Wednesday, November 18, 2009

After 24 hours, it’s clear that this season is up for grabs

True, it’s just November but if you can read anything from the first 24 hours of the NCAA basketball season it would be that it’s even more up for grabs than usual. What makes college hoops so great is that even a powerhouse is not a sure thing to win the tournament (top seeds have won 58% of the time since 85’). Even though North Carolina was a consensus pick last year, there aren’t any Florida Gators (unanimous pick to win NCG at the beginning of the year) in hoop this year. Kansas is a solid number one to start the year, and not just because they were a rim away from losing to an unranked Memphis team, but many writers see four or five schools just as talented and just as worthy to wear the crown. With the mass talent depletion the NBA draft had on the conferences last year one could arguer that the talent is down, but I disagree. What you do have is more parity and rest assured there won’t be any teams rolling into the dance 32-3 this year. All in all it’s good for the game and emphasizes what makes the game great and their ‘playoff system’ (please take notes football) the greatest even in sports. Let us know who you think is the best team in the country out of the blocks here and in any of the quick links:

here is the top 25 to start the season:
AP Top 25
1. Kansas (58) 0-0 1,616
2. Michigan State (5) 0-0 1,520
3. Texas (1) 0-0 1,412
4. Kentucky (1) 0-0 1,370
5. Villanova 0-0 1,353
6. North Carolina 2-0 1,301
7. Purdue 0-0 1,297
8. West Virginia 0-0 1,139
9. Duke 0-0 1,078
10. Tennessee 0-0 938
11. Butler 0-0 859
12. Connecticut 0-0 830
13. California 2-0 792
14. Washington 0-0 783
15. Michigan 0-0 598
15. Ohio State 2-0 598
17. Oklahoma 0-0 490
18. Dayton 0-0 372
19. Georgetown 0-0 358
20. Louisville 0-0 344
21. Georgia Tech 0-0 320
22. Clemson 0-0 265
23. Illinois 0-0 261
24. Minnesota 0-0 170
25. Maryland 0-0 167
Who got left out of the top 25? Who is overrated? Let us know here and in any of the quick links:

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