Category Archives: Bracketology/RPI

Providence, Big East Bracketology Update 3/6/17

ESPN and CBS Sports have released updated brackets and we’ll continue to track the minutiae of each bracketology update so you don’t have to.

The regular season concluded on Saturday with all ten Big East teams in action and the results shuffled the deck a bit heading into the Big East Tournament that tips off on Wednesday night. There are a lot of bubbles bouncing around in the air right now and both national media members and bracket aggregating sites like BracketMatrix.com are pumping out lots of predictions and content as conference tournament season rapidly approaches for all the power conferences. Let’s take a look at where Providence, their non-conference opponents and the rest of the Big East stands in the latest bracketology.

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Providence, Big East Bracketology Update 3/2/17

ESPN and CBS Sports have released updated brackets and we’ll continue to track the minutae of each bracketology update so you don’t have to.

We’re now in the final few days of the regular season. All 10 Big East teams play their final games on Saturday before the Big East Tournament gets underway next Wednesday. There are a lot of bubbles bouncing around in the air right now and both national media members and bracket aggregating sites like BracketMatrix.com are pumping out lots of predictions and content as conference tournament season rapidly approaches for all the power conferences. Let’s take a look at where Providence, their non-conference opponents and the rest of the Big East stands in the latest bracketology.

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Providence, Big East Bracketology Update 2/27/17

ESPN and CBS Sports have released updated brackets and we’ll continue to track the minutae of each bracketology update so you don’t have to.

The final week of the regular season is now upon us with Big East play coming to a crescendo on Saturday with all ten teams in action. There are a lot of bubbles bouncing around in the air right now and both national media members and bracket aggregating sites like BracketMatrix.com are pumping out lots of predictions and content as conference tournament season rapidly approaches for all the power conferences. Let’s take a look at where Providence, their non-conference opponents and the rest of the Big East stands in the latest bracketology.

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Providence Keeping NCAA Tournament Hopes Alive

With wins over two of the top Big East teams in their last two games Providence is keeping their NCAA Tournament hopes afloat, at least for the time being. The Big East is projected to get 4 or 5 teams in the NCAA Tournament this season and Providence is fighting with Georgetown, Marquette and Seton Hall to likely be that 5th team. The term “soft bubble” has been bandied about regularly the last few weeks with teams that are on the fringes of the field of 68 when bracketology experts put out their latest bracket showing rather weak profiles. Exhibit A: Providence. The Friars currently sport an RPI of 60 with a 3-7 record against Teams in the Top 50 of the RPI. They also have a 6-8 conference record. And yet, the Friars are “on the bubble” in many brackets like ESPN.com and USA Today.     CBSSports.com even has Ed Cooley’s bunch in their field as one of the “Last Four In”.

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Providence, Big East Bracketology Update 12/22/16

ESPN and CBS Sports have released updated brackets this week and we’ll continue to track the minutae of each bracketology update so you don’t have to.

After debuting last week inside the field of 68 for both ESPN’s bracket by Joe Lunardi the Friars also entered CBSSports.com’s latest bracket by Jerry Palm on Monday. The information below is from Monday’s Palm bracket and Lunardi’s latest release out today. The Friars improved to 10-2 in the non-conference on Tuesday night with a 20-point win over Maine at home and will finish up their pre-Big East slate on Friday at Conte Forum against Boston College. Here’s this week’s bracketology update for Providence, the rest of the Big East and Providence’s non-conference opponents.

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Providence Debuts in Joe Lunardi’s Latest Field of 68

Joe Lunardi has been pumping out Bracketology updates for ESPN since November 3rd — also known as 8 days before the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season. Lunardi waiting two weeks before putting out his second iteration but, since that one was released on November 17th Lunardi has been putting out updated brackets every Thursday. While Providence debuted on Lunardi’s page on December 8th as one of the “Next Four Out”, the Friars managed to find their way into the field this week by being the first team listed in the “Last Four Byes” category.

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Bracketology: pcbb1917.com’s Bracket 3/1/16

The calendar has turned to March and that means NCAA Tournament brackets are coming soon. After my dismal performance in year 1 of trying to put together a bracket, I thought I’d come back for more punishment and give this bracketology thing a shot again in 2016. Here is my first bracket of the season.

The automatic qualifiers are based on the conference standings through games on February 29th.

Be sure to send me your feedback in the comments section, via email or on Twitter. Here we go.

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