Because speculative puff is fun sometimes

8 comments by   |   Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 4:23 pm EDT

Hadn’t posted any Joe Lunardi bracketology in a while, so here’s his latest with IU as a 2 seed going to Dayton and the Washington D.C. region.

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8 comments:
#1
Laffy
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:29 PM EDT

I would like that bracket a lot.

Kansas’ ain’t too bad either and if I had to put money down right now for the winner, I’d pick them (not based on that bracket).

 
#2
bdotblot
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:50 PM EDT

I think by the end we’ll be higher ranked than Florida. Any loss they take in conference for them will not be a good loss. Granted, IU could always take a bad loss as well and we probably will have a few losses on the road. So what is better, getting a number 1 and going west or getting a number 2 and going east?

 
#3
Ron
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:09 PM EDT

Understanding it will change many time between now & then. This one has us playing FGC who we played 2 yrs ago in pre-conference. In the two yrs they have really got their program going. Attended 2 of their games last yr.

 
#4
Punjab
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:23 PM EDT

NBC Sports also has us as a #2 this week, only AZ is the other #1 instead of Duke. I can’t disagree with either of those brackets right now. IU and Michigan will be interchangeable as the B1G’s lone top seed for the rest of the year, and should switch places at least one to two more times. (My guess is we split the home and home series, as well as with some of the other league contenders.) Our brutal conference will likely ensure even our league champion has more losses than the respective champions of the relatively weaker conferences. I don’t see Duke, Kansas, or FL losing more than one or two more games each, if that, as they’ve already played most of their tough road games in conference play. Unless Kentucky (vs UF) or UNC (vs Duke) quickly improve, and anybody steps up to challenge Kansas, the other current #1′s just don’t have many marquee matchups left to challenge them– or bolster their resume– until tournament time.

Their may be some shockers, but for the most part most of the shuffling at the top of the polls/seedings will be between the Big Ten and Big East guys beating up on each other.

 
#5
Harvard for Hillbillies
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 8:22 PM EDT

Valpo vs. Butler is interesting…

Capobianco a shot at redemption a scholly crunch? I fear the Crusaders. That Valpo team is a real dark horse…a giant killer. Disciplined enough to upset Butler. Dangerous enough to steal a game from a top seed.

Scary thought of losing to Valpo and Butler in the same season.

 
#6
Geoff
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 8:45 PM EDT

That’s the most dangerous group of 8 seeds I can remember.

Kansas v Wisonsin

Michigan v Notre Dame

Duke v Baylor

Florida v Georgetown

How many of those #1′s would make it to the Sweet 16?

 
#7
Podunker
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:08 AM EDT

Great headline. I’m flattered.

 
#8
iuhoosier1992
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:49 AM EDT

Based on that and if the seedings hold, IU would get another shot at Butler in the Sweet 16. I think IU would be more fired up for that game then any game up until that one.

 


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