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 playing in a final four.
Contenders: Ohio St & Arkansas
Concerns: Can Arkansas beat good teams out of conference several times in a row? What is Villanova like without Colin Gillespie? Can Ohio St guard the scorers from Oral Roberts?
Best 1st round game: 2) Ohio St vs 15) Oral Roberts
Runner up game: 8) North Carolina vs 9) Wisconsin
Surprise teams: Purdue, Texas Tech, Winthrop
Upset pick: Winthrop over Villanova
Sweet 16: Baylor, Purdue, Texas Tech, Ohio St
Final Four: Baylor