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    Where does LSU stand in these rankings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldweatherfan View Post
    Where does LSU stand in these rankings.
    11th offense, but 56th defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpa2825 View Post
    This article (What does Kenpom tell us about Past Champions? - VU Hoops) suggests it is Top 20.
    Gotcha. In that case the list is...

    Michigan
    Virginia
    Duke
    Kentucky
    Michigan St
    UNC
    Houston
    Gonzaga

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Gotcha. In that case the list is...

    Michigan
    Virginia
    Duke
    Kentucky
    Michigan St
    UNC
    Houston
    Gonzaga
    I would happily take those 8 and give you the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Gotcha. In that case the list is...

    Michigan
    Virginia
    Duke
    Kentucky
    Michigan St
    UNC
    Houston
    Gonzaga
    Quote Originally Posted by The Double Deuce View Post
    I would happily take those 8 and give you the field.
    If I said you can only have 7 of the 8, which team would you drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    If I said you can only have 7 of the 8, which team would you drop?
    Easy, Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Easy, Houston.
    I think I would drop North Carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    If I said you can only have 7 of the 8, which team would you drop?
    I think we can all just agree that while Houston fits the criteria for the thread they have little shot to win. As good as Gonzaga has been this year you can all but eliminate them as well, based on the fact that mid majors just don't win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I think we can all just agree that while Houston fits the criteria for the thread they have little shot to win. As good as Gonzaga has been this year you can all but eliminate them as well, based on the fact that mid majors just don't win it.
    Gonzaga is the only team that has a win over a 100% healthy Duke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    If I said you can only have 7 of the 8, which team would you drop?
    Houston.

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    Houston will almost certainly be the lowest seed out of that list. Still, being a lower seed and facing tougher competition earlier, I will predict that 1 of those other 7 is out of the tournament before Houston is.

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    I agree with those who said Houston.

    Having said that, congratulations to the Cougars on winning the 2019 National Championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Gonzaga is the only team that has a win over a 100% healthy Duke.
    Great, that doesn't change the fact they are a mid major. When was the last time a mid major won the title? And I'm not saying they can't do it. I'm saying if you are looking at this from a statistical probability stand point you have to eliminate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Great, that doesn't change the fact they are a mid major. When was the last time a mid major won the title? And I'm not saying they can't do it. I'm saying if you are looking at this from a statistical probability stand point you have to eliminate them.
    I suppose UNLV from 1990 is the last mid-major to win it all. Butler made it to the finals twice and Gonzaga to the title game, so close, but no cigars for those teams.

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    Zags just lost by 13 to St. Mary's.

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