Barack Obama was criticized by some journalists for providing a basketball bracket that was without any upsets. I would seem that his predictions must be spot on.
Sweet 16 Teams and their “Seeds”
Arizona and Purdue so far are the only teams that can be considered a “Lower” seed.
However,the predictability of the NCAA’s is exactly the reason that they have become so boring. Considering Arizona’s storied history in the NCAA’s they cannot be considered the sentimental favorite, ala Jimmy V’s North Carolina State’s quad.
Secondly, I am curious if the increased number of college basketball players entering the NBA early dilutes the talent in the college ranks. When teams have limits as to how many scholarships they can offer on top of playing time to offer, the choice teams have altered their strategy in knowing that many of their players will not stay the entire 4 years. So they can grab up more young recruits which then thins out the talent at smaller schools.
At any rate, the brackets are getting to be as much fun as paying my taxes.