Who is the best team in college basketball? Is it Duke? Is it Pittsburgh? Is it Ohio State? Well, I think the jury is still out on that. Right now in college basketball, on any given day, any team can win.
This weekend 9 ranked teams lost to teams that were unranked. And not only did some of these ranked teams lose, they got beat down. An underrated Arkansas team came to Nashville and soundly defeated a Vanderbilt team that could quite possibly be the best team in the SEC. A veteran St. John’s team that has under-performed all season came out and blitzed the defending National Champion Duke Blue Devils and thoroughly annihilated them. Some other ranked teams lost to teams that were ranked lower than them as well including Villanova being upset by Georgetown at home.
With this type of action in college basketball, there aren’t really any clear-cut favorites to win it all this year. Each team has some shortcoming or hindrance that, if facing the wrong team, can be exploited enough to lose the game. Looking ahead, the best team may not win the National Title this year. The team that’s the hottest may win it. I’m personally looking forward to March Madness.
This year’s college basketball tournament might truly live up to its nickname, March Madness. These coaches will for sure be going crazy trying to curtail the madness their teams endure and you can never predict what these 18-22 year olds will react to certain situations. Whatever coach is best able to get through to their team and get them playing the best will ultimately win the title. Now if we could only know which team that would be.