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collegesportsfanms 02-21-2014 08:15 PM

2013-2014 NCAA Basketball What-if Sports Season
 
Since I have limited internet at home at the moment and can't move forward with my FBCB interactive coaches dynasty at the moment, I'm going to start setting up my WIS NCAA BB season. I know that it could be a month yet before WIS puts the 2013-2014 basketball teams up for simming, but I figure if I can have teams and conferences decided, and get non-conference schedules set up, that'll save me some time and I can get to simming when WIS does release the teams. Here's a breakdown of how this will work:

Conference Breakdown

8 conferences of 16 teams each, 2 divisions per conference with 8 teams per division.

Team Selection

I will use ALL the teams from 8 particular conferences. The rest of the teams will be selected by random selection. I will probably take votes for specific teams that readers want to see in, and then use some of the other teams from the other power conferences that didn't make it in. The 8 conferences will be filled with these teams randomly until each conference has 16 teams

I have also set up how I am going to play out this season. I am treating it as a full regular season, split into several parts.

1. Each team will play a 3 game season opening tournament. There will be 16 tournaments, featuring 8 teams each, with each tournament having 1 team from each conference. The format for all tournaments will be such as you see at the Maui Invitational, and the teams for each tournament will be selected totally random with a dice roller

2. Each team will play 7 non-conference games, 1 game against a team from another conference, until all 8 conferences have played each other once. The games will also be selected totally random with a dice roller.

3. Each team will play 8 games, one against each conference opponent in the other division.

4. Each team will play a home and home series against the other 7 teams in their division.

Now by my count, this will give every team 32 games overall, and 22 conference games.

Postseason

I will have the 68 team NCAA tournament. To give it more of a feel of actual March Madness, I will be simming the other conferences tournaments to get some teams from the lower conferences in as 14, 15, 16 seeds. By my count there are 32 conferences in the actual 2013-2014 NCAA basketball season. That means I will have to run 24 AQ tournaments aside from the 8 conference tournaments from the conferences that will be featured in this replay. Some of the conferences may have a short tournament, depending on how many teams I take from a conference to fill the 8 conferences I'm using in this dynasty.

I will also have at least a postseason NIT, maybe a CBI and CIT. I will continue to think on that. This does, of course mean, that some of the original 128 teams in this dynasty may not make a postseason tournament, as 24 slots in the NCAA tournament will be delegated to teams not already in this dynasty.

Only other thing is top 25 polls, RPI, etc etc. I would still be interested in having a committee help with that, or I can just do it all by myself and have you guys gripe at me when the team you like gets under ranked or under seeded in a tournament. ;)

I'm hoping to get all the teams and conferences decided by tonight and start setting up the 16 tournaments over the weekend. The 8 conferences I am using are the ACC, American, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC. By my count, that will make up 96 of the 128 teams, meaning I need to add 32 more from other conferences. If anybody wants to see a specific team in this dynasty that isn't in 1 of those 8 conferences, please let me know. I know bbgunn likes Hawaii, so they will be in this dynasty, which leaves 35 slots to fill.

And guys, don't worry, you can still choose a team that you want in it even after I fill all the slots, at least until I get ready to start simming. At that point, things are locked. If I have filled all the slots and somebody wants a specific team, I will just remove one team and add the team that somebody wants. So don't be shy, if you want a certain team in, let me know, the sooner the better.

collegesportsfanms 02-21-2014 09:15 PM

These are the 32 teams I added into this dynasty, by conference:

ACC- Manhattan
American- Akron, Boise St., Indiana St., San Diego St., San Francisco
Atlantic Ten- Belmont, Mercer, Stephen F. Austin
Big East- BYU, Harvard, Iona, Middle Tennessee, Wyoming
Big Ten- Cleveland St., Green Bay, Toledo, Western Michigan
Big 12- North Dakota St., New Mexico, New Mexico St., Ohio, Utah St., Wichita St.
Pac 12- Gonzaga, Hawaii, St. Marys, UCSB
SEC- Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss

I tried to keep teams in conference based on geography, but after a while I realized that heck.. geography doesn't mean anything when it comes to what conference a team chooses, so I started to randomize things after a while. Again, if you want one of these 32 teams replaced with another team of your choice, please let me know ASAP, as once I start simming games, it will be impossible for me to change teams out.

collegesportsfanms 02-21-2014 10:02 PM

Here's a look at how the conferences shape up, to this point.

ACC

Division A- Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Manhattan, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Division B- Duke, Florida St., Maryland, Miami (FL), N. Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia

American

Division A- Akron, Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, San Diego St., SMU, UCF, UNLV
Division B- Boise St., Indiana St., Memphis, Rutgers, S. Florida, San Francisco, Temple, Uconn

Atlantic Ten

Division A- Belmont, Dayton, Duquesne, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, St. Josephs, St. Louis, VCU
Division B- Fordham, George Washington, LaSalle, Mercer, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stephen F. Austin, Umass

Big East

Division A- BYU, Creighton, DePaul, Middle Tennessee, Providence, Villanova, Wyoming, Xavier
Division B- Butler, Delaware, Georgetown, Harvard, Iona, Marquette, Seton Hall, St. Johns

Big Ten

Division A- Cleveland St., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan St., Ohio St., Purdue, Toledo
Division B- Green Bay, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn St., W. Michigan, Wisconsin

Big 12

Division A- Kansas, Kansas St., N. Dakota St., Oklahoma St., Texas, Utah St., W. Virginia, Wichita St.
Division B- Baylor, Iowa St., New Mexico, New Mexico St., Ohio, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech

Pac 12

Division A- Arizona St., California, Gonzaga, UCSB, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington St.
Division B- Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon St., St. Marys, Stanford, UCLA

SEC

Division A- Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Division B- Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Mississippi St., Missouri, Ole Miss, S. Carolina, Vanderbilt

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 08:54 PM

The 16 season opening tournaments I am using for this are as follows:

Maui Invitational
2K Sports Classic
Legends Classic
Puerto Rico Tipoff
Charleston Classic
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
Paradise Jam
Cancun Challenge
NIT Season Tipoff
Great Alaska Shootout
Battle 4 Atlantis
Old Spice Classic
Wooden Legacy
Corpus Christi Challenge
Las Vegas Invitational
Diamond Head Classic

Each tournament will have 8 teams and each team will play 3 games. Basically I'm using the same format as the real Maui Invitational. There is 1 team from each conference in each tournament. I have randomly chosen the teams from each conference that will be in the tournament, and I am in the process of seeding each tournament based on the teams current record as of this morning. As I get the teams seeded, I will announce those. That will be about all I can do until WIS gets the 2013-2014 NCAA Basketball teams up for use.

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:03 PM

Here are the seeds for the Maui Invitational

#1- Texas (Big 12)
#2- Pittsburgh (ACC)
#3- Hawaii (Pac 12)
#4- Richmond (A-Ten)
#5- Tennessee (SEC)
#6- Illinois (Big Ten)
#7- UCF (American)
#8- DePaul (Big East)

First round matchups are as follows:

DePaul vs. Texas
Tennessee vs. Richmond
Illinois vs. Hawaii
UCF vs. Pittsburgh

bbgunn 02-26-2014 09:09 PM

I love seeing Hawaii in the Pac-12!

