Next to last Poll of the Year

We’re almost there.  The very bestest time of year.  Championship week under way, setting the field for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  No other event compares (which makes the whole trying to tweak the field a little puzzling, but I guess more is better). And this season, Maryland fans may simply enjoy the ride rather than sweat the bubble.

The Terps earned the 2nd seed in the ACC Tourney, are a lock for the NCAA’s, and could conceivably earn a three seed come selection Sunday.

And most exciting about the madness almost among us? We have no clear cut favorite. Kansas is my new number one, returning to the top spot in the polls again, but the Jayhawks haven’t exactly decimated the field like North Carolina a year ago. Realistically, about a dozen teams possess something close enough to the needed formula to cut down the nets in four weeks. Saddle up.

Here’s my ballot this week. Next week, our last poll, will also include All America teams, player of the year, and coach of the year votes.

  1. Kansas
  2. Kentucky
  3. Syracuse
  4. Purdue
  5. Ohio State
  6. Duke
  7. New Mexico
  8. West Virginia
  9. Butler
  10. Kansas State
  11. Villanova
  12. Tennessee
  13. Pittsburgh
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Maryland
  17. Michigan State
  18. Georgetown
  19. Baylor
  20. Texas A&M
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. BYU
  23. Temple
  24. UTEP
  25. Northern Iowa

One Response

  1. Hey Pete,
    I did not know that you blogged, but now that I do I will keep following. Great point for Gen. Greivas for P.O.Y.-I agree on with you on his winning it.
    Terps could be special this year. We shall see.
    Keep up the good work.

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