Thursday, February 08, 2007

NCAA Tournament mock bracket

By Andy Katz

INDIANAPOLIS -- We were the first guinea pigs: 20 sportswriters tossed into a meeting room in the NCAA headquarters Wednesday, going through a simulated NCAA Tournament mock bracket. We had the same computer system, access to all of the NCAA's information on each team, and the same kinds of chicken, pasta and ice cream the 10-member selection committee will digest over four days at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis next month.
What we discovered over the course of 12½ hours -- before wrapping up at 2 a.m. -- is that this process hardly is a walk in the park.

Here's where they put Davidson:
5 Indiana
12 Davidson
There were a few tweaks with the rest of the seed lines: BC moved over Virginia Tech, which the Eagles crushed; Gonzaga got a nod over BYU; Virginia moved up since the Cavs were in the ACC final against UNC, and Oral Roberts and Davidson, upon further review, were moved up a few spots.

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