Horizon League Conference Championship Brackets: Can someone break the chalk?

The Horizon League is debuting a new bracket format in 2020, and it is a strange one, to say the least. The top three teams receive a bye, and the top two teams receive a bye to the semifinals. Nine teams qualify in total, with each team being reseeded after every round. Wright State is considered a large favorite, but they only garnered two of our picks to win the league’s bid to the NCAA Tournament. Here is a breakdown of our brackets, and then each of our individual picks. 

Breakdown
Champions Picked: Wright State (2), Northern Kentucky (1), Green Bay (1)
Runner-Ups Picked: Northern Kentucky (3), Wright State (1)
Most Popular Upset: 8. Milwaukee over 5. Youngstown State (1 pick)
Horizon League
First Round
4. UIC Flames. vs. 9. IUPUI
5. Youngstown St vs. 8. Milwaukee
6. Oakland vs. 7. Cleveland State. 
Quarterfinals
Green Bay vs. Lowest Remaining
Winners of other two games 
Semifinals
1. Wright State vs. Lowest Remaining
2. Northern Kentucky vs. Other Team

Nathaniel’s Bracket
4. UIC def. 9. IUPUI
5. Youngstown St. def. 8 Milwaukee
7. Cleveland St. def. 6. Oakland
Quarterfinals
3. Green Bay def. 7. Cleveland St.
4. UIC def. 5. Youngstown St
Semifinals
1. Wright State def. 4. UIC
2. Northern Kentucky def. 3. Green Bay
Championship
2. Northern Kentucky def. 1. Wright State

Cal’s Bracket
4. UIC def. 9. IUPUI
5. Youngstown St. def. 8 Milwaukee
6. Oakland def. 7. Cleveland St
Quarterfinals
3. Green Bay def. 7. Oakland
4. UIC def. 5. Youngstown St
Semifinals
1. Wright State def. 4. UIC
2. Northern Kentucky def. 3. Green Bay
Championship
1. Wright State def. 2. Northern Kentucky

Andrew’s Bracket
4. UIC def. 9. IUPUI
5. Youngstown St. def. 8 Milwaukee
6. Oakland def. 7. Cleveland St
Quarterfinals
3. Green Bay def. 7. Oakland
5. Youngstown St def. 4 UIC
Semifinals
1. Wright State def. 5. Youngstown State
3. Green Bay def. 2. Northern Kentucky
Championship
3. Green Bay def. 1. Wright State

Aidan’s Bracket
4. UIC def. 9. IUPUI
8. Milwaukee def. 5. Youngstown State
6. Oakland def. 7. Cleveland St
Quarterfinals
3. Green Bay def. 7. Oakland
4 UIC def. 5. Youngstown State
Semifinals
1. Wright State def. 5. UIC
2. Northern Kentucky def. 3. Green Bay
Championship
1. Wright State def. 2. Northern Kentucky

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