Sunday, March 15, 2015

Field of 68


*Seeding and invites do not project what I believe the Selection Committee will do.  Rather, this entry reflects what the Selection Committee should do.

1 seeds
Kentucky
Wisconsin
Virginia
Arizona

2 seeds
Villanova
Duke
Notre Dame
Gonzaga

3 seeds
Kansas
Iowa State
Maryland
Northern Iowa

4 seeds
Oklahoma
North Carolina
Louisville
Baylor

5 seeds
Wichita State
Utah
Southern Methodist
Michigan State

6 seeds
West Virginia
Arkansas
Oregon
Providence

7 seeds
Virginia Commonwealth
Georgetown
Dayton
Butler

8 seeds
Xavier
Ohio State
Cincinnati
Iowa

9 seeds
San Diego State
Davidson
Purdue
North Carolina State

10 seeds
Oklahoma State
Texas
Indiana
St. John's

11 seeds
Boise State
LSU
Mississippi
Georgia
Miami
Brigham Young

12 seeds
Stephen F. Austin
Wofford
Wyoming
Valparaiso

13 seeds
Buffalo
Harvard
Georgia State
UAB

14 seeds
UC Irvine
New Mexico State
Belmont
Manhattan

15 seeds
Eastern Washington
Albany
North Dakota State
Northeastern

16 seeds
North Florida
Texas Southern
Robert Morris
Coastal Carolina
Lafayette
Hampton

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2014 Mock Draft (over half a year late edition)

So I can remember...

1. CLE - Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
2. MIL - Jabari Parker, Duke
3. PHI - Joel Embiid, Kansas
4. ORL - Noah Vonleh, Indiana
5. UTA - Dante Exum, International
6. BOS - Aaron Gordon, Arizona
7. LAL - Julius Randle, Kentucky
8. SAC - Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
9. CHA - Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette
10. PHI - Nik Stauskas, Michigan
11. DEN - Gary Harris, Michigan State
12. ORL - Rodney Hood, Duke
13. MIN - Adreian Payne, Michigan State
14. PHX - Doug McDermott, Creighton

*As always, projections represent what I thought teams should do and not what I believed they actually would do.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Top 25


*previous rank in parentheses

1) Kentucky 29-0 (1)
2) Virginia 27-1 (2)
3) Duke 26-3 (5)
4) Wisconsin 26-3 (3)
5) Arizona 26-3 (6)
6) Villanova 27-2 (7)
7) Gonzaga 29-2 (4)
8) Kansas 23-6 (8)
9) Wichita State 27-3 (14)
10) Notre Dame 24-5 (9)
11) Maryland 24-5 (17)
12) Louisville 23-6 (11)
13) Baylor 22-7 (18)
14) Oklahoma 20-8 (16)
15) Utah 22-6 (10)
16) Northern Iowa 27-3 (13)
17) North Carolina 20-9 (15)
18) Iowa State 20-8 (12)
19) West Virginia 22-7 (19)
20) Dayton 22-6 (NR)
21) Oregon 22-8 (NR)
22) Arkansas 23-6 (22)
23) Southern Methodist 23-6 (24)
24) Ohio State 21-8 (NR)
25) Butler 21-8 (NR)

IN: Dayton; Oregon; Ohio State; Butler
OUT: Michigan State; Virginia Commonwealth; Georgetown; San Diego State

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Top 25


*RBP preseason rank in parentheses 

1) Kentucky 27-0 (1) 
2) Virginia 25-1 (9)
3) Wisconsin 25-2 (2) 
4) Gonzaga 28-1 (16)
5) Duke 24-3 (5) 
6) Arizona 24-3 (3) 
7) Villanova 25-2 (12)
8) Kansas 22-5 (4) 
9) Notre Dame 24-4 (NR)
10) Utah 21-5 (23)
11) Louisville 21-6 (6)
12) Iowa State 20-6 (10)
13) Northern Iowa 26-2 (NR)
14) Wichita State 25-3 (11)
15) North Carolina 19-8 (8) 
16) Oklahoma 19-8 (25)
17) Maryland 22-5 (NR)
18) Baylor 20-7 (NR)
19) West Virginia 21-6 (NR)
20) Michigan State 19-8 (20)
21) Virginia Commonwealth 21-6 (17)
22) Arkansas 22-5 (NR)
23) Georgetown 18-8 (NR)
24) Southern Methodist 22-5 (24)
25) San Diego State 22-6 (21)

