Category:NCAAB
Posted on: February 19, 2011 11:53 am
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final Four

Week 13
I will post my rankings here every week or so. I will submit my poll to the UTEA and OSUBuckeyeFan is going to put together an accumulative ranking of teams based on everyone's rankings. Just go here and you can learn about the rankings and start doing your own! Thanks!

1.Pittsburgh - I'm done ignoring how good this team really is. I picked them to win the tournament earlier in the year, and I pick them now.

2.Ohio State - There are so many good teams this year, and the truth is I think this team would have won the Championship last year. It will be more difficult this year with the amount of talented teams near the top.

3.Texas - I think they are the best team in the Big 12. What is crazy is that they could go undefeated in that conference... WOW!

4.Notre Dame - They don't have as much talent as the Top 3, but they have more experience. Sometimes that is the most important thing.

5.Kansas - I think the loss to Kansas State was just the typical upset loss against a rival.

6.Brigham Young - Jimmer Fredette is unbelievable. If he gets really hot in the tournament, I don't know if anyone will be able to stop him.

7.Duke - I'm not giving up on them yet. Like Notre Dame, experience can do wonders...

8.Wisconsin - They have to figure out how to win on the road or it will be another great season lost in disappointment because of a early tourney exit.

9.Florida - Those 3 bad losses seems to be behind them, but it still concerns me.

10.Louisville - They look really, really good right now. 

Teams to Watch:
Connecticut
West Virginia
Georgetown
Purdue
Syracuse
Villanova
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 18, 2011 11:12 pm
 

February 18; Top 4 Seeds

1 Seeds: Ohio State (E), Pittsburgh (SE), Kansas (W), Texas (SW)
2 Seeds: San Diego State (E), Brigham Young (SE), Notre Dame (W), Duke (SW)
3 Seeds: Georgetown (E), Wisconsin (SE), Connecticut (W), Florida (SW)
4 Seeds: Louisville (E), Purdue (SE), Villanova (W), Vanderbilt (SW)

This does not include tonights games.

I would obviously have to adjust teams due to rematches, rivalries, same conference teams, etc. This is just how I would rank these teams at this point.

Questions?
I will probably post a blind resume examination tonight or tomorrow for a couple of the teams on here!
Posted on: February 18, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Bracketology MAY come out tomorrow!

MAYBE! Laziness and procrastination has gotten the best of be lately.

I have 31 teams done! (The automatic bids)!

If I don't get it done, I will likely join Beer and LAOJoe in some Bracket talk tomorrow.

I may have my TOP 4 seeds later tonight.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 12, 2011 4:05 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2011 7:42 pm
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final Four

Week 13
I will post my rankings here every week or so. I will submit my poll to the UTEA and OSUBuckeyeFan is going to put together an accumulative ranking of teams based on everyone's rankings. Just go here and you can learn about the rankings and start doing your own! Thanks!
1.Ohio State - Win or lose today, they have all the pieces to be a serious championship contender.

2.Texas - If you would have asked me two months ago if I thought Texas was a championship contender I would have laughed. Just goes to show, things can change in an instance.

3.Pittsburgh - Beat a very good West Virginia, the keep racking up the wins.

4.Kansas - Another good win this week, seems like they strike when least expected.

5.Notre Dame - Beat a really good Louisville team this week. They don't take a week off. This is a very experienced team, you can not afford to make mistakes against them, they will make you pay.

6.Wisconsin - They came back from FIFTEEN behind against the number 1 team in the nation. If that doesn't tell you that this team is for real, I don't know what will.

7.Brigham Young - Jimmer Freddette. Enough said.

8.Duke - Another team that came from behind in a huge game. I think you'll see them deep in the tournament this year again, but how deep?

9.Florida - The win over Kentucky doesn't look as stunning anymore, but the point is that they won. They handled South Carolina like they should. They have won games in the SEC similar to what they will see in the tournament. They just have to avoid those games.

10.Connecticut - I don't doubt Walker, but I am doubting the rest of their team. I still think they have the ability to get far if they play like they did a couple weeks ago. Though, that's all they have going for them.

Teams to Watch:
Louisville
San Diego State
Villanova
North Carolina
Georgetown

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Final Four
 
Posted on: February 12, 2011 1:45 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Current Field of 68

No seeding or rankings yet. But as of now, these teams are IN in my opinion:

AUTOMATIC BIDS:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Pittsburgh
  3. Texas
  4. Duke
  5. Florida
  6. San Diego State
  7. Xavier
  8. Arizona
  9. George Mason
  10. St. Mary's
  11. Valparaiso
  12. UTEP
  13. Princeton
  14. Wichita State
  15. Utah State
  16. Coastal Carolina
  17. Oakland
  18. College of Charleston
  19. Belmont
  20. Vermont
  21. Long Beach State
  22. Bucknell
  23. Kent State
  24. Northern Colorado
  25. Fairfield
  26. Long Island
  27. Hampton
  28. Murray State
  29. FAU
  30. Northwestern State
  31. Texas Southern

At Large Bids:

  1. Kansas
  2. BYU
  3. Connecticut
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Georgetown
  6. Villanova
  7. Syracuse
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Missouri
  10. Kentucky
  11. Purdue
  12. North Carolina
  13. West Virginia
  14. Vanderbilt
  15. St. John's
  16. UNLV
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Minnesota
  19. UCLA
  20. Marquette
  21. Temple
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Washington
  24. Florida State
  25. Illinois
  26. Tennessee
  27. Kansas State
  28. Georgia
  29. Virginia Tech
  30. Michigan State
  31. Oklahoma State
  32. Old Dominion
  33. Memphis
  34. Mississippi
  35. Clemson
  36. UAB
  37. Virginia Commonwealth

Last Four IN (BOLD) 


Last 6 OUT:
  1. Southern Miss.
  2. Richmond
  3. Alabama
  4. Boston College
  5. Baylor
  6. Washington State
 

Posted on: February 11, 2011 10:49 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2011 11:21 am
 

Bracketology Teaser

UPDATE:

New Plan, I am crunched on time. My Bracketology will either come out tomorrow OR next Friday Night.