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:09 PM

2K Sports Classic Seeds

#1- Stephen F. Austin (A-Ten)
#2- North Dakota St. (Big 12)
#3- Middle Tennessee (Big East)
#4- Akron (American)
#5- Texas A&M (SEC)
#6- Purdue (Big Ten)
#7- Georgia Tech (ACC)
#8- USC (Pac 12)

First Round Matchups

USC vs. Stephen F. Austin
Texas A&M vs. Akron
Purdue vs. Middle Tennessee
Georgia Tech vs. North Dakota St.

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:20 PM

Legends Classic Seeds

#1- Florida (SEC)
#2- UCLA (Pac 12)
#3- BYU (Big East)
#4- San Francisco (American)
#5- Utah St. (Big 12)
#6- Notre Dame (ACC)
#7- Northwestern (Big 12)
#8- George Mason (A-Ten)

First round pairings:

George Mason vs. Florida
Utah St. vs. San Francisco
Notre Dame vs. BYU
Northwestern vs. UCLA

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:24 PM

Puerto Rico Tipoff Seeds

#1- Southern Miss (SEC)
#2- Iowa St. (Big 12)
#3- Belmont (A-Ten)
#4- Boise St. (American)
#5- N.C. State (ACC)
#6- Indiana (Big Ten)
#7- Butler (Big East)
#8- Washington St. (Pac 12)

First Round Pairings:

Washington St. vs. Southern Miss
N.C. State vs. Boise St.
Indiana vs. Belmont
Butler vs. Iowa St.

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:30 PM

Charleston Classic Seeds:

#1- St. Louis (A-Ten)
#2- New Mexico (Big 12)
#3- California (Pac 12)
#4- UNLV (American)
#5- St. Johns (Big East)
#6- Florida St. (ACC)
#7- Georgia (SEC)
#8- Penn St. (Big Ten)

First Round Pairings:

Penn St. vs. St. Louis
St. Johns vs. UNLV
Florida St. vs. California
Georgia vs. New Mexico

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:46 PM

Coaches vs. Cancer Seeds:

#1- Creighton (Big East)
#2- Gonzaga (Pac 12)
#3- Kansas (Big 12)
#4- Indiana St. (American)
#5- Iowa (Big Ten)
#6- Dayton (A-Ten)
#7- Vanderbilt (SEC)
#8- Wake Forest (ACC)

First Round Pairings:

Wake Forest vs. Creighton
Iowa vs. Indiana St.
Dayton vs. Kansas
Vanderbilt vs. Gonzaga

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 09:51 PM

Paradise Jam Seeds:

#1- Louisville (American)
#2- Michigan (Big Ten)
#3- George Washington (A-Ten)
#4- Missouri (SEC)
#5- Utah (Pac 12)
#6- Wyoming (Big East)
#7- West Virginia (Big 12)
#8- Virginia Tech (ACC)

First Round Pairings:

Virginia Tech vs. Louisville
Utah vs. Missouri
Wyoming vs. George Washington
West Virginia vs. Michigan

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:02 PM

Cancun Challenge Seeds:

#1- Arizona (Pac 12)
#2- Duke (ACC)
#3- Ohio St. (Big Ten)
#4- UConn (American)
#5- Delaware (Big East)
#6- Baylor (Big 12)
#7- St. Bonaventure (A-Ten)
#8- South Carolina (SEC)

First Round Pairings:

South Carolina vs. Arizona
Delaware vs. UConn
Baylor vs. Ohio St.
St. Bonaventure vs. Duke

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:05 PM

NIT Season Tipoff Seeds:

#1- San Diego St. (American)
#2- VCU (A-Ten)
#3- Colorado (Pac 12)
#4- Cleveland St. (Big Ten)
#5- Seton Hall (Big East)
#6- Auburn (SEC)
#7- TCU (Big 12)
#8- Boston College (ACC)

First Round Pairings:

Boston College vs. San Diego St.
Seton Hall vs. Cleveland St.
Auburn vs. Colorado
TCU vs. VCU

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:10 PM

Great Alaska Shootout Seeds:

#1- Cincinnati (American)
#2- Kentucky (SEC)
#3- Manhattan (ACC)
#4- Arizona St. (Pac 12)
#5- Western Michigan (Big Ten)
#6- Oklahoma St. (Big 12)
#7- Providence (Big East)
#8- Fordham (A-Ten)

First Round Pairings:

Fordham vs. Cincinnati
Western Michigan vs. Arizona St.
Oklahoma St. vs. Manhattan
Providence vs. Kentucky

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:16 PM

Battle 4 Atlantis Seeds:

#1- Wichita St. (Big 12)
#2- Syracuse (ACC)
#3- Wisconsin (Big Ten)
#4- UMass (A-Ten)
#5- SMU (American)
#6- UCSB (Pac 12)
#7- Xavier (Big East)
#8- Arkansas (SEC)

First Round Pairings:

Arkansas vs. Wichita St.
SMU vs. UMass
UCSB vs. Wisconsin
Xavier vs. Syracuse

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:21 PM

Old Spice Classic Seeds:

#1- Harvard (Big East)
#2- Michigan St. (Big Ten)
#3- Memphis (American)
#4- North Carolina (ACC)
#5- St. Josephs (A-Ten)
#6- New Mexico St. (Big 12)
#7- Oregon (Pac 12)
#8- LSU (SEC)

First Round Pairings:

LSU vs. Harvard
St. Josephs vs. North Carolina
New Mexico St. vs. Memphis
Oregon vs. Michigan St.

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:26 PM

Wooden Legacy Seeds:

#1- Toledo (Big Ten)
#2- Louisiana Tech (SEC)
#3- Kansas St. (Big 12)
#4- Marquette (Big East)
#5- Maryland (ACC)
#6- Washington (Pac 12)
#7- Houston (American)
#8- Rhode Island (A-Ten)

First Round Pairings:

Rhode Island vs. Toledo
Maryland vs. Marquette
Washington vs. Kansas St.
Houston vs. Louisiana Tech

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:32 PM

Corpus Christi Challenge Seeds:

#1- Virginia (ACC)
#2- Iona (Big East)
#3- St. Marys (Pac 12)
#4- Ohio (Big 12)
#5- Minnesota (Big Ten)
#6- LaSalle (A-Ten)
#7- Alabama (SEC)
#8- Temple (American)

First Round Pairings:

Temple vs. Virginia
Minnesota vs. Ohio
LaSalle vs. St. Marys
Alabama vs. Iona

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:37 PM

Las Vegas Invitational Seeds:

#1- Villanova (Big East)
#2- Green Bay (Big Ten)
#3- Mercer (A-Ten)
#4- Oklahoma (Big 12)
#5- Stanford (Pac 12)
#6- Miami (FL) (ACC)
#7- Mississippi St. (SEC)
#8- Rutgers (American)

First Round Pairings:

Rutgers vs. Villanova
Stanford vs. Oklahoma
Miami (FL) vs. Mercer
Mississippi St. vs. Green Bay

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:42 PM

Diamond Head Classic Seeds:

#1- Clemson (ACC)
#2- Nebraska (Big Ten)
#3- Georgetown (Big East)
#4- Ole Miss (SEC)
#5- Oregon St. (Pac 12)
#6- Texas Tech (Big 12)
#7- South Florida (American)
#8- Duquesne (A-Ten)

First Round Pairings:

Duquesne vs. Clemson
Oregon St. vs. Ole Miss
Texas Tech vs. Georgetown
South Florida vs. Nebraska

collegesportsfanms 02-26-2014 10:47 PM

That's all I can do until What If Sports gets the teams up so that I can get going on this. All 16 tournaments have been announced. After the tournaments starts non-conference play, where each conference will challenge the other 7 conferences. This will make 10 non-conference games which is good.

