With the news of singer Ryan Adams marrying Mandy Moore, I thought it would be time to discuss the 5 teams who I think could pull off an upset or 2 in the NCAA tourney. (Note: I think Ryan Adams is talented, but fucking Mandy Moore is pure wholesome sex candy. Congrats.)
Let me begin by saying there will be no Davidson in 2009. The mid-majors are down from where they’ve been the past couple of seasons. There will be plenty of lower seeds beating higher seeds, but it will be the 9-12 seeds doing it, as there is little difference between the 5 through 12 this year. Most of the major conferences had a team or 2 that was top-notch, but there wasn’t much difference between 3 through 8. Take the Big 10. Outside of Michigan State and Purdue, the league was a toss-up every night from third place through ninth. There is only one league in 2009 that has more than 2 teams that could be in the final 4 and that’s the Big East. Here are the 4 at-large teams that I think will overachieve their lower seeds, if they actually make the tourney. Of course, this could change depending on their draws.
San Diego State
Here are the 4 teams that won’t be a top 4 seed who I think have the best chance of being an Elite 8 team.
I’m not saying they will make it, but I think they have the best chance. The team I had at the top of this list last week was Syracuse, but since they have made their amazing run in the Big East tourney, they will have moved up a few seeds.
Let’s get stupid poppy with the Ting Tings.