College Basketball Weekend Wrap-Up
posted Mar 04 2013, 05:30PM
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After an epic week of college basketball the new top 25 should be interesting to see. The player of the year conversation also has accepted a couple new candidates and many people are wondering what teams will get that one seed.

This is my wrap up for the weekend of college basketball, including my top 25, my player of the year list, the four teams that should get one seeds and the first four teams in and the last four out of the tournament.

Top 25

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  2. Indiana Hoosiers
  3. Duke Blue Devils
  4. Georgetown Hoyas
  5. Kansas Jayhawks
  6. Michigan Wolverines
  7. Miami Hurricanes
  8. Louisville Cardinals
  9. Florida Gators
  10. Kansas State Wildcats
  11. New Mexico Lobos
  12. Ohio State Buckeyes
  13. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  14. Michigan State Spartans
  15. Syracuse Orange
  16. Arizona Wildcats
  17. Marquette Golden Eagles
  18. Saint Louis Billikens
  19. VCU Rams
  20. Virginia Cavaliers
  21. Pittsburgh Panthers
  22. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
  23. Oregon Ducks
  24. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
  25. UCLA Bruins

 

Number One Seeds as of right now

Gonzaga Bulldogs- They might play in a bad conference but this team is for real with veteran presence and explosive athletes on the floor.

Indiana Hoosiers- A very fundamentally sound team that is lead by Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford. Is bound make some noise in the tournament.

Duke Blue Devils- This is a completely different team when Ryan Kelly is healthy. Just look at his recent 36 point outburst that helped the Devils beat ACC leader, Miami Hurricanes.

Georgetown Hoyas- Playing in the Big East is physically exhausting for every team and the Hoyas have risen to the challenge. Otto Porter Jr. might just be the best player in the country right now.

 

Player of the Year Top Five

  1. Otto Porter Jr. Georgetown Hoyas- Porter Jr. is leading this Georgetown team to new heights. He’s averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game. A very special player that could create some havoc during the tournament.
  2. Victor Oladipo Indiana Hoosiers- Oladipo is one of those players that doesn’t put up a huge stat line every game, but he does the little things that really help the team. He averages 14 points per game, and almost two and half steals per game.
  3. Doug McDermott Creighton Bluejays- This is a close vote for me. McDermott could easily be second on my ballot, but I based it on the teams overall success and the Hoosiers are the better team. But McDermott is a flat out scorer who dropped 32 points against Bradley and 41 points to lead Creighton to an important victory over Wichita State.
  4. Trey Burke Michigan Wolverines- Burke had a monster game against Michigan State yesterday. He scored 21 points, dished out eight assists, had five steals and only committed two turnovers. If Burke can put up those kind of numbers and help Michigan keep winning, then he could rise up the player of the year board.
  5. Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga Bulldogs- I have been able to watch Olynyk a lot this year as a Washington native and he really is a phenomenal big man. Unfortunately he doesn’t receive so much recognition like these other players because of his geographical location. But he averages 18 points per game and seven rebounds and could create major problems for other teams in the tournament.

 

First four out

Arizona State Sun Devils- Really had a horrible loss at USC this weekend and as of right now they are out.

Baylor Bears- The Bears had a tough loss to Kansas State on Saturday, losing on a game winning three pointer. Baylor is going to have to win majority of the rest of their games to get in.

Ole Miss Rebels- Losing to Mississippi State has really hurt their chances to make the tournament. If they can beat Alabama next week and handle LSU after that, then they have a shot.

Boise State Broncos- The Broncos had a really nice win against Colorado State this past weekend. Their next two opponents are going to be tough against San Diego State and UNLV, but if they can win one of those games they could get in.

Last four in-

Temple Owls- The Owls should get in after beating Rhode Island and Detroit last week. They have a very important game against VCU in two weeks and could improve their chances if they get that victory.

Kentucky Wildcats- To be honest I don’t think that the Wildcats should make it in, but I think they’re going to mostly based on their name. This isn’t that great of a team and another team deserves to be in.

Maryland Terrapins- They’re close to the first four out, but a win over Duke and North Carolina State really helps their chances. They have an important game against North Carolina next week and it will help their odds if they can win.

Villanova Wildcats- The Wildcats are barely hanging on after losing to Seton Hall and Pittsburgh in the last week, but wins against Marquette, Louisville and Syracuse are keeping them in here. 


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