If anybody wants to make any predictions on the season opening tournaments, feel free.

Also, sorry guys, but at this point, the teams are locked. If there is a team that you wanted to see in that didn't make it in, let me know and I will try to get them in next time. I hope you all enjoy, I'm really looking forward to getting this started.

collegesportsfanms 02-27-2014 12:30 PM

Guys, I need your opinions. One of the things I'm really stressing about on this project is whether or not to use the top 25 polls or not. In my past projects (a lot of them that I haven't reported on), I do top 25 and am never really happy with it.

Which is why I figured I would try to get you guys to help. Another idea I had is to make my top 25 of just RPI and nothing else, but that might take a lot of work too.

So I can either do the top 25 to the best of my ability, do the top 25 with help from you guys if anybody wants to help, use RPI for top 25 which would require a lot of extra work I think, or just scrap the top 25 all together. What do you think?

bbgunn 02-27-2014 06:18 PM

So the top 25 is not automated in WIS? If not, I think it's just fine to scrap the Top 25, personally. In college basketball, the Top 25 is just window-dressing anyway.

britrock88 02-27-2014 10:16 PM

Yeah, feel free to go easy on yourself and scrap the ranking.

sterlingice 03-04-2014 03:28 PM

Sorry- late to the party because of being on vacation all last week.

But I agree on the Top 25 idea: don't worry about it. It's hard enough to get enough participation for the NCAA Football Top 25 and that's with actual games. I don't suppose there's something that does RPI for you? If not, just give conference rankings once we get there. Maybe do a 1-time RPI right before the tourney

SI

collegesportsfanms 03-04-2014 04:22 PM

good to hear from you SI. The main reason I was even worried about RPI, SOS, etc etc, was when it came time to setting up the brackets for the postseason tournaments. I'm sure that will give me some problems when it comes time for that.

Other than that, any other suggestions you want to pass along?

sterlingice 03-04-2014 08:38 PM

If you want to throw out RPI almost entirely, you could try to balance out the schedule as much as possible and just take the best records.

For instance:

Quote:

2. Each team will play 7 non-conference games, 1 game against a team from another conference, until all 8 conferences have played each other once. The games will also be selected totally random with a dice roller.

Play a balanced schedule for non-con: every team should play a 1 or 2, 3 or 4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and 15/16 from another conference.

I haven't looked at the pre-season tourneys but if they are also balanced then it would be pretty even for all schedules. That said, marquee tourneys with big name teams are fun, too. You can just ignore everything above this point as it may be too much work up front.

The more I think about it, the more rankings are useless. Maybe if you want to create some sort of way to sort teams, great. If this isn't what you want to do, just do a bracket as we'll see how you rank teams from there.

And, seriously, there are 24 AQ tourneys aside from the conference tourneys? Seriously? Wow. You will probably need to do some conference consolidation at the bottom rung as you'll wipe out a lot of good teams for those 44 at large spots. By dragging the Wichita States into the fold, there's going to be an auto-bid going to a team that wouldn't have made the tourney otherwise. I love mid-majors but you just pulled the top 128 teams in and now you're only letting 44 play. Perhaps it would be better to drop the AQs down to 20 or 16. Let every team have a chance to make it in (you have to love the "democracy" of the NCAA tourney where any team winning the right number of games can win the title) but you may make the road a bit bumpier as suddenly the MVC becomes a 16 team tourney instead of the 8 it is without Whichita State and Indiana State.

A few other little points:
* I'd run the pre-season tourneys like you did the group play last year. First round gets a post, second round gets a post, and third round gets a post.
* Same with the post-season tourneys. Are you going to do a simple 4 round or the silly (but "more fair") Big East 5 round 16-team monstrosity with 2 sets of byes?
* If you decide to do an NIT, CBI, and CIT- they can be quick writeups and should be done before the real tourney
* If there is suitable fan participation, you could throw open the final 2 or 4 spots to audience participation. Post 10 or so resumes and post a poll. It's a little harder without RPI rankings, tho.

SI

collegesportsfanms 03-04-2014 08:59 PM

SI, I'm just a tad confused by this paragraph here.


And, seriously, there are 24 AQ tourneys aside from the conference tourneys? Seriously? Wow. You will probably need to do some conference consolidation at the bottom rung as you'll wipe out a lot of good teams for those 44 at large spots. By dragging the Wichita States into the fold, there's going to be an auto-bid going to a team that wouldn't have made the tourney otherwise. I love mid-majors but you just pulled the top 128 teams in and now you're only letting 44 play. Perhaps it would be better to drop the AQs down to 20 or 16. Let every team have a chance to make it in (you have to love the "democracy" of the NCAA tourney where any team winning the right number of games can win the title) but you may make the road a bit bumpier as suddenly the MVC becomes a 16 team tourney instead of the 8 it is without Whichita State and Indiana State.


There are 32 conferences total in NCAA basketball. I have the top 8 conferences in the game, and I tried to fill the conference with top teams from the mid-major conferences. That does leave 24 other conferences that would have a conference tournament for an auto bid. Just to be clear are you saying that say, for instance, I combine the SWAC and the MEAC (2 conferences whose auto qualifiers usually end up as 16 seeds) and make that 1 tournament? I believe that's what you're saying but I just want to be clear. If this is what you are saying, I can absolutely do this.

Also, as far as the balanced schedule, I like the idea, but I do think that would be too hard to figure out. I figured since I randomized the tournaments, I would just randomize the non-conference matchups as well.

For the 8 conferences that I'm using in the game, for the 16 team conference tournament, I'm using straight 16 team single elimination, no byes. So you're right, it would be 4 rounds.

I like your idea of audience participation. I'm not sure RPI has to play a huge role in this, I know it does for the real tournament, but I think I can make this work otherwise.

I appreciate your ideas, and I hope you don't get offended if I don't apply all of them to this, as I did have my own ideas that I did want to implement. I do like most of your ideas though, the balanced schedule was something I was teetering on for non-conference play.

sterlingice 03-05-2014 07:25 AM

I was just blueskying some suggestions so if they aren't taken- no offense taken at all. Some of them are probably only half baked, at best.

