Now that the NFL season has concluded, this is when the college basketball season starts to heat up. We're nine games into the conference season and once again we're seeing a very weak bubble field.
Aaron Rodgers was the face of the NFL this season.
BYU's Jimmer Fredette has been the face of the college basketball scene.
I do like the way the 68-team bracket is structured. It has created more parity by the addition of two more at-large teams.
There's going to be four "play-in" games. Two games will feature the last four teams in the field, while the other two games feature 16th seeded teams.
The two game play-ins from the 16th seeds actually strengthens the field. It makes the first round games featuring top four seeds more competitive. For example a team like Belmont would've been a 12th seed last year; I like to think of them as this year's Cornell. In this year's bracket, they're a 13th seed.
Another thing I must mention, I projected conference tournament winners. Butler and Gonzaga have struggled this year. Ultimately I believe Butler finds a way to win the Horizon. Gonzaga has it a bit tougher; they've already lost to Saint Mary's at the Kennel. Again, I think the Zags find a way into the field.
Let's take a look at what I believe the bracket would look like today.
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