a minimum. NCAA bracket reveal (well, top 4 seeds), 11:30 CT today. http://bracketwag.com

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (Eight), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), B1G (4), Pac 12 (4)

"Not sure what my friends in Omaha would think about that..."

 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 11, 2018, 09:11:16 am
Shelby Mast
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11m11 minutes ago

OK folks, I know I'll hear some hate, but today's bracket is now posted, and there is a shake-up at the top. Please keep the name-calling to a minimum. NCAA bracket reveal (well, top 4 seeds), 11:30 CT today. http://bracketwag.com

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (Eight), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), B1G (4), Pac 12 (4)

"Not sure what my friends in Omaha would think about that..."
hey look UNC again 2nd round
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2018, 12:34:38 pm
Mich st is only ranked because of their "name"


Bracketville
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33m33 minutes ago

Reality for Michigan State is why they were a 3-seed on Friday.  There simply isn't enough "traditional" beef on their resume.  Metrics may help, but who you played, who you beat, where you played still matter.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on February 11, 2018, 01:41:28 pm
Shelby Mast
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11m11 minutes ago

OK folks, I know I'll hear some hate, but today's bracket is now posted, and there is a shake-up at the top. Please keep the name-calling to a minimum. NCAA bracket reveal (well, top 4 seeds), 11:30 CT today. http://bracketwag.com

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (Eight), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), B1G (4), Pac 12 (4)

"Not sure what my friends in Omaha would think about that..."

 
He's not paying attention. If you go back and look at this thread, he literally dropped us a seed after each victory the last two games. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2018, 06:04:32 am
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Today's bracket posted with some thoughts on the Bracket Reveal - http://bracketwag.com

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), SEC (Eight), Big 12 (7), ...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2018, 06:45:13 pm
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We're just a month away from Selection Sunday.

Here's @ESPNLunardi's latest field of 68: http://es.pn/2Cf8ACl
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV2n748W0AAhqB8.jpg)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2018, 05:29:46 am
https://bracketville.wordpress.com/s-curve/

Updated: Feb. 12

37. Arkansas
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2018, 05:46:37 am
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What a thrilling end to the night, double OT!!! New bracket posted, how much did that game affect things? Check it - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2018, 05:28:40 am
Shelby Mast
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10m10 minutes ago

Finished the bracket last night, was looking forward to sleeping til 6, cat had other ideas, so today's bracket now posted. http://bracketwag.com

Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 12 (Eight), SEC (Eight), Big East (6), Big 10 (4),
Pac 12 (4), AAC (3), WCC (2)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2018, 05:49:41 am
Shelby Mast
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36m36 minutes ago

I'm up early for you bracket fans, new bracket posted, check it, http://bracketwag.com


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 15, 2018, 08:45:24 am
Lunardi has us as an 11 seed facing Miami in Dallas. Second round would be against Texas Tech or Belmont. I don't know why we keep slipping even though we've won 3 straight by double digits, but that's a favorable draw.
Title: Bracketology
Post by: dawn2tusk on February 15, 2018, 08:46:57 am
We moved from a 10 seed to a 11 seed on Lunardi's bracket.  We did however move off the "last 4 with a bye" list.  So.....a worst seed but not on his bubble watch list for the time being. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Bacon_Bitz on February 15, 2018, 08:47:08 am
Lunardi has us as an 11 seed facing Miami in Dallas. Second round would be against Texas Tech or Belmont. I don't know why we keep slipping even though we've won 3 straight by double digits, but that's a favorable draw.

Lol so disrespectful!  But then you look closer, and last bracket, Lunardi had us as a 10 and one of the last four byes.  VaTech and Kansas St move up to bump us to an 11, and they're both in the last four byes now but we no longer are.  I don't get it?!?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: ShadowHawg on February 15, 2018, 08:48:14 am
Lunardi has us as an 11 seed facing Miami in Dallas. Second round would be against Texas Tech or Belmont. I don't know why we keep slipping even though we've won 3 straight by double digits, but that's a favorable draw.

Itís the record of those 3 teams we just played.

Our next 5 games are against premium opponents. Look for us to move up in seeding as a result.
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: Big Nasty 34 on February 15, 2018, 08:48:38 am
Staying away from the 8/9 seed is a very good thing.
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: dawn2tusk on February 15, 2018, 08:48:59 am
Sorry, just saw the other thread was updated with this info.  Mods can delete.
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: Bacon_Bitz on February 15, 2018, 08:49:31 am
Funny that VaTech and Kansas St jumped us to be 10 seeds but they're on the last four byes list.  Doesn't make sense to me.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: SouthTulsaHog on February 15, 2018, 08:49:54 am
Its weird because we moved out of the last 4 byes but we moved down a seed. Must have something to do with matchups. So theoretically we moved further away from the bubble but down a seed line...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: SemperHawg on February 15, 2018, 08:52:00 am
All quadrant 1 or 2 games from here... bracketology will start to reflect wins the rest of the way.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: SouthTulsaHog on February 15, 2018, 08:52:41 am
So I just looked it up. It looks like in the 3 other 7/10 matchups he has SEC schools involved (A&M, Missouri, and Bama all as 7 seeds). In the other non 7/10 matchup he has Auburn as the 2 seed, which theoretically would be a second round matchup. The NCAA historically doesn't like having a rematching (or conference opponents) playing each other until the Sweet 16, therefore he moved us down a seedline due to matchups.

I don't its disrepect, we are no longer in the last 4 in, so we have moved further away from the bubble.

WPS
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: riccoar on February 15, 2018, 08:52:49 am
I don't know why we keep slipping even though we've won 3 straight by double digits, but that's a favorable draw.
Opponent.  It's who those 3 wins came against.  Starting Saturday, we start a 5 game skid that can elevate our level.  Just winning the 3 at home would probably be enough to push us back in to a 6-7 seed.
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 08:56:22 am
I haven't looked at the bracket but the bracket has many guidelines that must be followed like potential matchups with conference teams in  a certain round based on how many times they played in a season.  Teams can be moved up and down a seed line or two to avoid these. 
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: jst01 on February 15, 2018, 08:57:55 am
Best chance to win 2 games in tourney is from 10-11. Wouldnít mind that at all.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on February 15, 2018, 09:02:45 am
So I just looked it up. It looks like in the 3 other 7/10 matchups he has SEC schools involved (A&M, Missouri, and Bama all as 7 seeds). In the other non 7/10 matchup he has Auburn as the 2 seed, which theoretically would be a second round matchup. The NCAA historically doesn't like having a rematching (or conference opponents) playing each other until the Sweet 16, therefore he moved us down a seedline due to matchups.

I don't its disrepect, we are no longer in the last 4 in, so we have moved further away from the bubble.

WPS

Honestly from about 7-11 is all the same. Gonna get a high major opponent. Being in Dallas would be awesome though. Barnhill South born again!
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: The_Iceman on February 15, 2018, 09:05:34 am
Best chance to win 2 games in tourney is from 10-11. Wouldnít mind that at all.

Much better than the 8/9.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 15, 2018, 09:13:00 am
Itís the record of those 3 teams we just played.

Our next 5 games are against premium opponents. Look for us to move up in seeding as a result.

Yeah, I get that. The past three games were against the bottom tier of the SEC, but still to take care of your business by double digits in each game, including a road win, and then to get moved DOWN a seed feels wrong.

But you're 100% right. We have every opportunity in the world to make our own destiny over the next five games. All five are Q1 games so we could absolutely move all the way up to something like a 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA if we win out. Hell, with some luck we could even squeak into a 2 seed in the SEC if the cards fall right -- although that would require Tennessee losing twice with us winning out, which I don't see happening with both our remaining schedules.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 09:24:59 am
So I just looked it up. It looks like in the 3 other 7/10 matchups he has SEC schools involved (A&M, Missouri, and Bama all as 7 seeds). In the other non 7/10 matchup he has Auburn as the 2 seed, which theoretically would be a second round matchup. The NCAA historically doesn't like having a rematching (or conference opponents) playing each other until the Sweet 16, therefore he moved us down a seedline due to matchups.

I don't its disrepect, we are no longer in the last 4 in, so we have moved further away from the bubble.

WPS

The guidelines for bracketing addresses conference matchups.

https://www.ncaa.com/content/di-principles-and-procedures-selection

Some of the rules:

"Each of the first four teams selected from a
conference shall be placed in different regions if they
are seeded on the first four lines.
Teams from the same conference shall not meet prior
to the regional final if they played each other three or
more times during the regular season and conference
tournament.
Teams from the same conference shall not meet prior
to the regional semifinals if they played each other
twice during the regular season and conference
tournament.
Teams from the same conference may play each
other as early as the second round if they played no
more than once during the regular season and
conference tournament.
Any principle can be relaxed if two or more teams
from the same conference are among the last four atlarge
seeded teams participating in the First Four.
To recognize the demonstrated quality of such teams,
the committee shall not place teams seeded on the
first four lines at a potential ďhome-crowd
disadvantageĒ in the first round."
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 09:25:33 am
Yeah, I get that. The past three games were against the bottom tier of the SEC, but still to take care of your business by double digits in each game, including a road win, and then to get moved DOWN a seed feels wrong.

But you're 100% right. We have every opportunity in the world to make our own destiny over the next five games. All five are Q1 games so we could absolutely move all the way up to something like a 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA if we win out. Hell, with some luck we could even squeak into a 2 seed in the SEC if the cards fall right -- although that would require Tennessee losing twice with us winning out, which I don't see happening with both our remaining schedules.

It isn't just what Arkansas did. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 15, 2018, 09:29:22 am
It isn't just what Arkansas did. 

KY & FLA fading is hurting the RPi of the league. Also, some of the better OOC wins are not carrying the weight many thought they would because those teams have faded.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Bacon_Bitz on February 15, 2018, 09:35:23 am
KY & FLA fading is hurting the RPi of the league. Also, some of the better OOC wins are not carrying the weight many thought they would because those teams have faded.

How is it hurting the league RPI when they are just losing to other teams in the league?
Title: Re: Bracketology
Post by: hawg1221 on February 15, 2018, 09:41:25 am
Funny that VaTech and Kansas St jumped us to be 10 seeds but they're on the last four byes list.  Doesn't make sense to me.

I haven't seen it, but that is strange to me as well. I don't know how they determine that.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 09:49:01 am
KY & FLA fading is hurting the RPi of the league. Also, some of the better OOC wins are not carrying the weight many thought they would because those teams have faded.

OU is still hanging in the RPI top 25 for now.  Part of it is the B12's RPI inflation due to the complete round robin they play and not having 4 dead weight teams at the bottom.

Next best OOC win Ok St down at 91.

Minnesota let us down this season and the B1G's RPI's aren't buoying them up as the SEC RPI's are helping each other.  UConn is at 99 which helps if they stay in the Top 100.  At least we didn't dip into the SWAC MEAC pool. 

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 09:51:08 am
How is it hurting the league RPI when they are just losing to other teams in the league?

SEC's scheduling strategy has paid off.  We are looking like the B12 in the RPI even with the 4 extra teams. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 15, 2018, 10:26:08 am
How is it hurting the league RPI when they are just losing to other teams in the league?

It is which teams they are losing to. Vandy RPi is 113, Ga is near 70, LSu 82, SC 84. So losing to any of those is going to hurt the rpi of whoever loses.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 15, 2018, 10:28:38 am
SEC's scheduling strategy has paid off.  We are looking like the B12 in the RPI even with the 4 extra teams. 

How much of it is scheduling though is the question. I have thought since mid Jan the SEC is a mirage, a product of good, selective ooc scheduling, and avoiding playing teams with 200 or 250+ rpi's. Just because the league is closer top to bottom does not mean it is very good.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: k.c.hawg on February 15, 2018, 10:31:25 am
How much of it is scheduling though is the question. I have thought since mid Jan the SEC is a mirage, a product of good, selective ooc scheduling, and avoiding playing teams with 200 or 250+ rpi's. Just because the league is closer top to bottom does not mean it is very good.

So we are using the Big 12's system to get the same favorable RPI treatment as the Big 12. They get over seeded every year, always get that extra team in that leaves other bubble teams feeling like they got hosed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: k.c.hawg on February 15, 2018, 10:37:29 am
OU is still hanging in the RPI top 25 for now.  Part of it is the B12's RPI inflation due to the complete round robin they play and not having 4 dead weight teams at the bottom.

Next best OOC win Ok St down at 91.

Minnesota let us down this season and the B1G's RPI's aren't buoying them up as the SEC RPI's are helping each other.  UConn is at 99 which helps if they stay in the Top 100.  At least we didn't dip into the SWAC MEAC pool. 



We need Fresno, Bucknell and UCON to stay Top 100. I have my doubts about UCON and their mess but they have been losing and not dropping. Bucknell and Fresno are both playing solid.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 10:40:54 am
We need Frsno, Bucknell and UCON to stay Top 100. I have my doubts about UCON and their mess but they have been losing and not dropping. Bucknell and Fresno are both playing solid.

