The Hoops HD Report: Final Four Edition

The panel gives a full breakdown of the Final Four.  We discuss each team and review how it was that they got there.  South Carolina has been one of the biggest surprises in the tournament, Oregon pulled off a shocking win against Kansas despite the injuries they’ve dealt with, Gonzaga cruised past Xavier after winning a nail-biter against West Virginia, and North Carolina won in a classic against Kentucky.  We also take a look at some of the more notable coaching changes, as well as the NIT, CIT, and CBI Tournaments.


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

The Hoops HD Report: Sweet Sixteen Edition

Chad and the panel look back at the First and Second Rounds of the tournament, and preview all of the Sweet Sixteen and potential Elite Eight action coming up this week.  We discuss what our favorite games have been so far, along with the biggest surprises and who we like going forward…


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

The Hoops HD Report: Selection Sunday Plus One

Chad and the panel discuss the teams that made the field, the snubs, and what they agreed and disagreed with in terms of the Selection Committee.  They also run through each of the match-ups and potential match-ups in the Rounds of 64 and 32, and give each of their individual Final Four picks.  They close by quickly looking at the other postseason tournaments, and reveal the first ever field of the Hoops HD AC8 Tournament


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Bracketology 2017: March Madness Predictions (Final Version)

Selection Sunday has arrived as our NCAA tourney predictions turn into reality. Last March HoopsHD’s Jon Teitel correctly picked 65 of the 68 teams that made the tourney, each of which was within 1 spot of their actual seed, including 37 right on the money. Here is the final update predicting which 68 teams will hear their names called on the Selection Show. See below for his list of who will make the cut and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments section. To see how we stack up with other websites (ranked 3rd out of 88 entries over the past 3 years), check out:

1: Villanova (Big East): AUTO-BID
1: Kansas (Big 12)
1: North Carolina (ACC)
1: Gonzaga (WCC): AUTO-BID

2: Kentucky (SEC): AUTO-BID
2: Oregon (Pac-12)
2: Duke (ACC): AUTO-BID
2: Arizona (Pac-12): AUTO-BID

3: Louisville (ACC)
3: Baylor (Big 12)
3: UCLA (Pac-12)
3: Florida State (ACC)

4: Florida (SEC)
4: West Virginia (Big 12)
4: Butler (Big East)
4: Notre Dame (ACC)

5: Purdue (Big 10)
5: Virginia (ACC)
5: Iowa State (Big 12): AUTO-BID

6: Cincinnati (AAC)
6: Minnesota (Big 10)
6: Wisconsin (Big 10)
6: Michigan (Big 10): AUTO-BID

7: St. Mary’s (WCC)
7: Maryland (Big 10)
7: Creighton (Big East)
7: Virginia Tech (ACC)

8: Northwestern (Big 10)
8: Arkansas (SEC)
8: Wichita State (MVC): AUTO-BID
8: Miami FL (ACC)

9: South Carolina (SEC)
9: Oklahoma State (Big 12)
9: Dayton (A-10)
9: Seton Hall (Big East)

10: VCU (A-10)
10: Marquette (Big East)
10: Vanderbilt (SEC)
10: Michigan State (Big 10)

11: Xavier (Big East)
11: Providence (Big East)
11: Wake Forest (ACC)
11: Middle Tennessee (CUSA): AUTO-BID
11: USC (Pac-12)
11: Kansas State (Big 12)

12: Rhode Island (A-10): AUTO-BID
12: Nevada (MWC): AUTO-BID
12: UNC-Wilmington (CAA): AUTO-BID
12: Vermont (America East): AUTO-BID

13: Princeton (Ivy): AUTO-BID
13: East Tennessee State (SoCon): AUTO-BID
13: Bucknell (Patriot): AUTO-BID
13: Winthrop (Big South): AUTO-BID

14: New Mexico State (WAC): AUTO-BID
14: Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun): AUTO-BID
14: Iona (MAAC): AUTO-BID
14: Northern Kentucky (Horizon): AUTO-BID

15: Kent State (MAC): AUTO-BID
15: Texas Southern (SWAC): AUTO-BID
15: North Dakota (Big Sky): AUTO-BID
15: Jacksonville State (OVC): AUTO-BID

16: Troy (Sun Belt): AUTO-BID
16: South Dakota State (Summit): AUTO-BID
16: NC Central (MEAC): AUTO-BID
16: New Orleans (Southland): AUTO-BID
16: Mount St. Mary’s (NEC): AUTO-BID
16: UC Davis (Big West): AUTO-BID


BRACKET NOTE: The puppet did this in a rush.  The bracket was built after the Selection Show started, but the seed list above was posted just before the start.  

The Hoops HD’s Selection Committee Final Bracket: March 12th

CLICK HERE for the final Championship Week Video Notebook

CLICK HERE for the Hoops HD Committee Report – (We have since scrubbed the seed list, so the new bracket isn’t quite the same)

CLICK HERE for Joby Fortson’s Nitty Gritty Ratings, which are among the most accurate of any metric when it comes to guessing the Committee

The staff here at Hoops HD, along with some help from other Bracket gurus, replicate the selection process and build a bracket of our own every year.  It is worth nothing that the goal is to replicate the PROCESS, and build the bracket the way we think it SHOULD be built if we were the committee.  The goal is NOT to guess the Actual Committee.  Jon Teitel, who is on our staff, does guess the actual committee and has done so with near pinpoint accuracy in recent years.  His most recent bracket can be seen HERE

One thing is for certain.  Of the ten of us that participated, this is far from unanimous.  Every individual on this committee strongly disagrees with something.  But, it was our consensus.

BRACKET NOTE:   If this matches what the real committee does, it would be the first time that North Carolina will have played a team from Durham, NC in the NCAA Tournament