Feature Presentation - Doug McKinney's Breaking Down The Bracket




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  • March 12: 5:23 EST | Edition 8 (FINAL)
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    1 Seeds
    16 seeds
    8 Seeds
    9 seeds
    Villanova# (Big East)
    Troy# (Sun Belt)
    Wichita St.# (MVC)
    Oklahoma St.
    Kansas
    New Orleans# (Southland)
    Dayton
    Northwestern
    Gonzaga# (West Coast)
    S. Dkta St.# (Summit)/UC Davis# (Big West)
    VCU
    Virginia Tech
    Duke# (ACC)
    MSM# (NEC)/NC Central# (MEAC)
    Miami FL
    South Carolina
    5 Seeds
    12 seeds
    4 Seeds
    13 seeds
    Cincinnati
    USC/Marquette
    Florida
    Princeton# (Ivy)
    Iowa State# (Big 12)
    Nevada# (MWC)
    West Virginia
    ETSU# (SoCon)
    Virginia
    UNC Wilmington# (CAA)
    Notre Dame
    New Mexico St.# (WAC)
    Purdue
    Vermont# (America East)
    Butler
    Bucknell# (Patriot)
    6 Seeds
    11 seeds
    3 Seeds
    14 seeds
    SMU# (American)
    Providence
    Oregon
    Winthrop# (Big South)
    Wisconsin
    Middle Tennessee# (C-USA)
    UCLA
    FLGC# (Atlantic Sun)
    Creighton
    Rhode Island# (A-10)
    Louisville
    Northern Kentucky# (Horizon)
    Michigan# (B1G)
    Wake Forest/Kansas State
    Florida St.
    Iona# (MAAC)
    7 Seeds
    10 seeds
    2 Seeds
    15 seeds
    Saint Mary's
    Seton Hall
    UNC
    North Dakota# (Big Sky)
    Minnesota
    Vanderbilt
    Arizona# (Pac 12)
    Texas Southern# (SWAC)
    Maryland
    Michigan St.
    Kentucky# (SEC)
    Kent State# (MAC)
    Arkansas
    Xavier
    Baylor
    Jacksonville St.# (OVC)


    # denotes won conference automatic bid
    * denotes projected conference automatic bid
    Dance With Me // Last 4 In: Wake Forest, USC, Marquette, Kansas State
    Cut Off // First 4 Out: Illinois State, Syracuse, Georgia, TCU
    Invitations Lost In The Mail // Next 6 Out: California, Indiana, Illinois, Houston, Clemson, Georgia

    About Breaking Down The Bracket

         Doug McKinney, 33, is an award-winning journalist and owner of FeaturePresentationOnline.com. A native of Silver Spring, MD, McKinney is an avid Washington, D.C. sports fan (including a season ticket holder of the Washington Nationals). McKinney graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Wheaton, MD) in 2001, before moving on to Radford University (Radford, VA) where he graduated from in 2005 (on a 4-year plan foolishly).
         He has appeared on numerous radio shows sharing his NCAA Basketball and Major League Baseball knowledge and opinions, as well as been featured in various newspapers, magazines and on websites. In addition to his site work for FP, he also serves as a TV producer for The Sports Junkies that simulcasts on Comcast SportsNet and 106.7 The Fan. Previously, he served as a Redskins field producer for CSN and produced various programs such as "Redskins Nation" and "The Baseball Show".
         BDTB originated in early 2006. Throughout the year, McKinney posts what he thinks the NCAA tournament field would look like at that current time. A final projection bracket is released right before the real selections and seedings are announced on Selection Sunday. Below you can find his final bracket results, courtesy of The Bracket Matrix. (In years not shown, FPO final brackets were not published due to prior commitments)

     
    2015 Bracket Matrix results
    66 of 68 teams picked correctly
    39 of 68 teams seeded correctly (more than Jerry Palm)
    62 of 68 teams seeded correctly or +/-1 (more than Joe Lunardi)
    Paymon Score: 338 (more than Palm)
    t-18th best out of listed 136 final brackets

    2013 Bracket Matrix results
    68 of 68 teams picked correctly (more than Palm)
    35 of 68 teams seeded correctly (more than Lunardi & Palm)
    62 of 68 teams seeded correctly or +/-1 (more than Lunardi & Palm)
    Paymon Score: 336 (more than Lunardi & Palm)
    t-13th best out of listed 136 final brackets

    2012 Bracket Matrix results
    67 of 68 teams picked correctly (more than Palm)
    37 of 68 teams seeded correctly (more than Lunardi & Palm)
    59 of 68 teams seeded correctly or +/-1
    Paymon Score: 334 (more than Lunardi & Palm)
    t-30th best out of listed 115 final brackets

    2010 Bracket Matrix results
    63 of 65 teams picked correctly
    34 of 65 teams seeded correctly (more than Lunardi & Palm)
    53 of 65 teams seeded correctly or +/-1
    Paymon Score: 310 (more than Lunardi)
    t-18th best out of listed 83 final brackets

    2009 Bracket Matrix results
    64 of 65 teams picked correctly
    30 of 65 teams seeded correctly
    55 of 65 teams seeded correctly or +/-1
    Paymon Score: 307
    t-23rd best out of listed 136 final brackets

    2007 Bracket Matrix results
    63 of 64 teams picked correctly
    19 of 64 teams seeded correctly
    50 of 68 teams seeded correctly or +/-1 (more than Lunardi)
    Paymon Score: 277 (more than Lunardi)
    t-27th best out of listed 30 final brackets


  • The next update of Breaking Down The Bracket will be come on Saturday, March 11
    To contact Doug McKinney for interviews/inquiries: e-mail @ dmckinney@featurepresentationonline.com | phone 240-470-0601