Well folks, we're a week away from the best month in sports.
March competes with the Christmas season for my favorite time of the year, and most of that is because of college basketball. God I love the tournament. I love it so much
Last year's tournament was awesome right up until the Final Four, which was pretty bland and boring (unless you're a UConn fan, I guess). It taught me a valuable lesson about upsets in the tournament; namely, some upsets are awesome, but let's not get too ridiculous.
So here's hoping this year's Final Four is a bit more reasonable.
Conference tournaments are coming up in a couple of weeks. Then Selection Sunday, and then the tournament. So let's see what's up right now!
Jerry Palm's "If Selection Sunday was today" bracket
. Last updated Feb 24th.
Joe Lunardi's bracket
, which is slightly outdated (last update Feb 20th):
At this point, in terms of "best teams", it seems like it's Kentucky and Syracuse, and then a bunch of other people. Each of them has one loss, and aside from Murray State, everybody else in the Top 25 has at least 3.
Do you guys think you're going to be chalking it up this tournament, or would you go with a lot of the underdogs? Anybody want to make some Final Four picks? Right now I'm probably leaning towards UK, Syracuse, Michigan State, and Kansas, although I think North Carolina and Ohio State are going to be serious contenders as well. I was thinking about Duke, but never mind, fuck Duke.
My favorite stat right now: Anthony Davis is ranked in the Top 40 in blocks/game. Just below Wake Forest, and just above Harvard.