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The DOs and DON’Ts of Bracketology

Selection Sunday has passed, but the play-in games for the NCAA Tournament don’t begin until Tuesday.  That means that today, sports fans across the country become “bracketologists,” in their efforts to fill out the perfect NCAA Tournament bracket.  While we can’t guarantee perfect results, Paranoia is here to try and help you win that bracket pool you’re in, with some Do’s and Don’ts of filling out your bracket.

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Will the Selection Committee Show Georgetown the Love?


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For the past two years the talk this time of year on the Hilltop centered on what seed the Hoyas would get in the NCAA tournament, and whether it was possible to get a No. 1 seed. This year the conversation has shifted to whether the Hoyas can get in, and it’s looking like the Georgetown’s numbers may leave Michael Slive and the selection committee as bewildered as their up and down play has. Now Bleacher Report is getting in on the debate.

If the 15-12 Hoyas win their last two regular season Big East games against St. John’s and Depaul—and there’s no reason they shouldn’t—they will finish with an 8-10 league record.

The unwritten rule used by the seeding committee is pretty clear: “Every team must go .500 or better in conference play or they’re not going dancing.”

However, Georgetown isn’t just “every” team.

ESPN has jumped back on the bandwagon (relatively) too, putting the Hoyas as the top “bubble” team in the Big East. Don’t get your hopes up too fast though. Joe Lunardi doesn’t have The Hoyas anywhere to be found on the bracket and the rest of The Worldwide Leader still thinks the Hoyas need two wins in the Big East tournament next week on top of two wins this week to get in the dance.

And for extra credit here’s College Hoopsnet’s Bubble Board

Obviously the numbers will mean nothing with a loss to St. John’s tonight or Saturday to DePaul, but it is still interesting to think that, with all the frustration this season, the numbers still have Georgetown in the mix.