Three weeks of basketball are over and we know a little more about teams. Some teams are surprises, while others have not met expectations. It’s a long season and things are bound to change. Here are a few pieces of bracket news to keep an eye on.
Duke is back
The Blue Devils are back at the top in Coach K’s last season. Their win over Gonzaga is huge for them as a team and for their positioning in the bracket. Duke is a 1 seed now and for the near future.
Purdue is real
The Boilermakers sit as a current 1 seed. They have depth, inside and outside scoring and a tough defensive mindset. They are the best team in the BIG 10 and will be a top seed baring any unforeseen issues
BIG EAST Conference is off to great start
This conference was looking like a 3/4 bid league in the pre-season. They play of all conference teams in the first three weeks has been outstanding. Several wins against top competition will elevate all teams as the season progresses. This is a 5 bid league right now and maybe even 6.
PAC 12- what’s happening?
Oregon, Oregon St have lost several games so far. Washington St was and still is a team to watch lost to Eastern Washington. UCLA got blown out by Gonzaga. This may be a 3 bid league …. UCLA, USC, Arizona look to be the best of the lot right now
Fans are back
It has been great to watch games and see the college atmosphere back. Watched Villanova vs La Salle in the Palestra on Sunday night. College basketball is great and we have a fun season ahead of us.