Bracketology, its not even in the dictionary, but its a word almost all college basketball fans know about. Its where a writer predicts the NCAA March Madness field, today I won’t go as far as to predict the whole field, but the top eight seeds.
Overall number one seed: Ohio State Buckeyes. How can you not give it to the undefeated Buckeyes, home of the top freshman, maybe top player, in the country! Good times in Ohio! I gotta hand it to them though, one year its Greg Oden, then its Evan Turner, now its Jared Sullivan, the recruits keep comin!
Second Number One Seed: Kansas Jayhawks. The one loss Jayhawks are looking as the favorite to win the Big 12, with great guard play, I expect to see Kansas in Houston! Heck, who would have thought that a Aldrich and Collins-less Jayhawks would be a one loss team this late in the year?
Third Number One Seed: Duke Blue Devils. This to me, poses the one seed that I have high doubts in, Duke looked bad against St. Johns, and unless they start picking up the slack, this prediction will turn widely inaccurate… But then again, Coach K always has something up his sleeve.
Fourth Number One Seed: San Diego State. The reason I think the only loss Aztecs will pull off a undefeated rest of the season is simply due to their defense. SDS is eleventh in the country in points allowed per game, and we all know that any team with a defense can win games.
First Number Two Seed: Pittsburgh Panthers. They only have one loss as of now, but the Panthers are in the toughest conference in the world, where anyone can, and will beat anyone on any night. They have numerous tough games left, so don’t be surprised if they lose two or three more.
Second Number Two Seed: UCONN Huskies: As the second Big East team in this segment, UCONN is probably not getting a one seed this year, albeit I believe Kemba Walker can carry this team all the way to the Final Four, and beyond!
Third Number Two Seed: Brigham Young Cougars. Beware of Ferdette! The best player in the country always seems to find a way to take his team deep into March, and the Cougars have a good as chance as any! As long as they can win out, I believe they’ll get a two spot.
Final Number Two Seed: The Orange Men: The Syracuse Orange have a very tough Big East schedule, but if they win out in the regular season, which they probably will, Kris Joseph and the Orange Men will be the second great team that ‘Cuse has showed us in consecutive seasons…. Too bad Wesley Johnson is no longer on the roster.
There you have it, stay tuned for further updates…. Watch out for the Big East!