The numbers I looked at are from the NCAA site and not updated through last night's games.  It was as of 2/13.  Some things happened last night like Nova losing at Providence and AU beating UK.

Yep.  I missed Bucknell at 90 just above OSU.  Fresno 92.  This was smart scheduling. 

UConn didn't drop due to recent games with Cincy and WSU.  Still have road trips to Cincy and Hou.  Just need them to win a few of their remaining games. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 15, 2018, 10:48:35 am
How much of it is scheduling though is the question. I have thought since mid Jan the SEC is a mirage, a product of good, selective ooc scheduling, and avoiding playing teams with 200 or 250+ rpi's. Just because the league is closer top to bottom does not mean it is very good.

I mean, would you rather have a conference that schedules good, selective OOC games or a conference that props up its records with 250+ cupcakes? We've had years where the SEC only got 3 teams into the tourney because of 250+ OOC scheduling.

In 2013-14, we went 21-11 (10-8 SEC) and fell all the way to a 3 seed in the NIT, despite sweeping Kentucky that year (that was the year of Qualls' dunk). Why was this? Because our OOC consisted of wins against SIU-Edwardsville, Louisiana, SE Louisiana, Clemson (NIT that year), Savannah State, UT-Martin, South Alabama, Texas-San Antonio, High Point, SMU and Minnesota (who would wind up playing each other for the NIT championship). Most of the rest of the SEC played similar non-conference schedules that year. The result? The SEC got Florida (1 seed), Kentucky (8 seed), and Tennessee (11 seed/play-in game) into the NCAA tournament that year. Our non-conference schedule hurt us that year, and the rest of the conference's non-conference schedules also hurt us because we didn't get any boosts from going 10-8 that year in the SEC. If we went 10-8 this year in the SEC, we'd get a bid comfortably.

"A rising tide lifts all boats."
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 15, 2018, 10:53:08 am
How much of it is scheduling though is the question. I have thought since mid Jan the SEC is a mirage, a product of good, selective ooc scheduling, and avoiding playing teams with 200 or 250+ rpi's. Just because the league is closer top to bottom does not mean it is very good.

What leagues are better than the SEC in your opinion?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 10:54:33 am
I mean, would you rather have a conference that schedules good, selective OOC games or a conference that props up its records with 250+ cupcakes? We've had years where the SEC only got 3 teams into the tourney because of 250+ OOC scheduling.

In 2013-14, we went 21-11 (10-8 SEC) and fell all the way to a 3 seed in the NIT, despite sweeping Kentucky that year (that was the year of Qualls' dunk). Why was this? Because our OOC consisted of wins against SIU-Edwardsville, Louisiana, SE Louisiana, Clemson (NIT that year), Savannah State, UT-Martin, South Alabama, Texas-San Antonio, High Point, SMU and Minnesota (who would wind up playing each other for the NIT championship). Most of the rest of the SEC played similar non-conference schedules that year. The result? The SEC got Florida (1 seed), Kentucky (8 seed), and Tennessee (11 seed/play-in game) into the NCAA tournament that year. Our non-conference schedule hurt us that year, and the rest of the conference's non-conference schedules also hurt us because we didn't get any boosts from going 10-8 that year in the SEC. If we went 10-8 this year in the SEC, we'd get a bid comfortably.

"A rising tide lifts all boats."

The records are propped up anyway.  It's just now the +300 opponents from the rpi killing conferences aren't on our schedules. 

The RPI is a game.  It's why the committee is bringing in other numbers and still use the human element to make decisions.

Going to be interesting to see what they do with teams like A&M who at full strength is a 4 seed or better quality team.  But they won't be the rest of the season. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 10:54:53 am
What leagues are better than the SEC in your opinion?

ACC
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Lulu Hog on February 15, 2018, 11:10:16 am
Yeah, I get that. The past three games were against the bottom tier of the SEC, but still to take care of your business by double digits in each game, including a road win, and then to get moved DOWN a seed feels wrong.

But you're 100% right. We have every opportunity in the world to make our own destiny over the next five games. All five are Q1 games so we could absolutely move all the way up to something like a 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA if we win out. Hell, with some luck we could even squeak into a 2 seed in the SEC if the cards fall right -- although that would require Tennessee losing twice with us winning out, which I don't see happening with both our remaining schedules.
The worst part is according to Lunardi we must now be one of the last teams in in his eyes.  How low do at large teams go?  I assumed 12-16 seeds were the autobids from small conferences...  If Lunardi is to be believed, then we probably need to go 3-2 at a minimum in the last five to get in...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 15, 2018, 11:14:05 am
ACC

Okay that's ONE conference, according to you ALL other conferences using your words are " not very good" . 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 11:18:58 am
Okay that's ONE conference, according to you ALL other conferences using your words are " not very good" .

Are you mixing my posts up with someone else's?

The Big East has some good teams with a couple of really good ones at the top.

The B1G is not good this season although Mich St and Purdue are really good, Oh St a surprise and Michigan may be a tough out in the tourney.  The Pac 12 is worse.

The Big 12 isn't what it could have been had Texas not had the tragic situation with their guard and if TCU hadn't lost Fisher.  It's an okay conference with some good teams.  Don't believe KU or WVU are great teams this season.

AAC is ok.  Not sure Cincy is the juggernaut the conference is making them look like.


So relative to what college basketball is, and that is all that matters each season, the SEC is "good".  It's good because of depth. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 15, 2018, 11:24:22 am
Are you mixing my posts up with someone else's?

The Big East has some good teams with a couple of really good ones at the top.

The B1G is not good this season although Mich St and Purdue are really good, Oh St a surprise and Michigan may be a tough out in the tourney.  The Pac 12 is worse.

The Big 12 isn't what it could have been had Texas not had the tragic situation with their guard and if TCU hadn't lost Fisher.  It's an okay conference with some good teams.  Don't believe KU or WVU are great teams this season.

AAC is ok.  Not sure Cincy is the juggernaut the conference is making them look like.


So relative to what college basketball is, and that is all that matters each season, the SEC is "good".  It's good because of depth.

No you posted that the SEC may be better from top to bottom overall but that doesn't mean it is very good.

All the bracket predictions I have seen only have the ACC putting more teams in the NCATT at this time. 

Now I guess what you may be saying is we don't have a threat to win the tournament, which I would agree with.

Heck we may have all 8/9 teams lose the first game.. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rljjr on February 15, 2018, 11:26:20 am
I have a serious problem with the bracketology and all of the metrics that go into it, especially when a team like Kentucky has lost 4 straight and is a projected 7 seed. The SEC is either a good conference so that their losses are considered good, or it isn't, which means our 3-game winning streak means very little so that we've dropped to an 11-seed. It can't be both ways.

If we won our last 5 games against the surprisingly highly-thought-of 7-seed-projected Aggies, as well as toothless and over-rated Kentucky, surprising Auburn, solid Bama and (spit) Mizzou -- what would our projected seeding be?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 11:29:54 am
How much of it is scheduling though is the question. I have thought since mid Jan the SEC is a mirage, a product of good, selective ooc scheduling, and avoiding playing teams with 200 or 250+ rpi's. Just because the league is closer top to bottom does not mean it is very good.
No you posted that the SEC may be better from top to bottom overall but that doesn't mean it is very good.

All the bracket predictions I have seen only have the ACC putting more teams in the NCATT at this time. 

Now I guess what you may be saying is we don't have a threat to win the tournament, which I would agree with.

Heck we may have all 8/9 teams lose the first game..

I didn't post it. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 15, 2018, 11:31:50 am
I didn't post it.

MY Bad, I misread...sorry about that!  :(
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 15, 2018, 11:37:26 am
MY Bad, I misread...sorry about that!  :(

It's okay.  I'm not enamored with the SEC's strength this season either.  I don't believe it is some gauntlet.  But compared to what we have seen for many years, it is certainly deeper and better than it has been.  Compared to college basketball this season, it is much more respectable than it has been.  I do think the only clearly better conference is the ACC.  It's a shame Florida and Mizzou had key injuries which kept them from being what they could have been.  Garland's sad situation.  A&M's roster issues throughout the conference part of the season. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 15, 2018, 11:38:58 am
It's okay.  I'm not enamored with the SEC's strength this season either.  I don't believe it is some gauntlet.  But compared to what we have seen for many years, it is certainly deeper and better than it has been.  Compared to college basketball this season, it is much more respectable than it has been.  It's a shame Florida and Mizzou had key injuries which kept them from being what they could have been.  Garland's sad situation.  A&M's roster issues throughout the conference part of the season.

I agree, this year it seems everyone can lose about any game they play. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2018, 06:26:29 am
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Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 12 (Eight), SEC (Eight), ...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: TNhawgfan on February 16, 2018, 06:51:02 am
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Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 12 (Eight), SEC (Eight), ...
And UK is a 7 seed how??
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on February 16, 2018, 07:10:47 am
And UK is a 7 seed how??

I don't see that happening. UK is on a 4 game losing streak and is 6-7 in conference. I know UK's reputation is part of the reason he makes them a 7 seed but reputation shouldn't help THAT much.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jst01 on February 16, 2018, 08:13:10 am
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Multi bid conferences - ACC (9), Big 12 (Eight), SEC (Eight), ...

oh my. Could you imagine Virginia defense against the Hogs on a slow night...might score in the 30's
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2018, 07:01:42 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: HoopS on February 17, 2018, 08:51:43 am
A&M as a 5. Hmm
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 17, 2018, 08:59:36 am
A&M wonít be a 5. They will lose a few more before selection Sunday. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: RaisinHog on February 17, 2018, 09:02:54 am
Oh look north Carolina lmao
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2018, 07:41:19 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Feb 18, 6:35am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on February 18, 2018, 07:53:19 am
win 2 more regular season & 1 tourney game
you gotta think we'd be in 7 range

what gets us off 8-9 ??
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on February 18, 2018, 08:02:07 am
win 2 more regular season & 1 tourney game
you gotta think we'd be in 7 range

what gets us off 8-9 ??

I think they have to go at least 3-1 the rest of the way and win a couple of SEC Tournament games to get a 7 seed. Those 2 big losses to LSU are really hurting the Hogs right now.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Fan701 on February 18, 2018, 08:20:05 am
I think they have to go at least 3-1 the rest of the way and win a couple of SEC Tournament games to get a 7 seed. Those 2 big losses to LSU are really hurting the Hogs right now.
Wow!  So you think 11-7 in the SEC this year will be good for only a 7 seed.  You may be right, but I thought our conference was better than that.  11-7 will likely be third place, maybe even a tie for second.  Then, as you say, two SEC tourney wins will put us into the championship game, and yet only a 7 seed at the end of the day.  Again, you may be right.  Last year we were third place in the SEC, made it to the championship game and were an 8 seed.  But I really thought the conference had upgraded this year.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Uberanubis on February 18, 2018, 08:27:21 am
Wow!  So you think 11-7 in the SEC this year will be good for only a 7 seed.  You may be right, but I thought our conference was better than that.  11-7 will likely be third place, maybe even a tie for second.  Then, as you say, two SEC tourney wins will put us into the championship game, and yet only a 7 seed at the end of the day.  Again, you may be right.  Last year we were third place in the SEC, made it to the championship game and were an 8 seed.  But I really thought the conference had upgraded this year.


it did and the conference will get more teams in. remember that we have Arkansas across our chest. thats an automatic 2 seeds lower then you would think.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on February 18, 2018, 08:33:33 am
Wow!  So you think 11-7 in the SEC this year will be good for only a 7 seed.  You may be right, but I thought our conference was better than that.  11-7 will likely be third place, maybe even a tie for second.  Then, as you say, two SEC tourney wins will put us into the championship game, and yet only a 7 seed at the end of the day.  Again, you may be right.  Last year we were third place in the SEC, made it to the championship game and were an 8 seed.  But I really thought the conference had upgraded this year.

if we have that kind of finish we'd be 24-10
likely closing out with 6 quadrant 1 wins
man, that's an unlikely finish. I think we will do half of that & maybe get off of 8
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on February 18, 2018, 08:34:52 am
Wow!  So you think 11-7 in the SEC this year will be good for only a 7 seed.  You may be right, but I thought our conference was better than that.  11-7 will likely be third place, maybe even a tie for second.  Then, as you say, two SEC tourney wins will put us into the championship game, and yet only a 7 seed at the end of the day.  Again, you may be right.  Last year we were third place in the SEC, made it to the championship game and were an 8 seed.  But I really thought the conference had upgraded this year.

he's not right...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on February 18, 2018, 08:38:33 am
if we have that kind of finish we'd be 24-10
likely closing out with 6 quadrant 1 wins
man, that's an unlikely finish. I think we will do half of that & maybe get off of 8

2 more wins and 1 set win gets us an 8.. I would be happy with that... but if our defense scontines to improve and CJ, Hall and Thomss finish strong, we could be tough ...big IF.. but we could be the best team in the league, at the right time..
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: AlmaHog2011 on February 18, 2018, 09:27:27 am
2 more wins and 1 set win gets us an 8.. I would be happy with that... but if our defense scontines to improve and CJ, Hall and Thomss finish strong, we could be tough ...big IF.. but we could be the best team in the league, at the right time..

