Bluejay Banter Bracketology (1/21/13)

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Tim Krueger

College basketball is well underway this season and as we are now in the conference season, many will play the role of Bracketologist predicting the field of 68. Tim Krueger, co-host of  both the Bluejay Banter radio show and of the new MVC Hoops Show is one such fan. Krueger has conducted his own bracket projections for years, even before ESPN’s Joe Lunardi gave such a practice the term Bracketology.

Leading up to Selection Sunday, Krueger will provide White & Blue Review his updated bracket predictions. Bluejay Banter can be heard every Monday from 6-7 PM on 590 AM, Omaha’s ESPN Radio.  The MVC Hoops show can be heard on local radio stations across the MVC six-state footprint.

The Bracket as of 1/21/13:

EASTWEST
1-Duke*1-Syracuse*
16-Southern/Niagara**16-Northeastern*
Philadelphia March 22-24Philadelphia March 22-24
8-Wisconsin8-Memphis*
9-Iowa State9-Oklahoma
4-Ohio St4-Michigan St
13-Bucknell*13-North Dakota State*
Dayton March 22-24Auburn Hills March 21-23
5-Cinncinati5-Missouri
12-Kentucky/Washington12-St Louis/Wyoming
3-Minnesota3-Butler*
14-Davidson*14-Valparaiso*
San Jose March 21-23Kansas City March 22-24
6-UNLV6-Marquette
11-Temple11-Colorado
7-UCLA7-Wichita St.*
10-Baylor10-Colorado St.
Austin March 22-24Kansas City March 22-24
2-Florida*2-Kansas*
15-Charleston Southern*15-Albany*
SOUTHMIDWEST
1-Louisville1-Michigan*
16-Norfolk St.*16-Stetson/Columbia**
Lexington March 21-23Auburn Hills 21-23
8-San Diego St8-Pittsburgh
9-North Carolina9-Mississippi
4-North Carolina State4-New Mexico*
13-Stephen F Austin*13-Middle Tenn St*
Austin March 22-24Salt Lake City March 21-23
5-Kansas State5-Creighton
12-Louisiana Tech*12-Belmont*
3-Gonzaga*3-Miami
14-Weber St*14-Akron*
San Jose March 21-23Dayton March 22-24
6-Oregon*6-VCU
11-Texas A+M11-Illinois
7-Notre Dame7-Oklahoma St
10-Maryland10-Georgetown
Lexington March 21-23Salt Lake City March 21-23
2-Indiana2-Arizona
15-Bryant*15-Long Beach St*

*Indicate Conference Auto-Bid

Krueger’s Notes on the Bracket:

It is the first bracket of the year. The first two lines are pretty solid although very fluid with losses occurring almost every night.

I have the Jays a #5 right now. That’s pretty iffy at this point. They really need to go on a long winning streak to solidify that. Salt Lake is not bad.. I know everyone wants Kansas City but there’s a good chance that won’t happen–especially if Mizzou moves back to the 4 line

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