Tuesday, January 12, 2021

2021 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projection- January 12th, 2021

 (1)

1 Gonzaga
16 Stony Brook/Alabama A&M
8 Oklahoma State
9 Seton Hall
5 Virginia Tech
12 Georgia State
4 Connecticut
13 UAB

6 USC
11 Tulsa
3 Wisconsin
14 South Dakota State
7 San Diego State
10 Drake
2 Kansas
15 Grand Canyon


(4)

1 Villanova
16 UC-Irvine
8 Rutgers
9 BYU
5 Ohio State
12 LSU/Colorado State
4 Clemson
13 WInthrop

6 West Virginia
11 Arkansas
3 Missouri
14 Belmont
7 Texas Tech
10 Stanford
2 Michigan
15 Siena


(2)

1 Baylor
16 Southern Utah/Norfolk State
8 Boise State
9 Purdue
5 Minnesota
12 Liberty
4 Louisville
13 Toledo

6 Saint Louis
11 Oklahoma
3 Creighton
14 Abilene Christian
7 UCLA
10 Wichita State
2 Tennessee
15 Bryant

(3)

1 Texas
16 Northeastern
8 Xavier
9 Indiana
5 Oregon
12 Northwestern/Florida State
4 Illinois
13 Furman

6 Colorado
11 Richmond
3 Houston
14 Navy
7 Alabama
10 North Carolina
2 Iowa
15 Cleveland State


Danger Zone
Last 10 in: North Carolina, Stanford, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Richmond, Northwestern, LSU, Florida State, Colorado State 

First 12 Out: Pittsburgh, VCU, Virginia, Michigan State, SMU, Maryland, Florida, TCU, Providence, Syracuse, Utah State, St. Bonaventure


Multiple Bid Conferences
Big Ten- 10
Big 12- 7
ACC-5
Pac-12- 5 
Big East- 5
SEC-5
AAC- 3
MWC- 3
WCC- 2
A-10-2

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

2021 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projection- January 5th, 2021

 (1)

1 Gonzaga
16 Stony Brook/Alabama A&M
8 Boise State
9 Seton Hall
5 Oregon
12 NC State/Richmond
4 West Virginia
13 Liberty

6 Oklahoma State
11 Indiana
3 Missouri
14 Abilene Christian
7 Connecticut
10 Florida
2 Wisconsin
15 Wright State


(4)

1 Villanova
16 Bryant
8 Florida State
9 Oklahoma
5 Virginia Tech
12 Western Kentucky
4 Illinois
13 Hofstra

6 San Diego State
11 Wichita State
3 Michigan
14 South Dakota State
7 UCLA
10 Michigan State
2 Kansas
15 Army


(2)

1 Baylor
16 Southern Utah/Norfolk State
8 Xavier
9 Colorado
5 Saint Louis
12 North Carolina/SMU
4 Rutgers
13 Furman

6 Ohio State
11 Stanford
3 Houston
14 Toledo
7 Northwestern
10 Drake
2 Tennessee
15 UC-Riverside

(3)

1 Texas
16 Iona
8 USC
9 BYU
5 Clemson
12 Winthrop
4 Minnesota
13 Georgia State

6 Texas Tech
11 Colorado State
3 Creighton
14 Belmont
7 Louisville
10 Alabama
2 Iowa
15 Grand Canyon


Danger Zone
Last 10 in: Florida, Michigan State, Indiana, Wichita State, Stanford, Colorado State, NC State, North Carolina, SMU, Richmond

First 12 Out: VCU, Purdue, TCU, LSU, Arkansas, Providence, St. Mary's, St. Bonaventure, Virginia, Syracuse, Loyola-Chicago, Marquette  


Multiple Bid Conferences
Big Ten- 10
Big 12- 7
ACC-6
Pac-12- 5 
Big East- 5
SEC-4
AAC- 3
MWC- 3
WCC- 2
A-10-2

Saturday, December 12, 2020

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 15

 UPSET WATCH

Utah over Colorado
Colorado has had a surprisingly good season. Utah comes to town to try to spoil it. The Buffaloes need a win here and a USC loss to play for the PAC-12 championship.

