Circle of March, Louisville Edition (Animated)

Posted by rtmsf on April 11th, 2013

The finality of it all hits sometime around Wednesday evening after the National Championship game. What, no college hoops to look forward to this weekend? Just NBA Draft announcements and the coaching carousel from now until the first heat of summer? That’s right. On March 5, we began our annual foray into the Circle of March with 310 teams pursusing a shot at the title. After 35 days of fascinating and compelling elimination basketball, we were left with only one outfit still standing. The Louisville Cardinals are your 2013 National Champions, a group as deserving as they are engaging. It’s time for the CoM to retire for another year…

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Team Eliminated From National Title Contention (04.08.13)

  • Michigan
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Circle of March: Vol. XX

Posted by rtmsf on April 8th, 2013

And after 35 days of the Circle of March, we’re down to just two schools — Louisville and Michigan. We’ll leave it at this for now, but just a reminder to check back on Tuesday for the animated version of the CoM as we narrowed the competitors down from 310 possibilities to just a single champion. Enjoy Monday Night.

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (04.06.13)

  • Syracuse
  • Wichita State
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Circle of March, Vol. XIX

Posted by rtmsf on April 1st, 2013

The Circle of March, Final Four Edition. As we said goodbye to four more schools over the weekend, we’re left with just four others who think they have the goods to cut the nets down in Atlanta next Monday night. Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse — look at the symmetry! Only one of you can walk away with the elusive title (and CoM all to yourselves), but it will be well-deserved no matter which school it is.

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.30-31.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XVIII

Posted by rtmsf on March 30th, 2013

After Thursday and Friday night’s games, the Circle of March is looking quite sparse. Starting with 310, there are now only eight schools with a shot at a national championship. Who will it be?

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.28-29.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XVII

Posted by rtmsf on March 25th, 2013

After four straight days of wall-to-wall hoops, the Circle of March is now down to just 16 lucky schools. Note the one surprise school sorta drifting out to sea over on the left hand side. How much further can the ridiculously fun group from Florida Gulf Coast advance in this year’s NCAA Tournament? We’ll find out soon enough…

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.23-24.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XVI

Posted by rtmsf on March 23rd, 2013

Thirty-two teams left. The NCAA Tournament field has been eviscerated into half over the last two days and we’re done to the final 32 suitors for the crown. Aside from a handful of plucky and lovable Cinderellas, most of the remaining teams have a legitimate shot. The Circle of March is slowly showing vast swaths of white space, but it’s still kinda interesting how the clusters have arisen. Until Sunday…

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.22.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XV

Posted by rtmsf on March 22nd, 2013

Day One of the Round of 64 wasn’t as wild and woolly as some previous years have been, but the result is always the same — 16 teams removed from the Circle of March. There are now 48 teams left dreaming for a shot at the ultimate glory. Enjoy Day Two of March Madness…

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.21.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XIV

Posted by rtmsf on March 21st, 2013

From 68 to 64 — eight squared and four cubed. The perfectly balanced bracket will take a major hit later today, when 16 hopefuls are removed from it and the Circle of March, in a 12-hour window. Today we say hello to the best four days in all of sports, while also saying goodbye to four teams that had wonderful seasons with memories to last a lifetime. Only one of the 64 squads below can survive the Circle — which one will it be?ThursdayMarch21

Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.19-20.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XIII

Posted by rtmsf on March 18th, 2013

And there you have it. With the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee’s bracket that was released on Sunday night, there are now only 68 teams left competing for the 2013 national championship. There will be no back-to-back champion, as Kentucky was relegated to the NIT along with eight other bubbling teams. Now that the Circle of March has been reduced from a robust 310 competitors all the way down to the final 68 over the last two weeks, this is where the real fun begins! Onward to 66…

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.17.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XII

Posted by rtmsf on March 17th, 2013

After an exhilarating Championship Saturday, it’s now Selection Sunday and we’ve eliminated 10 more schools to get down to a total of 78 teams still alive. There are four championship games today — Atlantic 10, ACC, Big Ten, and SEC — all involving teams that are likely hear their names called later tonight (Ole Miss is on the cut line of most bracket projections), so the NCAA Selection Committee will have to decide which of the remaining schools will be among the 10 unlucky names removed from the CoM.

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.16.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. XI

Posted by rtmsf on March 16th, 2013

A little more than a day away from Selection Sunday, and there are now only 88 teams left on the Circle of March. With 13 championship games today, there will probably only be around eight more teams removed by Sunday morning, with most of the remaining decision-making belonging to the committee currently sequestered away in Indianapolis.

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.15.13)

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Circle of March, Vol. X

Posted by rtmsf on March 15th, 2013

Huge day on the Circle of March Thursday, as a whole slew of teams were knocked out of contention for the 2013 national championship. What we’re left with are 112 remaining schools on our way to the selection of a final 68 a little over two days from now. As always, we’d like to thank those who are no longer playing for their participation in college basketball this season.

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Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention (03.14.13)

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