2011 March Madness: Power Ranking the Top 10 Things We've Learned from Week 1

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2011 March Madness: Power Ranking the Top 10 Things We've Learned from Week 1
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College basketball should be an educational experience, right?

Hey, if we don't, or didn't, learn much in school, we can still learn a lot about schools, right?

For example, North Carolina Asheville's nickname is the Bulldogs, and they play in the Big South Conference.

You may recall some of their conference rivals (i.e., the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers) from past Big Dances.

And if NC Asheville does not have the best collection of hoops-playing bulldogs (I'd go with Butler here),  Coastal Carolina certainly has the most ferocious band of chanticleers to be found outside of a medieval farm.

But, back to hoops.

What did we learn from those first 48 (plus four) games that reduced the dance card to 16 teams?

Any surprise players, teams, or events?

Any developments that validated our expectations?

Anybody heard of a kid named Jimmer?

No computers or RPI ratings were used to generate this arbitrary list, which should make it more (subjectively) accurate than most.

With that said, on to No. 10.

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