Ready for Some Giggles?

It is that time of year again, as I get to compare and contrast how I fared when I made my initial picks in the middle of when the fall foliage was finally ending in the days shortly after Halloween.

The schools in boldface indicate which ones I got right, and the italics indicate which ones I got wrong.

CONFERENCE                         TEAM(S) TO EARN BID(S)

American Athletic (AAC)      Cincinnati, Connecticut *, Temple

America East                             Vermont

Atlantic Coast                           Duke *, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina,

North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia

Atlantic Sun                               Florida Gulf Coast

Atlantic 10                                   Dayton, Rhode Island, VCU *
(albeit VCU lost to Rhode Island in the title game)

Big East                                         Butler, Marquette, Providence, Villanova *

Big Sky                                           Weber State

Big South                                      Winthrop

Big Ten                                          Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State *,

Purdue, Wisconsin  (very few people had Michigan winning in Washington, D.C.)

Big West                                        Long Beach State

Colonial Athletic (CAA)           James Madison, North Carolina-Wilmington *

Conference USA                          UAB, Western Kentucky *

Horizon                                           Valparaiso

Ivy League                                      Princeton

Metro Atlantic Athletic (MAAC)    Monmouth

Mid-American  (MAC)               Ohio

Mid-Eastern (MEAC)                 Hampton

Missouri Valley                             Northern Iowa, Wichita State *

Mountain West                             San Diego State

Northeast (NEC)                           Fairleigh Dickinson

Ohio Valley                                     Belmont

Pac-12                                              Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon *, Oregon State,

UCLA, Washington  (came close with Oregon losing out in the final minutes to Arizona)

Patriot League                                 Lehigh

Southeastern                                    Kentucky *, South Carolina, Vanderbilt

Southern                                            Wofford

Southland                                          Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

SWAC                                                  Southern

Summit League                                Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne (IPFW)

Sun Belt                                              Texas-Arlington

West Coast                                         BYU, Gonzaga *, St. Mary’s (CA)

Western Athletic                              New Mexico State

LAST FOUR IN:   Alabama, Iona (made it as 14 seed out of the Midwest Region), Northwestern (so happy they finally made it!), Yale

FIRST FOUR OUT:  Auburn, Evansville, Illinois State (how ironic), Murray State..not even close.

Compared to the past three years:

2016–37 out of 68 for 54.41 percent accuracy

2015–39 out of 68 for 57.35 percent accuracy

2014–33 out of 68 for 48.53 percent accuracy

This time around, I had 36 out of 68 for 52.94 percent accuracy.

 

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