Wednesday, March 12, 2008

2008 March Madness Calendar

March 12-16: Major conference tournaments, automatic bids determined
March 16: Selection Committee announces at-large bids

March 18: 65th v. 64th Play-In

March 20-21: Sixty-Four
March 22-23: Thirty-Two

March 28: Sweet Sixteen
March 30: Elite Eight

April 5: Final Four
April 7: National Championship


The 12 teams who hold automatic bids (as of today, Wed Mar 12):

Cornell (20-5)
Winthrop (22-11)
Austin Peay (24-10)
Belmont (25-8)
Drake (28-4)
George Mason (23-10)
Siena (22-10)
Davidson (26-6)
San Diego (21-13)
Oral Roberts (24-8)
Butler (29-3)
WKU (27-6)

Cornell, my alma mater, did get crushed by Duke (currently ranked #6 in the nation by Associated Press) back in January, losing by 14 points. But Wisconson, #10, lost by 24. So I like our chances!

DISCLOSURE: I am short NCAABK.DUKE and long NCAABK.FIELD.

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