I just don't understand how A@M is seeded higher than we are? IMO the SEC commentators are hurting us when it comes to seeding and the tourney. They pump up A@M and Bama and Mizzou and we get very little respect inside the conference.

We probably go 2-2 the rest of the way and should be around a 5-6 seed but will not be seeded that high.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2018, 09:31:24 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on February 18, 2018, 09:34:14 am
I just don't understand how A@M is seeded higher than we are? IMO the SEC commentators are hurting us when it comes to seeding and the tourney. They pump up A@M and Bama and Mizzou and we get very little respect inside the conference.

We probably go 2-2 the rest of the way and should be around a 5-6 seed but will not be seeded that high.

And Oklahoma has lost about 5 straight games and are still a 5-6 seed.

If Arkansas had ever lost five straight games, we would be done and never heard from again.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on February 18, 2018, 09:38:19 am
That's what I'm saying if we get 2 more vs solid teams seeded ahead of us then how we don't move up off 8 I dont understand.

I guess take care of business & it'll take care of itself.... who knows
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on February 18, 2018, 09:40:04 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Feb 18, 6:35am



KU a one seed? Oooooooookay.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: HogBreath on February 18, 2018, 09:48:47 am
The selection committee will work hard to get us a second round game against either Virginia in Richmond, Michigan State in Detroit, or Villanova in Philadelphia, if it doesn't work out for us to play UNC in the Dean dome again.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: greenEGnHAWGS on February 18, 2018, 09:49:40 am
And Oklahoma has lost about 5 straight games and are still a 5-6 seed.

If Arkansas had ever lost five straight games, we would be done and never heard from again.

True. The NCAA needs Trae Young for ratings.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on February 18, 2018, 09:56:20 am
I'd like to see us play KU in wichita. They would have to be the weakest 1 seed in years
Title: Top Quad One Records in our Nation (Games as of 2/17)
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2018, 10:45:23 am
Quadrant 1 Records (as of games played 2/17)

Virginia 8-1
Nova     8-2
Aubbie  8-3
KU      10-4

UNC      8-5
XU        7-4
UF        6-3
LSU      7-5
Bama   6-5
OU       6-7
A&M     7-8

UC        5-2
Purdue  5-3
Houston 5-3
TTech    5-4
FSU      5-4
WVU    5-6
Prov     5-6
NCSt    5-6
Ark      5-7
UG       5-7
Mizzou  5-7
Tejas    5-7

Zona    4-2
St. Bon 4-2
Wash    4-3
VaTech 4-5
Vols      4-7
TCU      4-7
Baylor   4-8
Marq     4-8
SoCar   4-9

Zags     3-1
MichSt  3-2
ASU      3-3
Miami   3-5
Syr       3-5
SetHall 3-6
Utes     3-6
UK       3-7
KState  3-7
Creig.   3-7
T. Owls  3-7
Butler   3-8

WichSt  2-2
Nevada 2-2
MTSU   2-3
URI      2-4
OhioSt  2-4
PennSt  2-4
UCLA    2-4
Duke    2-4
Clemson 2-5
Michigan 2-5
SoCal    2-5
State    2-6
NDU     2-6
UofL     2-7

St. Mary's 1-0
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: AlmaHog2011 on February 18, 2018, 12:41:44 pm
And Oklahoma has lost about 5 straight games and are still a 5-6 seed.

If Arkansas had ever lost five straight games, we would be done and never heard from again.

Exactly!! And we beat Blow U on a neutral court.
I really think the SEC Network is hurting us they just don't feature us as much as they do some of these others. Seems like our loss at A@M and Houston has doomed us but we beat the dog out of A@M and they are still a higher seed than what we are? Just pisses me off we are playing pretty well but let us lose and we are back on the bubble every time? Sick of it!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: LivingLegends on February 18, 2018, 12:49:20 pm
aTmís sos is a 4 and ours is 31.  Iím not saying I agree with the seedings at this point but thatís why theyíre where they are.

After we play Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama, and Mizzou Iíd expect that gap to close.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 18, 2018, 01:10:25 pm
aTmís sos is a 4 and ours is 31.  Iím not saying I agree with the seedings at this point but thatís why theyíre where they are.

After we play Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama, and Mizzou Iíd expect that gap to close.
so what I have heard is this conference is average but a team that is 11th in conf and is 6-8 is a 6 seed
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: LivingLegends on February 18, 2018, 01:14:45 pm
so what I have heard is this conference is average but a team that is 11th in conf and is 6-8 is a 6 seed
The average conference thing is troll bait.  The conference is amazing and stacked with great coaches and great talent. 

I think most people thought the SEC would be better next year and people still have a Pavlovís response.  The idea that the SEC is average is mindless and simpleton quality thinking.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 18, 2018, 01:33:15 pm
The average conference thing is troll bait.  The conference is amazing and stacked with great coaches and great talent. 

I think most people thought the SEC would be better next year and people still have a Pavlovís response.  The idea that the SEC is average is mindless and simpleton quality thinking.
That's why only 1 conference at this time is predicted to put more teams in the NCAAT. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2018, 07:09:33 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 19, 2018, 07:10:12 am
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aww look UNC
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2018, 08:15:25 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/234

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 19, 2018, 08:17:49 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/234

Hogs and Florida will be flipped soon. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 19, 2018, 09:00:52 am
Hogs and Florida will be flipped soon. 

How is fla a 6 seed??
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on February 19, 2018, 09:11:07 am
How is fla a 6 seed??

The same way UK is an 8 seed. Reputation.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 19, 2018, 09:19:50 am
SEC Network ran a segment last night predicting the NCAA tournament chances of each SEC team. BPI gave Arkansas an 89% chance of making the tournament, and Lunardi has us pegged as a 9 seed. Florida had a 56% chance, and was pegged as a 6 seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 19, 2018, 09:20:10 am
The same way UK is an 8 seed. Reputation.

Heís got UK as a 6 seed too
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on February 19, 2018, 09:21:36 am
Just keep winning and the numbers will take care of themselves! We have a dangerous team for the tournament format!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2018, 09:27:39 am
NBCSports:

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology  UPDATED: February 19, 2018
SEC (Eight): AUBURN, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky, Texas AM, Arkansas, Florida

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Fan701 on February 19, 2018, 09:27:42 am
SEC Network ran a segment last night predicting the NCAA tournament chances of each SEC team. BPI gave Arkansas an 89% chance of making the tournament, and Lunardi has us pegged as a 9 seed. Florida had a 56% chance, and was pegged as a 6 seed.
Florida's upcoming schedule is not easy.  They play @Tennessee, @Alabama, Auburn, and Kentucky.  Maybe they'll come out of that 2-2?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2018, 09:30:18 am

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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 19, 2018, 09:32:48 am
SEC Network ran a segment last night predicting the NCAA tournament chances of each SEC team. BPI gave Arkansas an 89% chance of making the tournament, and Lunardi has us pegged as a 9 seed. Florida had a 56% chance, and was pegged as a 6 seed.

Without seeing all the analysis, I figure they are saying IF Fla goes 3-1 or 4-0 then they'd be in 6 seed range, but there is a chance they go 0-4 and miss the ncaat entirely?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Fan701 on February 19, 2018, 09:44:21 am
Without seeing all the analysis, I figure they are saying IF Fla goes 3-1 or 4-0 then they'd be in 6 seed range, but there is a chance they go 0-4 and miss the ncaat entirely?

Might be right.  Since they have a daunting schedule coming up, if they make the tournament at all, it will mean they beat some very good teams over the next two weeks, which could earn them a 6 seed.  I agree they could come out of this 0-4 and maybe miss the tournament.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 19, 2018, 09:49:19 am
Without seeing all the analysis, I figure they are saying IF Fla goes 3-1 or 4-0 then they'd be in 6 seed range, but there is a chance they go 0-4 and miss the ncaat entirely?

I would say the same thing about us.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 19, 2018, 09:53:38 am
I would say the same thing about us.

Not sure the Hogs can get to a 6, but anywhere 7-11 is still possible.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 19, 2018, 10:00:29 am
Not sure the Hogs can get to a 6, but anywhere 7-11 is still possible.

It's a long shot, but I absolutely believe that if we win out, plus make some noise in the SEC Tournament, we can get to a 6 seed or possibly even higher. Winning out would entail 4 more Q1 wins and guarantee us at least a 3rd place finish in the SEC standings, and depending on if Tennessee loses again, possibly a 2nd place finish. Add a couple SEC Tournament wins and you're looking at a helluva resume.

Again, I don't think we'll actually win out. I think we'll drop one of the road games at either Bama or Mizzou. But if we do win out, it would be a travesty if we're not at least a 6. It would also really help if Oklahoma would snap out of its funk; that neutral court win has been losing a lot of its luster over the past month.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: TNhawgfan on February 19, 2018, 10:06:24 am
I would say the same thing about us.
Yep, we need to take care of business in our two home games. Otherwise, we could end up getting screwed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jgphillips3 on February 19, 2018, 10:08:02 am
All I want is to do whatever it takes, win or lose, to not be an 8-9 seed.  That will just, at best, perpetuate our one win NCAA.  Yes, I understand a 7 seed meets a 2 seed but thatís still better than one of the top four teams.  Iíd rather be a 10 or 11 seed rather than an 8 or 9.  We can easily take down a 6 or 7 seed and handle a 2 or 3 after that better than a 1.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 19, 2018, 10:14:07 am
Not sure the Hogs can get to a 6, but anywhere 7-11 is still possible.

Our RPI is around 25 now.  If we go 4-0 it would be top 20 easily with several quadrant 1 wins. Thatís at least a 6 seed and probably higher.  Now, weíre not going to win out but our seeding would skyrocket if we did.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 19, 2018, 10:45:40 am
Our RPI is around 25 now.  If we go 4-0 it would be top 20 easily with several quadrant 1 wins. Thatís at least a 6 seed and probably higher.  Now, weíre not going to win out but our seeding would skyrocket if we did.

Several quadrant 1 wins? How many do we have now? TN is the only 1 from the list I saw over the weekend. KY will not end up being one of those, neither will Bama or likely not Mizzu, so that leaves Aub.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: raz1965 on February 19, 2018, 04:35:14 pm
All 4 are quadrant 1 wins, should we win.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 19, 2018, 04:42:39 pm
Several quadrant 1 wins? How many do we have now? TN is the only 1 from the list I saw over the weekend. KY will not end up being one of those, neither will Bama or likely not Mizzu, so that leaves Aub.

Right now, we have five RPI Q1 wins - 32 Oklahoma (N), 21 A&M, 15 Tennessee, 23 Mizzou, and @ 64 Georgia (top 75 road win). Finishing out the season 4-0 would give us 9 Q1 wins.

Remember the criteria for Q1: Home vs. top 35, Neutral vs. top 50, Road vs. top 75. Our remaining games are 18 Kentucky, @ 33 Bama, 8 Auburn, and @ 23 Mizzou. We could lose a Q1 win if Georgia falls out of the top 75.

If you're going to troll, at least know what you're talking about.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2018, 05:38:01 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 20, 2018, 10:16:02 am
Right now, we have five RPI Q1 wins - 32 Oklahoma (N), 21 A&M, 15 Tennessee, 23 Mizzou, and @ 64 Georgia (top 75 road win). Finishing out the season 4-0 would give us 9 Q1 wins.

Remember the criteria for Q1: Home vs. top 35, Neutral vs. top 50, Road vs. top 75. Our remaining games are 18 Kentucky, @ 33 Bama, 8 Auburn, and @ 23 Mizzou. We could lose a Q1 win if Georgia falls out of the top 75.

If you're going to troll, at least know what you're talking about.

The way they are playing OU could drop out.

As I said the list I saw only listed TN. Went back and re read it and it was only listing home q1 wins. Sorry.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on February 20, 2018, 10:26:52 am
The way they are playing OU could drop out.

As I said the list I saw only listed TN. Went back and re read it and it was only listing home q1 wins. Sorry.

OU won't fall out. They have good wins, and they won't be penalized too much for losing to Kansas.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 20, 2018, 10:47:48 am
OU won't fall out. They have good wins, and they won't be penalized too much for losing to Kansas.

Maybe, but at least it was a close game..  ;)

 NM-They lost by 30 points..
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 20, 2018, 11:23:29 am
OU won't fall out. They have good wins, and they won't be penalized too much for losing to Kansas.