PREVIOUS UPDATE:

I was planning on having it out tonight, but it seems to be taking longer than expected, I'll get faster later. This year seems to be way harder than the past 2 years I have done the bracketology. I have seen a couple of others Bracketology and one thing I noticed is that the bubble varies, a lot.

*The results from tonight and tomorrow will NOT be included in my bracketology so it will be Bracketology February 10th, rather than the 12th.

Here is a little sneak peak of how things are looking.

Last 4 IN: UAB, Clemson, Memphis, Oklahoma State

First SIX OUT: Southern Miss, Colorado St, Richmond, Alabama, Boston College, Washington State

***These are subject to change.
Posted on: February 5, 2011 12:28 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2011 1:10 pm
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final 4

Week 13
I will post my rankings here every week or so. I will submit my poll to the UTEA and OSUBuckeyeFan is going to put together an accumulative ranking of teams based on everyone's rankings. Just go here and you can learn about the rankings and start doing your own! Thanks! ***Missed last week, but I plan to continue doing this the rest of the year.

1.Ohio State - Well, after much doubt, I have full confidence in this team. Not only to win close games, but to work together as a team. Now go ahead and lose tomorrow and make me look like an idiot .

2.Texas - Coming together as a team, and have had some great wins the past couple of weeks. They probably have more experience against teams that will be in the sweet sixteen and the elite eight than OSU does.

3.Pittsburgh - Losses to Notre Dame and Tennessee are both acceptable. Still looks to be a great team, don't under-estimate them or you will pay.

4.Connecticut - Lost to Syracuse, but had been rolling until then.

5.Kansas - Rebounded from their first loss and have been rolling. I still think they have it all, but I think they have been a little inconsistant. Too many close games for me to give them a spot in the top 4, but they still have talented players and one of the best coaches in the land.

6.Notre Dame - First new team this week, and they deserve it. They've beaten TEN top 100 teams, if not many, if anyone, can say that. Very experienced team that will shock some in the tournament.

7.Brigham Young - Jimmer reminds me of Stephen Curry a couple years back, a we remember where they ended up. Obviously BYU is already getting more media attention than Davidson did, but that type of player can carry a team a looonnggg way.

8.Wisconsin - They may not the talent like some of the other teams, but this team can control the tempo like no other. They also have a heck of a coach, watch out for them, and don't fall into their tempo trap if you want to beat them.

9.Duke - I have some doubt in this team right now. Do they have all the pieces? I say no. I also think they aren't as good as they were this time last year. Due to a weak ACC, I really don't think we'll know exactly how good this team is ... until it's too late.

10.Florida - This is probably where they would've been in the beginning of the year. They fell early, and have been crawling their way back up... I would love to see a Kemba Walker vs. Erving Walker matchup in the tournament... who knows it could be the championship game. Consider Florida back!

Teams to Watch:
Purdue
San Diego State
Villanova
Syracuse
Georgetown

Posted on: January 22, 2011 10:55 am
Edited on: January 23, 2011 9:40 am
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final 4

Week 11
I will post my rankings here every week or so. I will submit my poll to the UTEA and OSUBuckeyeFan is going to put together an accumulative ranking of teams based on everyone's rankings. Just go here and you can learn about the rankings and start doing your own! Thanks!

1. Pittsburgh - Looking better and better. Beating Syracuse put should have put them as one of the top dogs for everyone.

2. Ohio State - They have their biggest test today in an extremely hostile environment, can they pull it off? They need to stay in this position. They may have the most balanced team in the nation (when Sullinger isn't scoring 40 points).

3. Connecticut - The Big East is showing it's muscles. Connecticut knocked off another top performer and is building a #1 Seed Resume come tournament time. Their only weakness is that Kemba Walker is the team.

4. Texas - They destroyed Texas A&M, destoyed and then beat @ Kansas. And while they probably won't jump Kansas in the Polls, I think Texas is good enough to get there.

5. Kansas - They were going to lose eventually... but at home???

6. San Diego State - This team is really good, really good. Their only dis-advantage is that they lack the amount of quality matchups the top 5 will get, that will hurt them on their road to the Final Four.

7. Syracuse - I don't know if they would have beaten Pitt with Joseph, but it doesn't matter, their good with or without him. I want to see them beat a team with him though. Otherwise this team is well balanced and has one of the best coaches in the buisness.

8. Duke - It's not that they played bad this week, it's that the teams in front of them played better. If they get Irving back, their #1 again, and yes a Freshman can have that much of an impact.

9. Brigham Young - Freddette is a beast. And he is playing unbelievable basketball under the radar, this alone will get unprepaired teams in the tournament. I think they will be moving up.

10. Villanova - It's hard to go to Syracuse and win. They shot the lights out in the first half... so my question is... did they have a great game today, and not against UCONN, or is Syracuse overrated? Or is UCONN that good? Those will be answered soon, so for now... their here.

Teams to Watch:
Louisville
Wisconsin
Purdue
Texas A&M
Kentucky

 
 
 
 
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