I saw two nice games and three top 10 teams.
It got me thinking: Are there any relevant teams I haven't seen in person this season?
(But not many.)
Turns out I've seen 15 of the top 20 teams in the latest AP Top 25 poll. The only exceptions are Connecticut , Texas, Villanova, Minnesota and Washington, which makes me wish I would've gone to last month's game between the Longhorns and Huskies in Austin. Live and learn, right? Anyway, what my eyeballs tell me is that you'd be wise to start any Final Four picks with Ohio State and Kansas, and probably Duke too (especially if Kyrie Irving returns before the NCAA tournament). After that, who knows? A fourth possibility could be Texas, Kentucky, Pittsburgh or either of the teams (SDSU and BYU) I watched late Monday. For now, though, I'd go with a Final Four like this:
- Ohio State
(Bolded teams are teams I've seen in person this season.)
4. San Diego State
9. Brigham Young
13. Texas A&M
15. Notre Dame