Playing like they are they could drop 2, 3, or 4 more.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on February 20, 2018, 11:49:00 am
Maybe, but at least it was a close game..  ;)

 NM-They lost by 30 points..

Can't do anything bout that. Key is, we won.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawg66 on February 20, 2018, 01:18:19 pm
The way they are playing OU could drop out.

As I said the list I saw only listed TN. Went back and re read it and it was only listing home q1 wins. Sorry.
not your fault. You always look for the negative. Canít help yourself. Just keep keeping it real.

SMH
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 20, 2018, 02:03:16 pm
OU won't fall out. They have good wins, and they won't be penalized too much for losing to Kansas.

OU would have to completely fall out of the RPI top 50 for it to no longer count as Q1 for us. They have games remaining vs. K-State, @ Baylor, and vs. Iowa State. Losing to KU only dropped them from 32 to 34. They're not going to drop out of the top 50.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 20, 2018, 02:04:29 pm
The way they are playing OU could drop out.

As I said the list I saw only listed TN. Went back and re read it and it was only listing home q1 wins. Sorry.

What list did you see? Even if it was only home Q1 wins, we have home Q1 wins over TAMU, Tennessee, and Mizzou.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2018, 06:51:04 pm
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2018, 05:54:07 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: dsims2k3 on February 22, 2018, 10:05:12 am
Lunardi has us at a 9 seed in the updated bracket.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2018, 05:28:11 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2018, 06:09:03 pm
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jst01 on February 23, 2018, 06:34:06 pm
Oh PLEASE get in Nashville!! I was going to see the regional there anyhow. If Hogs are in it that would be twice as sweet.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2018, 07:35:19 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2018, 09:20:16 am
Does College basketball owes it to clean programs to penalize bad behavior before NCAA Tournament?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/967385316582621186/uApb6mL_?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/college-basketball-clean-programs-penalties-ncaa-tournament)

Quote
ďCongratulations to the 2018 NCAA Tournament champions, the (team redacted).Ē Ė Jim Nantz, April 2, 2018

That is the situation we are currently facing after the latest news regarding the FBIís investigation into college basketball broke on Friday morning. Major powerhouse programs ó including blue bloods such as Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina ó

The proverbial ball is now in NCAA president Mark Emmertís court, and the next steps he takes, which will be watched through a highly magnified set of glass, are of highest importance.

ďSimply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports,Ē Emmert said in a statement on Friday. ďThey are an affront to all those who play by the rules.Ē

Actions are louder, and a lot harder to execute, than words, and with a number of teams involved in the allegations having a decent-to-great chance at winning it all during college basketballís prime event ó the NCAA Tournament ó


My response, and what I think the NCAAís response should be, is this: What about the other teams that arenít named? Should Purdue see itself defeated by a Collin Sexton-led Alabama team, only to see that playerís eligibility come up again and again throughout a drawn-out process? Should we see teams be left out and relegated to the NIT while Kentucky and Auburn make their way in?

Should we not reward those who play by the rules instead of casting doubt on who will be recognized as tournament participants, Final Four achievers and the champion for months and years to come?

Frankly, I donít want to see another banner be taken down due to inactivity by the NCAA.

Of course, we would be naive to actually believe the NCAA would go to these lengths. The annual tournament, after all, means major money, and a lot of these teams named in the probe are the cash cows. Duke and North Carolina...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2018, 06:59:12 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  UpdatedFeb 25, 6:48am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: TNhawgfan on February 25, 2018, 07:50:14 am
7 is a heck of a lot better than 8/9
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on February 25, 2018, 08:02:28 am
Man, a 6 seed in Dallas with TT as the big dog... I think it would be good for us as well.. Detroit with MSU, not so much..
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2018, 08:30:42 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on February 25, 2018, 08:39:03 am
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My head would explode. I'm sick of being screwed by the baby blue stripes in the NCAA. No way they pair us up with them again.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BigE_23 on February 25, 2018, 08:42:39 am
Lunardi has us at a 9 seed in the updated bracket.
Against St. Mary's...horrible matchup for us. Unlike us, they play disciplined basketball.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Letsroll1200 on February 25, 2018, 08:45:01 am
Against St. Mary's...horrible matchup for us. Unlike us, they play disciplined basketball.

The same team that UGA beat. Arkansas is better than Georgia.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on February 25, 2018, 08:49:33 am
Against St. Mary's...horrible matchup for us. Unlike us, they play disciplined basketball.

We would MOP the floor with St Mary's! Please let us get them lol
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: LivingLegends on February 25, 2018, 08:55:27 am
Against St. Mary's...horrible matchup for us. Unlike us, they play disciplined basketball.
Mustíve taken hours of studying college basketball to conjure up this kind of in-depth analysis.  Youíre simple minded post made me laugh.
Title: Re: Top Quad One Records in our Nation (Games as of 2/17)
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2018, 09:16:55 am
Quadrant 1 Win Totals (as of games played 2/24)

KU      11-3
UNC    10-5
Virginia 8-1
UF        8-4
Aubbie  8-5

Nova     7-3

Houston 6-2
Purdue  6-3
XU        6-4
TTech    6-5
LSU      6-6
WVU     6-6
Mizzou  6-7
OU       6-8

UC        5-3
FSU      5-4
VaTech  5-5
Bama    5-6
NCSt     5-6
Ark       5-7
Vols      5-7
A&M     5-7
Tejas    5-9

St. Bon  4-2
Zona     4-3
Miami   4-4
ASU      4-4
Mich     4-5
SetHall  4-6
TCU      4-7
Prov     4-7
Marq     4-7
UG       4-8
SoCar   4-9
Baylor  4-10

Zags     3-1
WichSt  3-2
MTSU   3-3
MichSt  3-3
Duke    3-3
OhioSt  3-5
SoCal    3-5
Wash    3-5
MSSt    3-6
Utes     3-6
UCLA    3-6
Creigh. 3-7
Butler   3-8
KState  3-8
T. Owls 3-8
UofL     3-8
UK       3-8

Nevada    2-2
URI         2-4
Oregon    2-5
NotreDam2-6
PennSt    2-6
Clemson  2-7
Syracuse 2-7
Note: There are some other projected automatic qualifiers with 2 Quad 1 wins

St. Mary's 1-1
BoiseSt     1-2
Nebraska  1-5
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2018, 10:23:08 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 25, 2018, 10:32:27 am
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how does Arkansas not move up a spot or two?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: k.c.hawg on February 25, 2018, 10:37:15 am
Jerry Palm has the Hogs as a 7 as of this morning.

Aub      2
Tenn     3
Kent     5
Ark      7
A&M    9
Miz     10
Fl       10
Al       11
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: LivingLegends on February 25, 2018, 10:43:17 am
how does Arkansas not move up a spot or two?
Reading through the twitter conversation it appears to have our last 2 games predicted.  It isnít a what seed are we if the season ends today bracket.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 25, 2018, 10:46:54 am
Reading through the twitter conversation it appears to have our last 2 games predicted.  It isnít a what seed are we if the season ends today bracket.
they have us losing both?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: LivingLegends on February 25, 2018, 10:51:37 am
they have us losing both?
Looks like a likely seed if we win one of our next 3 including the SEC tournament.  If we get a double bye that game will be very tough.
Title: Re: Top Quad One Records in our Nation (Games as of 2/17)
Post by: k.c.hawg on February 25, 2018, 10:55:36 am
Quadrant 1 Win Totals (as of games played 2/24)

KU      11-3
UNC    10-5
Virginia 8-1
UF        8-4
Aubbie  8-5

Nova     7-3

Houston 6-2
Purdue  6-3
XU        6-4
TTech    6-5
LSU      6-6
WVU     6-6
Mizzou  6-7
OU       6-8

UC        5-3
FSU      5-4
VaTech  5-5
Bama    5-6
NCSt     5-6
Ark       5-7
Vols      5-7
A&M     5-7
Tejas    5-9

St. Bon  4-2
Zona     4-3
Miami   4-4
ASU      4-4
Mich     4-5
SetHall  4-6
TCU      4-7
Prov     4-7
Marq     4-7
UG       4-8
SoCar   4-9
Baylor  4-10

Zags     3-1
WichSt  3-2
MTSU   3-3
MichSt  3-3
Duke    3-3
OhioSt  3-5
SoCal    3-5
Wash    3-5
MSSt    3-6
Utes     3-6
UCLA    3-6
Creigh. 3-7
Butler   3-8
KState  3-8
T. Owls 3-8
UofL     3-8
UK       3-8

Nevada    2-2
URI         2-4
Oregon    2-5
NotreDam2-6
PennSt    2-6
Clemson  2-7
Syracuse 2-7
Note: There are some other projected automatic qualifiers with 2 Quad 1 wins

St. Mary's 1-1
BoiseSt     1-2
Nebraska  1-5
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How did Arkansas not change from 2/17 to 2/25 with a home loss to Kentucky and a road win at Bama. Looks like they should be 6-8.
Title: Re: Top Quad One Records in our Nation (Games as of 2/17)
Post by: Kevin McPherson on February 25, 2018, 12:15:35 pm
How did Arkansas not change from 2/17 to 2/25 with a home loss to Kentucky and a road win at Bama. Looks like they should be 6-8.

I believe it's because Mizzou recently fell out of the RPI Top 30 ... home wins that qualify for Quadrant 1 are aganst teams in the RPI Top 30, and Mizzou tumbled to around 40th after Ole Miss beat them at home on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Top Quad One Records in our Nation (Games as of 2/17)
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2018, 02:34:41 pm
I believe it's because Mizzou recently fell out of the RPI Top 30 ... home wins that qualify for Quadrant 1 are aganst teams in the RPI Top 30, and Mizzou tumbled to around 40th after Ole Miss beat them at home on Tuesday.

Exactly.  Moving target.

For example, A&M's Quad 1 went from 7-8 to 5-7 in one week.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on February 25, 2018, 03:20:11 pm
wonder what happens if we beat aubbie & mizzou
this is an odd year
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: gmarv54 on February 25, 2018, 03:25:56 pm
Jerry Palm has the Hogs as a 7 as of this morning.

Aub      2
Tenn     3
Kent     5
Ark      7
A&M    9
Miz     10
Fl       10
Al       11
this looks more reasonable to me.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2018, 03:31:37 pm
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So injury to the teamís best doesnít come into play for three of those loses? My understanding was the committee looks at that.

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Plays into seeding, not selection. Losses are losses. Not ignored. Not treated as would have won. (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/967847103241302016)
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Ironhawg on February 25, 2018, 03:37:55 pm
Much rather be a 7 than an 8 or 9.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on February 25, 2018, 03:41:38 pm
how is Michigan St not a 1 seed??
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2018, 05:55:29 am
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: ballhogô on February 26, 2018, 06:18:02 am
Set up to play North Carolina, of course.t
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GoHogzzGo on February 26, 2018, 07:15:24 am
Much rather be a 7 than an 8 or 9.

Agreed. Can make such a big difference.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: opineonswine on February 26, 2018, 07:28:30 am
Agreed. Can make such a big difference.

I'd rather be a 10 than an 8 or 9.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jst01 on February 26, 2018, 07:37:56 am
If we get matched up with UNC again thatís going to feel like a kick in the balls
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: The real Hogules on February 26, 2018, 07:40:55 am
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And once again, just like Ken Poms tracker, we are placed in a bracket with UNC. GAWD, I hate the Tar Heels!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: a0ashle on February 26, 2018, 08:19:43 am
There is no way they can focus any effort on keeping UNC and us from meeting after the first week, but they should definitely be able to keep it from happening before then.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: riccoar on February 26, 2018, 09:28:21 am
Another thing to consider.  We win both regular season games and we stand a great chance of finishing 3rd in the SEC.  That would probably push our seeding higher too.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: k.c.hawg on February 26, 2018, 10:08:20 am
Lunardi finally has bumped them up to an 8 against Miami. Winner gets Xavier.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: The_Iceman on February 26, 2018, 10:11:08 am
Lunardi finally has bumped them up to an 8 against Miami. Winner gets Xavier.

Xavier would be a tough matchup for us. They are long, athletic, and can shoot.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Polecat on February 26, 2018, 10:13:37 am
If we get matched up with UNC again thatís going to feel like a kick in the balls

If we get matched up with UNC again, I'm gonna hop on a plane and pull a Nancy Kerrigan on Joel Barry and Luke Maye's knees
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Busta_Nutt on February 26, 2018, 10:13:47 am
Xavier would be a tough matchup for us. They are long, athletic, and can shoot.

Any 1 seed is going to be a tough match-up for us...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 26, 2018, 10:14:16 am
Another thing to consider.  We win both regular season games and we stand a great chance of finishing 3rd in the SEC.  That would probably push our seeding higher too.

