Monday, March 15, 2010

My Bracket Picks

Okay kids. I love this time of year so I have already reviewed my bracket and it is time for me to set it on stone. What do I think about this years field of 65? I think that there are a few teams at the top and Cinderella will be dead this year. When I predicted out to my elite 8 I noticed that I am going with Top seeds in most instances. And I think it will be the case.

*Notable first round upsets:
It's hard to call a 9 over 8 an upset but mark it down Northern Iowa will beat UNLV.
#7 Georgia Tech will beat #10 Oklahoma State.
I know its the "sexy" pick right now to take UTEP over Butler, but I will take Butler.
#13 Murray State will beat #4 Vanderbilt.
I like #11 Washington over #6 Marquette.

My elite 8:
Kansas
Ohio State
Syracuse
Kansas State
Baylor
Duke
West Virginia
Kentucky

My Final Four:
Ohio State
Syracuse
Kentucky
Duke

My National Champion:
Kentucky Wildcats over Ohio State 76-67

So I think the 1's and 2's will step out in this one. I don't think there will be many surprises this year. I am sure that I will be eliminated by the Sweet 16 as usual, but there is always fun in playing expert!

3 comments:

Matt said...

I disagree about the overall number of upsets...I believe high seed teams will still make the final four, however, this year could get really really interesting...there are a lot of teams probably from #10-40 that are really really close this year in terms of their abilities making for a tournament with a lot of upsets and a lot of excitement

redleg2420 said...

There are two obvious favorites this year, Kentucky and Kansas. But, even they have their flaws. Both teams allow for big runs. Kentucky cannot always make the three. So, they are both beatable. I had a tough time with the bracket this year. I almost had all 4 #1's in the Final Four, but I couldn't do it.

Elite 8:
Kansas
Georgetown
Syracuse
Xavier
Kentucky
West Virginia
Duke
Notre Dame

Final Four:
Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
Notre Dame

National Championship:
Kentucky over Syracuse 77 - 70

My obvious sleeper is Notre Dame. Harangody is healthy now. They went through the toughest conference in America, so they are battle tested. I don't like anyone else in Duke's bracket. Do I have a lot of faith in this selection? No. But, I couldn't pick Duke, someone will take them down. They are overrated as usual.

SHU said...

Xavier in the Elite 8 Brando.... I hope!

Like you Adam, I have Kentucky and Ohio State as the final two in my brackets. I think Michigan State will knock off Kansas because Izzo brings it in March and Cornell won't upset Temple, I'm hearing that way too much. I could also maybe see Louisville over Duke, if they play their best basketball.