What I was getting at with the AQ is like what you said: maybe make a cutoff where if there are less than 10 or 12 teams in a conference, you'll break up another conference so there are at least 10/12 in every one of the smaller conferences. It would open up more spots for the teams you spent more time on during the "conference" season.

SI

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 10:35 AM

Maui Invitational- Day 1
 
Guys, WIS has the 2013-2014 teams up for simming, so I am about to get this thing started. We start with the first round of the Maui Invitational to kick off the season.

Maui Invitational First Round

(1) Texas- 80, (8) DePaul- 69
(4) Richmond- 71, (5) Tennessee- 63
(3) Hawaii- 74, (6) Illinois- 58
(2) Pittsburgh- 76, (7) UCF- 67

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 10:39 AM

Maui Invitational- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Tennessee- 79, DePaul- 63
Illinois- 63, UCF- 59

Winners Bracket Games

Richmond- 68, Texas- 58
Pittsburgh- 78, Hawaii- 69

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 10:45 AM

Maui Invitational- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

UCF- 80, DePaul- 61

5th Place Game

Tennessee- 72, Illinois- 63

3rd Place Game

Texas- 75, Hawaii- 72

Championship Game

Richmond- 83, Pittsburgh- 81 (OT)

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 10:50 AM

2K Sports Classic- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(8) USC- 112, (1) Stephen F. Austin- 111 (2 OT)
(5) Texas A&M- 76, (4) Akron- 45
(3) Middle Tennessee- 75, (6) Purdue- 67
(2) North Dakota St.- 66, (7) Georgia Tech- 48

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 10:53 AM

2K Sports Classic- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Akron- 72, Stephen F. Austin- 58
Purdue- 78, Georgia Tech- 63

Winners Bracket Games

Texas A&M- 81, USC- 73
North Dakota St.- 80, Middle Tennessee- 73

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 10:57 AM

2K Sports Classic- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Georgia Tech- 74, Stephen F. Austin- 59

5th Place Game

Purdue- 73, Akron- 62

3rd Place Game

USC- 64, Middle Tennessee- 62

Championship Game

North Dakota St.- 86, Texas A&M- 79

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 11:08 AM

Legends Classic- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(1) Florida- 76, (8) George Mason- 61
(5) Utah St.- 67, (4) San Francisco- 56
(6) Notre Dame- 88, (3) BYU- 72
(2) UCLA- 78, (7) Northwestern- 46

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 11:12 AM

Legends Classic- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

San Francisco- 71, George Mason- 62
Northwestern- 79, BYU- 77

Winners Bracket Games

Florida- 72, Utah St.- 62
UCLA- 72, Notre Dame- 66

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 11:16 AM

Legends Classic- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

BYU- 69, George Mason- 65

5th Place Game

Northwestern- 69, San Francisco- 66

3rd Place Game

Utah St.- 67, Notre Dame- 64

Championship Game

Florida- 87, UCLA- 76

sterlingice 03-17-2014 11:35 AM

Spiders and North Dakota State off to a strong start. Florida and UCLA, as expected. SFA with a really bad start.

SI

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 01:46 PM

Puerto Rico Tipoff- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(8) Washington St.- 74, (1) Southern Miss- 68
(4) Boise St.- 63, (5) N.C. State- 60
(6) Indiana- 74, (3) Belmont- 69
(7) Butler- 69, (2) Iowa St.- 68

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 01:50 PM

Puerto Rico Tipoff- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Southern Miss- 80, N.C. State- 71
Iowa St.- 78, Belmont- 77

Winners Bracket Games

Boise St.- 78, Washington St.- 71
Indiana- 79, Butler- 63

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 01:54 PM

Puerto Rico Tipoff- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

N.C. State- 79, Belmont- 68

5th Place Game

Southern Miss- 86, Iowa St.- 85 (OT)

3rd Place Game

Washington St.- 71, Butler- 61

Championship Game

Indiana- 80, Boise St.- 79

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 02:05 PM

Charleston Classic- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(8) Penn St.- 67, (1) St. Louis- 50
(4) UNLV- 63, (5) St. Johns- 54
(3) California- 76, (6) Florida St.- 67
(7) Georgia- 76, (2) New Mexico- 73

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 02:09 PM

Charleston Classic- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

St. Johns- 64, St. Louis- 62 (OT)
Florida St.- 74, New Mexico- 71

Winners Bracket Games

Penn St.- 71, UNLV- 64
California- 67, Georgia- 52

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 02:13 PM

Charleston Classic- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

St. Louis- 84, New Mexico- 60

5th Place Game

Florida St.- 77, St. Johns- 67

3rd Place Game

Georgia- 75, UNLV- 66

Championship Game

Penn St.- 67, California- 57

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 02:20 PM

Coaches vs. Cancer- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(1) Creighton- 82, (8) Wake Forest- 76 (OT)
(5) Iowa- 79, (4) Indiana St.- 59
(3) Kansas- 87, (6) Dayton- 85
(2) Gonzaga- 84, (7) Vanderbilt- 64

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 02:23 PM

Coaches vs. Cancer- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Wake Forest- 74, Indiana St.- 67
Dayton- 80, Vanderbilt- 71

Winners Bracket Games

Creighton- 82, Iowa- 80
Kansas- 73, Gonzaga- 66

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 02:27 PM

Coaches vs. Cancer- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Vanderbilt- 73, Indiana St.- 57

5th Place Game

Wake Forest- 72, Dayton- 60

3rd Place Game

Gonzaga- 79, Iowa- 57

Championship Game

Kansas- 74, Creighton- 72

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 05:22 PM

Paradise Jam- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(1) Louisville- 70, (8) Virginia Tech- 54
(4) Missouri- 63, (5) Utah- 58
(3) George Washington- 90, (6) Wyoming- 42
(7) West Virginia- 74, (2) Michigan- 73

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 05:26 PM

Paradise Jam- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Utah- 76, Virginia Tech- 46
Michigan- 57, Wyoming- 37

Winners Bracket Games

Missouri- 76, Louisville- 66
George Washington- 76, West Virginia- 72

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 05:29 PM

Paradise Jam- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Wyoming- 56, Virginia Tech- 47

5th Place Game

Michigan- 75, Utah- 62

3rd Place Game

Louisville- 81, West Virginia- 78

Championship Game

Missouri- 68, George Washington- 58

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 05:38 PM

Cancun Challenge- Day 1
 
First Round Games

(1) Arizona- 96, (8) South Carolina- 63
(4) UConn- 76, (5) Delaware- 68
(6) Baylor- 76, (3) Ohio St.- 69
(2) Duke- 88, (7) St. Bonaventure- 64

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 05:42 PM

Cancun Challenge- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

South Carolina- 65, Delaware- 60
Ohio St.- 66, St. Bonaventure- 56

Winners Bracket Games

Arizona- 62, UConn- 43
Baylor- 69, Duke- 63

collegesportsfanms 03-17-2014 05:46 PM

Cancun Challenge- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Delaware- 77, St. Bonaventure- 67

5th Place Game

South Carolina- 70, Ohio St.- 67

3rd Place Game

UConn- 63, Duke- 61

Championship Game

Baylor- 68, Arizona- 65

bbgunn 03-17-2014 08:15 PM

Not such a good start for Hawaii.