Yep. I made a thread about it yesterday but the way it currently sits, we are in a four-way tie for 3rd with Florida, Kentucky, and Miss State. All of whom have beaten us head-to-head, so we naturally lose those tiebreakers and would fall to 6th if the tourney started today. But Florida and Kentucky play each other in the season finale, and Miss State still has to play Tennessee and go to LSU. If we win out and Miss State loses one of those games, we would earn a top 4 seed because either Florida or Kentucky is guaranteed one more loss since they play each other. If either Florida or Kentucky stumble in their other game, we could vault all the way up to a #3 seed and miss playing Auburn until the finals, potentially. That is, if Auburn is even still the #1 seed. They could still presumably fall to #2 if Tenn wins out and they lose to us and at home to S.Car (not likely).
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 26, 2018, 10:20:21 am
Yep. I made a thread about it yesterday but the way it currently sits, we are in a four-way tie for 3rd with Florida, Kentucky, and Miss State. All of whom have beaten us head-to-head, so we naturally lose those tiebreakers and would fall to 6th if the tourney started today. But Florida and Kentucky play each other in the season finale, and Miss State still has to play Tennessee and go to LSU. If we win out and Miss State loses one of those games, we would earn a top 4 seed because either Florida or Kentucky is guaranteed one more loss since they play each other. If either Florida or Kentucky stumble in their other game, we could vault all the way up to a #3 seed and miss playing Auburn until the finals, potentially. That is, if Auburn is even still the #1 seed. They could still presumably fall to #2 if Tenn wins out and they lose to us and at home to S.Car (not likely).

Pretty sure thatís not how the tiebreaker works.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GoHogzzGo on February 26, 2018, 10:27:56 am
https://www.aseaofblue.com/2018/2/26/17053532/college-basketball-bracketology-kentucky-wildcats-pat-espn-projection

Siap

8 seed again on this one against Miami. With Xavier as the one seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 26, 2018, 10:46:34 am
Lunardi updated the big bracket we are up to an 8 seed and trending upward, we win 1 of 2 we prolly stay in the 8 line, win both we might bump up to 6
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: cityhog on February 26, 2018, 11:20:27 am
As long as UNC is not in our region (1st 2 rounds) I'm fine w/ whatever.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on February 26, 2018, 11:27:14 am
I'm still thinking we are going to be in the 7 range or maybe 6 when the actual bracket is announced.  I think we win tomorrow night.  And even though there is a good chance AU is fading due to lack of depth, their RPI will hold.  As long as we stay away from one of the few good offensive teams in the SECT, we will probably get another win or two there. 
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: daprospecta on February 26, 2018, 11:55:55 am
Lunardi updated the big bracket we are up to an 8 seed and trending upward, we win 1 of 2 we prolly stay in the 8 line, win both we might bump up to 6
8 still seems high.  I've seen consistent 7's and even a few 6's.  Lunardi tends to lean towards names in his seeding.  He seems to understand who is in and who isn't but his seeding sometimes throws me for a loop.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on February 26, 2018, 11:58:12 am
8 still seems high.  I've seen consistent 7's and even a few 6's.  Lunardi tends to lean towards names in his seeding. He seems to understand who is in and who isn't but his seeding sometimes throws me for a loop.
People need to read that and digest it. He is good at who's in and who's not.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on February 26, 2018, 12:07:40 pm
People need to read that and digest it. He is good at who's in and who's not.

Even then he's only quite average, but still much better than Jerry. The most accurate bracket the past 5 years has us currently as a 6 seed.

http://www.bracketmatrix.com/rankings.html

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 26, 2018, 12:20:39 pm
Pretty sure that’s not how the tiebreaker works.

Sure it does. Us, UK, UF, and MSU are all 9-7 in the SEC standings right now. There is a four-way tie, and it doesn't matter to me where the other three teams would be seeded, all I know is since we lost head-to-head to each of the other three teams we are tied with, we would be last out of the four. That would put us in 6th, if the season ended today and everyone's remaining games were cancelled. Obviously that scenario is not going to happen, and everyone has two more games remaining before the season ends.

In the season-ending scenario, if we win out, we would be 11-7. If all four teams (UA, UF, UK, MSU) won out, the same tiebreaking scenarios would be in place, and we would be 6th. But UF and UK play each other, so one of them is guaranteed to lose that game and finish 10-8 at best, and thus would be behind us in the standings. There goes one team that we are tied with. Now it's a three way tiebreaker. If MSU loses one of their remaining games, they would also be a game behind us (again, this is all provided we win out). There goes another team. Now it's down to a two-way tiebreaker with either UF or UK (whoever wins their game, provided that team also wins its other game). We would lose a head-to-head tiebreaker against either UF or UK if we both finished 11-7 in SEC play. But if we are in a two-way tie for third, the worst possible seed we could get is the #4 seed. That's what my scenario was referencing.

To simply state our scenario for finishing 4th, we need MSU to lose to either Tennessee or LSU, and we need to win out. Kentucky and Florida play each other, so that would naturally break our tie with the loser of that game.

For us to finish 3rd, we would need MSU to lose at least once, and the winner of UK-UF needs to lose their other game. Oh, and we would still need to win out. Kentucky plays Ole Miss at home and Florida plays at Alabama. The UF-UK game will be played at Florida.

I haven't bothered to think about seeding scenarios that involve us losing one of our two remaining games, because that would likely eliminate us from being able to finish in the top 4.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 26, 2018, 02:32:53 pm
Bracketville just released their bracketology update for today. They've got the Hogs seeded 6th, playing 11 seed St. Mary's in Dallas. Would get 3 seed Wichita State with a win.

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology/

I would take this scenario in a heartbeat.

Edit: Bracketville was rated the #1 most accurate bracket projection site over the past 5 years by Bracket Matrix. So this guy's pretty legit.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GoHogzzGo on February 26, 2018, 02:47:33 pm
Bracketville just released their bracketology update for today. They've got the Hogs seeded 6th, playing 11 seed St. Mary's in Dallas. Would get 3 seed Wichita State with a win.

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology/

I would take this scenario in a heartbeat.

Edit: Bracketville was rated the #1 most accurate bracket projection site over the past 5 years by Bracket Matrix. So this guy's pretty legit.

Would kill for this scenario, yes please.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on February 26, 2018, 02:52:17 pm
Would kill for this scenario, yes please.

Why? St Mary's and WSU are the exact type of teams the Hogs struggle most against.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: SSFrazorback on February 26, 2018, 05:03:55 pm
8 still seems high.  I've seen consistent 7's and even a few 6's.  Lunardi tends to lean towards names in his seeding.  He seems to understand who is in and who isn't but his seeding sometimes throws me for a loop.
I seem to remember that being the case last year.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on February 26, 2018, 05:43:38 pm
Sure it does. Us, UK, UF, and MSU are all 9-7 in the SEC standings right now. There is a four-way tie, and it doesn't matter to me where the other three teams would be seeded, all I know is since we lost head-to-head to each of the other three teams we are tied with, we would be last out of the four. That would put us in 6th, if the season ended today and everyone's remaining games were cancelled. Obviously that scenario is not going to happen, and everyone has two more games remaining before the season ends.

In the season-ending scenario, if we win out, we would be 11-7. If all four teams (UA, UF, UK, MSU) won out, the same tiebreaking scenarios would be in place, and we would be 6th. But UF and UK play each other, so one of them is guaranteed to lose that game and finish 10-8 at best, and thus would be behind us in the standings. There goes one team that we are tied with. Now it's a three way tiebreaker. If MSU loses one of their remaining games, they would also be a game behind us (again, this is all provided we win out). There goes another team. Now it's down to a two-way tiebreaker with either UF or UK (whoever wins their game, provided that team also wins its other game). We would lose a head-to-head tiebreaker against either UF or UK if we both finished 11-7 in SEC play. But if we are in a two-way tie for third, the worst possible seed we could get is the #4 seed. That's what my scenario was referencing.

To simply state our scenario for finishing 4th, we need MSU to lose to either Tennessee or LSU, and we need to win out. Kentucky and Florida play each other, so that would naturally break our tie with the loser of that game.

For us to finish 3rd, we would need MSU to lose at least once, and the winner of UK-UF needs to lose their other game. Oh, and we would still need to win out. Kentucky plays Ole Miss at home and Florida plays at Alabama. The UF-UK game will be played at Florida.

I haven't bothered to think about seeding scenarios that involve us losing one of our two remaining games, because that would likely eliminate us from being able to finish in the top 4.

Tiebreaker isnít head to head. Itís how you fared against the top 2 teams. If the season ended today Florida would be 3rd because they beat Auburn. We would be 4th because we beat Tennessee and the other teams didnít. Thatís how the SEC network had it Saturday night anyway.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2018, 05:53:39 pm
https://www.aseaofblue.com/2018/2/26/17053532/college-basketball-bracketology-kentucky-wildcats-pat-espn-projection

Siap

8 seed again on this one against Miami. With Xavier as the one seed.


Joe Lunardi
‏Verified account @ESPNLunardi
7h7 hours ago

NCAAM Bracketology - ESPN http://m.espn.com/ncb/bracketology?src=desktop Ö

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2018, 05:56:54 pm
Bracketville
‏ @BracketguyDave
55m55 minutes ago

As we head into action tonight, here's today's Bracket: http://ow.ly/heKJ30iDaUy  and Seed List


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dwight_K_Shrute on February 26, 2018, 07:50:52 pm
Hey JB thanks for all the links and keeping us up to date on this and the goings on around the SEC.  Appreciate the effort.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2018, 05:40:55 am
Hey JB thanks for all the links and keeping us up to date on this and the goings on around the SEC.  Appreciate the effort.

I've been slacking on getting the TV schedule for games posted.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2018, 05:42:15 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
30s30 seconds ago

No new teams today, but a little bit of a shake-up - bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: gmarv54 on February 27, 2018, 08:21:21 am
 Thanks JB, for doing a good job of keeping us informed.I like this kind of stuff.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Bogghawg on February 27, 2018, 08:29:02 am
Tiebreaker isnít head to head. Itís how you fared against the top 2 teams. If the season ended today Florida would be 3rd because they beat Auburn. We would be 4th because we beat Tennessee and the other teams didnít. Thatís how the SEC network had it Saturday night anyway.
Yes.  Head to head only is in play with a two team tie.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: masondh on February 27, 2018, 10:06:57 am
Yes.  Head to head only is in play with a two team tie.

First tiebreaker is record among all tied teams (essentially head to head). Weíre in 6th right now. Quick google: http://www.secsports.com/article/11098238/tournament-tiebreakers
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2018, 06:09:58 pm
Thanks JB, for doing a good job of keeping us informed.I like this kind of stuff.

Should have the "if the SEC Tournament started today" composite on Wednesday after the last game with tie breakers factored in.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2018, 06:21:06 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Feb 27, 6:15am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Pig in the Pokey on February 27, 2018, 06:22:53 pm
^^^ thats sadistic. get the 7 and face UNC as a 2 smfh...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2018, 05:43:22 am
Texas drops off the bracket and Alabama could do the same

Longhorns are out of the field of 68 after losing to Kansas and may be joined by the Crimson Tide (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/bracketology-update-texas-drops-off-the-bracket-and-alabama-could-do-the-same)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: HoopS on February 28, 2018, 06:25:53 am
OU doesnít deserve a spot.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: greenEGnHAWGS on February 28, 2018, 06:36:37 am
Iím not looking forward to playing WV second round if this stays like this.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rhames on February 28, 2018, 07:31:20 am
Iím not looking forward to playing WV second round if this stays like this.


If the hogs win their first game, we could most likely say that about any second round foe


One things for sure Ark Vs WV would be a fun game.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on February 28, 2018, 07:34:50 am

If the hogs win their first game, we could most likely say that about any second round foe


One things for sure Ark Vs WV would be a fun game.

No doubt about it, I'd take a game against a 3 seed in a venue fairly close to Arkansas anytime.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razobak on February 28, 2018, 08:45:04 am
First tiebreaker is record among all tied teams (essentially head to head). Weíre in 6th right now. Quick google: http://www.secsports.com/article/11098238/tournament-tiebreakers

This. Thankfully we are no longer in this scenario, but in a multi-team tie, the first tiebreaker is record in games played against the other tied teams. So if we were in a 4-way tie and were 0-3 against the other three teams head-to-head then we would be last of the four tied teams.

But like I said, with MS State's loss to Tennessee and our win over Auburn, we earn a top-4 seed (and a double bye) in the SEC tournament if we win against Mizzou. Kentucky and Florida play each other, so with a win against Mizzou we will finish ahead of the loser of that game.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on February 28, 2018, 08:50:28 am
This. Thankfully we are no longer in this scenario, but in a multi-team tie, the first tiebreaker is record in games played against the other tied teams. So if we were in a 4-way tie and were 0-3 against the other three teams head-to-head then we would be last of the four tied teams.

But like I said, with MS State's loss to Tennessee and our win over Auburn, we earn a top-4 seed (and a double bye) in the SEC tournament if we win against Mizzou. Kentucky and Florida play each other, so with a win against Mizzou we will finish ahead of the loser of that game.

