Feel free to change your picks continuously. Especially after seeing a team like Pitt impressively holding home court over #3 ranked and undefeated Syracuse or watching undefeated Kansas totally dominate a good Baylor team on the road.
I think you jinxed these 3 teams. Syracuse losing to St. Johns, Pitt to Notre Dame, and Villanova to Providence. Not a good week for them. But that is what happens in late January and early February in Conference play. They are still all very capable of making it to Houston.
Jimmer Fredette, the Nation's leading scorer has now put forth 40+ in three of his last four games, including a huge 43 point performance in a win against previously unbeaten San Diego St. The legend of Fredette continues to grow...
Jimmer could lead BYU to a serious run in the NCAA Tournament much like Stephan Curry did in his final year at Davidson. I'm changing my Final Four to Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, and UConn. Ohio State looks very, very strong and I replaced Syracuse and Villanova with the Buckeyes and Huskies.
I'm not feeling Ohio St. Yes, they're unbeaten, but Big Ten Teams (other than Michigan St.) always flop in the NCAA tourney. I'm not sure how Ohio St. is going to go further after losing Evan Turner, who was the best player in the country last season. They've done some nice recruiting there, but this team doesn't have the experience that one needs come tournament time. With youthful teams throughout many of the major conferences, I think this could be one of those years where there is mass chaos in the tournament and a lot of underdog teams advancing deep.
I tend to agree with you LakeShow T as you may have noticed that my original Final Four was void of a Big Ten team. It is time for you to predict a preliminary Final Four for the start of February. You will be able to change as the month goes on.
Ohio State lost 18-26 to a Purdue team that was 1-5 while Iowa is now 7-0 following an efficient game at Wisconsin. Yet Iowa (#11) is ranked lower than Ohio State (#7). Does anyone have an explanation? SCREW THE BCS