Sunday, December 17, 2006

Field of 65--Version 1

This is my field of 65 thus far. I hope to update this every week or so.
1
UCLA; North Carolina; Ohio State; Florida
*Florida hasn’t earned a 1 seed yet, but they’ve been more impressive than Kansas (even though Kansas beat them).
2
Kansas; Arizona; Oklahoma State; Connecticut
*UCONN might end up being special in a Big East with a lot of good teams but no great teams.
3
Wisconsin; Wichita State; Butler; Gonzaga
*I know I’ve got these mid-majors pretty high, but they’ve played tougher schedules thus far than the traditional powers. By the end of the season, these teams will probably drop because of their weak conference schedules.
4
Marquette; Duke; Pittsburgh; Tennessee
*After Pitt, there’s a real drop-off. Tennessee is not a 4 seed.
5
Memphis; Notre Dame; Oregon; LSU
*I can’t buy into Notre Dame.
6
Boston College; Missouri; Washington; Maryland
*Maryland basketball is gross basketball.
7
Texas A&M; Syracuse; Texas; Villanova
*What separates the 7 seeds from the 8 seeds (with the exception of Alabama): a go-to guy that can fill it up when needed.
8
Alabama; Illinois; Michigan State; Kentucky
*Should all probably be higher than 8.
9
Clemson; West Virginia; Southern Illinois; Washington State
*I don’t think Clemson or West Virginia will make the tournament.
10
Georgetown; Purdue; Nevada; Missouri State
*Georgetown has been playing like crap so far. Missouri State should probably be higher than a 10 seed.
11
Michigan; Xavier; Arkansas; Florida State
*I don’t think the Big 10 gets 6 teams in when it’s all said and done. And I don’t think the Wolverines are as good as Purdue or Indiana. When is Michigan going to realize that Tommy Amaker is never going to win at Michigan?
12
San Diego State; Dayton; Old Dominion; SMU
*How far has C-USA fallen? SMU is the second of only 2 that get in right now.
13
Western Kentucky; UC Santa Barbara; Akron; Winthrop
*Western Kentucky could be a spoiler come March.
14
Vermont; Davidson; American; Oral Roberts
*How did Oral Roberts beat Kansas?
15
Eastern Kentucky; Portland State; Princeton; Belmont
*Seems like Princeton and Penn are the only Ivy League teams that ever make the tournament.
16
Marist; Farleigh Dickinson; Sam Houston State; Alabama A&M; Florida A&M
*A battle of A&M’s in the play-in game.

2 Comments:

Blogger Runs With Two Horses said...

Tommy Amaker wears a mock turtleneck with the best of them, that's why Michigan can't accept him being a terrible coach. So far, his greatest coaching accomplishment was recruting Eddie Griffin....whoopitie doo!

December 17, 2006 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Natty Bumpo said...

Then, I guess you could say that Tommy Amaker is the Jumping Bull of the college basketball coaching world.

December 17, 2006 at 5:44 PM  

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