Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Maryland got in on reputation while Mississippi State got snubbed
Who said college basketball season's over? With the NBA Playoffs rapidly approaching, we thought there was no better time to talk about college basketball and ignore the worst professional sport there is.
Joe Lunardi is starting early this year, projecting his field of 64 for NEXT YEAR! Kansas returns everyone and is probably looking at the top overall seed. Michigan State is gonna be right back in the mix, while Duke is the team to beat in the ACC with Singler, Scheyer and Smith back. Lunardi also has Syracuse on the No. 1 line, but with Jonny Flynn gone, we can't imagine the Orange to be a top-four team entering the Dance.
Others to keep an eye on: Purdue brings back Robbie Hummel, JuJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore, Scottie Reynolds will lead 'Nova again and Tyler Smith and Wayne Chism are still, somehow, in college (at Tennessee).
The Pac-10 and SEC appear to be down again in '10; Lunardi puts in only five teams from each league. Big East (surprise) leads the way with eight.
Last four in: South Carolina, Miami, Tulsa, Maryland.
First four out: Boston College, Mississippi State, Creighton, Wisconsin.
Watch out for Missouri as a No. 4 in the South. Northern Iowa (13) pulls off the big first-round upset over Butler (4).
So what that it's only mid-April. The Madness is only...11 months away. Fuck.