Round of 32 Updated Predictions

The first round saw me finish a highly respectable 26-6 (and atop my pool). Here are the latest predictions for the second round. The power ranking adjustments do call for one change from my previous predictions. I now have Stanford defeating Marquette. Round of 32       North Carolina 78 Arkansas 70 W Notre …

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Tournament Predictions

Here are the picks, with projected scores, all the way through the tournament based on the power rankings formula. I will update the picks after each round. Day One (16-0) Georgia 60 Xavier 72 W Portland St. 58 Kansas 84 W Temple 64 Michigan St. 73 W Kentucky 60 Marquette 67 W Baylor 69 Purdue …

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Illinois finally wakes up

The Illini have been headscratchers all season long. Their power rankings would suggest that they should be about .500 in conference but as we all know they’ve played well below that level. In the Pomeroy rankings, there’s only been a very small difference between Purdue and Illinois all year (which perhaps indicates just how good …

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Game Predictions 03/09/08

Regular season ends with Penn State going for its fifth straight home win which I sure most fans thought would be an impossibility once Claxton went down for the season in the third Big Ten game of the season. Game Predictions: Ohio State 64.6 Michigan State 64.3 (I guess OSU wins in OT) Indiana 75 …

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Game Predictions 03/01/08

Tonight is senior night for Penn State and the rumor mill is that fallen star Geary Claxton will suit up and make a symbolic start. Supposedly an arrangement has been struck where Michigan will allow PSU to win the jump, the refs will call an immediate time out, and Claxton will be removed from the …

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Game Predictions 02/16/08

After a week off, PSU faces a must win situation when Illinois travels to Happy Valley. Two weeks ago in their last home game, the Lions had a nice upset win over Michigan State. However, their failed to sustain that momentum dropping two since including in their last outing, a very winnable game at Michigan, …

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Big Ten Power Rankings (02/12/08)

Purdue continues their unlikely climb through the power rankings moving up to 26th according to Pomeroy. Still they aren’t where you would traditionally expect the outright B10 conference leader to sit. Nor are they getting the votes in the polls that you would expect (19th in the AP and 23rd in the Coaches). # Team …

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