Monday, February 28, 2011

Every school will have their day on court shortly

After another weekend of upsets where schools that were slated to be on one of the top four available top lines can’t seem to navigate the mine field that is their remaining schedule, as Pitt, San Diego State, and Duke all go down this weekend. Now the door is not only open for #7 BYU but the welcome mat is out and non-alcoholic refreshments are now being served. The new pools will be out shortly and don’t be surprised to see the Cougars holding down one of the top four spots come March 13th, as at 25-2 their resume is as impressive as any compeer, and now with two victories over top 5 SD State, unless the third time is a charm in the Mountain West Tournament Championship BYU should roll into the dance with 30 wins. Now will that buy them any respect? Probably not, but that’s what separates the greatest event in sports from the BCS, everyone will get the opportunity to prove their case, that they belong. Also from the MWC were the previously #4 ranked San Diego State Aztecs who were possibly looking at the first top ranking in the history of the school if they could have managed to keep just one loss through the end of the season, as surely the conference tourneys would take their toll on the other top three schools as no one has been able to win on the road this year. Unfortunately the previously mentioned Cougars took that dream away on Saturday, so now they will have to battle their way out of the regionals from a 3 or 4 seed. So if I’m right and one the four spots are gone that will leave three up for grabs between the Big East winner, Duke, Kansas, OSU, and Texas. It doesn’t leave much and the school that does get left out will have a very atrong “strength of schedule” argument to present to the judges on the selection committee, but the path of appeal is clear. Six consecutive victories. Who do you have slated as your top four seeds? Let us know here and in any of the quick links.

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