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:26 AM

NIT Season TipOff- Day 1
 
(1) San Diego St.- 63, (8) Boston College- 50
(5) Seton Hall- 72, (4) Cleveland St.- 62
(3) Colorado- 77, (6) Auburn- 67
(2) TCU- 78, (7) VCU- 71

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:30 AM

NIT Season TipOff- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Boston College- 70, Cleveland St.- 46
Auburn- 65, TCU- 61

Winners Bracket Games

San Diego St.- 63, Seton Hall- 58
Colorado- 76, VCU- 66

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:34 AM

NIT Season TipOff- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Cleveland St.- 71, TCU- 59

5th Place Game

Auburn- 73, Boston College- 69 (OT)

3rd Place Game

VCU- 72, Seton Hall- 63

Championship Game

Colorado- 74, San Diego St.- 54

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:38 AM

Great Alaska Shootout- Day 1
 
(8) Fordham- 66, (1) Cincinnati- 60
(4) Arizona St.- 72, (5) Western Michigan- 69
(6) Oklahoma St.- 74, (3) Manhattan- 57
(7) Providence- 69, (2) Kentucky- 66

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:42 AM

Great Alaska Shootout- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Cincinnati- 65, Western Michigan- 45
Kentucky- 78, Manhattan- 73

Winners Bracket Games

Arizona St.- 79, Fordham- 64
Oklahoma St.- 77, Providence- 64

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:49 AM

Great Alaska Shootout- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Manhattan- 72, Western Michigan- 70

5th Place Game

Kentucky- 76, Cincinnati- 68

3rd Place Game

Providence- 77, Fordham- 75

Championship Game

Oklahoma St.- 79, Arizona St.- 73

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:53 AM

Battle 4 Atlantis- Day 1
 
(8) Arkansas- 84, (1) Wichita St.- 68
(4) UMass- 68, (5) SMU- 56
(3) Wisconsin- 71, (6) UC Santa Barbara- 59
(2) Syracuse- 73, (7) Xavier- 48

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 10:58 AM

Battle 4 Atlantis- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Wichita St.- 72, SMU- 58
Xavier- 81, UCSB- 72

Winners Bracket Games

Arkansas- 86, UMass- 77
Wisconsin- 73, Syracuse- 64

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 11:01 AM

Battle 4 Atlantis- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

UCSB- 64, SMU- 54

5th Place Game

Wichita St.- 76, Xavier- 69

3rd Place Game

Syracuse- 65, UMass- 58

Championship Game

Wisconsin- 68, Arkansas- 59

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 12:21 PM

Old Spice Classic- Day 1
 
(8) LSU- 64, (1) Harvard- 55
(4) North Carolina- 73, (5) St. Josephs- 66
(3) Memphis- 77, (6) New Mexico St.- 65
(7) Oregon- 86, (2) Michigan St.- 81

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 12:24 PM

Old Spice Classic- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Harvard- 67, St. Josephs- 66
Michigan St.- 87, New Mexico St.- 71

Winners Bracket Games

LSU- 84, North Carolina- 80
Oregon- 96, Memphis- 92 (OT)

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 12:27 PM

Old Spice Classic- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

St. Josephs- 73, New Mexico St.- 62

5th Place Game

Harvard- 71, Michigan St.- 66

3rd Place Game

Memphis- 82, North Carolina- 75

Championship Game

Oregon- 84, LSU- 77

sterlingice 03-24-2014 12:46 PM

Quite a few good tourneys that I just caught up on- didn't see the updates from last Monday

SI

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 03:47 PM

Wooden Legacy- Day 1
 
(1) Toledo- 83, (8) Rhode Island- 78
(5) Maryland- 67, (4) Marquette- 58
(3) Kansas St.- 83, (6) Washington- 74
(2) Louisiana Tech- 84, (7) Houston- 67

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 03:55 PM

Wooden Legacy- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Rhode Island- 64, Marquette- 49
Washington- 70, Houston- 63

Winners Bracket Games

Maryland- 78, Toledo- 74
Louisiana Tech- 76, Kansas St.- 68

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:03 PM

Wooden Legacy- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Marquette- 84, Houston- 79 (OT)

5th Place Game

Washington- 78, Rhode Island- 72

3rd Place Game

Kansas St.- 86, Toledo- 80

Championship Game

Maryland- 72, Louisiana Tech- 69

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:06 PM

Corpus Christi Challenge- Day 1
 
(1) Virginia- 80, (8) Temple- 71
(4) Ohio- 74, (5) Minnesota- 69
(3) St. Marys- 80, (6) LaSalle- 71
(7) Alabama- 65, (2) Iona- 63

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:10 PM

Corpus Christi Challenge- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Minnesota- 87, Temple- 62
Iona- 82, LaSalle- 72

Winners Bracket Games

Virginia- 67, Ohio- 60
St. Marys- 92, Alabama- 59

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:18 PM

Corpus Christi Challenge- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

LaSalle- 78, Temple- 73

5th Place Game

Iona- 83, Minnesota- 77

3rd Place Game

Ohio- 59, Alabama- 49

Championship Game

Virginia- 69, St. Marys- 66

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:22 PM

Las Vegas Invitational- Day 1
 
(1) Villanova- 80, (8) Rutgers- 75
(5) Stanford- 68, (4) Oklahoma- 58
(6) Miami (FL)- 68, (3) Mercer- 51
(2) Green Bay- 79, (7) Mississippi St.- 70

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:26 PM

Las Vegas Invitational- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Oklahoma- 90, Rutgers- 69
Mississippi St.- 72, Mercer- 54

Winners Bracket Games

Villanova- 75, Stanford- 61
Miami (FL)- 63, Green Bay- 58

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:29 PM

Las Vegas Invitational- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

Rutgers- 76, Mississippi St.- 72

5th Place Game

Oklahoma- 90, Mercer- 79

3rd Place Game

Stanford- 73, Green Bay- 70

Championship Game

Villanova- 72, Miami (FL)- 61

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:33 PM

Diamond Head Classic- Day 1
 
(8) Duquesne- 86, (1) Clemson- 73
(5) Oregon St.- 70, (4) Ole Miss- 66
(3) Georgetown- 69, (6) Texas Tech- 56
(2) Nebraska- 77, (7) South Florida- 53

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:37 PM

Diamond Head Classic- Day 2
 
Losers Bracket Games

Clemson- 62, Ole Miss- 61
Texas Tech- 47, South Florida- 45

Winners Bracket Games

Oregon St.- 80, Duquesne- 66
Georgetown- 76, Nebraska- 61

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:40 PM

Diamond Head Classic- Day 3
 
7th Place Game

South Florida- 68, Ole Miss- 59

5th Place Game

Texas Tech- 70, Clemson- 55

3rd Place Game

Duquesne- 73, Nebraska- 61

Championship Game

Georgetown- 80, Oregon St.- 71

collegesportsfanms 03-24-2014 04:44 PM

And that takes care of all the tournaments, there were some surprising results and a lot of expected results. Tomorrow I will work on getting the standings through the first 3 games up and get a screen shot of it on here somehow.

