Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 NCAA Basketball Bracket Projection- 1/17/18

EAST(1)-Boston, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
1 Villanova
16 Robert Morris/Jackson State
8 Florida
9 Texas
Boise, ID
5 Michigan State
12 Buffalo
4 Clemson
13 Wright State
Nashville, TN
6 Rhode Island
11 Houston/Western Kentucky
3 Auburn
14 Vermont
Wichita, KS
7 Louisville
10 Marquette
2 Kansas
15 Stephen F. Austin

WEST(4)-Los Angeles, CA
Dallas, TX
1 Texas Tech
16 Bucknell
8 Miami (FL)
9 Texas A&M
Boise, ID
5 Kentucky
12 Missouri State
4 Wichita State
13 South Dakota State
San Diego, CA
6 Gonzaga
11 Providence
3 Arizona State
14 Montana
Charlotte, NC
7 TCU
10 St. Mary's
2 Duke
15 Murray State


SOUTH(2)-Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
1 Virginia
16 FGCU/NC A&T
8 Butler
9 Alabama
Wichita, KS
5 Cincinnati
12 Middle Tennessee
4 Tennessee
13 William & Mary
Nashville, TN
6 Ohio State
11 UCLA/Boise State
3 Xavier
14 Louisiana-Lafayette
Pittsburgh, PA
7 Arkansas
10 Washington
2 West Virginia
15 Iona

MIDWEST(3)-Omaha, NE
Detroit, MI
1 Purdue
16 Penn
8 Nevada
9 Georgia
San Diego, CA
5 Arizona
12 New Mexico State
4 Seton Hall
13 UC-Davis
Detroit, MI
6 Michigan
11 Missouri
3 North Carolina
14 East Tennessee State
Dallas, TX
7 Creighton
10 Florida State
2 Oklahoma
15 Radford

Danger Zone
Last 10 in: Marquette, St. Mary's, Washington, Florida State, Providence, Missouri, UCLA, Houston, Boise State, Western Kentucky
First 15 Out:  St. Bonaventure, LSU, South Carolina, Maryland, USC, Notre Dame,  Colorado, Syracuse, SDSU, UCF, SMU, Mississippi State, NC State, Boston College, Kansas State
Multiple Bid Conferences
SEC-9
ACC- 8
Big East-7
Big 12- 6
Pac-12- 4
Big Ten- 4
AAC-3
MWC- 2
WCC-2
C-USA-1

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 NCAA Basketball Bracket Projection- 1/13/18

EAST(1)-Boston, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
1 Villanova
16 NC A&T/Bucknell
8 Arkansas
9 Florida State
Boise, ID
5 Tennessee
12 Buffalo
4 North Carolina
13 William & Mary
Nashville, TN
6 TCU
11 Marquette
3 Auburn
14 Wright State
Charlotte, NC
7 Rhode Island
10 St. Mary's
2 Duke
15 Louisiana-Lafayette

WEST(4)-Los Angeles, CA
Wichita, KS
1 Oklahoma
16 Rider
8 Nevada
9 Georgia
Boise, ID
5 Clemson
12 Missouri State
4 Kentucky
13 South Dakota State
San Diego, CA
6 Gonzaga
11 Houston
3 Arizona State
14 Portland State
Detroit, MI
7 Butler
10 Louisville
2 Purdue
15 East Tennessee State


SOUTH(2)-Atlanta, GA
Pittsburgh, PA
1 West Virginia
16 Penn
8 Washington
9 Missouri
Dallas, TX
5 Florida
12 Middle Tennessee
4 Seton Hall
13 Lipscomb
Detroit, MI
6 Cincinnati
11 LSU/Boise State
3 Michigan State
14 Vermont
Nashville, TN
7 Miami (FL)
10 Texas
2 Xavier
15 Radford

MIDWEST(3)-Omaha, NE
Charlotte, NC
1 Virginia
16 St. Francis (PA)/TX Southern
8 Texas A&M
9 UCLA
San Diego, CA
5 Arizona
12 New Mexico State
4 Wichita State
13 UC-Davis
Wichita, KS
6 Ohio State
11 Alabama/Providence
3 Kansas
14 Belmont
Dallas, TX
7 Creighton
10 Michigan
2 Texas Tech
15 Stephen F. Austin

