History Tells Us....

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    History Tells Us....

    The National Champion will be a team that is top 20 in both offensive and defensive efficiency.

    That being said the National Champion will come from the below group:

    Duke
    Gonzaga
    Virginia
    Kentucky
    Michigan State
    Virginia Tech

    Agree? Anyone not listed have a shot?
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    Add Tennessee to that list and I'd say you're safe betting that group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Add Tennessee to that list and I'd say you're safe betting that group.
    They're #3 in offensive efficiency, but #40 in defensive. Was a little surprised to see how low they were on defense.

    The only outlier going back all the way to 2002 was the 2014 UConn team. They were #10 defensively, but #39 offensively.

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    3 teams just on the outskirts of top 20 in both are Louisville, North Carolina, and Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    The National Champion will be a team that is top 20 in both offensive and defensive efficiency.

    That being said the National Champion will come from the below group:

    Duke
    Gonzaga
    Virginia
    Kentucky
    Michigan State
    Virginia Tech

    Agree? Anyone not listed have a shot?
    That list looks short this year. How many teams are there usually on the list? Also, the list can keep changing, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    That list looks short this year. How many teams are there usually on the list? Also, the list can keep changing, right?
    It can. Probably only teams that could join are Louisville, Kansas, UNC, and maybe Michigan and Tennessee, but they are probably long shots IMO.

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    I’ll take “history”.

    My sense is there are a lot of good teams this season. However, this year, none will top the short list of REALLY good teams as National Champ.

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