GannonFan wrote:And he's got Gonzaga #1 right now, and more interestingly, Gonzaga and West Virginia are the only teams he has as top 10 in both offense and defense. There are several teams, including all of the top 7, that are top 20 in both offense and defense, and that is normally a short list of teams that could win the national title.
Not much noise for the Big East again likely this year in the tourney - nova will be the only team getting to the Sweet 16. Creighton losing the point guard is just devastating, Butler is a nice team but not much else, and Xavier has just not pulled it together so far. nova will go as far as Josh Hart takes them, which could be very far. Just a special player.
ACC could and should get at least 10 teams in the tourney this year, and despite that, I don't think they have a national title team among them. Granted, it's hard to see when there are so many teams and the conference schedule is just loaded, but I think UNC is the best they've got and it's hard to see them winning 6 straight in the tournament. Best conference by a mile, I just don't think they have a team that will be the best team.
Arizona is the type of team that could win it. Just getting healthy now, great all the way around. Certainly one of a handful that could win it.
You have your moments. This just wasn't one of them. Not much noise for the Big East again in the tourney? You would have to ignore winning the whole thing to think that has any merit.
Some of the best teams in the Big East got some bad news this week and Watson's injury was especially brutal for a Creighton team that looked more and more like a team that could make a run. Arizona's victory over UCLA gives Gonzaga supporters more confidence. I just don't get to see them since they are on the West coast and they don't have any marquee games once the conference games begin. (St. Mary's an exception) Going undefeated is no easy task regardless of the conference though. They deserve their ranking. We won't see how good they are until the second week of the tournament I guess. Maybe you can start a West Coast Conference thread and troll the posters telling them that the conference isn't strong enough to get a team ready for the tournament.
I think Villanova is as balanced as any team. Spellman being ruled ineligible and Booth's persistent injury have made a team expected to be deep thin though.