Tag: March Madness

NCAA Announces Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Bracket For 2021

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was announced on March 14th. The #1 overall seed was from a High Major in Gonzaga, who is the only undefeated team through the regular season. The NCAA tournament begins Friday, March 19th with the four First Four games and will continue through to the national championship […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 21

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 21st, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the third #2 seed. A total of eight […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 14

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 14th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the third #2 seed. A total of eight […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 7

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number two seed for the week ending February 7th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the top #2 seed. A total of nine […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 24

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 24th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the top #2 seed. A total of nine […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 17

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 17th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a one of the four #1 seeds. A […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 10

It was announced earlier this season that the entire NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament would be played in the state of Indiana. The graphic above shows the locations in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and West Lafayette that will host tournament games. Four venues in Indianapolis including the NBA’s Indiana Pacers arena of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NFL’s Indianapolis […]

2020 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Feb. 16

Here are this week’s CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament projections using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We use the Sagarin rankings to select our Top 25 teams currently for our Mid-Major poll and High Major poll. We will be giving a projection for the Field of 68 schools each week following the release […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round Preview: UC Irvine vs. Oregon, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#13 UC Irvine vs. #12 Oregon (South Region) When: Sunday, March 23, 9:40 p.m. ET (approx) Where: SAP Arena, San Jose, California TV/Streaming: TBS, March Madness Live UC Irvine Anteaters (31-5, 15-1) Irvine, California Big West Conference Head Coach: Russell Turner (Ninth season, 188-125 @ UCI & overall) Enrollment: 29,307 Sagarin Rating: 76 Scouting Report: This year is the […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round Preview: Buffalo vs. Texas Tech, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#6 Buffalo vs. #2 Texas Tech (West Region) When: Sunday, March 23, 6:10 p.m. ET Where: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma TV/Streaming: TNT, March Madness Live Buffalo Bulls (32-3, 16-2) Buffalo, New York Mid-America Conference Head Coach: Nate Oats (4th season, 96-42 @ Buffalo & overall) Enrollment: 20,071 Sagarin Rating: 21 Scouting Report: Buffalo enters this […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round Preview: Wofford vs. Kentucky, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#7 Wofford vs. #2 Kentucky (Midwest Region) When: Saturday, March 22, 2:40 p.m. ET Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida TV/Streaming: CBS, March Madness Live Wofford Terriers (30-4, 18-0) Spartanburg, South Carolina Southern Conference Head Coach: Mike Young (17th season, 299-243 @ Wofford & overall) Enrollment: 1,650 Sagarin Rating: 32 Scouting Report: Wofford won its first […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round Preview: UC Irvine vs. Kansas State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#13 UC Irvine vs. #4 Kansas State (South Region) When: Friday, March 21, 2:00 p.m. ET Where: SAP Arena, San Jose, California TV/Streaming: TBS, March Madness Live UC Irvine Anteaters (30-5, 15-1) Irvine, California Big West Conference Head Coach: Russell Turner (Ninth season, 187-125 @ UCI & overall) Enrollment: 29,307 Sagarin Rating: 87 Scouting Report: […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round Preview: Nevada vs. Florida, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#10 Florida vs. #7 Nevada (West Region) When: Thursday, March 20, 6:50 p.m. ET Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa TV/Streaming: TNT, March Madness Live Florida Gators (19-15, 9-9) Gainesville, Florida Southeastern Conference Head Coach: Mike White (Fourth season, 69-37 @ UF, 170-77 overall) Enrollment: 35,247 Sagarin Rating: 28 Scouting Report: Florida is back […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round Preview: Murray State vs. Marquette, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction

This game features two of the best scorers that college basketball has to offer. This game could be the game of the day on Thursday with two teams who can get the score into the 80s or even the 90s.

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round Preview: New Mexico State vs. Auburn, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#12 New Mexico State vs. #5 Auburn (Midwest Region) When: Thursday, March 20, 1:30 PM Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah TV/Streaming: TNT, March Madness Live New Mexico State Aggies (30-4, 15-1) Las Cruces, New Mexico Western Athletic Conference Head Coach: Chris Jans (Second season, 58-10 @ NMSU, 79-22 overall) Enrollment: 11,713 Sagarin […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Preview: St. John’s vs. Arizona State, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Arizona State under head coach Bobby Hurley has been a rollercoaster ride, never quite getting over the top (losing to Pac 12 champs Oregon twice down the stretch) but still eking out a 20+ win season and doing just enough to get into the tourney despite the overall perceived weakness of the Pac 12 in general.

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Preview: North Carolina Central vs. North Dakota State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#16 North Carolina Central vs. #16 North Dakota State (South Region) When: Wednesday, March 19, 6:40 PM Where: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio TV/Streaming: truTV, March Madness Live North Carolina Central Eagles (18-15, 10-6) Durham, North Carolina Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Head Coach: LeVelle Moton (Ninth season, 175–128 @ NCCU & overall) Enrollment: 6,355 Sagarin Rating: 296 Scouting Report: NCCU […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Preview: Belmont vs. Temple, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

With the AAC down overall this season, the Owls had to sweat our selection Sunday. They 13-5 record was enough to get them in despite losing in the quarterfinal of the conference tournament.

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Preview: Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Prairie View A&M, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. #16 Prairie View A&M (West Region) When: Tuesday, March 19, 6:40 PM Where: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio TV/Streaming: truTV, March Madness Live Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (20-13, 12-6 ) Hackensack, New Jersey Northeast Conference Head Coach: Greg Herenda (sixth season, 80-107 @ FDU, 205-188 overall) Enrollment: 6,464 Sagarin Rating: 217 Scouting Report: FDU won a share of […]

2019 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Projections-Jan. 28

Over the past three years, we here at College Sports Journal have projected the Division I FCS football projections using the Sagarin rankings. We are starting to do this for selecting this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using these same Sagarin rankings for the field of 68 teams. We use the Sagarin rankings to select […]