Thursday, March 15, 2007

NCAA 2007 Picks

NCAA 2007 Picks

Note - I haven't watch one NCAA game this season. The only player I know of is the last host country champion of the French Open, Yannick Noah, has a son Joachim that plays for Florida. Otherwise I have no frickin clue.

But of course, in these brackets, knowledge seems to have no relation to success. 8-year old daughters routinely son college hoop nerd experts in office pools, so WTF.

My alma matter Iowa State & my hometown U of Minnesota didn't even make "the big dance", so really I have "no dog in this fight".

The closest "dog in this fight" I have then are my folks' alma matter Purdue, & my mom's hometown Louisville. I also am down with the "Zags" (Gonzaga) since they were the last real small school underdog I recall doing big damage & making the Final 4.

Big picture on my picks: I got Kansas, Florida, Memphis, & North Carolina making the Final 4. In the final I got Kansas beating UNC.


Team info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_NCAA_Men%27s_Division_I_Basketball_Tournament)

Key: rank, school, conference, won-loss record, TC (tournament champion)/ RC (regular season champion)/ AL (at-large bid)


WEST @ San Jose, CA
#1 Kansas Big 12 30-4 TC
#2 UCLA Pac-10 26-5 AL
#3 Pittsburgh Big East 27-7 AL
#4 Southern Illinois Missouri Valley 27-6 AL
#5 Virginia Tech ACC 21-11 AL
#6 Duke ACC 22-10 AL
#7 Indiana Big Ten 20-10 AL
#8 Kentucky SEC 21-11 AL
#9 Villanova Big East 22-10 AL
#10 Gonzaga WCC 23-10 TC
#11 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 27-6 TC
#12 Illinois Big Ten 23-11 AL
#13 Holy Cross Patriot 25-8 TC
#14 Wright State Horizon 23-9 TC
#15 Weber State Big Sky 20-11 TC
#16 Niagara MAAC 22-11 TC

R64
1 Kansas 16 Niagara KANSAS
8 Kentucky 9 Villanova VILLANOVA
5 Virginia Tech 12 Illinois ILLINOIS
4 Southern Illinois 13 Holy Cross HOLY CROSS
6 Duke 11 Virginia Commonwealth DUKE
3 Pittsburgh 14 Wright State PITTSBURGH
7 Indiana 10 Gonzaga GONZAGA
2 UCLA 15 Weber State UCLA

R32
1 Kansas 9 Villanova KANSAS
12 Illinois 13 Holy Cross ILLINOIS
6 Duke 3 Pittsburgh DUKE
10 Gonzaga 2 UCLA GONZAGA

R16
1 Kansas 12 Illinois KANSAS
6 Duke 10 Gonzaga GONZAGA

QF
1 Kansas 10 Gonzaga KANSAS



MIDWEST @ St. Louis, MO
#1 Florida SEC 29-5 TC
#2 Wisconsin Big Ten 29-5 AL
#3 Oregon Pac-10 26-7 TC
#4 Maryland ACC 24-8 AL
#5 Butler Horizon 27-6 AL
#6 Notre Dame Big East 24-7 AL
#7 UNLV Mountain West 28-6 TC
#8 Arizona Pac-10 20-10 AL
#9 Purdue Big Ten 21-11 AL
#10 Georgia Tech ACC 20-11 AL
#11 Winthrop Big South 28-4 TC
#12 Old Dominion CAA 24-8 AL
#13 Davidson Southern 29-4 TC
#14 Miami Ohio Mid-American 18-14 TC
#15 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Southland 26-6 TC
#16 Jackson State SWAC 21-13

R64
1 Florida 16 Jackson State FLORIDA
8 Arizona 9 Purdue PURDUE
5 Butler 12 Old Dominion BUTLER
4 Maryland 13 Davidson MARYLAND
6 Notre Dame 11 Winthrop WINTHROP
3 Oregon 14 Miami Ohio OREGON
7 UNLV 10 Georgia Tech GEORGIA TECH
2 Wisconsin 15 Texas A&M CC WISCONSIN

R32
1 Florida 9 Purdue FLORIDA
5 Butler 4 Maryland MARYLAND
11 Winthrop 3 Oregon OREGON
10 Georgia Tech 2 Wisconsin WISCONSIN

