Questions For The Competition is a weekly column that addresses our issues with the brackets of other bracketology "experts." This week's questions are for ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi, Andy Glockner of CNNSI.com, and Mark Huguenin of Rivals.com.
Keep in mind that these questions are about each bracketologist's latest bracket, the date of which is listed below.
Joe Lunardi (ESPN.com) - Jan. 26 Bracket
So after our weeks of requesting, you finally bring BYU back down to where they should be in your field (from a 7 to 12 after going 1-1 last week). But then you go out and throw TCU in your field?? Shouldn't UNLV get the automatic bid since they were tied for first with TCU and had the higher RPI? Or do you have some clause that says since TCU beat UNLV they get the auto bid? Could you please clear this up?
Furthermore, how are five MWC teams either in your bracket or in the Last Eight Out? San Diego State is worthy of the Next Four Out line, but Penn State isn't?
How is UCLA a 7 and Washington an 8 when the Huskies just beat the Bruins and are a game up on them in conference?
What is up with your SEC seeding? Kentucky has done enough to warrant a 4 seed? And we know Tennessee has some wins, but with their recent struggles on their home court, they are still a 7? And how is Florida, given those other seeds, on the nine line?
Andy Glockner (CNNSI.com) - Jan. 26 Bracket
We agree that Illinois deserves a 4, but why the hatred for the rest of the Big Ten? Minnesota an 8? Purdue a 10? Ohio State an 11? Michigan a 13? The Wolverines don't have a better resume than everyone on your 12 line (Utah, Villanova, VCU, and Wisconsin)?
If the season ended today, how would three MWC teams get bids?
How is Tennessee a 7 and Kentucky an 8 when Kentucky beat the Vols on their home floor and are ahead in conference?
Baylor a 7 seed?
Mike Huguenin (Rivals.com) - Jan. 28 Bracket
We appreciate seeing more and more new bracketologists go with the B101-inspired projection method (even though the trademarked "projection-prediction" method that we employ is still the most reliable). Using that method, how do you figure it's possible for 2 ACC and 2 Big East teams to get #1 seeds after they all beat up on each other?
LSU will win the SEC West and get a bid? Where have we heard that before? Our write-up on Monday?
Do you do a straight "projection" bracket because it's harder for people to argue with you? Or are you trying to be ballsy and take a stand on teams (and if that's the case, why do you seem to doubt those stands in your commentary)?