The next step is more non-conference play, as each conference will play every other conference, making 7 more non-conference games for each team. Games have been randomly selected, and it's going to be pretty generic, I'm not even worrying about selecting sites for the non-conference series. Hope you all enjoy

bbgunn 03-24-2014 07:24 PM

I'm enjoying already!

collegesportsfanms 03-25-2014 03:57 PM

I was gonna take some time and put some fancy graphics up for the standings, but honestly I just like to keep things simple, so the standings will just be in text format. Sorry to disappoint. But, here are the conference by conference standings as we've finished up the preseason tournaments:

ACC Standings

Division A

Wake Forest (2-1)
Boston College (1-2)
Clemson (1-2)
Georgia Tech (1-2)
Manhattan (1-2)
N.C. State (1-2)
Notre Dame (1-2)
Virginia Tech (0-3)

Division B

Maryland (3-0)
Virginia (3-0)
Florida St. (2-1)
Miami (FL) (2-1)
Pittsburgh (2-1)
Syracuse (2-1)
Duke (1-2)
North Carolina (1-2)


American Standings

Division A

Louisville (2-1)
San Diego St. (2-1)
Akron (1-2)
Cincinnati (1-2)
UCF (1-2)
UNLV (1-2)
Houston (0-3)
SMU (0-3)

Division B

Boise State (2-1)
Memphis (2-1)
UConn (2-1)
Rutgers (1-2)
S. Florida (1-2)
San Francisco (1-2)
Indiana St. (0-3)
Temple (0-3)

sterlingice 03-25-2014 04:02 PM

That's it! If there are no pretty graphics for me on a text-based sim message board, I'm quitting!

SI

collegesportsfanms 03-25-2014 04:06 PM

Atlantic Ten Standings

Division A

Duquesne (2-1)
VCU (2-1)
Dayton (1-2)
St. Josephs (1-2)
St. Louis (1-2)
Belmont (0-3)
George Mason (0-3)
St. Bonaventure (0-3)

Division B

Richmond (3-0)
George Washington (2-1)
Fordham (1-2)
LaSalle (1-2)
Mercer (1-2)
Rhode Island (1-2)
UMass (1-2)
Stephen F. Austin (0-3)


Big East Standings

Division A

Villanova (3-0)
Creighton (2-1)
Providence (2-1)
BYU (1-2)
Mid. Tenn. (1-2)
Wyoming (1-2)
Xavier (1-2)
DePaul (0-3)

Division B

Georgetown (3-0)
Harvard (2-1)
Iona (2-1)
Butler (1-2)
Delaware (1-2)
Marquette (1-2)
Seton Hall (1-2)
St. Johns (1-2)


Big Ten Standings

Division A

Indiana (3-0)
Purdue (2-1)
Cleveland St. (1-2)
Illinois (1-2)
Iowa (1-2)
Michigan St. (1-2)
Ohio St. (1-2)
Toledo (1-2)

Division B

Penn St. (3-0)
Wisconsin (3-0)
Michigan (2-1)
Northwestern (2-1)
Green Bay (1-2)
Minnesota (1-2)
Nebraska (1-2)
W. Michigan (0-3)

collegesportsfanms 03-25-2014 04:07 PM

lol, SI, you'd be surprised how many people have pmed me on some of my other dynasties in the past and told me how much better they would be with graphics. It's crazy. Hope you're enjoying so far

collegesportsfanms 03-25-2014 04:22 PM

Big 12 Standings

Division A

Kansas (3-0)
N. Dakota St. (3-0)
Oklahoma St. (3-0)
Kansas St. (2-1)
Texas (2-1)
Utah St. (2-1)
Wichita St. (2-1)
W. Virginia (1-2)

Division B

Baylor (3-0)
Ohio (2-1)
Oklahoma (2-1)
Texas Tech (2-1)
Iowa St. (1-2)
New Mexico (0-3)
New Mexico St. (0-3)
TCU (0-3)


Pac 12 Standings

Division A

Arizona St. (2-1)
California (2-1)
Gonzaga (2-1)
USC (2-1)
Washington (2-1)
Washington St. (2-1)
UCSB (1-2)
Utah (1-2)

Division B

Colorado (3-0)
Oregon (3-0)
Arizona (2-1)
Oregon St. (2-1)
St. Marys (2-1)
Stanford (2-1)
UCLA (2-1)
Hawaii (1-2)


SEC Standings

Division A

Florida (3-0)
Arkansas (2-1)
Auburn (2-1)
Georgia (2-1)
Southern Miss (2-1)
Tennessee (2-1)
Texas A&M (2-1)
Alabama (1-2)

Division B

Missouri (3-0)
Kentucky (2-1)
LA Tech (2-1)
LSU (2-1)
S. Carolina (2-1)
Vanderbilt (1-2)
Mississippi St. (0-3)
Ole Miss (0-3)

collegesportsfanms 03-27-2014 03:06 PM

Week 2- American vs. ACC
 
American vs. ACC Challenge

Boise St. (2-1)- 62 vs. Clemson (1-2)- 58

San Francisco (1-2)- 52 vs. Pittsburgh (2-1)- 62

SMU (0-3)- 69 vs. Virginia (3-0)- 64

San Diego St. (2-1)- 51 vs. Syracuse (2-1)- 70

UNLV (1-2)- 65 vs. Boston College (1-2)- 56

Akron (1-2)- 54 vs. Notre Dame (1-2)- 70

Cincinnati (1-2)- 69 vs. Georgia Tech (1-2)- 74

UCF (1-2)- 82 vs. Virginia Tech (0-3)- 72 (OT)

Louisville (2-1)- 81 vs. Manhattan (1-2)- 63

Temple (0-3)- 78 vs. N.C. State (1-2)- 75

UConn (2-1)- 64 vs. Wake Forest (2-1)- 65

Indiana St. (0-3)- 47 vs. Duke (1-2)- 67

Houston (0-3)- 72 vs. Florida St. (2-1)- 74

Memphis (2-1)- 70 vs. Maryland (3-0)- 68

Rutgers (1-2)- 50 vs. Miami (FL) (2-1)- 53

S. Florida (1-2)- 55 vs. North Carolina (1-2)- 85

American vs. ACC Wrap-Up

Both our undefeated teams in the ACC lost today, as SMU got a big win against Virginia and Memphis got by Maryland. Wake Forest beating UConn might be the upset of this challenge. Duke and North Carolina got much needed wins.