Danger Zone
Last 10 in: Michigan, Texas, St. Mary's, Louisville, Marquette, Houston, LSU, Providence, Alabama, Boise State
First 14 Out:  St. Bonaventure, Maryland, USC, Western Kentucky, Syracuse, SDSU, UCF, Baylor, SMU, Wyoming, Mississippi State, NC State, Utah, Colorado
Multiple Bid Conferences
SEC-10
ACC- 8
Big East-7
Big 12- 6
Pac-12- 4
Big Ten- 4
AAC-3
MWC- 2
WCC-2

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 NCAA Basketball Bracket Projection- 1/2/18

SOUTH(1)-Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
1 Duke
16 Prairie View A&M/NC A&T
8 Texas
9 Missouri
Detroit, MI
5 Tennessee
12 Houston/Boise State
4 Seton Hall
13 Towson
Pittsburgh, PA
6 Butler
11 SMU
3 West Virginia
14 Vermont
Dallas, TX
7 Cincinnati
10 Washington
2 Texas A&M
15 Northern Kentucky

EAST(4)-Boston, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
1 Villanova
16 Robert Morris/Canisius
8 UCLA
9 Minnesota
Boise, ID
5 Virginia
12 Middle Tennessee
4 Wichita State
13 Buffalo
Nashville, TN
6 Alabama
11 New Mexico State
3 Purdue
14 Louisiana-Lafayette
Wichita, KS
7 Creighton
10 Florida State
2 Oklahoma
15 Stephen F. Austin


WEST(2)-Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
1 Arizona State
16 Radford
Auburn
9 Clemson
Boise, ID
5 Gonzaga
12 UC-Santa Barbara
4 TCU
13 Belmont
Dallas, TX
6 Miami (FL)
11 St. Bonaventure
3 Arkansas
14 Portland State
Charlotte, NC
7 Michigan
10 Nevada
2 North Carolina
15 Furman

MIDWEST(3)-Omaha, NE
Detroit, MI
1 Michigan State
16 Penn
8 Notre Dame
9 Baylor
San Diego, CA
5 Texas Tech
12 Missouri State
4 Arizona
13 Lipscomb
Wichita, KS
6 Kentucky
11 Syracuse/Providence
3 Kansas
14 South Dakota
Nashville, TN
7 Rhode Island
10 Florida
2 Xavier
15 Bucknell

Danger Zone
Last 10 in: Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Washington, St. Bonaventure, SMU, Syracuse, Houston, Providence, Boise State
First 12 Out:   St. John's, Louisville, Maryland, USC, St. Mary's, SDSU, Utah, Georgia,  UCF, Temple, Ohio State, UNLV 
Multiple Bid Conferences


ACC- 8
SEC- 8
Big 12- 7
Big East- 6
Pac-12- 4
AAC-4
Big Ten- 4
A-10- 2
MWC- 2

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2018 NCAA Basketball Bracket Projection- 12/27/17


EAST(1)-Boston, MA
Pittsburgh, PA
1 Villanova
16 Prairie View A&M/NC A&T
8 Notre Dame
9 Missouri
Boise, ID
5 Virginia
12 Towson
4 Arkansas
13 Stephen F. Austin
Pittsburgh, PA
6 Creighton
11 Northern Iowa
3 West Virginia
14 Belmont
Charlotte, NC
7 Alabama
10 St. John's
2 North Carolina
15 Oakland

SOUTH(4)-Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
1 Duke
16 Rider
Rhode Island
9 Minnesota
Boise, ID
5 Texas Tech
12 Clemson/USC
4 Wichita State
13 Portland State
Wichita, KS
6 Kentucky
11 Nevada
3 Kansas
14 GA Southern
Dallas, TX
7 Butler
10 Temple
2 Texas A&M
15 Wagner


WEST(2)-Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
1 Arizona State
16 Radford/Bucknell
Auburn
9 Florida State
Detroit, MI
5 Gonzaga
12 Louisville/St. Bona
4 Seton Hall
13 Buffalo
Nashville, TN
6 Texas
11 New Mexico State
3 Purdue
14 Lipscomb
Wichita, KS
7 Cincinnati
10 Washington
2 Oklahoma
15 Vermont

