Just How Wide-Open is College Basketball This Season?

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    Just How Wide-Open is College Basketball This Season?

    It's been mentioned a lot this season about how there isn't a dominant team, or a clear cut favorite.

    Today, IMO, we got a glimpse into just how wide-open things really are....


    7 teams, that's right 7, received 1st place votes in the coaches poll this week.

    Has that ever happened before, and if so, I would be shocked if had ever happened this late in the season.

    Those teams receiving 1st place votes were:

    Villanova
    Maryland
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Oklahoma
    North Carolina
    Michigan State
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    It's a weird season. Not a lot of supremely talented freshmen playing at the top-level programs and there are some really talented upper classmen at several schools really pushing them forward.

    Should make for a heck of a tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Maryland
    Kansas
    Oklahoma
    North Carolina
    Michigan State
    I don't think it is nearly as wide open as everyone else does, in fact, I'd bet a fair amount the National Champion is one of the 5 teams listed above.

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    Just about like the 9th region and the 10th region and the................

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    Oh this is gonna be fun come March. I don't think there will be 1 single bracket correctly picked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    I don't think it is nearly as wide open as everyone else does, in fact, I'd bet a fair amount the National Champion is one of the 5 teams listed above.
    Why are you short changing your Musketeers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Why are you short changing your Musketeers?
    Too many faults, very nice team, but not win 6 (or even 4) games in March nice. Xavier, West Virginia, Iowa, Miami, Oregon -- all really good teams, but not nylon-necklace good.

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    I think there's a group of 6-8 that most likely will win (UNC, Maryland, Michigan St., Iowa, etc), depending on injury and draw and then a group of 4-6 that could put together a run and have a chance (XU, WVU, etc.)

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    What point guard is going to step up as both clutch & a leader? i. e. . . . Kemba Walker, Shabazz Napier, Tyus Jones.

    Possibilities: Dunn (Providence), Cousins (Oklahoma), Ulis (UK), Trimble (Maryland), Ferrell (IU), Paige (Carolina)

    Personally, I don't believe Kansas or Mich.St. has that PG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    Too many faults, very nice team, but not win 6 (or even 4) games in March nice. Xavier, West Virginia, Iowa, Miami, Oregon -- all really good teams, but not nylon-necklace good.
    Slow playing, Xavier is top to bottom as talented as any team you listed.

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    Not an X fan but I like them this year. I'll be going to the Villanova game so excited to see two top teams in person.

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    Can't wait for Kentucky's 8th seed!

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    Wide open enough that Kentucky has a shot at the FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THUNDERBIRDS View Post
    Can't wait for Kentucky's 8th seed!
    Last bracket has UK as a 4 seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    Last bracket has UK as a 4 seed.
    I know that. My comment was kind of a Joke. Noway the NCAA ever gives the Cats an 8th seed like they did in 2014. They will either award them with a higher seed as you said or they won't be in at all. That was kind of a Injustice for other teams that UK faced that year. Don't you agree?

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