Final Tally: ACC wins 9-7

This will be my format for at least the rest of non-conference play, and maybe the whole regular season. I thought about doing a game of the week and some game wrap-ups, but with such a long season to get through, plus having a lot of other stuff going on, short and sweet is better in this case. I like putting records for each team during the games, so that you guys have an idea, and this also eliminates me from having to post standings every single week. Bolding the winning team for each game also makes it easier. Let me know what you guys think.

collegesportsfanms 03-27-2014 03:20 PM

Week 2- Atlantic Ten vs. SEC
 
Dayton (1-2)- 83 vs. South Carolina (2-1)- 77

Rhode Island (1-2)- 70 vs. Arkansas (2-1)- 78

St. Josephs (1-2)- 61 vs. Georgia (2-1)- 73

Fordham (1-2)- 70 vs. Southern Miss (2-1)- 67

UMass (1-2)- 79 vs. Vanderbilt (1-2)- 67

Stephen F. Austin (0-3)- 87 vs. Kentucky (2-1)- 89

LaSalle (1-2)- 70 vs. Louisiana Tech (2-1)- 74

George Washington (2-1)- 73 vs. Tennessee (2-1)- 63

Duquesne (2-1)- 65 vs. Florida (3-0)- 74

Richmond (3-0)- 60 vs. Mississippi St. (0-3)- 64

St. Louis (1-2)- 70 vs. Alabama (1-2)- 63

St. Bonaventure (0-3)- 56 vs. Missouri (3-0)- 65

Belmont (0-3)- 68 vs. Ole Miss (0-3)- 73

VCU (2-1)- 59 vs. Texas A&M (2-1)- 67

George Mason (0-3)- 60 vs. Auburn (2-1)- 73

Mercer (1-2)- 71 vs. LSU (2-1)- 75

Atlantic Ten/SEC Wrap-Up

Some good efforts tonight, as SFA played Kentucky very tough, and Duquesne played Florida tough. As far as the undefeateds go, Florida and Missouri from the SEC remain undefeated, and Richmond from the A-10 loses their first one. Fordham beating Southern Miss would be the upset of this challenge IMO.

Final Tally: SEC dominates, winning 11-5

collegesportsfanms 03-27-2014 03:30 PM

Week 2- Big East vs. Pac 12
 
Harvard (2-1)- 58 vs. Gonzaga (2-1)- 55

Creighton (2-1)- 73 vs. Colorado (3-0)- 78

BYU (1-2)- 79 vs. Utah (1-2)- 69

DePaul (0-3)- 61 vs. UCLA (2-1)- 70

Iona (2-1)- 84 vs. Washington (2-1)- 69

Middle Tennessee (1-2)- 69 vs. Arizona St. (2-1)- 56

Villanova (3-0)- 77 vs. St. Marys (2-1)- 68

Georgetown (3-0)- 79 vs. Arizona (2-1)- 81

Xavier (1-2)- 77 vs. Washington St. (2-1)- 75

Seton Hall (1-2)- 100 vs. Hawaii (1-2)- 104 (2 OT)

Delaware (1-2)- 73 vs. Stanford (2-1)- 69

Marquette (1-2)- 76 vs. California (2-1)- 63

Wyoming (1-2)- 69 vs. Oregon (3-0)- 81

Butler (1-2)- 58 vs. UC Santa Barbara (1-2)- 67

Providence (2-1)- 61 vs. USC (2-1)- 60

St. Johns (1-2)- 78 vs. Oregon St. (2-1)- 76

Big East/Pac 12 Wrap-Up

The big game this week was Georgetown and Arizona, and Arizona narrowly escaped. Harvard and Gonzaga, in reality, might be about as good of a non-power conference game as you can get. The surprise for me was UCSB beating Butler and Delaware beating Stanford. The Pac 12 teams Colorado and Oregon stay undefeated, but the Big East undefeated Georgetown goes down. Villanova from the Big East does stay undefeated.

Final Tally: Big East wins 10-6

collegesportsfanms 03-27-2014 03:53 PM

Week 2- Big Ten vs. Big 12
 
Northwestern (2-1)- 54 vs. New Mexico (0-3)- 69

Nebraska (1-2)- 57 vs. West Virginia (1-2)- 67

Toledo (1-2)- 67 vs. TCU (0-3)- 70

Cleveland St. (1-2)- 64 vs. Texas (2-1)- 53

Penn St. (3-0)- 73 vs. New Mexico St. (0-3)- 70

Purdue (2-1)- 72 vs. Kansas St. (2-1)- 70

Green Bay (1-2)- 81 vs. Texas Tech (2-1)- 72

Minnesota (1-2)- 79 vs. North Dakota St. (3-0)- 70

Wisconsin (3-0)- 64 vs. Iowa St. (1-2)- 81

Michigan St. (1-2)- 82 vs. Utah St. (2-1)- 58

Indiana (3-0)- 78 vs. Ohio (2-1)- 81

Ohio St. (1-2)- 53 vs. Oklahoma (2-1)- 72

Iowa (1-2)- 73 vs. Baylor (3-0)- 59

Michigan (2-1)- 79 vs. Wichita St. (2-1)- 86

Western Michigan (0-3)- 68 vs. Kansas (3-0)- 83

Illinois (1-2)- 63 vs. Oklahoma St. (3-0)- 72

Big Ten/Big 12 Wrap-Up

We had 7 undefeated teams in this challenge, 3 from the Big Ten, and 4 from the Big 12. 2 of the 3 Big Ten undefeated teams lost, and 2 of the 4 undefeated Big 12 teams lost. The undefeated teams are already dropping like flies. Was surprised to see Ohio beat Indiana and Cleveland St. beat Texas. Also didn't expect to see Iowa St. handle Wisconsin the way they did. I'm happy that Wichita St. beat Michigan, with the Shockers being my team, I was a little nervous how WIS would handle that game. This was by far the best challenge of Week 2.

Final Tally: Big 12 squeaks out a 9-7 victory.

sterlingice 03-27-2014 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by collegesportsfanms (Post 2914277)
lol, SI, you'd be surprised how many people have pmed me on some of my other dynasties in the past and told me how much better they would be with graphics. It's crazy. Hope you're enjoying so far


I think they can greatly enhance the experience, if used well. However, they can be a lot of work (and can cause people to stop writing because of the tedium). And I've seen a lot of dynasties where they are just extraneous, too.

