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Here's how I see the Field of 65

Posted on: March 15, 2009 4:36 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2009 4:36 pm
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NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Louisville are locks for No. 1 seeds, and I think Memphis will get the fourth No. 1 seed even though the Tigers do not have one of the best four bodies of work in the country. Why? Because I believe the committee will discount UConn because of the loss of Jerome Dyson and put an asterisk next to Duke's ACC tournament title based on the fact that Ty Lawson didn't play for UNC.

So Pitt, UNC, Louisville and Memphis will be the top seeds.

Connecticut, Duke, Oklahoma and Michigan State should be the No. 2 seeds.

Here's the full field, best I can tell:

1. Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Louisville, Memphis
2. Connecticut, Duke, Oklahoma, Michigan State
3. Wake Forest, Villanova, Missouri, Kansas
4. Florida State, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Washington
5. UCLA, Xavier, Purdue, Butler
6. West Virginia, Illinois, Arizona State, Utah
7. Clemson, Marquette, Ohio State, LSU
8. Texas, Oklahoma State, BYU, Tennessee
9. California, Boston College, Wisconsin, Michigan
10. Texas A&M, Maryland, Minnesota, Southern California
11. Siena, Creighton, Temple, Dayton
12. Northern Iowa, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky, Utah State
13. Akron, VCU, Stephen F. Austin, Cleveland State
14. American, Robert Morris, North Dakota State, Binghamton
15. Cornell, East Tennessee State, Portland State, Radford
16. Morehead State, Cal State-Northridge, Morgan State
Play-in Game: Chattanooga vs. Alabama State

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Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2009 7:10 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

 

 "Wake Forest as a 4 seed ?!!!!!!!!!    They only beat UNC, split with Duke, swept Clemson, beat FSU etc."

 

While I agree with you that the Clemson and FSU wins are worth next to nothing, I don't think your giving enough credit to the Deacons for the wins over UNC and Duke.  That alone with Wake's record warrants a 5 seed.  A 4 may be a little high, but that's nit-picking really.




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2009 6:45 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

Note to the Tournament Selection Committee: F**** off !!!

Wake Forest as a 4 seed ?!!!!!!!!!    They only beat UNC, split with Duke, swept Clemson, beat FSU etc.

And thanks so much for providing us with so many mediocre high majors. I'd much rather see Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland & Arizona than Creighton, St Marys, & San Diego State. Why don't you just admit you HATE the mid-majors and you NEVER want another George Mason to occur. Douche Bags !!!

 

 




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2009 6:08 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

Missed that one GP.you should have stuck with your original thought.

 

 

Brock 




Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2009 5:51 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

This isn't how I'd do it as much as I think it'll be done.

Again, I wouldn't give Memphis a No. 1 seed.

No way.

But I think the Tigers will probably get one.

So I gave them one, because I'm trying to predict more than tell you what I think.




Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2009 5:03 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

I'm just wondering why'd you seed Wisconsin a 9 seed, after what you were saying a few days ago how it perplexes you that they were a lock? 




Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2009 4:59 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

Your logic is crazy. But either way, I agree, UConn should be the fourth No. 1 seed. I don't think it's going to happen, though, which is sort of what I explained above.

Would I give Memphis a No. 1 seed?

No.

Do I think Memphis will get a No. 1 seed?

Yes.




Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2009 4:44 pm
 

Here's how I see the Field of 65

Because I believe the committee will discount UConn because of the loss of Jerome Dyson and put an asterisk next to Duke's ACC tournament title based on the fact that Ty Lawson didn't play for UNC. Gary, this makes no sense. Penalize one team for having an injury and penalize another team because a third team that they probably would have played had an injury? Duke never played UNC, but Florida State did, and they beat the team that beat UNC by 3 by 10. Duke>Florida State>UNC-Ty Lawson. Sure, my logic is flawed, but what I'm saying is that based on your logic, UCONN should have the 4th one seed.



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