Missouri over Georgia
This seems like a trap game for Georgia. Georgia has quietly bounced back, but a surging Missouri team may come up and bite them. The Bulldogs better not overlook this one.
Wisconsin over Iowa
Iowa has had a great season and has found themselves at#16. The Badgers have had a disappointing season primarily because of COVID, which has postponed or cancelled some of their games. Will the Badgers we expected to have show up today?

Georgia Southern over Appalachian State
The Eagles have been pretty good with only narrow defeats to good teams. App State has had pretty much the same season. Ga Southern is home, so will the home field help them pull this minor upset?

Mississippi State over Auburn
Auburn has had a disappointing season so far, and Mississippi State's offense has been inconsistent. The Bulldogs look like a force in their first game but have really struggled to score. Auburn has struggled on the road, so maybe the Bulldogs can find their air raid and win this one. 



Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Georgia 28, Missouri 25
Maryland 38, Rutgers 28
Penn State 20, Michigan State 13
Minnesota 23, Nebraska 21
Utah 27, Colorado 24
Ball State 33, Western Michigan 27
Wake Forest 28, Louisville 26
Alabama 55, Arkansas 17
Coastal Carolina 31, Troy 14
Toledo 34, Central Michigan 24
Memphis 37, Houston 33
Miami (FL) 28, North Carolina 21
Oklahoma State 24, Baylor 13
Iowa 21, Wisconsin 20
Washington State 27, California 24
Florida State 34, Duke 21
Tennessee 28, Vanderbilt 6
Georgia Southern 27, Appalachian State 22
Boise State 30, Wyoming 17
Florida 45, LSU 20
TCU 28, Louisiana Tech 10
Mississippi State 27, Auburn 24
USC 34, UCLA 22
Virginia Tech 21, Virginia 20
BYU 35, San Diego State 10
Stanford 21, Oregon State 10
Fresno State 34, New Mexico 24






BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Buffalo 55, Akron 10
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Hawaii 28, UNLV 7
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Army 10, Navy 3
TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Eastern Michigan 28, Northern Illinois 22

Friday, December 4, 2020

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 14

UPSET WATCH

Michigan State over Ohio State
Ryan Day is out for the game. The Buckeyes have had Covid problems and can't afford anymore canceled games. The Spartans are coming off a huge win over Northwestern. Can they make it two weeks in a row?

Auburn over Texas A&M
The Aggies are quietly sitting at Number 5 hoping someone above them can lose. However, this game seems like a trap for them. The Tigers are coming off a blowout loss to the Crimson Tide and are ready to take out some anger.
TCU over Oklahoma State
The Horned Frogs get Oklahoma State at home. The Cowboys badly need this to stay in the Big 12 race. They have struggled the last three weeks with two close wins and a blowout loss to the Sooners. TCU has been playing better and a win here would make it 4 out of 5.

Kansas State over Texas
The Wildcats have really struggled lately but have had success at home against Texas in the past. The Longhorns need to win and hope both Oklahoma teams lose. K-State can pretty much eliminate Texas from the Big 12 championship with a win.

Hawaii over San Jose State
The Spartans are still 4-0! It's been a great turnaround for them and winning in Hawaii can propel them to be the favorite to win the Mountain West. The Rainbow Warriors upset Nevada last week at home and are ready to give the Spartans their first loss too.



Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Ohio State 27, Michigan State 20
Auburn 44, Texas A&M 42
TCU 24, Oklahoma State 21
North Carolina 48, Western Carolina 13
Toledo 28, Northern Illinois 14
Texas Tech 45, Kansas 10
Kansas State 33, Texas 31
Purdue 35, Nebraska 28
Penn State 35, Rutgers 24
Memphis 23, Tulane 17
Missouri 31, Arkansas 24
Troy 20, South Alabama 10
Central Michigan 27, Ball State 23
Western Michigan 52, Eastern Michigan 27
Arkansas State 48, UL Monroe 24
Florida 38, Tennessee 17
Iowa State 27, West Virginia 17
Wisconsin 38, Indiana 24
Iowa 28, Illinois 10
Virginia 31, Boston College 27 
Washington 27, Stanford 13
NC State 37, Georgia Tech 17
BYU 42, Coastal Carolina 35
Hawaii 30, San Jose State 23
Oregon 35, California 14
San Diego State 21, Colorado State 12
Colorado 42, Arizona 35
Clemson 49, Virginia Tech 21
Kentucky 21, South Carolina 10
Alabama 56, LSU 28
Miami(FL) 47, Duke 13
Oklahoma 38, Baylor 10
Nevada 34, Fresno State 24
UCLA 31, Arizona State 27
Utah 28, Oregon State 21
Charlotte 17, Western Kentucky 15
USC 35, Washington State 21
Wyoming 28, New Mexico 7



BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Notre Dame 49, Syracuse 7
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Marshall 35, Rice 3
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Tulsa 14, Navy 3
TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Akron 33, Bowling Green 32

Saturday, November 28, 2020

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 13 Saturday Games

Friday supplied some exciting games and even one upset. Will today's games match the excitement?

SATURDAY UPSET WATCH

Maryland over Indiana
The Terps finally get to play again. When they last played, their offense was really clicking well. The Hooisers are coming off a close lose to Ohio State. Will the Terps offense continue their success?

East Carolina over SMU
The Pirates have been a tough out at times this season. Will this be their time to pull the upset? The Mustangs are trying to stay alive in the American and definitely need this one.
San Jose State over Boise State
The Spartans are 4-0! Its been a great turnaround for them and winning in Boise can propel them to be the favorite to win the Mountain West. The Broncos are at home and need this one to stay unbeaten in conference play.

Baylor over Kansas State
The Wildcats really struggled last week and got blown out in Ames. The Bears have been close at times this season but have only recorded 1 win. Will this be their 2nd win of the season?

Penn State over Michigan
Both teams have struggled this season. Penn State is trying to avoid a 0-6 start and the Wolverines are playing for their first winning streak of the season. This sentence is hard to believe but it's 2020 and anything can happen. Will Penn State win their 1st game?



Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
SMU 35, East Carolina 20
Georgia Southern 27, Georgia State 23
NC State 42, Syracuse 16
Oklahoma State 42, Texas Tech 14
Missouri 31, Vanderbilt 10
Florida 28, Kentucky 13 
Indiana 38, Maryland 35
Michigan 30, Penn State 24
Toledo 35, Ball State 23
Western Michigan 45, Northern Illinois 10
Buffalo 28, Kent State 22
UTEP 23, Rice 13
Miami(OH) 48, Akron 27
UTSA 40, North Texas 34
Arkansas State 34, South Alabama 27
Coastal Carolina 41, Texas State 13
App State 28, Troy 21
Alabama 56, Auburn 34
Clemson 40, Pittsburgh 17
Northwestern 27, Michigan State 3
Ole Miss 52, Mississippi State 49
Purdue 31, Rutgers 24
Boston College 31, Louisville 28
Boise State 35, San Jose State 24
Colorado 28, San Diego State 20
Texas A&M 45, LSU 31
Memphis 35, Navy 21
Baylor 17,  Kansas State 13
Georgia 35, South Carolina 6
Washington 28, Utah 17
UCLA 45, Arizona 35
TCU 35, Kansas 10
Nevada 48, Hawaii 35



BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Louisiana 45, UL Monroe 7
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Ohio 31, Bowling Green 3
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Rice 13, UTEP 6
TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Georgia Tech 24, Duke 18

Saturday, November 21, 2020

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 12

 UPSET WATCH

Northwestern over Wisconsin
A great bounce back season continues for Northwestern. Will it continue with an upset over Wisconsin? Wisconsin is playing in back to back weeks for the first time this season. Maybe, the lack of a gap this time will affect the Badgers.

UCF over Cincinnati
UCF is a home underdog against Top 10 Cincinnati. This is a game that Cincy needs to stay in the playoff hunt. Will the pressure get to them?
App State over Coastal Carolina
App State's lone loss is at #15 Marshall. Now, they travel to #15 Coastal Carolina. Coastal has had an incredible season this far. Can they continue this magical season or will App State take reign in the Sun Belt?

