Since there are lots of forecasters out there, and a lot will change between now and Selection Sunday, let's make a thread that can hold everything in one place for now.
7 Mar updates:
Special shout-out to my grad school, Wright State, for winning the Horizon League last night. They're going dancing for the first time since 2007.
Bracket Matrix was updated yesterday evening, with VT still showing up as an 8-seed.
CBS Sports' Jerry Palm still has VT as an 8-seed.
For those of you who were still worried about that kind of thing, Sports Illustrated now lists VT as a lock for the tourney. I wasn't that worried, honestly.
I normally don't look into Bracket Matrix's component brackets much, but one in particular stood out to me today. Something called "NumberFire" actually has VT out of the tournament. According to their "About" page, they are "the next generation sports analytics platform," claiming to have "unprecedented insight that allows us to predict...better than any competitor." Among these unprecendented insights:
- Clemson is a 2-seed
- Temple's in as an 11-seed
- Loyola-Chicago is an 8-seed
With insights like these, it's no wonder they can charge $49.99 a month (!) for their "March Madness Bracket Advice + Help."