If the Hogs beat Missouri, the loser of the UK-Florida game will likely be the Hogs first opponent in St. Louis.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 28, 2018, 08:52:02 am
If the Hogs beat Missouri, the loser of the UK-Florida game will likely be the Hogs first opponent in St. Louis.
so we need ole miss to beat Kentucky tonight which won't happen then need Kentucky to beat Florida Saturday and we get the 3 hahaha
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on February 28, 2018, 09:00:27 am
Lunardi has us as a 7 in his latest bracketology
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on February 28, 2018, 09:00:29 am
so we need ole miss to beat Kentucky tonight which won't happen then need Kentucky to beat Florida Saturday and we get the 3 hahaha

No chance of Ole Miss beating UK. UK will blow the Rebels doors off.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2018, 06:13:48 pm
Scott Gleeson
‏Verified account @ScottMGleeson
10h10 hours ago

.@USATODAYSports' NCAA tournament bracketology: Florida vaults to No. 5 seed, Miami to No. 6 after huge wins https://usat.ly/2nTpuku  via @BracketWAG

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/968139438525222914/j17OHhUB?format=jpg&name=600x314)


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hogs49ers on February 28, 2018, 06:23:54 pm
I want this above bracket sooooo bad!  Could def see us getting by Wichita State and then potentially Purdue as well!  Please please please, 1 time!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: greenEGnHAWGS on February 28, 2018, 07:16:34 pm
I want this above bracket sooooo bad!  Could def see us getting by Wichita State and then potentially Purdue as well!  Please please please, 1 time!

Oh please let this happen!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dr. Starcs on February 28, 2018, 07:19:59 pm
Bracketmatrix has us as the highest 7 seed.

Thatís a really cool site.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2018, 11:12:14 pm
 Bracketville‏ @BracketguyDave

Todayís Bracket and Seed List ... Madness as March arrives:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/968457102342676480/fpRFF6Qe?format=jpg&name=100x100_2) (https://twitter.com/BracketguyDave/status/968891906775306240)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2018, 06:15:36 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
36m36 minutes ago

very minor movement today, bracket posted, http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2018, 06:40:20 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology Updated Mar 01, 6:38am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Busta_Nutt on March 01, 2018, 09:27:47 am
Death region...
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Cotton on March 01, 2018, 11:05:58 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology Updated Mar 01, 6:38am
I would absolutely love this...

Beat USC, WVU and Bobby H, and Dookie... dream come true.


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on March 01, 2018, 12:00:54 pm
I would absolutely love this...

Beat USC, WVU and Bobby H, and Dookie... dream come true.




I like Shelby Mast's bracket better.

A second round match up with Wichita State followed by a possible Sweet 16 match up against Purdue.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: pigasaurus on March 01, 2018, 04:52:31 pm
If (when) we draw NC again I'll have a fecal hemorrhage.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on March 01, 2018, 05:22:38 pm
wondering how it will play out with Dallas. would love to have that 6th seed, but they may try and put 3 seed from the SEC in there
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on March 01, 2018, 10:27:53 pm
wondering how it will play out with Dallas. would love to have that 6th seed, but they may try and put 3 seed from the SEC in there

I would love to be put in Dallas. Arkansas fans own dallas.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: alohawg on March 02, 2018, 01:42:58 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology Updated Mar 01, 6:38am



Insane
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: CFB_Fanatic on March 02, 2018, 04:38:51 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology Updated Mar 01, 6:38am

If this comes true, the committee would basically be taking a giant dump on Villanova as the Overall 1 seed. That region is absolutely stacked with under rated teams all the way through.

Meanwhile, the West is an absolute joke, and I could easily see Kansas and Tennessee making it all the way to the Elite 8 fairly easily, with only Purdue having a chance to beat either one
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2018, 05:34:28 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  UpdatedMar 02, 2:48am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: pigasaurus on March 02, 2018, 05:46:20 am
3 Sec teams in same regional?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Kevin on March 02, 2018, 05:55:05 am
If they can they will put us in Charlotte with a chance to play Duke.  Then , the network wil have a story to tell about the game.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2018, 06:04:25 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
21m21 minutes ago

What does that heartbreaking loss do for Louisville in today's bracket - not much, but mentally, who knows yet. Bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2018, 04:39:41 pm
https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology

6-seed playing in Dallas
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2018, 06:56:16 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
41m41 minutes ago

Today's bracket posted, 2 new teams enter, the MAAC is a mess, and I fear Nebraska is NIT bound. http://bracketwag.com

Eight Teams: ACC, Big 12, SEC

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2018, 07:01:14 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/bracketology-bubble-watch-can-nebraska-avoid-repeating-louisvilles-mistakes
UpdatedMar 03, 7:23am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on March 03, 2018, 07:01:24 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
41m41 minutes ago

Today's bracket posted, 2 new teams enter, the MAAC is a mess, and I fear Nebraska is NIT bound. http://bracketwag.com

Eight Teams: ACC, Big 12, SEC



I'll take Dallas.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2018, 07:07:26 am

Bracketville
‏ @BracketguyDave

Updated Seed List heading into action today ... (https://twitter.com/BracketguyDave/status/969919460713926656)

  9. Auburn   
10. Tennessee
20. Kentucky
21. Arkansas   
23. Florida
27. Texas AM
31. Missouri
43. Alabama

73. Mississippi St
79. Georgia   
80. LSU
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dr. Starcs on March 03, 2018, 11:38:02 pm
Even after the loss, Bracketmatrix still has us as the highest ranked 7 seed
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2018, 07:10:07 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Mar 04, 7:30am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: TNhawgfan on March 04, 2018, 07:13:35 am
Playing in Dallas would be awesome. We have lots of hogs in Dallas
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on March 04, 2018, 07:37:17 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Mar 04, 7:30am



I'd be really excited if the Hogs end up as a 6 seed in Dallas, that would be great.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: gmarv54 on March 04, 2018, 07:54:40 am
I'd be really excited if the Hogs end up as a 6 seed in Dallas, that would be great.
Yes it would.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2018, 08:20:59 am
Shelby Mast
‏Verified account @BracketWAG
8m8 minutes ago

Well, it's done, today's bracket is a bit of a mess, which should be no surprise to anyone after yesterday's results. Check it - http://bracketwag.com  - I can feel the hate already, ha.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Tony Perkis on March 04, 2018, 09:17:22 am
Here's where I think we sit:

- Currently a 7.
- A 2nd round (our first game) win against SC or Ole Miss does not move us up to a 6 seed. A loss could move us back to an 8.
- 2 SEC Tournament wins (would include Florida) moves us up to a 6 seed.
- Winning the SEC Tournament would probably get us to a 5.

I believe we will end up at 7.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on March 04, 2018, 09:23:25 am
Here's where I think we sit:

- Currently a 7.
- A 2nd round (our first game) win against SC or Ole Miss does not move us up to a 6 seed. A loss could move us back to an 8.
- 2 SEC Tournament wins (would include Florida) moves us up to a 6 seed.
- Winning the SEC Tournament would probably get us to a 5.

I believe we will end up at 7.

They normally have most of the NCAA Tournament seeds set before the SEC Tournament starts.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on March 04, 2018, 09:25:11 am
They normally have most of the NCAA Tournament seeds set before the SEC Tournament starts.

About half true, bc they have different brackets for different outcomes.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Tony Perkis on March 04, 2018, 09:29:27 am
They normally have most of the NCAA Tournament seeds set before the SEC Tournament starts.
Yep. That's why I only have us changing where I believe our current seed is if something drastic happens.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on March 04, 2018, 09:33:09 am
About half true, bc they have different brackets for different outcomes.

Chances are if the Hogs are an NCAA 7 seed going into the SEC Tournament, that's not likely to change even if they lose their first game (which I don't see happening). What happened last year was a good example. The Hogs went all the way to the SEC Tournament final and had more wins than they'll have this year, yet they were still an 8/9 seed when the NCAA seeds were announced. That's because their seed was locked in before they played their first SEC Tournament game.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: AlmaHog2011 on March 04, 2018, 09:36:21 am
I want to win two. I want a win over Florida more than anything.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dominicanhog on March 04, 2018, 10:11:03 am
I want to win two. I want a win over Florida more than anything.

That would likely make us a 6 seed and possibly in Dallas with WSU or TT...
Title: Quadrant 1 Win Totals - 3/3/18
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2018, 02:32:50 pm
Quadrant 1 Win Totals (as of games played 3/3/18)

Quadrant 1: Games at home vs teams ranked 1-30 in the RPI, Neutral vs 1-50, Road vs 1-75.  Wins are very good. Losses are "quality".

KU      10-3, 24-7
Virginia 9-1, 28-2
XU        6-3, 27-4
Nova     8-3, 27-4

Duke    6-4, 25-6
Purdue 6-3, 28-5
UC       4-4, 27-4
MichSt  3-4, 29-4

Vols     6-3, 23-7
TTech   6-6, 23-8
Aubbie 7-6, 25-6
UNC   10-7, 22-9

WichSt   4-2, 24-6
Clemson 4-8, 22-8
WVU      7-7, 22-9
Zona      3-3, 22-7

Mich     6-5, 22-7
Zags     4-2, 28-4
OhioSt  3-6, 24-8
UK       3-9, 21-10

Miami (F) 5-5, 22-8
Arkansas  5-8, 21-10
Houston   5-2, 23-6
TCU         3-8, 21-10

UF        10-4, 20-11
SetHall   4-7, 21-10
Nevada   2-2, 26-6
URI         2-4, 23-6

Mizzou  6-7, 20-11
A&M     5-7, 20-11
Creigh. 3-8, 21-10
VaTech  5-7, 21-10

NCSt     5-6, 21-10
FSU      6-6, 20-10
ASU      3-4, 20-10
StMary  1-1, 28-4

KState  3-7, 21-10
MTSU   3-3, 24-6
St. Bon 3-2, 24-6
OU       6-8, 18-12

Butler   3-10, 19-12
Prov       3-8, 19-12
Syracuse 3-7, 19-12
Tejas      5-9, 18-13
UCLA    3-6, 20-10

SoCal    4-5, 21-10
Marq     4-7, 18-12
------------------------

UofL    3-10, 19-12
Utes     3-5, 19-10
Boise    2-2, 23-7
Wash    3-5, 20-11

MSSt    3-7, 20-10
LSU      6-6, 17-13
Bama    5-6, 17-14
UG       4-10, 16-14
SoCar  3-10, 15-15

Baylor  4-10, 17-13
T. Owls  3-6, 16-13
Oregon  3-5, 20-11
PennSt   3-8, 21-12

Note: There are some other projected automatic qualifiers with a Quad 1 win
Title: Re: Quadrant 1 Win Totals - 3/3/18
Post by: TNhawgfan on March 04, 2018, 04:37:08 pm
Houston at 5-2. I wouldn't have thought that after our game with them, even though it was a beat down
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2018, 05:33:13 am

Jerry Palm
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morning bracket (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/970598074132377600)

UpdatedMar 04, 10:10pm

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2018, 05:49:33 am
Shelby Mast
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8m8 minutes ago

Today's bracket posted - minor shake-up near the top. check it - http://bracketwag.com
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on March 05, 2018, 10:03:17 am
Chances are if the Hogs are an NCAA 7 seed going into the SEC Tournament, that's not likely to change even if they lose their first game (which I don't see happening). What happened last year was a good example. The Hogs went all the way to the SEC Tournament final and had more wins than they'll have this year, yet they were still an 8/9 seed when the NCAA seeds were announced. That's because their seed was locked in before they played their first SEC Tournament game.


This year is a little different because the league is stronger. After the first round every other win would likely be a quadrant 1 win.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rhames on March 05, 2018, 10:16:29 am
This year is a little different because the league is stronger. After the first round every other win would likely be a quadrant 1 win.


I can't believe I'm saying this but Guv is right for once. Outside of maybe winning the tournament I'm not sure anyone outside of a bubble team will chance much for the ncaa.



Although I have no doubts these thoughts are not his own.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorhead94 on March 05, 2018, 10:54:51 am
Chances are if the Hogs are an NCAA 7 seed going into the SEC Tournament, that's not likely to change even if they lose their first game (which I don't see happening). What happened last year was a good example. The Hogs went all the way to the SEC Tournament final and had more wins than they'll have this year, yet they were still an 8/9 seed when the NCAA seeds were announced. That's because their seed was locked in before they played their first SEC Tournament game.


And you said they would drop to 8/9 if they lost to Missouri.  According to most, we stayed put at 7 like I said.  The loss at Missouri did not hurt as badly as portrayed.  Missouri was a top RPI 50 team on the road.  That's how the RPI system works this time of year.  There is really not a lot of movement unless a team picks up a major win or a team suffers a really bad loss.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on March 05, 2018, 11:01:13 am
And you said they would drop to 8/9 after the Missouri loss.  According to most, we stayed put at 7 like I said.  The loss at Missouri did not hurt as badly as portrayed.  That's how the RPI system works this time of year.