SI

bbgunn 03-27-2014 08:16 PM

Just wanted to say good work so far.

collegesportsfanms 03-31-2014 09:23 AM

Week 3- Atlantic Ten vs. Big East
 
LaSalle (1-3)- 60 vs. Xavier (2-2)- 61

Fordham (2-2)- 73 vs. Butler (1-3)- 70

UMass (2-2)- 88 vs. Creighton (2-2)- 105

George Mason (0-4)- 80 vs. Seton Hall (1-3)- 83

VCU (2-2)- 73 vs. Wyoming (1-3)- 82

Rhode Island (1-3)- 53 vs. Delaware (2-2)- 74

Richmond (3-1)- 73 vs. DePaul (0-4)- 72

George Washington (3-1)- 66 vs. Middle Tennessee (2-2)- 51

St. Josephs (1-3)- 85 vs. Iona (3-1)- 68

Stephen F. Austin (0-4)- 83 vs. Providence (3-1)- 61

Mercer (1-3)- 65 vs. Harvard (3-1)- 56

Duquesne (2-2)- 89 vs. BYU (2-2)- 94

St. Bonaventure (0-4)- 69 vs. Georgetown (3-1)- 60

Belmont (0-4)- 66 vs. St. Johns (2-2)- 75

St. Louis (2-2)- 52 vs. Marquette (2-2)- 72

Dayton (2-2)- 81 vs. Villanova (4-0)- 87

A-Ten/Big East Wrap-Up

The big surprise for me is Fordham beating Butler. Mercer over Harvard was a surprise too, as well as Wyoming over VCU. My fear is that the farther into this I get, the more parity there will be. I'm already having that feeling there may be a lot of even records and seeding the NCAA tournament may be impossible.

Final Tally: Big East wins 9-7

collegesportsfanms 03-31-2014 09:32 AM

Week 3- ACC vs. Pac 12
 
Florida St. (3-1)- 66 vs. Washington St. (2-2)- 53

Virginia (3-1)- 68 vs. Oregon (4-0)- 73

North Carolina (2-2)- 60 vs. UCSB (2-2)- 71

Virginia Tech (0-4)- 85 vs. USC (2-2)- 89 (2 OT)

Duke (2-2)- 66 vs. Utah (1-3)- 67

Boston College (1-3)- 69 vs. California (2-2)- 62

Pittsburgh (3-1)- 81 vs. Stanford (2-2)- 72

Miami (FL) (3-1)- 48 vs. Gonzaga (2-2)- 58

Syracuse (3-1)- 73 vs. UCLA (3-1)- 83

Georgia Tech (2-2)- 69 vs. Hawaii (2-2)- 48

Notre Dame (2-2)- 59 vs. Arizona St. (2-2)- 74

N.C. State (1-3)- 82 vs. St. Marys (2-2)- 72

Manhattan (1-3)- 48 vs. Colorado (4-0)- 83

Clemson (1-3)- 70 vs. Washington (2-2)- 67

Wake Forest (3-1)- 56 vs. Arizona (3-1)- 65

Maryland (3-1)- 80 vs. Oregon St. (2-2)- 83

ACC/Pac 12 Wrap-Up

UCSB beating N. Carolina and Utah beating Duke are by far the 2 biggest shockers. I go back to my previous point about this dynasty being wide open and a lot of balanced teams towards the end.

Final Tally: Pac 12 beats ACC 10-6

collegesportsfanms 03-31-2014 09:41 AM

Week 3- SEC vs. Big 12
 
LSU (3-1)- 68 vs. West Virginia (2-2)- 67

Alabama (1-3)- 50 vs. Texas Tech (2-2)- 64

Auburn (3-1)- 70 vs. Ohio (3-1)- 57

Mississippi St. (1-3)- 45 vs. North Dakota St. (3-1)- 71

Louisiana Tech (3-1)- 87 vs. Wichita St. (3-1)- 85

Missouri (4-0)- 48 vs. Utah St. (2-2)- 69

Florida (4-0)- 58 vs. Texas (2-2)- 84

Texas A&M (3-1)- 75 vs. Kansas St. (2-2)- 75

Vanderbilt (1-3)- 62 vs. Baylor (3-1)- 75

Kentucky (3-1)- 81 vs. Oklahoma (3-1)- 74

South Carolina (2-2)- 63 vs. New Mexico St. (0-4)- 60

Ole Miss (1-3)- 62 vs. TCU (1-3)- 71

Arkansas (3-1)- 54 vs. New Mexico (1-3)- 60

Tennessee (2-2)- 79 vs. Kansas (4-0)- 92

Georgia (3-1)- 84 vs. Iowa St. (2-2)- 80

Southern Miss (2-2)- 80 vs. Oklahoma St. (4-0)- 73

SEC/Big 12 Wrap-Up

And 3 more undefeated teams go down this week. Oklahoma St. lost their first game from the Big 12, and Florida and Missouri not only lost their first games, but both teams were hammered. And the parity and balance early on continues. Shocker of the day for me is how easily Texas handled Florida, beating them by 26. Lest not forget the real Florida team is on its way to the final four, probably to win the whole darn thing. WIS is a crazy thing.

Final Tally: Big 12 wins 9-7

collegesportsfanms 03-31-2014 09:50 AM

Week 3- American vs. Big Ten
 
UConn (2-2)- 83 vs. Minnesota (2-2)- 67

South Florida (1-3)- 57 vs. Illinois (1-3)- 70

San Diego St. (2-2)- 72 vs. Indiana (3-1)- 57

Louisville (3-1)- 91 vs. Michigan St. (2-2)- 92 (OT)

Memphis (3-1)- 82 vs. Ohio St. (1-3)- 68

Akron (1-3)- 59 vs. Wisconsin (3-1)- 60

SMU (1-3)- 59 vs. Northwestern (2-2)- 56

San Francisco (1-3)- 65 vs. Cleveland St. (2-2)- 69

UCF (2-2)- 45 vs. Green Bay (2-2)- 70

UNLV (2-2)- 63 vs. Purdue (3-1)- 47

Indiana St. (0-4)- 63 vs. Toledo (1-3)- 71

Houston (0-4)- 55 vs. Iowa (2-2)- 71

Boise St. (3-1)- 65 vs. Western Michigan (0-4)- 74

Cincinnati (1-3)- 51 vs. Michigan (2-2)- 82

Temple (1-3)- 71 vs. Penn St. (4-0)- 62

Rutgers (1-3)- 64 vs. Nebraska (1-3)- 66

American/Big Ten Wrap-Up

Ding dong, another undefeated goes down. Penn St. was the only undefeated in this challenge, but no longer, as Temple took care of that. Not a lot of true shockers in this challenge, that Louisville/Michigan St. game was dynamite. I had both of those teams in my final four this season in reality, but alas, both fell short.

Final Tally: Big Ten wins 10-6

collegesportsfanms 04-13-2014 03:57 PM

Just so everybody knows, I am not giving up on this project, quite the contrary. I took this week and next week off from my regular job, but unfortunately left the excel files on the work computer (I have a lot of free time at work to work on stuff), so I'm unable to do any reporting on this for another week. However, I have been working on writing schedules and simming games when I can, so I should be able to fire up 3 or 4 weeks of this project within a day or 2 when I get back to work. In the meantime, please enjoy my 2 FBCB projects, the MVC and FOFC interactive coaches dynasty, and my starting from the bottom coaching dynasty. Thanks for your patience all!

britrock88 04-13-2014 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by collegesportsfanms (Post 2918943)
... In the meantime, please enjoy my 2 FBCB projects, the MVC and FOFC interactive coaches dynasty, and my starting from the bottom coaching dynasty. Thanks for your patience all!


Because you're clearly not working hard enough on providing us good dynasty reading material.

:D


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