NCAAs: Staff predictions for match play

UCLA's Anton Arboleda during the final round of stroke play at the 2012 NCAA Championship.

UCLA's Anton Arboleda during the final round of stroke play at the 2012 NCAA Championship.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Joey GarberGeorgia  68.61 
2Robby SheltonAlabama  68.62 
3Patrick RodgersStanford  68.67 
4Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  68.81 
5Cameron WilsonStanford  69.05 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Alabama 68.92 
2Georgia 69.62 
3Georgia Tech 69.62 
4Oklahoma State 69.72  10 
5California 69.81  11 

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- The match-ups were announced late last night and Kent State joined the top eight this morning, but who really has a shot at coming through the match-play bracket at the NCAA Championships this weekend at Riviera Country Club.

Our four experts - who have been providing extensive coverage of the NCAAs all week long - take a stab at breaking down the brackets and making their predictions. Maybe it is the Hollywood air, but a pair of them are predicting some home cookin':

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Ron Balicki's predictions

QUARTERFINALS: Alabama over Kent State; California over San Diego State; UCLA over Oregon; Texas over Washington.

SEMIFINALS: Alabama over California; Texas over UCLA

FINALS: Alabama over Texas

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Lance Ringler's predictions

QUARTERFINALS: Alabama over Kent State; San Diego State over California; UCLA over Oregon; Washington over Texas.

SEMIFINALS: San Diego State over Alabama; Washington over UCLA

CHAMPIONSHIP: Washington over San Diego State

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Sean Martin's predictions

QUARTERFINALS: Alabama over Kent State; San Diego State over California; UCLA over Oregon; Washington over Texas

SEMIFINALS: Alabama over San Diego State; UCLA over Washington

CHAMPIONSHIP: UCLA over Alabama

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Ryan Lavner's predictions

QUARTERFINALS: Alabama over Kent State; Cal over San Diego State; UCLA over Oregon, Washington over Texas.

SEMIFINALS: Alabama over Cal; UCLA over Washington

CHAMPIONSHIP: UCLA over Alabama

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