Exactly, They figured that was a loss for the Hogs, and they lost. The NCAAT is not based on standings, it's what they think they will finish at, especially at the end of the Season.

There were 7 SEC games on Saturday,  Only 1 Road team won and that was Vandy over Ole Miss. The two teams that were tied at the bottom of the SEC.

Hogs were expected to lose.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rhames on March 05, 2018, 11:06:48 am
And you said they would drop to 8/9 if they lost to Missouri.  According to most, we stayed put at 7 like I said.  The loss at Missouri did not hurt as badly as portrayed.  Missouri was a top RPI 50 team on the road.  That's how the RPI system works this time of year.  There is really not a lot of movement unless a team picks up a major win or a team suffers a really bad loss.


Guv is just spouting what he reads on here. He has no clue what he is talking about
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorback1829 on March 05, 2018, 11:26:33 am
Chances are if the Hogs are an NCAA 7 seed going into the SEC Tournament, that's not likely to change even if they lose their first game (which I don't see happening). What happened last year was a good example. The Hogs went all the way to the SEC Tournament final and had more wins than they'll have this year, yet they were still an 8/9 seed when the NCAA seeds were announced. That's because their seed was locked in before they played their first SEC Tournament game.

SEC wasn't as balanced last year, plus the new criteria of Quadrants makes this year a different one. We are not that far from Florida on the seed line. We take care of business in the first round, then beat Florida, we'll be in strong conversation for a 6.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on March 05, 2018, 11:31:12 am
And you said they would drop to 8/9 if they lost to Missouri.  According to most, we stayed put at 7 like I said.  The loss at Missouri did not hurt as badly as portrayed.  Missouri was a top RPI 50 team on the road.  That's how the RPI system works this time of year.  There is really not a lot of movement unless a team picks up a major win or a team suffers a really bad loss.

I still think it's a very good possibility that they will drop to an 8 seed.

For the record, the NCAA Tournament Committee is not using the RPI this year.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hogs49ers on March 05, 2018, 12:32:55 pm
I think that since we will probably be very close to Florida in the seedings going into the SEC tourney (with them as a 6 seed and us as a 7 seed) we would have a really good opportunity of just swapping spots with Florida if we beat them, likely making us the 6 seed and Florida the 7 seed.

Last year, even though we made it to the finals, we didn't beat anyone that was a higher seed than us since Vandy upset Florida, so we cannot really compare last years tourney as much.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawg66 on March 05, 2018, 12:37:05 pm
I still think it's a very good possibility that they will drop to an 8 seed.

For the record, the NCAA Tournament Committee is not using the RPI this year.
For the record that is incorrect
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorhead94 on March 05, 2018, 01:26:24 pm
I still think it's a very good possibility that they will drop to an 8 seed.

For the record, the NCAA Tournament Committee is not using the RPI this year.

LOL, yes they are using the RPI this year.  They are looking to replace the RPI at some point down the road with different metrics but that is certainly not the case now.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Adam Stokes on March 05, 2018, 01:27:21 pm
I still think it's a very good possibility that they will drop to an 8 seed.

For the record, the NCAA Tournament Committee is not using the RPI this year.

They are using RPI, they are just using other metrics as well such as BPI. I listened to an interview with the AD of BYU who was on the tournament committee for a couple years and they brought up the changes. He said something along the lines of "It's not like RPI was the only metric we all used. We've been using many metrics for a while now." That was news to me.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BroyledNutts on March 05, 2018, 01:35:15 pm
Shelby Mast
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8m8 minutes ago

Today's bracket posted - minor shake-up near the top. check it - http://bracketwag.com


I like that bracket ... no North Carolina anywhere.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawg66 on March 05, 2018, 02:19:11 pm
They are using strictly the RPI when determining Q1 wins. So while they are utilizing other metrics the RPI is still the most important.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dr. Starcs on March 05, 2018, 05:01:48 pm
Bracketmatrix still has us as a 7.

Thatís out of 110 brackets. We range anywhere from a 5-10 right now. So 7-8 is probably about right.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Dr. Starcs on March 05, 2018, 05:10:36 pm
Nm
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2018, 05:28:15 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/248
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2018, 05:31:23 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Mar 06, 6:10am

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2018, 06:04:47 am
Shelby Mast
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4m4 minutes ago

That was a tough loss for @saintmaryshoops to BYU last night and are in real danger of missing the tournament. I explain why - bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: razorhead94 on March 06, 2018, 08:24:45 am
They are using strictly the RPI when determining Q1 wins. So while they are utilizing other metrics the RPI is still the most important.

Correct.  This is from ESPN's basketball insider writer.

"The selection committee hasn't abandoned the RPI. In some ways, the RPI matters more than ever. This season, a top-30 win at home, a top-50 win at a neutral site and a top-75 victory on the road all count as Quadrant I wins. In past years, the committee put all top-50 wins, regardless of location, in that category."
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GuvHog on March 06, 2018, 08:58:16 am
Shelby Mast
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4m4 minutes ago

That was a tough loss for @saintmaryshoops to BYU last night and are in real danger of missing the tournament. I explain why - bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com

I could be wrong but I just don't see the NCAA Tournament Committee putting 4 SEC teams in one region.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on March 06, 2018, 11:58:55 am
Shelby Mast
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4m4 minutes ago

That was a tough loss for @saintmaryshoops to BYU last night and are in real danger of missing the tournament. I explain why - bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com

I would love this.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on March 06, 2018, 12:23:00 pm
I could be wrong but I just don't see the NCAA Tournament Committee putting 4 SEC teams in one region.

They could play in the same pod on the 1st weekend, but be in different regions. There may not be 4 in the SE region, but they could put several in one pod since they do that geographically.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: widespreadsooie on March 06, 2018, 12:41:19 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Mar 06, 6:10am



This region is about as ideal as it gets. I think Purdue at a 2 and TT at 3 are both overrated. In the top half you have Xavier, Gonzaga, and Wichita as your top seeds. All being former mid majors before conference realignment.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2018, 06:18:28 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/249

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2018, 06:19:56 pm

Adam Zagoria
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On Selection Sunday, CBS/Turner say they will reveal all 68 teams Ďfollowedí by the brackets
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXnEvr-VoAAy7Pr.jpg) (https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/971023523815809029)
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2018, 05:48:27 pm
Shelby Mast
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12h12 hours ago

5 more bids earned last night, plus my rant against the @NCAA continues - bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2018, 05:51:25 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/250 
March 7

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2018, 05:54:49 pm
Bracketville
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This morning's Bracket http://ow.ly/RcKm30iNV4Z  and Seed List http://ow.ly/s4DS30iNV6r  have been updated this morning at Bracketville.

S-Curve:

20. Florida
21. Kentucky    
22. Arkansas

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2018, 05:57:34 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/bracketology-bubble-watch-four-teams-near-the-cut-line-in-action-wednesday

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: widespreadsooie on March 07, 2018, 10:45:36 pm
There could not be a more perfect region for a Cinderalla run ^^^^
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2018, 06:08:58 am
Shelby Mast
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11m11 minutes ago

Another ticket punched, bubblicious day today - bracket posted - http://bracketwag.com

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2018, 05:45:18 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/251

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2018, 05:49:07 am

Jerry Palm
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bottom of the bracket update...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/971950002770620417/NDityIjE?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/971950696546390016)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2018, 06:28:29 am
Shelby Mast
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1m1 minute ago

Bracket posted, big day today, things are as clear as mud. http://bracketwag.com

Multi bid conferences - ACC (Eight), SEC (Eight), ...

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jst01 on March 09, 2018, 06:47:07 am

Jerry Palm
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bottom of the bracket update...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/971950002770620417/NDityIjE?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/971950696546390016)



This would be hilarious. We get a 6 and UNC falls to a 3 to match us. Ugh
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: #hammerdown on March 09, 2018, 08:24:05 am
From everything I am seeing this morning most still have us as an 8 seed.  We would have to win the tournament to get a 6  it appears.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 09, 2018, 08:27:01 am
From everything I am seeing this morning most still have us as an 8 seed.  We would have to win the tournament to get a 6  it appears.
who has us as an 8? Hardly anybody
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Triple T on March 09, 2018, 08:29:03 am
From everything I am seeing this morning most still have us as an 8 seed.  We would have to win the tournament to get a 6  it appears.
We are a consensus 7 seed (or higher) by all of the major bracketology folks. Unless the committee royally screws us, there isn't any way we get an 8 seed since we won a game in the tournament.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 09, 2018, 08:32:18 am
Palm has us as a 6 seed and his brackets are usually the most accurate
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rhames on March 09, 2018, 08:33:06 am
From everything I am seeing this morning most still have us as an 8 seed.  We would have to win the tournament to get a 6  it appears.


Uhhh where you looking? Lol.


Most have us split between a 7 and 6.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Boardon Hamsay on March 09, 2018, 10:25:16 am

Jerry Palm
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bottom of the bracket update...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/971950002770620417/NDityIjE?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/971950696546390016)



Bwahaha! Love it!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Boardon Hamsay on March 09, 2018, 10:26:28 am
From everything I am seeing this morning most still have us as an 8 seed.  We would have to win the tournament to get a 6  it appears.

So the average between a bunch of 6 and 7 slots somehow equals 8?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: HawgTrough on March 09, 2018, 10:44:08 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/251



that's a great first round matchup. USC is terrible. But of course we get Duke in North Carolina. Gross
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on March 09, 2018, 10:47:23 am

Uhhh where you looking? Lol.


Most have us split between a 7 and 6.

Huh? I thought most have us as a 1 seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Gonzo on March 09, 2018, 11:02:12 am
I could be wrong but I just don't see the NCAA Tournament Committee putting 4 SEC teams in one region.

I think he has SEC with 3 in the South, the rest 2 -2 - 1 across the bracket.


Go Hogs!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GoHogzzGo on March 09, 2018, 11:13:16 am
Currently tied for 15th most Q1 wins.

https://m.herosports.com/college-basketall/bracketology-ncaa-team-sheet-quadrant-1-wins-kansas-north-carolina-ahah

Still donít totally understand this quadrant thing, but thatís gotta help.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 09, 2018, 02:49:11 pm
https://twitter.com/garyparrishcbs/status/972196138135752704

Hogs #23 in lastest CBS rankings
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on March 09, 2018, 03:23:16 pm
I think he has SEC with 3 in the South, the rest 2 -2 - 1 across the bracket.


Go Hogs!

I could be wrong but I thought they had to distribute conf teams equally? I know they have rules about setting it up so they avoid each other until at least the sweet 16 if possible.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2018, 07:50:18 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology

CBS Sports picker Jerry Palm has Hogs as a 5-seed going into toniteís game
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 06:47:05 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/252

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 06:48:32 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/bracketology-update-upset-in-mtn-west-tourney-costs-louisville-an-ncaa-bid

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 08:05:22 am
https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology

UPDATED:  March 10, 2018   |   8:00 a.m. (ET)


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Mellon Collie on March 10, 2018, 08:13:41 am
https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology

UPDATED:  March 10, 2018   |   8:00 a.m. (ET)

much rather be playing MSU in 2nd round than Duke.

maybe get to a 5 seed with 2 more wins.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 09:17:05 am
Scott Gleeson
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23m23 minutes ago

.@USATODAYSports' Selection Sunday Eve NCAA tournament bracketology: Can North Carolina notch a No. 1 seed? https://usat.ly/2nTpuku  via @BracketWAG
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/971746078558179328/uEhDis9b?format=jpg&name=600x314)


Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 09:46:15 am

CBS Sports CBB
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In @jppalmCBS' latest bracketology update, he has a warning: Bid thieves are everywhere (still).
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/972478211165687813/8Sn_lmvp?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/CBSSportsCBB/status/972478209488023552)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 05:22:51 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated March 10 4:32 pm

Palm still has Hogs as a 6-seed in Dallas.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: la20688 on March 10, 2018, 07:42:34 pm
One thing is a certainty. For Arkansas to get to the elite 8 they will at some point have to go through NC.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: GlassofSwine on March 10, 2018, 08:16:58 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated March 10 4:32 pm

Palm still has Hogs as a 6-seed in Dallas.