MIDWEST(3)-Omaha, NE
Detroit, MI
1 Michigan State
16 Penn
8 Baylor
9 UCLA
San Diego, CA
5 Tennessee
12 Middle Tennessee State
4 Arizona
13 UCSB
Nashville, TN
6 Miami (FL)
11 SMU
3 Xavier
14 Wofford
Dallas, TX
7 Michigan
10 Florida
2 TCU
15 South Dakota State

Danger Zone
Last 10 in: UCLA, Florida, Temple, St. John's, Washington, SMU, Clemson, Louisville, St. Bonaventure, USC
First 12 Out:  Providence, Boise State, Houston, Iowa State, Syracuse, SDSU, Utah, UNLV, Georgia, St. Mary's, UCF, Virginia Tech 
Multiple Bid Conferences
ACC- 8
SEC- 8
Big 12- 7
Big East- 6
Pac-12- 5
AAC-4
Big Ten- 4
A-10- 2

Friday, December 1, 2017

M+J's College Football Conference Championship Predictions

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS

Pac-12

USC vs Stanford

USC won the season matchup and look to win the Pac-12. Stanford looks to continue the north's dominance over the south. With the Cardinal the King of the North and the Trojans on the Iron Throne in the South, who will claim the championship? Sam Darnold vs Bryce Love should make this an entertaining game.

USC 31, Stanford 27

American 

UCF vs Memphis

A battle of ranked opponents in the American Athletic Championship. UCF crushed Memphis in the first meeting and look to finish the regular season undefeated and represent the Group of 5 in the New Years Six' Bowls. The Tigers can spoil the Golden Knights season with a win. 

UCF 56, Memphis 38

MAC

Toledo vs Akron

The Rockets beat the Zips in their regular season matchup and look to win the MAC. The Zips at 7-5 play in the MAC Championship for the first time since 2005. Toledo has been a consistent power in the MAC and should be favored in this game. This is the same team that gave Miami FL a run early in the season.

Toledo 41, Akron 24

Conference USA

North Texas vs Florida Atlantic 

Lane Kiffin has led the Owls to an undefeated conference play regular season in his first season. FAU dominated North Texas in the first matchup 69-31. This was the only loss in conference play for the Mean Green. Both teams enter at 9-3 with a 10 win season and a conference championship on the line.

Florida Atlantic 49, North Texas 42

Big 12

Oklahoma vs TCU

The Sooners won the regular season matchup and are looking to get back to the playoff after missing it a season ago. Baker Mayfield, the Heisman favorite would like to cement his chances by leading his team to a Big 12 Championship and playoff bid. The Horned Frogs can still sneak their way in the playoff with win as long as other dominos fall their way. The first conference championship since 2010 should be a good one.

Oklahoma 27, TCU 24

SEC

Georgia vs Auburn

The Tigers won the regular season matchup and are coming off an Iron Bowl victory over Alabama and looking to make the playoffs as a 2-loss team. The Bulldogs are looking to avenge their loss to Auburn. The winner will be in the playoff and the loser will be eliminated. With an SEC Championship at stake and a ticket to the College Football Playoff, its going to be a full house in Atlanta.

Georgia 24, Auburn 21

Mountain West

Boise State vs Fresno State

The Bulldogs beat the Broncos last week and will play for the Mountain West Championship this week. The game was played in Fresno. This time it will be in Boise. Advantage goes to the Broncos under these circumstances. The winner likely won't be the Group of 5 champ, but will finish in the Top 25. 

Boise State 30, Fresno State 23

ACC

Clemson vs Miami 

The Canes fell hard last week against Pitt and now have to beat Clemson in order to make the playoff. The Tigers at number one, can't feel safe with a loss but could still make it if the dominos fell their way. Miami must play better if they want to win. Defense will be the key to this matchup. The defense creating more turnovers will win the ACC.

