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Posted on: March 22, 2011 10:35 am
 

FINAL Final Four Rankings

Sweet Sixteen:

Well it's been a long ride. Ups and downs, ins and outs, and here we are. The Final Sixteen Teams have been decided. 
By Region here they are:

Ohio State
Kentucky
Marquette
North Carolina

Duke
Arizona
Connecticut
San Diego State

Kansas
Richmond
VCU
Florida State

Butler

Wisconsin
Brigham Young
Florida

Teams in BOLD made the Sweet Sixteen last year. 

2 of those teams made the Final Four last year. 


1.Kansas Jayhawks - Once a difficult region to get out of, now the easiest one to get through. They play a 12 Seed in the sweet sixteen, and will play an 11 or 10 seed in the Elite Eight.

2.Duke Blue Devils - Last years champions. They have to be a favorite at this point. They still have some really good teams to get through, but they have the best Coach in the Land.

3.Ohio State Buckeyes - They destroyed George Mason. If they get past Kentucky, they will play UNC or Marquette. If they play like they did in the 2nd Round, nobody will beat them.

4.Brigham Young Cougars - We were all counting them out after they lost Davies, and now here they are, the highest seed left in their Region. They also destroyed Gonzaga who many people thought would beat them.

5.Connecticut Huskies - We saw how they finished the season in the Big East, can they ride that momentum?

6.North Carolina Tar Heels - Another team playing very well. Not giving them the Marquette game, but they have a better chance against them than Syracuse.

7.Wisconsin Badgers - They played great against Kansas State. I don't see why we should doubt them at this point.

8.San Diego State Aztecs - Their in the west, but I don't think their as good as the other top teams left in their region.

9.Butler Bulldogs - Here we are again, out of the blue, Butler beating one seeds, and back in the Sweet Sixteen, with a good chance to get to the Final Four.

10.Florida Gators - Another good team in the SouthEast. Four of the Ten teams are in the Southeast. You know what that means? Close games, upsets, nobody knows for sure who will come out of it.

Posted on: February 26, 2011 11:30 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 5:26 pm
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final Four

Week 16
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 sumbit your own rankings! Thank You!

1.Pittsburgh - Has 2 losses in a completely loaded Big East, there only other loss is Tennessee. This team is for real.

2.Ohio State - They need to avoid another loss this weekend. Is this Thad Matta's year?

3.Texas - The four losses concerns me, but becides the one slip-up in Big 12 play, they have been stellar.

4.Notre Dame - Barely beat Providence. An experienced team with an underrated coach. It would be better if they could do without the close games, but at least they can win them.

5.Kansas - A well rounded team with a really good coach, do they have enough tournament experience? I say yes.

6.Brigham Young - He is this year's Stephen Curry, only BYU has a better all around team. Look out for them in the tournament.

7.Duke - They are probably better than this, but they haven't proved it to me.

8.Florida - Can they win on the road? We will find out today, against a struggling Kentucky team.

9.Louisville - I have watched them play several times, and when their playing well, they are almost impossible to beat, times like this make it far in the tournament.

10.Purdue - My hoosiers couldn't save me from doing this. They went to probably the most hetic environment of the year and held of a vengeful IU team. They beat OSU and Wisconsin. They have never proven they could do anything in the tournament, will they this year?

Teams to Watch:
St. John's
Wisconsin
Connecticut
Villanova
Syracuse
San Diego State
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

Posted on: March 13, 2010 10:30 pm
Edited on: March 13, 2010 10:30 pm
 

3/13/10 PM Bracketology

I don't have time to have all of the locations, so I'm going to settle with just putting East, Midwest, South, and West! Please comment and have suggestions to fix things or if i missed a game or something along those lines. Remember im new to this! :)

1: (Midwest) Kansas, (East) Kentucky, (West) Duke, (South) Syracuse
2: New Mexico, Ohio State, West Virginia, Kansas State
3: Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Baylor, Wisconsin
4: Purdue, Michigan State, Villanova, Tennessee
5: Vanderbilt, Maryland, Temple, Texas A&M
6: Richmond, Brigham Young, Butler, Gonzaga
7: Oklahoma State, Texas, Xavier, Notre Dame
8: Marquette, UNLV, Missouri, Northern Iowa
9: California, Louisvile, UTEP, Florida State
10: St. Mary's, Clemson, Cornell, Old Dominion
11: Wake Forest, Utah State, Georgia Tech, Washington
12: Virginia Tech, Siena, Florida, San Diego State
13: Houston, Murray State, Minnesota, Oakland
14: Ohio, North Texas, Wofford, Sam Houston State
15: UC Santa Barbara, Montana, Vermont, Morgan State
16: Opening Round Winner, Winthrop, East Tennessee State, Robert Morris

Opening Round Game:
Lehigh vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Last 3 In: Minnesota, Florida, Virginia Tech,

First Four Out: Illinois, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Rhode Island

Next Team Out: Seton Hall

Comments are well appreciated!

Posted on: December 14, 2009 5:27 pm
 

Week 5 Final Four Prediction

                                                                                          

                                      

                                                      


People will call me crazy for still predicting Villanova after they lost to Temple. But, they are a young team, but strong led by Scottie Reynolds. This is who i predicted at the beginning at the beginning of the year and I'm going to stick with them.

Here is my "Sweet Sixteen", filled with the 16 teams i think will be left in the tournament after two rounds. This is not based on rankings purely based on how the team has done and how strong their players have been.

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Clemson is here because i still think they're a good team and i had them in the Elite Eight in Week 1. They are a talented bunch and look for them to make a run towards the Elite Eight.

Posted on: March 26, 2009 6:06 pm
 

Sweet 16 Predictions

       




North Carolina 86 over Gonzaga 71

 

 

Louisville 78 over Arizona 73

 

 

Pittsburgh 69 over Xavier 61

 



Connecticut 88 over Purdue 74

 



Memphis 77 over Missouri 70

 

 

Villanova 86 over Duke 78

 

 

Syracuse 84 over Oklahoma 78 OT






Kansas 72 over Michigan State 70

 

Posted on: February 28, 2009 1:58 pm
 

Must wins today, and VT vs. Duke, big game for VT

vs.  Virginia Tech is playing at home against Duke, they are 17-10 and 706 in ACC play they are desperatly in need of a win, and if they could pull one out today they could be considered in a lock in the Big Dance.

MUST WINS TODAY!

Georgetown is doing terrible since they were in the Top 10. 5-10 in Big east play and 14-12 overall. If they lose their off the bubble no chance of making the tournament sorry. They have to win @ Nova to have any shot at the tourney, of course they could make a run for the Big Erast Title though.




USC is 16-11 and 7-8 in Pac 10 play. Their still on the bubble, but they must win today agsinst struggling Stanford. They have 3 great wins against Cal, Wash, and Zona. But lately they have been struggling and need to win this game to stay on the bubble.



Zona is 18-10, and 8-7 in Pac 10 play, they have lost two straight putting them on the bubble again. They need to win aginst another rankedd team today to help their cause or they could be heading for the wrong side of the bubble.

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