Road To Hutch

The NJCAA Division I Basketball Tournament

2013 Tournament Predictions (January 31)

I’m terrible at predicting who gets in to the tournament (looking back at my track record) and will probably be even worse now that the tournament is seeded, however, if the tournament were held today, here’s what I see as a possible lineup:

District 1 Champion – #10 North Idaho College

District 2 Champion – #22 Connors State College

District 3 Champion – #2 Vincennes University

District 4 Champion – Mineral Area College

District 5 Champion – #8 New Mexico Junior College

District 6 Champion – #1 Hutchinson Community College

District 7 Champion – Motlow State Community College

District 8 Champion – #7 College Of Central Florida

District 9 Champion – Central Wyoming College

District 10 Champion – #3 Spartanburg Methodist College

District 11 Champion – #5 Iowa Western Community College

District 12 Champion – Shelton State Community College

District 13 Champion – #13 East Georgia State College

District 14 Champion – #18 Kilgore College

District 15 Champion – #21 Pearl River Community College

District 16 Champion – Southwestern Illinois College

These teams I see as the most likely, with a few coin flips in there.

 

District 2B – #25 Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa

District 7B – Volunteer State Community College

District 10B – Brunswick Community College

District 14B – San Jacinto College – Central

Zone qualifiers are up to the district/region to decide, and they each have criteria. Best guesses on these.

 

At Large 1 – #4 Coffeyville Community College

At Large 2 – #6 Indian Hills Community College – Ottumwa

At Large 3 – #9 Chipola College

At Large 4 – #15 Salt Lake Community College

I feel like another Florida team should go into the 4th spot (They’re all that good right now), but I’m not sure what they would do. Picked from the next best district there.

 

Seeds:

1 – #1 Hutchinson Community College

2 – #2 Vincennes University

3 – #3 Spartanburg Methodist College

4 – #5 Iowa Western Community College

5 – #7 College Of Central Florida

6 – #8 New Mexico Junior College

7 – #10 North Idaho College

8 – #13 East Georgia State College

9 – #4 Coffeyville Community College

10 – #6 Indian Hills Community College – Ottumwa

11 – #9 Chipola College

12 – #15 Salt Lake Community College

13 – #18 Kilgore College

14 – #21 Pearl River Community College

15 – #22 Connors State College

16 – #25 Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa

17 – Central Wyoming College

18 – Mineral Area College

19 – Motlow State Community College

20 – San Jacinto College – Central

21 – Southwestern Illinois College

22 – Shelton State Community College

23 – Brunswick Community College

24 – Volunteer State Community College

Top 8 get byes, and must be champions.

 

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Feel free to tell me what you think.

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