Clemson 20, Miami 19

Big Ten

Ohio State vs Wisconsin

The Badgers are the only undefeated team outside of UCF. The schedule hasn't been as challenging as others but they are 12-0 and one win away from a playoff appearance. The Buckeyes can spoil the Badgers' chances with a win and could still climb to number 4 but will need enough dominos to fall for this to happen. As one loss Alabama sits at Number 5, will the Big Ten have a playoff team if Ohio State wins?

Wisconsin 28, Ohio State 27


Friday, November 24, 2017

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

UPSET WATCH

Michigan over Ohio State

Ohio State enters the Big Game with a slight chance of making the playoff. Last season, both teams were in the hunt and this game knocked the Wolverines out. Michigan is out for revenge and get to play this one at their house. Ohio State's last road performance was a disaster. Can Michigan get revenge?

Stanford over Notre Dame

Bryce Love and the Cardinal have played well down the stretch and now have an opportunity to eliminate the Irish from playoff contention. Notre Dame has been limping lately but know that this one is a must. Can Stanford spoil the Irish's season?

Auburn over Alabama

The Iron Bowl is always a classic when both are in contention. The Kick Six is the most famous of recent times. Auburn has taken Alabama's championship away before in this game, and the Tigers get it at home this season. Nick Saban hardly ever loses, but this one has been one of his hardest ones in his career. Auburn needs this one to keep their playoff hopes alive. Will this be another memorable upset win for Auburn?

Virginia over Virginia Tech

The Hokies have struggled lately including last week's escape against Pitt. Virginia nearly upset Miami (FL) last week. This rivalry is always interesting especially because the Cavaliers are all over the map. If last week's performances are an indication of the result, then an upset should happen.

Texas A&M over LSU

Kevin Sumlin might need this one to keep his job. Good thing, this one is on the road. The Aggies under Sumlin have performed better on road against ranked teams than at home. Coach O and his Tigers have really bounced back after the Troy loss. If history repeats, an upset is likely.

Rutgers over Michigan State

Michigan State clearly is not as good as its ranking. Rutgers is improved this year and maybe moving in the right direction. An upset win would be huge for Chris Ash and his rebuilding process. Could the Spartans really fall to the Scarlet Knights?

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
TCU 48, Baylor 17
Miami (FL) 45, Pittsburgh 14
Houston 24, Navy 21
Missouri 31, Arkansas 24
UCF 38, USF 28
Iowa 25, Nebraska 17
Texas 42, Texas Tech 31
Virginia 28, Virginia Tech 24
UCLA 48, California 38
Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 21
Kentucky 38, Louisville 35
Michigan 24, Ohio State 21
Purdue 20, Indiana 14
Memphis 58, East Carolina 21
SMU 27, Tulane 21
Syracuse 38, Boston College 35
Wake Forest 30, Duke 14
Alabama 23, Auburn 21
Iowa State 27, Kansas State 21
Penn State 41, Maryland 24
Wisconsin 21, Minnesota 7
NC State 34, North Carolina 17
Boise State 31, Fresno State 20
Oklahoma 47, West Virginia 28
Tennessee 23, Vanderbilt 20
Northwestern 28, Illinois 0
Michigan State 20, Rutgers 17
Arizona 45, Arizona State 42
Oregon 62, Oregon State 14
Texas A&M 21, LSU 20
Clemson 27, South Carolina 21
Stanford 28, Notre Dame 21
Washington St. 35, Washington 28
Utah 24, Colorado 17




BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Oklahoma State 66, Kansas 7
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Troy 42, Texas State 14
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Florida State 14, Florida 10

TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Cincinnati 28 Connecticut 17

Thursday, November 23, 2017

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 13

1 Alabama
2 Oklahoma
3 Miami FL
4 Clemson
5 Wisconsin
6 Georgia
7 Notre Dame
8 Auburn
9 USC
10 UCF
11 Penn State
12 TCU
13 Washington State
14 Ohio State
15 Washington
16 Mississippi State
17 Stanford
18 Oklahoma State
19 Memphis
20 LSU
21 Michigan State
22 Iowa State
23 Northwestern
24 Boise State
25 South Florida

Dropped Out- West Virginia, Arizona, Michigan

NEW- Iowa State, Boise State, South Florida