UNC in the lower half, no doubt this has a 99.9% chance of happening.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 10:43:12 pm

Shelby Mast
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6h6 hours ago

Last night of bracketing, kinda bittersweet
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2018, 10:45:01 pm

ESPN PR
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Heading into today's action #Bracketology
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX8ajpRWkAAYG00.jpg) (https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/972525282895847426)
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 07:54:19 am
Shelby Mast
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1h1 hour ago

A full day of scrubbing done, a few teams still bug me, but my bracket now posted. #SELECTIONSUNDAY is here!!! http://bracketwag.com
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 07:57:10 am

Bracketville
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Welcome to Selection Sunday: This morning's Bracket and Seed List: Virginia reigns as No. 1 overall seed.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/971046882750484480/LlvR43ow?format=jpg&name=100x100_2) (https://twitter.com/BracketguyDave/status/972810647342927872)

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 08:02:14 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/254

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 08:05:21 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology  Updated Mar 11, 7:12am

Title: Tier 1 Records for top teams heading into March 11
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 08:24:06 am
Quadrant 1 Win Totals (as of games played 3/9/18) for the top teams

Quadrant 1: Games at home vs teams ranked 1-30 in the RPI, Neutral vs 1-50, Road vs 1-75.  Wins are very good. Losses are "quality" (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology).

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: PygmalionEffect2 on March 11, 2018, 09:12:20 am
I see we are matched up with Michigan in the second round and now Florida has Michigan State in this scenario.

Don't follow other teams enough to really have an opinion, so why would I be relieved to play Michigan instead of Mich St. if we were to make it into the second round?

Must be based on prior history.  State is always tough in the tournament.  Izzo is still their coach i see. 

That's why.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: AlmaHog2011 on March 11, 2018, 09:26:36 am
Michigan in Dallas I will be there!!!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 10:08:50 am
How did we drop to a 7??
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: iCalledThatHogBrotha! on March 11, 2018, 10:20:30 am
Kind of worried - Lunardi has Auburn as the 3 seed in Dallas and us and TCU swapped so we would be a 7 seed in Nashville, with a really horrible draw of potential round 2 match up with Duke and round 3 with Kentucky :/
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 10:24:37 am
Kind of worried - Lunardi has Auburn as the 3 seed in Dallas and us and TCU swapped so we would be a 7 seed in Nashville, with a really horrible draw of potential round 2 match up with Duke and round 3 with Kentucky :/

I know, everybody is scared of NC, but Duke is just has bad of a draw, along with Michigan state
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 10:27:59 am
Bracketology update: Why each 2018 NCAA Tournament bubble team could burst

Every team that gets 'snubbed' gives the committee a good reason to do so (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/bracketology-update-why-each-2018-ncaa-tournament-bubble-team-could-burst)

Bracket Predictions Updated Mar 11, 7:12am

(http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=628184.0;attach=161162;image)

Michigan, who won the B1G Tournament, has the worst SOS among the top line in our nation.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 10:31:56 am
Bracketology update: Why each 2018 NCAA Tournament bubble team could burst

Every team that gets 'snubbed' gives the committee a good reason to do so (https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/bracketology-update-why-each-2018-ncaa-tournament-bubble-team-could-burst)

Bracket Predictions Updated Mar 11, 7:12am

(http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=628184.0;attach=161162;image)

Michigan, who won the B1G Tournament, has the worst SOS among the top line in our nation.

Hoping for this one
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 10:35:08 am
Of course Jerry Palm, who will change this during the day, is generally partial to the B1G and Chicagoland schools.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hollywood_HOGan45 on March 11, 2018, 10:36:07 am
Do not want Lunardi's scenario even though we would be in Nashville. Duke has two monsters in the post.

Do not want.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 11, 2018, 10:39:43 am
So Arkansas who just beat Florida, has a better record, RPI, and SOS than them is behind them and Florida is a 6. We knew this crap was coming
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 10:40:10 am
So Lunardi has the only bracket with us as a 7? I feel ok about a 6
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 10:45:36 am
This could explain our drop..

https://twitter.com/DelphiBrackets/status/972686705210920960
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 10:45:40 am
A view from the many:

http://www.bracketmatrix.com

If you contribute to the bracket matrix and you do not have your March 11 bracket available yet -- that's on you.

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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 11:27:39 am

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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Rome26 on March 11, 2018, 11:44:07 am
Do not want Lunardi's scenario even though we would be in Nashville. Duke has two monsters in the post.

Do not want.

Lunardi has Miami and TCU as 6 seeds. We have better resumes than both of those teams so I'm kind of confused on why he have them with a higher seed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hogsanity on March 11, 2018, 01:14:44 pm
So Arkansas who just beat Florida, has a better record, RPI, and SOS than them is behind them and Florida is a 6. We knew this crap was coming

1st these guys are just guessing. 2nd, some of it is that the SEC may have 8 teams in and 4 or 5 of them are all about the same 6/7. Also depends on where they want to send teams. Maybe they will want the Hogs in the Midwest, but to put them there they have to make them  7.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 01:20:06 pm

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Selection Sunday #Bracketology per @ESPNLunardi
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jst01 on March 11, 2018, 01:24:52 pm
Mich State would be tough!! They are a clinic on how to rebound. Rather get Michigan.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on March 11, 2018, 01:27:00 pm
feel like Mich st would wipe the floor with us. How are they a 3seed with only 4 losses?
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: galactivation on March 11, 2018, 01:27:54 pm
I'd rather play duke. their defense is not very good. and I think we would be very hyped up
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 01:29:43 pm
feel like Mich st would wipe the floor with us. How are they a 3seed with only 4 losses?

Because they don't have many Quad 1 wins...It's crazy to me to think they aren't at least a 2
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 11, 2018, 01:30:36 pm
How is A&M a 7 seed like WTH???
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: checkraiser88 on March 11, 2018, 01:31:33 pm
I will be pissed if Florida is seeded ahead of us. We have a slight better resume
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 01:35:59 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology Updated Mar 11, 2:03pm
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 11, 2018, 01:40:26 pm
I will be pissed if Florida is seeded ahead of us. We have a slight better resume
what if A&M gets the same as us then we should really be mad
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: 99toLife on March 11, 2018, 01:58:56 pm
I will be pissed if Florida is seeded ahead of us. We have a slight better resume

No we don't not even close.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rhames on March 11, 2018, 02:00:22 pm
I will be pissed if Florida is seeded ahead of us. We have a slight better resume


Be prepared to be pissed.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Randohoggie on March 11, 2018, 02:14:22 pm
No we don't not even close.

Ok, let's see ...

23-11 versus 20-12
10-8 versus 11-7
30 RPI versus 46 RPI
Just beat their ass a couple days ago.

I'd say that's at least close.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawginbigd1 on March 11, 2018, 02:24:54 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology Updated Mar 11, 2:03pm
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Yes please lord! I will be there 4 sure!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 02:43:53 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology
Updated  Mar 11, 3:21pm (Davidson is in)

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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Supermark101 on March 11, 2018, 02:46:04 pm
Ok, let's see ...

23-11 versus 20-12
10-8 versus 11-7
30 RPI versus 46 RPI
Just beat their ass a couple days ago.

I'd say that's at least close.

Another way to look at it.

Tier one record
6-9 vs 9-5
SOS
34 vs 24

Only reason they're so far behind us in rpi is they played more tier 2 team and lost, while we played more tier 3 teams and won. We'll see what the committee thinks os most important.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology
Updated  Mar 11, 3:21pm (Davidson is in)

(http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=628184.0;attach=161166;image)

I'd rather play in Wichita because it would be easier to go. Relatively good draw for us. Michigan is a good match up for us and UNC in LA is better then in the east.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 02:53:07 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/254
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Randohoggie on March 11, 2018, 03:20:36 pm
Another way to look at it.

Tier one record
6-9 vs 9-5
SOS
34 vs 24

Only reason they're so far behind us in rpi is they played more tier 2 team and lost, while we played more tier 3 teams and won. We'll see what the committee thinks os most important.


True, but I would say this ... to me, it is pointless to split out certain factors and compare them.  The overall RPI ranking takes all of that into consideration and it says Arkansas is way ahead of Florida.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawginbigd1 on March 11, 2018, 03:30:26 pm
Please put us in Dallas opposite UNC! I think we can combat Michigans inside game, and then 5 days to rest for UNC could lead to a shot at Elite 8!
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Hog Pharm on March 11, 2018, 03:38:01 pm
True, but I would say this ... to me, it is pointless to split out certain factors and compare them.  The overall RPI ranking takes all of that into consideration and it says Arkansas is way ahead of Florida.

RPI is one metric used out of many. Thereís a reason they donít seed the tourney strictly based on RPI.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Randohoggie on March 11, 2018, 03:39:36 pm
RPI is one metric used out of many. Thereís a reason they donít seed the tourney strictly based on RPI.

I know that, but when you start splitting out factors such as SoS ... I don't think they consider that separate from RPI, because it is already factored in.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Supermark101 on March 11, 2018, 03:39:57 pm
True, but I would say this ... to me, it is pointless to split out certain factors and compare them.  The overall RPI ranking takes all of that into consideration and it says Arkansas is way ahead of Florida.

Rpi is incredibly flawed. It doesn't show the whole picture at all. Its importance is at an all time low. The committee uses many factors for a reaxon.

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/mens-basketball-selections-101-selections
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Randohoggie on March 11, 2018, 03:42:20 pm
Rpi is incredibly flawed. It doesn't show the whole picture at all. Its importance is at an all time low. The committee uses many factors for a reaxon.

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/mens-basketball-selections-101-selections

As I said above, I am aware of that, but when you take certain factors of RPI like SoS and split them out ... that is entirely pointless.  If they are putting less emphasis on RPI, then they certainly aren't putting MORE emphasis on individual factors in RPI like SoS.

Besides, the original point was that the guy said Arkansas' resume "isn't close" to Florida, and that is entirely wrong.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Supermark101 on March 11, 2018, 03:48:59 pm
As I said above, I am aware of that, but when you take certain factors of RPI like SoS and split them out ... that is entirely pointless.  If they are putting less emphasis on RPI, then they certainly aren't putting MORE emphasis on individual factors in RPI like SoS.

Besides, the original point was that the guy said Arkansas' resume "isn't close" to Florida, and that is entirely wrong.

Its not pointless. The committee looks at EVERYTHING. I broke down why we have such a large lead in the rpi. Its he exact opposite in BPI.

Depanding on what the committee chooses to value more, there resume could be better.

Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: iCalledThatHogBrotha! on March 11, 2018, 03:54:19 pm
Lunardi has Miami and TCU as 6 seeds. We have better resumes than both of those teams so I'm kind of confused on why he have them with a higher seed.

Not sure for Miami, but best guess Re: TCU is that he has Auburn as the 3 seed there and so he swapped us and TCU to avoid a potential round 2 sec/sec matchup.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Randohoggie on March 11, 2018, 04:06:06 pm
Its not pointless. The committee looks at EVERYTHING. I broke down why we have such a large lead in the rpi. Its he exact opposite in BPI.

Depanding on what the committee chooses to value more, there resume could be better.

My understanding is that the BPI is not considered at all at this point, although I could be wrong about that.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Randohoggie on March 11, 2018, 04:07:56 pm
Its not pointless. The committee looks at EVERYTHING. I broke down why we have such a large lead in the rpi. Its he exact opposite in BPI.

Depanding on what the committee chooses to value more, there resume could be better.

I will add this ...

If the committee is devaluing the RPI, it is unlikely that they are emphasizing the SoS from the RPI, as it depends on all the other calculations used in the RPI formula.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: rljjr on March 11, 2018, 04:30:26 pm
I have it on good authority that we will end our season with 27 wins. Seed us where you want, because there are 4 wins coming. I'd call that a great season.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 04:36:25 pm
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Remember, my bracket is based on what I think the committee might do, not what I think should be, remember that as you peruse my final bracket - now posted, a popular team has dropped out for me thanks to Davidson. I am not expecting to do well, it is what it is. blah
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: BannerMountainMan on March 11, 2018, 04:37:39 pm
The one and only Eric Haslam put out his final pre tourney bracket
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 04:43:08 pm
https://bracketville.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/bracketology-davidson-goes-dancing
UPDATED:  March 11, 2018   |   5:30 p.m. (ET) Ė FINAL
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Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: hawginbigd1 on March 11, 2018, 04:45:17 pm
Ucla or OU in 1st round  :puke:
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: Supermark101 on March 11, 2018, 04:47:55 pm
I will add this ...

If the committee is devaluing the RPI, it is unlikely that they are emphasizing the SoS from the RPI, as it depends on all the other calculations used in the RPI formula.

Then why does Florida trail us by so much in the RPI with a much better SOS. It's not the only factor in the RPI

My understanding is that the BPI is not considered at all at this point, although I could be wrong about that.

Read the link i posted. It's used for the first time this year. I'm gonna stop debating this with you. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 05:06:17 pm
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology

Last second bracket from Palm. No material change for Hogs.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: tennesseehogwild on March 11, 2018, 05:11:22 pm
#7 vs Kansas St.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2018, 05:28:39 pm
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/254
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Title: Re: 2017-18 Razorback Bracketology Tracker
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2018, 04:21:18 pm
how is Michigan St not a 1 seed??

Did not play and win many Tier 1 games.  Round of 32 type.