Quick Predictions: Championship Week

MARCH MADNESS!!!

It is that MOST wonderful time of the year. That time when I don’t leave the couch for any reason what-so-ever because of College Basketball. This week is arguably more exciting than the Big Dance itself. I’d rank each of the March Madness weekends as such: next weekend number one, followed by this week, then Final Four Weekend, and finally the Sweet 16. I’ve been lacking on CBB coverage this season but like any great underdog, I come alive in March. Here are some quick predictions for the conference tourneys finishing up this weekend.

Current Champions (Seed, School, Record):

Big South: #1 Coastal Carolina (21-12)
CAA: #1 Delaware (25-9)
Horizon: #5 Milwaukee (21-13)
Ivy League: Harvard (26-4), Regular Season Champs (Ivy League does not have a tournament)
MAAC: #5 Manhattan (25-7)
Missouri Valley: #1 Wichita State (34-0)
NEC: #4 Mount St. Mary’s (21-13)
Ohio Valley: #3 Eastern Kentucky (24-9)
Patriot: #2 American (20-12)
SoCon: #3 Wofford (20-12)
Summit: #1 North Dakota State (25-6)
WCC: #1 Gonzaga (28-6)

Championships This Weekend (Championship Game Date):

As some games have finished, winners from today will be noted.

American (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Cincinnati, #2 Louisville, #4 UConn, #6 Houston
Your Champ Will Be: #2 Louisville

America East (March 15th):

Championship Game: #2 Stony Brook (23-9) vs. #4 Albany (17-14)
Your Champ Will Be: #2 Stony Brook

Atlantic 10 (March 16th):

Still Alive: #2 VCU, #3 George Washington, #4 St. Joe’s (Semis), #6 U Mass, #7 Richmond, #9 St. Bonaventure (Semis)
Your Champ Will Be: #4 St. Joe’s

ACC (March 16th):

Still Alive: #1 UVA (Semis), #2 Syracuse, #3 Duke, #5 Pittsburgh (Semis), #6 Clemson, #7 NC State
Your Champ Will Be: #1 Virginia

Big XII (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Kansas, #3 Texas, #4 Iowa State, #7 Baylor
Your Champ Will Be: #1 Kansas (Shakiest pick of all)

Big East (March 15th):

Still Alive: #2 Creighton, #3 Xavier, #4 Providence, #8 Seton Hall
Your Champ Will Be: #2 Creighton

Big Sky (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Weber State, #2 North Dakota, #5 Portland State, #6 North Colorado
Your Champ Will Be: #1 Weber State

Big Ten (March 16th):

Still Alive: #1 Michigan (Semis), #2 Wisconsin, #3 Michigan State, #5 Ohio State (Semis), #7 Minnesota, #11 Northwestern
Your Champ Will Be: #3 Michigan State

Big West (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 UC Irvine, #3 Long Beach State, #5 Cal State Northridge, #7 Cal Poly
Your Champ Will Be: #3 Long Beach State

Conference USA (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Louisiana Tech, #2 Tulsa, #3 Middle Tennessee, #4 Southern Mississippi
Your Champ Will Be: #3 Middle Tennessee

MAC (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Western Michigan, #2 Toledo, #4 Akron, #6 Eastern Michigan
Your Champ Will Be: #4 Akron

MEAC (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 NC Central, #3 Morgan State, #4 Norfolk State, #7 Coppin State
Your Champ Will Be: #1 NC Central

Mountain West (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 San Diego State, #2 New Mexico State, #4 UNLV, #6 Boise State
Your Champ Will Be: #1 San Diego State

Pac-12 (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Arizona, #2 UCLA, #5 Colorado, #6 Stanford
Your Champ Will Be: #1 Arizona

SEC (March 16th):

Still Alive: #1 Florida (Semis), #2 Kentucky, #3 Georgia, #4 Tennessee (Semis), #6 Ole Miss, #7 LSU
Your Champ Will Be: #1 Florida

Southland (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Stephen F. Austin, #2 Texas A&M-CC, #3 Sam Houston State, #4 Northwestern State
Your Champ Will Be: #3 Sam Houston State

SWAC (March 15th):

Still Alive: #2 Texas Southern, #3 Alabama State, #5 Alabama A&M, #8 Prairie View A&M
Your Champ Will Be: #2 Texas Southern

Sun Belt (March 16th):

Still Alive: #1 Georgia State (Semis), #2 Western Kentucky (Semis), #3 Louisiana-Lafayette, #4 Arkansas State, #5 Arkansas-Little Rock, #6 Texas-Austin
Your Champ Will Be: #3 Louisiana-Lafayette

WAC (March 15th):

Still Alive: #1 Utah Valley, #2 New Mexico State, #5 Idaho, #6 Cal State Bakersfield
Your Champ Will Be: #2 New Mexico State

And there you have. Anything can happen this weekend but these are LOCKS. Disagree? Let me know in the comments below.

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