DJ KEY aka Keeven Kuate
Three months ago, I was previewing Florida in the SEC title game. It seems that so much has happened since then. Our economy is in the s***-hole, we have a new president, the state of Arizona was robbed of a super bowl, and countless hours of college basketball has elapsed.
Well, I have gathered all my resources and made my picks on what I believe will happen during Selection Sunday. The plan is to get at least 30 out of the 34 at-large bids, and when you have ESPN trying to tell the sports world that the Big Ten is getting eight out of the 34 bids, I knew I had to take my own stand on the subject.
There are still six teams (UNC, Pitt, UConn, Louisville, Michigan St, and Memphis) that remain in the hunt for a number one seed.
I'll do my part in helping "the committee" in picking the teams out, but ranking them may be a different story.
2009 Bubble Teams Are You IN or OUT?
34 At Large Bids Prediction
(Tournaments champions not all known yet, and italicized teams have won or are projected to win)
Big Ten (5)
I can see the Big Ten going 1-5 the first set of games.
Michigan St: IN
Penn St: OUT
Ohio St: IN
Big East (6)
4 legitimate title contenders...
West Virginia: IN
UNC and Duke will do their part, but anyone else?
Virginia Tech: OUT
Florida St: IN
Big 12 (5)
Ithink this conference is starting to become overrated.
Texas A&M: IN
Oklahoma St: IN
Baylor: OUT (Nice Run!)
Kansas St: OUT
I had trouble picking the "good" teams here.
South Carolina: OUT
Mississppi St: AUTO
Consistency will determine whether any Pac-10 team makes a run (Slight ASU-biased, by the way).
Arizona State: IN
A 10 (2)
I like what Temple has been doing of late.
Missouri West (2)
Mid-majors took a few bids from better known schools.
Illinois St: IN
N. Iowa: AUTO
Mountain West (1)
San Diego St.: IN
Cleveland St.: AUTO
Once the Selection Sunday is aired, and the field is set, I will show you the "65 Ways to Guarantee A Cashing in Your Office Pool." Let the madness begin!