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Players to Watch

The NCAA tournament features many outstanding teams and players. The first weekend of games is must watch TV. We list our top 10 players to watch during action this weekend. This is not a list of the best players, but rather a list of players that may be known or unknown that have been impressive …

Midwest Region

The Midwest region is the toughest of the four regions. Each of the top four seeds is a legitimate final four and national champion contender. Add Loyola, Georgia Tech, Clemson, San Diego St, Syracuse & Tennessee and this region is simply loaded. Favorite: Illinois: The Fighting Illini have played so well down the stretch. Ayo …

South Region

The South region seems like it is Baylor’s to lose. Some really good teams here but all have to play at a high level to beat the Bears. Favorite: Baylor: They have not played as well post Covid and they did before. However, they have weathered the storm and look to be poised to be …

East Region

The Midwest region is quite a competitive region. There can be a case for each of the top 4 seeds to make the final four. The Sweet 16 games should a lot of fun. Some great stories in the other seeds as well. Favorite: Alabama: The Crimson Tide can shoot and play defense. We believe …

West Region

The West region may be the easiest region for the top teams to advance to the Elite 8. Gonzaga and Iowa are headed for a repeat of an early season matchup. Favorite: Gonzaga: They have already defeated the other three top seeds this season and seem destined for a trip to the final four. Contenders: …

In or out? The Bubble

Is your team going to make the tournament? The decision on whether a team is in our out comes down to what the committee values. Here are the teams in contention for the last few spots. Michigan St The Spartans should be in. They have 3 top 10 NET wins and no losses in quads …

Bracketing issues 1-16

This is a list of the issues our group has on each seed line. This is where we understand there to be difference of opinion and that the committee may move in a different direction that what we believe. 1 seed: These are locked in. If something changes it is Iowa over Illinois. 2 seed: …

BIG 10

The BIG 10 conference has been as tough a conference as any in most recent history. Likely nine teams will be in the tournament. Four teams will be on the 1 & 2 seed lines come selection Sunday. This tournament will not really impact the selection process much. Maryland is the most questionable team and …

BIG 12

The BIG 12 might be the best conference in the country top to bottom. Likely to have seven teams in the top half of the bracket on selection Sunday. Five teams likely to be in the top 5 seed lines. This tournament will not really change many seeds but will be highly entertaining. Favorite: Baylor …

ACC

The ACC has had a tough year overall this season. However, with the rise of Georgia Tech the ACC is likely to get 7 teams into the tournament. Louisville and North Carolina need to avoid bad losses early in the tournament. Favorite: Virginia Contender: Florida St, Clemson & Georgia Tech Upset candidate: North Carolina & …