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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: January 15, 2011 4:20 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2011 4:25 pm
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final Four

Week 10
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. Kansas - I think Mr. Self has another championship team here. But as I say this, their losing to Nebraska, but if they can pull out that game, it only boosts their confidence and mine. Teams that can close out tough games, no matter the level of competition, are the teams to watch.

2. Ohio State - This team will be number one in the rankings this week, and deservingly so.

3. Duke - Nobody's perfect right (expect IU in 1976)? They should bounce back and I still expect them to win the ACC and go to the Final Four. But I think the two teams in front, are just a notch ahead.

4. Syracuse - After Syracuse is where the line is drawn. The top 4 teams, are in a whole different world. I would not be suprised to see these 4 teams, be number one seeds and make it to the Final Four. And isn't that fitting. A Big 12 team, a Big 10 one, an ACC one, and a Big East one. That's how it's supposed to be.

5. Pittsburgh - They could be the spoiler for those top 4. Don't get me wrong, I still think those top 4 are above the rest, but Pittsburgh is close enough to be noticed.

6. San Diego State - They just beat one of their biggest competitors in the MWC. And I think a lot of people were expecting them to lose. They proved to me that they deserve this spot.

7. Kentucky - Look, I don't like young teams come tournament time. That is why I have much doubt in them. But this team MIGHT be better than last years. WAIT! Before you say anything else, they aren't more talented. But they have a better combination of talent and maturity. Now post this before I change my mind about what I said.Tongue out

8. Connecticut - This team is centered on Kemba Walker. And sometimes those teams do great come tournament time (like Marquette with D-Wayde), but sometimes they do not do so well. So while this team has done well so far, before fans get excited they need to worry about getting through the Big East.

9. Brigham Young - I will admit I do not know a whole lot about this team. But I do know that they clobbered Utah, and they have beaten a good Arizona team and a good UNLV team. I still think they are the Butler of this year. And you ask why isn't San Diego State? Because San Diego State has been in the semi-spotlight already. Butler really floated under the radar until the tournament last year.

10. Villanova - They are not a bad team. They really aren't. They've beaten UofL, Temple, and Cincinatti. Those seem like pretty good wins to me? Their only loss was to Tennesse when they were at their Apex.

Teams to Watch:
Minnesota
North Carolina
Notre Dame
Texas A&M
Louisville

Category: NCAAB
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 19, 2009 5:19 pm
 

Undefeated Teams

Which undefeated team will go the longest without losing?

Here are the remaining undefeated teams:
Purdue
Syracuse
Georgetown
Seton Hall
Gs. eorgetown
West Virginia
Kansas
Texas
Texas Tech
Missouri State
New Mexico
Kentucky


  1. Texas undefeated until- Jan. 23 @ Connecticut
  2. Georgetown undefeated until- Jan. 17 @ Villanova
  3. Syracuse undefeated until- Jan 16 @ West Virginia
  4. Kentucky undefeated until- Jan. 12 @ Florida
  5. Kansas undefeated until- Jan. 10 @ Tennessee
  6. New Mexico undefeated until- Jan. 9 vs. UNLV
  7. Missouri State undefeated until- Jan. 3 @ Northern Iowa
  8. Purdue undeafeted until- Jan. 1 vs. West Virginia
  9. Texas Tech undefeated until- Dec. 29 @ New Mexico
  10. West Virginia undefeated until- Dec. 23 vs. Mississippi
  11. Seton Hall undefeated until- Tonight vs. Temple

Just a prediction.

Posted on: October 24, 2009 12:26 pm
 

Official BMW Preaseason Poll...

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Their loaded and they have experience, this is their year.

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Tom Izzo, you've put together another great team. Another national championship run?

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They lost ALOT, they also gained alot and still have good players.
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This assuming John Wall is eligable.

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Siena, no longer a sleeper..
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Yes,we have been having logo issues with Kansas State
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