Utah over USC
USC barely squeaked out wins in their first two games. They travel to Utah which seems like a possible loss. USC will have to play better than last week's squeaker over Arizona. An upset seems likely here.

NC State over Liberty
Definitely don't want this upset to happen as Liberty has had an amazing season and want it to continue. Liberty is 2-0 at ACC teams so far and looking to make it 3-0. They have also been very fun to watch as well. The Wolfpack are home here and are pretty good, so an upset is possible here.



Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Coastal Carolina 31, App State 27
Arkansas State 34, Texas State 23
Arkansas 44, LSU 42
Nebraska 33, Illinois 17
Ohio State 38, Indiana 28
Memphis 49, SF Austin 21 
Western Kentucky 21, Florida International 13
North Texas 30, Rice 27
UTSA 31, Southern Miss 20
BYU 59, North Alabama 13 
Cincinnati 34, UCF 28
Georgia State 28, South Alabama 23
Troy 35, Middle Tennessee 14
Northwestern 24, Wisconsin 21
Penn State 24, Iowa 23
San Diego State 17, Nevada 15
Oregon State 28, California 27
Oregon 45, UCLA 21
Pittsburgh 37, Virginia Tech 35
Iowa State 27, Kansas State 21
Alabama 35, Kentucky 7
Virginia 41, Abilene Christian 14
Auburn 42, Tennessee 32
Liberty 38, NC State 34
Oklahoma 35, Oklahoma State 31
Missouri 49, South Carolina 42
Michigan 34, Rutgers 27
Washington 28, Arizona 24
Utah 28, USC 20
Boise State 45, Hawaii 17



BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Florida 57, Vanderbilt 10
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Georgia 28, Mississippi State 0
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Army 14, Georgia Southern 10
TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Temple 37, East Carolina 35

Friday, November 13, 2020

M+J's College Football Upset Alert/Picks- Week 11

UPSET WATCH

Tulsa over SMU
Tulsa's lone loss was a narrow defeat to Oklahoma State. Tulsa is home, so an upset here feels possible.

Boston College over Notre Dame
The Eagles almost upset Clemson the week before Notre Dame did, so this a potential trap game for the Irish. Will the Irish suffer a hangover from last week's win? Will the Eagles finish the upset this time?
Michigan State over Indiana
Not too many games to mention this week, so might as well mention this one. The Hoosiers have looked great so far. The Spartans have been hot and cold, so an upset is possible especially since this is new ground for Indiana. 

Purdue over Northwestern
A great bounce back season for Northwestern so far has them ranked. Since they were really bad last season, there is a feeling they are bound to fall flat in a game they should win. Maybe, it will be against Purdue. 

Michigan over Wisconsin
Wisconsin has not played in weeks, and Michigan is looking to bounce back. Will this be the one they do or will the Badgers continue where they left off?



Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Army 21, Tulane 20
Miami 45, Virginia Tech 42
North Carolina 35, Wake Forest 28
West Virginia 19, TCU 17
Indiana 34, Michigan State 27
Penn State 38, Nebraska 21 
Rutgers 34, Illinois 24
Louisiana 31, South Alabama 13
App State 37, Georgia State 17
Fresno State 32, Utah State 17 
UTSA 24, UTEP 14
Houston 31, South Florida 10
Georgia Southern 27, Texas State 7
Notre Dame 42, Boston College 31
USC 45, Arizona 31
Stanford 35, Colorado 24
Virginia 33, Louisville 30
Baylor 28, Texas Tech 27
San Diego State 28, Hawaii 20
Purdue 24, Northwestern 23
Nevada 35, New Mexico 7
Tulsa 31, SMU 28
Florida 52, Arkansas 35
Oregon 35, Washington State 21
UCF 49, Temple 21
NC State 34, Florida State 21
Ole Miss 52, South Carolina 42
Michigan 28, Wisconsin 24
San Jose State 35, UNLV 10
Washington 31, Oregon State 17



BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Liberty 63, Western Carolina 10
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Marshall 33, Middle Tennessee State 9
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Kentucky 17, Vanderbilt 0
TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Western Kentucky 16, Southern Mississippi 14