The NCAA bracket predictions 2011 must be finalized tomorrow. Some of the NCAA bracket predictions 2011 are easy to make, of course, since there are more than a few mismatches. But as always, the problem is figuring out what happens next, once the top seeds have better opponents on their hands. Yet as is the case before every tournament, most are sending the favorites straight through into the Sweet 16, Elite Eight and beyond. However, in this kind of season, having the NCAA bracket predictions 2011 following chalk might not be wise.
Experts have said all season that this is the weakest field in recent memory. That makes it even harder to pick a champion, given that there are no overwhelming teams. Even the No. 1’s can easily be tripped up without warning, although that can happen most any year as well.
For the most part, the NCAA bracket predictions 2011 likely favor Ohio State, Kansas and Duke anyway. The Buckeyes and Jayhawks are the closest things to dominant programs this year, as they’ve each only lost twice. The Blue Devils weren’t as successful, but since they are the defending champions – and since Kyrie Irving could come back – they could be an easier favorite.
However, Duke got no favors being put in the Western region, as they have to reach the Final Four from Anaheim. Not only that, they may face local favorite San Diego State in the regional final, or red hot Connecticut. Yet the Aztecs have never even won a tournament game, while the Huskies can’t stay upright forever.
Making the NCAA bracket predictions 2011 is a hard task, once all the teams are analyzed close enough. Every favorite has a weakness that makes it hard to fully embrace them. Ohio State and Kansas seem to be above the field – but since the season has been parity stricken, it likely means that the Buckeyes and Jayhawks won’t make it.
As such, picking a straight Ohio State-Kansas final is probably ill advised, since 1 vs 2 matchups rarely happen, even in stronger years. Pittsburgh is long past overdue to make it, yet their history of near misses has to cause some doubt. Notre Dame and San Diego State are inexperienced as favorites, while Florida is a questionable No. 2, and North Carolina can’t keep coming back like they did in the ACC tournament.
Advancing third and fourth seeds through the NCAA bracket predictions 2011 could yield better results. Yet the likes of Purdue, BYU, Wisconsin and Texas aren’t coming in at their best. Syracuse, Connecticut, Louisville and other Big East teams may be favored to go far, but have they beaten themselves up too much already?
It is fortunate that the NCAA bracket predictions 2011 don’t have to be turned in for 24 more hours. This March, experts and office pool contenders need all the time they can get, to sort through the crowd of flawed contenders.
ESPN- “NCAA Tournament Bracket – 2011”