R16
1 Florida 4 Maryland FLORIDA
3 Oregon 2 Wisconsin OREGON

QF
1 Florida 3 Oregon FLORIDA



SOUTH @ San Antonio, TX
#1 Ohio State Big Ten 30-3 TC
#2 Memphis C-USA 30-3 TC
#3 Texas A&M Big 12 25-6 AL
#4 Virginia ACC 20-10 AL
#5 Tennessee SEC 22-10 AL
#6 Louisville Big East 23-9 AL
#7 Nevada WAC 28-4 AL
#8 Brigham Young Mountain West 25-8 AL
#9 Xavier Atlantic 10 24-8 AL
#10 Creighton Missouri Valley 22-10 TC
#11 Stanford Pac-10 18-12 AL
#12 Long Beach State Big West 24-7 TC
#13 Albany America East 23-9 TC
#14 Penn Ivy 22-8 RC
#15 North Texas Sun Belt 23-10 TC
#16 Central Connecticut State Northeast 22-11 TC

R64
1 Ohio State 16 Central Connecticut State OHIO STATE
8 Brigham Young 9 Xavier XAVIER
5 Tennessee 12 Long Beach State LONG BEACH STATE
4 Virginia 13 Albany VIRGINIA
6 Louisville 11 Stanford LOUISVILLE
3 Texas A&M 14 Penn PENN
7 Nevada 10 Creighton NEVADA
2 Memphis 15 North Texas MEMPHIS

R32
1 Ohio State 9 Xavier OHIO STATE
12 Long Beach State 4 Virginia LONG BEACH STATE
6 Louisville 14 Penn LOUISVILLE
7 Nevada 2 Memphis MEMPHIS

R16
1 Ohio State 12 Long Beach State OHIO STATE
6 Louisville 2 Memphis MEMPHIS

QF
1 Ohio State 2 Memphis MEMPHIS



EAST @ East Rutherford, NJ
#1 North Carolina ACC 28-6 TC
#2 Georgetown Big East 26-6 TC
#3 Washington State Pac-10 25-7 AL
#4 Texas Big 12 24-9 AL
#5 Southern California Pac-10 23-11 AL
#6 Vanderbilt SEC 20-11 AL
#7 Boston College ACC 20-11 AL
#8 Marquette Big East 24-9 AL
#9 Michigan State Big Ten 22-11 AL
#10 Texas Tech Big 12 21-12 AL
#11 George Washington Atlantic 10 23-8 TC
#12 Arkansas SEC 21-13 AL
#13 New Mexico State WAC 25-8 TC
#14 Oral Roberts Mid-Continent 23-10 TC
#15 Belmont Atlantic Sun 23-9 TC
#16 Eastern Kentucky Ohio Valley 21-11 TC

R64
1 North Carolina 16 Eastern Kentucky NORTH CAROLINA
8 Marquette 9 Michigan State MICHIGAN STATE
5 Southern California 13 New Mexico State NEW MEXICO STATE
4 Texas 12 Arkansas TEXAS
6 Vanderbilt 11 George Washington GEORGE WASHINGTON
3 Washington State 14 Oral Roberts WASHINGTON STATE
7 Boston College 10 Texas Tech BOSTON COLLEGE
2 Georgetown 15 Belmont GEORGETOWN

R32
1 North Carolina 9 Michigan State NORTH CAROLINA
13 New Mexico State 4 Texas NEW MEXICO STATE
11 George Washington 3 Washington State GEORGE WASHINGTON
7 Boston College 2 Georgetown GEORGETOWN

R16
1 North Carolina 13 New Mexico State NORTH CAROLINA
11 George Washington 2 Georgetown GEORGETOWN

QF
1 North Carolina 2 Georgetown NORTH CAROLINA




FINAL FOUR @ Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)

SF
1 Kansas 1 Florida KANSAS
2 Memphis 1 North Carolina NORTH CAROLINA

F
Kansas North Carolina KANSAS

2 comments:

Dallas said...

I used to do an e-mail blast as well before I became an official blogger. Keep doing your thing and your audience will find you.

I see you're as crazy as a plate of bandeja paisa. I sent you an invite to join my NCAA pool. Get your picks in ASAP.

elgringocolombiano said...

^ sup dallas

Thx for the props. I'm not really trying to "blow up my blog" so much, just eliminate the "fwd e-mails". So far so good though, I feel like a Luddite for not trying this shiz till now.

I think I must be too late to enter the NCAA pool. Of course you have my picks which I made before the games started, so if you can use that, great
http://elgringocolombiano.blogspot.com/2007/03/ncaa-2007-picks.html