Can Dominic James lead his Marquette Golden Eagles through the tough Big East and into the NCAA tournament?
OK, so it's only November, but on a boring Sunday night, why not take a look at which teams might be dancing in March? A little on the absurd side, I know, but here's what I've got as of right now.
1: North Carolina (ACC), UConn (Big East), Louisville (Big East), Texas (Big 12)
2: Pittsburgh (Big East), Notre Dame (Big East), UCLA (Pac-10), Gonzaga (WCC)
3: Michigan State (Big Ten), Duke (ACC), Purdue (Big Ten), Tennessee (SEC)
4: Oklahoma (Big 12), Memphis (Conference USA), Miami (ACC), Arizona State (Pac-10)
5: Wake Forest (ACC), Florida (SEC), Davidson (Southern), Wisconsin (Big Ten)
6: Marquette (Big Ten), USC (Pac-10), Villanova (Big East), Xavier (A-10)
7: Georgetown (Big East), Kansas (Big 12), Syracuse (Big East), LSU (SEC)
8: UNLV (Mountain West), Baylor (Big 12), Ohio State (Big Ten), UAB (Conference USA)
9: Alabama (SEC), Saint Mary’s (WCC), Texas A&M (Big 12), Clemson (ACC)
10: BYU (Mountain West), Missouri (Big 12), West Virginia (Big East), OK St. (Big 12)
11: Washington State (Pac-10), Arizona (Pac-10), Nevada (WAC), Kentucky (SEC)
12: Kent State (MAC), Maryland (ACC), Temple (A-10), Belmont (A-Sun)
13: Winthrop (Big South), Oral Roberts (Summit League), Dayton (A-10), Siena (MAAC)
14: Cal State Fullerton (Big West), Lamar (Southland), VCU (CAA), UMBC (America East)
15: Cornell (Ivy League), Morgan State (MEAC), Portland State (Big Sky), American (Patriot)
16: Mount St. Mary’s (Northeast) vs. Jackson State (SWAC) in play-in game, Murray State (OVC), Cleveland State (Horizon League), Arkansas State (Sun Belt)
Some of these teams have big wins already as of Nov. 23. Some may not even have a win yet (Jackson State as of now).
Regardless, maybe it was fun for you to just take a look at. Maybe I'll check back in March and see how many of the 65 tournament teams I predicted correctly.
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