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Posted on: January 15, 2011 4:20 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2011 4:25 pm
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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: January 9, 2011 2:21 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 2:29 pm
 

10 Teams most likely to make it to the Final Four

Week 9
I will post my ranknings here every week or so. I will submit my poll to the UTEA and OSUBuckeyeFan is going to put together an accumulative rankning 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 - This team has everything right now, they just need to avoid those games and it could be smooth sailing.
  2. Duke - Last years Champions, they need Kyrie, but they have the best Coach in the game and it could be consecutive championships for them for the first time since Florida did a couple of years back.
  3. Ohio State - It is going to be difficult for any team to beat them this year, they have weapons all over, if you Double up Sullinger, Diebler hits a three and if it's not him it Buford.
  4. Notre Dame - Time for them to give themselves a name in College Basketball, we've seen what they can do. They lost to Kentucky and Syracuse, who ironically I'm ranking below them. Why? Now they have a better idea what to look for in close games, and on the road. They haven't lost to a bad team yet, and if you think about it, they may have the most experience of any team from this year alone.
  5. Syracuse - Well another team with a great coach and great Defense, they are well balanced, but I would like to see them take on some of those important road games in the Big East before we really start talking about them.
  6. Pittsburgh - This is a really good team, but it lacks something that i can't seem to pick out that the real big Powerhouses have. I don't know what, but I think they will get it figured out, and will move up as conference play continues.
  7. San Diego State - I almost out Kansas State here... but i don't think their there YET. I can't find anyone deserving of this last spot. I think San Diego State has the talent to get here, I think their biggest problem is the pressure. But right now they look good.
  8. Kentucky - Ugh. I hate them. But it's unbiased, and i have to admit, they are getting better, it always helps to have an Enes Kanter to practice against. Their Big Guy game is getting better and better. And young and unexperienced players get better every game. They did lose to Georgia, but the dawgs are good and will likely make the tournament this year.
  9. Connecticut - Their a good team, they may have already lost twice in the Big 12, but they got a huge road win against Texas. Connecticut is back to it's old self.
  10. Brigham Young - I have only seen a little of this team, but they have just beaten a really good UNLV team, and I think they will be overlooked come the Big Dance. I think their this year's Butler.

On the Waiting List:


North Carolina

 
 
 
 
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