Final Four Picks
Ariel Puterman: Gonzaga, Virginia, Baylor, Kansas
George Hathaway: Duke, Villanova, Iowa, Gonzaga
Mat Mlodzinski: Villanova, Iowa, Creighton, Gonzaga
Matt Karner: Baylor, Villanova, Gonzaga, Virginia
Matt Waldman: Gonzaga, Villanova, Wisconsin, Virginia
Nick Musial: Gonzaga, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee
Nikhil Binny: Iowa, Creighton, Illinois, Villanova
Sam Bass: Baylor, Iowa, Villanova, Oregon
Shannon Boy: Villanova, Virginia, Texas Tech, Gonzaga
Ariel: Florida State, UNC-Greensboro, Arizona State
George: Creighton, Providence, UCLA
Mat: Memphis, Seton Hall, Rutgers
Matt K: Saint Louis, Richmond, Loyola-Chicago
Matt W: St. Bonaventure, South Carolina, UNLV
Nick: Houston, Arizona State, UCLA
Nikhil: West Virginia, Rutgers, Stanford
Sam: Louisville, Rutgers, Memphis
Shannon: Baylor, Houston, Wisconsin
Ariel: A 10-seed or lower makes the Elite Eight.
George: Arizona will finish in the top-15.
Mat: The season won’t make it past December 10th without an overall suspension.
Matt K: Be ready for May Madness. Rick Pitino mentioned it before but it seemed the NCAA was not considering it. It is too costly for the NCAA and its member institutions to not have the NCAA tournament again and with the rise in numbers of teams being halted because of Covid-19, it is looking more and more likely that March isn’t going to work. The good news is there is still time to have a contingency plan, unlike the abrupt end that was seen last season.
Matt W: At least one team with a record under .500 will make the NCAA Tournament this season.
Nick: No Big Ten teams make it to the Elite Eight.
Nikhil: No 1-seeds make the Final Four this year.
Sam: The Big 12 will have the most tournament teams, but Baylor will sweep Kansas and win the league outright.
Shannon: With no fans in the stands watch for more upsets than ever before in the early rounds. Maybe even a 16-seed over a 1-seed.