IN: Notre Dame; Northern Iowa; Maryland; Baylor; West Virginia; Arkansas; Georgetown
OUT: Florida; Texas; Michigan; Connecticut; Minnesota; Ohio State; Nebraska

Friday, November 14, 2014

2014-15 Preseason Conference Projections


AAC
1. Connecticut
2. Southern Methodist
3. Memphis
4. Cincinnati
5. Tulsa
6. Temple
7. Houston
8. Tulane
9. East Carolina
10. South Florida
11. Central Florida

All-AAC
Nic Moore, Southern Methodist [jr]
Ryan Boatright, Connecticut [sr]
Shaq Goodwin, Memphis [jr]
Austin Nichols, Memphis [soph]
Markus Kennedy, Southern Methodist [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Ryan Boatright, Connecticut
Top Defender: Amida Brimah, Connecticut
Best Freshman: Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut

ACC
1. Duke
2. Louisville
3. North Carolina
4. Virginia
5. Pittsburgh
6. Syracuse
7. North Carolina State
8. Florida State
9. Notre Dame
10. Virginia Tech
11. Miami
12. Clemson
13. Boston College
14. Georgia Tech
15. Wake Forest

All-ACC
Marcus Paige, North Carolina [jr]
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College [jr]
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia [jr]
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame [sr]
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
Top Defender: Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Best Freshman: Jahlil Okafor, Duke

Big East
1. Villanova
2. St. John's
3. Georgetown
4. Providence
5. Xavier
6. Marquette
7. Creighton
8. Butler
9. Seton Hall
10. DePaul

All-Big East
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's [sr]
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown [jr]
Roosevelt Jones, Butler [jr]
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova [sr]
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova [sr]

Awards
Player of the Year: D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Top Defender: Chris Obekpa, St. John's
Best Freshman: Isaac Copeland, Georgetown

Big Ten
1. Wisconsin
2. Michigan
3. Minnesota
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan State
6. Nebraska
7. Illinois
8. Iowa
9. Maryland
10. Indiana
11. Penn State
12. Purdue
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

All-Big Ten 
Andre Hollins, Minnesota [sr]
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois [sr]
Terran Petteway, Nebraska [jr]
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin [jr]
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin [sr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Top Defender: Josh Gasser, Wisconsin
Best Freshman: D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State

Big 12
1. Kansas
2. Iowa State
3. Texas
4. Oklahoma
5. Kansas State
6. Baylor
7. West Virginia
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas Tech
10. TCU

All-Big 12
Juwan State, West Virginia [sr]
Marcus Foster, Kansas State [soph]
Wayne Selden, Kansas [soph]
Perry Ellis, Kansas [jr]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Georges Niang, Iowa State
Top Defender: Michael Cobbins, Oklahoma State
Best Freshman: Cliff Alexander, Kansas

Pac-12
1. Arizona
2. Utah
3. Colorado
4. Stanford
5. Oregon
6. UCLA
7. California
8. Washington
9. USC
10. Arizona State
11. Washington State
12. Oregon State

All-Pac-12
Chasson Randle, Stanford [sr]
Joseph Young, Oregon [sr]
Delon Wright, Utah [sr]
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona [soph]
Josh Scott, Colorado [jr]

Awards
Player of the Year: Delon Wright, Utah
Top Defender: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona
Best Freshman: Stanley Johnson, Arizona

SEC
1. Kentucky
2. Florida
3. LSU
4. Arkansas
5. Georgia
6. Alabama
7. Mississippi
8. Auburn
9. Missouri
10. Vanderbilt
11. Texas A&M
12. South Carolina
13. Tennessee
14. Mississippi State

All-SEC
K.T. Harrell, Auburn [sr]
Andrew Harrison, Kentucky [soph]
Aaron Harrison, Kentucky [soph]
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida [jr]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]

Awards:
Player of the Year: Jordan Mickey, LSU
Top Defender: Jordan Mickey, LSU
Best Freshman: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky