Bracketology 2018: T-30 days and counting

With only 30 days left until Selection Sunday, I figured it would be a good time to start sharing my predicted brackets and final outcome. I’ve been refining my methodology over the past few years; it’s never aligned with what the selection committee has picked, but it has come fairly close. Continue reading Bracketology 2018: T-30 days and counting

On Using Date Formats in Filename

When using a date as part of a filename or directory name, you should follow the format yyyyMMdd (at least in that order). I cringe every time I find some other formats. Having the date in this format allows it to be sortable.

20171014 is easier to work with than 10_14_17.

While we’re on the topic, you should be using 24 hour time formats too.

2017 NCAA Basketball Seed Predictions

I’ve been following college basketball ever since I moved to the great state of Kentucky. While I’d love to see my Wildcat’s go all the way this year, I have to take an honest look at the basketball landscape.

Listed below you will find my predictions for the seeding of the men’s college basketball tournament. These are not based on current rankings, but uses completed games to predict the rest of the season.

Updated through: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Final Four Teams: Villanova, Louisville, Gonzaga,  Arizona
Champion: Gonzaga over Villanova (70-66)

1. Baylor
(Big 12)
2. Villanova
(Big East)
3. Louisville
(ACC)
4. Gonzaga
(West Coast)
5. North Carolina
(ACC)
6. Cincinnati
(American Athletic)
7. Butler
(Big East)
8. Kentucky
(Southeastern)
9. Oregon
(Pac 12)
10. Arizona
(Pac 12)
11. Florida
(Southeastern)
12. Virginia
(ACC)
13. Florida State
(ACC)
14. UNC-Wilmington
(Colonial Athletic)
15. Xavier
(Big East)
16. Wisconsin
(Big Ten)
17. St. Mary’s
(West Coast)
18. Notre Dame
(ACC)
19. South Carolina
(Southeastern)
20. Purdue
(Big Ten)
21. Kansas
(Big 12)
22. SMU
(American Athletic)
23. Minnesota
(Big Ten)
24. Texas-Arlington
(Sun Belt)
25. Arkansas
(Southeastern)
26. Vermont
(America East)
27. Dayton
(Atlantic 10)
28. Akron
(Mid-American)
29. VCU
(Atlantic 10)
30. West Virginia
(Big 12)
31. Middle Tennessee
(Conference USA)
32. Rhode Island
(Atlantic 10)
33. Monmouth
(MAAC)
34. Illinois State
(Missouri Valley)
35. Duke
(ACC)
36. Florida Gulf Coast
(Atlantic Sun)
37. Lehigh
(Patriot League)
38. Tennessee
(Southeastern)
39. Creighton
(Big East)
40. UCLA
(Pac 12)
41. Nevada
(Mountain West)
42. Southern California
(Pac 12)
43. Texas Southern
(SWAC)
44. Arkansas State
(Sun Belt)
45. Northwestern
(Big Ten)
46. Maryland
(Big Ten)
47. Winthrop
(Big South)
48. Valparaiso
(Horizon League)
49. UNC-Asheville
(Big South)
50. North Dakota State
(Summit League)
51. Princeton
(Ivy League)
52. E. Tennessee State
(Southern)
53. Marquette
(Big East)
54. Bucknell
(Patriot League)
55. Cal State Bakersfield
(Western Athletic)
56. New Mexico State
(Western Athletic)
57. Wichita State
(Missouri Valley)
58. Belmont
(Ohio Valley)
59. California
(Pac 12)
60. TCU
(Big 12)
61. Oklahoma State
(Big 12)
62. Yale
(Ivy League)
63. IPFW
(Summit League)
64. New Orleans
(Southland)
65. Weber State
(Big Sky)
66. UC Davis
(Big West)
67. North Carolina Central
(MEAC)
68. LIU-Brooklyn
(Northeast)

Why should you trust me? You shouldn’t. I just find it fun to see how close I can get to the selection committee come selection Sunday.