Friday, February 17, 2006

March Madness




As February draws to a close that means the college basketball season is headed toward the NCAA tournament known as "March Madness" to determine a TRUE national champion (here is hoping NCAA Division I football leadership will get the idea for reforming the current BCS system).

http://www.ncaasports.com/

As regular readers know I announced that after my alma mater Iowa State Cyclones my favorite basketball team is the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville (see my posting entitled " #334") which was named the lowest rated team, #334, for the pre-season according to the "Sagarin ratings" which is regularly published by USA Today. On February 16th the latest Sagarin ratings for men's college basketball were published with my Cyclones at #57 and the UNF Ospreys now sitting at #327 with a 6 and 19 season record!!! Progress, my friends. I am proud to wear my UNF t-shirt at the gym :)

Here are the Top Ten rated men's teams for this week in case you missed it:

Duke
Connecticut
Texas
Villanova
Memphis
Ohio State
Florida
Pittsburgh
Illinois
Tennessee

A quote to close this posting courtesy of my high school team mate -- Barry K. -- "When the hand goes up the ball goes in it.........."

Todd

2 comments:

jdsqrd said...

"I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense."
Coach Norman Dale, "Hoosiers"

jdsqrd said...

James Naismith factoid: the only coach in University of Kansas men's basketball history to own a losing record.