Initial Bracket – So Many Bad Teams

It was fitting that I worked on the first bracket during that crapfest of a Super Bowl.  There are going to be some bad teams in the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s my first stab:

Top Four:  1 Tennessee, 2 Duke, 3 Virginia, 4 Michigan  
Last Four In: 
 VCU, Texas, Seton Hall, Temple
Next Seven: Nebraska, Oregon State, Florida, Butler, UNC Greensboro, Utah State, San Francisco

SOUTH

Columbia 1 Tennessee 16 Prairie View/Norfolk St
8 Washington 9 St. John’s
5 Louisville 12 Belmont
Jacksonville 4 Wisconsin 13 Vermont
Tulsa 3 Kansas 14 N. Kentucky
6 Iowa 11 UCF
7 Oklahoma 10 Ole Miss
Jacksonville 2 UNC 15 Loyola-Chicago

EAST

Columbia 1 Duke 16 Sam Houston St/Robert Morris
8 Buffalo 9 Arizona State
5 Iowa State 12 VCU/Temple
SLC 4 Houston 13 New Mexico St
Tulsa 3 Purdue 14 S. Dakota State
6 Texas Tech 11 Davidson
7 Syracuse 10 Wofford
Des Moines 2 Kentucky 15 Montana

MIDWEST

Hartford 1 Virginia 16 Rider
8 Auburn 9 Ohio State
5 Miss State 12 Indiana
San Jose 4 Nevada 13 Hofstra
Des Moines 3 Marquette 14 Radford
6 Kansas State 11 Minnesota
7 Cincinnati 10 NC State
Columbus 2 Michigan St 15 Texas State

WEST

Columbus 1 Michigan 16 Bucknell
8 Florida State 9 TCU
5 LSU 12 Texas/Seton Hall
SLC 4 Virginia Tech 13 Old Dominion
Hartford 3 Villanova 14 Yale
6 Maryland 11 Alabama
7 Baylor 10 Lipscomb
San Jose 2 Gonzaga 15 UC Irvine

(Photo: Mark Humphrey / AP)

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