Let March Madness Begin as NCAA College Bracketology is the Only Game in Town, Ohio St, Kansas, Duke & Pitt #1 Seeds
If its March, it must be MARCH MADNESS.
So what are the early round potential upsets? Look for #13 Oakland to give #4 Texas all they can handle. #10 Penn St over #7 Temple. Another shocker will be #13 Belmont over #4 St. Johns.
So who got hosed and did not make it into the “Big Dance”? The kids at the University of Colorado, Virginia Tech and Alabama. However, for some reason the committee decided to not include the. All three are off to the NIT. Sorry but there is no way that VCU or UAB belonged in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. After hearing what chairman Gene Smith, the athletic director at Ohio State, had to say about VCU and UAB why they got in … i know they should not be in. Hell, I question how Southern Cal made it is.
In defending the selection of UAB, which lost in the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament to East Carolina, Smith said that the committee was impressed by “their road wins, who they beat, their RPI and a lot of different factors.”
UAB was 31 in the RPI, won nine road games and beat no team in the top 50 in the RPI.
Smith qualified his point by saying there wasn’t one factor that is ruled over the other. But then he delivered a telling nugget that served to explain his thinking.
“I couldn’t point to one thing,” Smith said on a conference call with the media Sunday night. “But they have a great resume. They’re a very good ballclub. We all know that.”
There is no power house basketball this year and as seen by many of the weak “at large” teams. Never have there been so many double digit loss teams in the field of 64, oops 68. Look for upsets to take place more often in this years tournament and teams like #3 UCONN or # 2 Notre Dame who are on a roll potentially wind up in the Final Four as opposed to the #1 seeds. However, what all of us are looking forward to is … who will be this years BUTLER? Who will the this years March Madness Hoosiers that will shock the NCAA Basketball world and make it all the way to the Finals?
Let the “bracketology” begin … fill out your sheets early and often.