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All depends on which MSU team shows up but based on our history under Coach Izzo, optimism is warranted.
There isn't really any team that scares me against this team on a neutral court. Florida would probably the toughest especially if they pressed and got us into a track meet, essentially taking Nix out of the game. There's no '09 UNC team this year so the tourny is going to be wide open.
What a strange season - few potential #1 seeds are scary, but we would also sweat a 7/10 matchup.
It seems obvious that there are going to be a LOT of upsets in this tournament, because the difference between the Top 10 teams and the 20+ teams really aren't that big. Usually you avoid those upsets with defense and guard play. Unfortunately, the last few games have raised questions about both of those areas. Hopefully the last few weeks solidify things.
Well typically 1 seeds are the best teams in that season, so early upsets also would take place less.
Florida has played a tough schedule? I would disagree there- SEC as a whole is insanely weak and while they beat some decent teams OOC- Wisky, Marquette, Mid Ten State.. wouldn't exactly call their schedule tough
But you are right, UNC/Kentucky/UCLA are all talented and could all get 7/10 seeds that could cause issues based on pure talent
How is a 2 seed under the radar?
I can't remember the bball polls ever being so messed up. It's like the voters are treating it like "power rankings" instead of looking at the body of work, which is why Gonzaga keeps rising for beating nobody, Duke is suddenly better than Miami again, and our coin-flip losses to #1 and @ #somethingteen suddenly has us lower than...Georgetown? Kansas?
Heck, even Seth Davis' list looks more reasonable.
Y'know, in theory you really can lose and still be able to stay the same. For instance, if the team below you is considerably worse on the balance of the year, and you just lost 2 close games to teams you weren't expected to beat. I'm not saying we should be #3, but no way we should be dropping those 6 spots to those 6 teams based on last week's addition to the resumes.
Georgetown is 21-4 and just won by 10 @Syracuse
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
I know. That's my point. If you look at Georgetown's whole season they haven't done as much as MSU has. The polls are reacting to more recent games like they're most of what matters, like Power Rankings are supposed to. I think polls shouldn't pretend like the last game matters way more than past ones matter, except in very close cases. Otherwise you penalize teams for having more tough late-schedule opponents. (i.e. the whole B10)
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