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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

College Hoops Top 25 (2/20)


Spring Training, folks. It's alive and kickin'. And while it's officially become harder to get a legitimate fantasy baseball league together than it is a fantasy football league (the 10 year transformation is complete), I'm one of those rare New Englanders that's still looking forward to the Boys of Summer. Granted, the Red Sox are garbage, and it figures to be a really long summer if you too happen to be one of their fans. But since when is a long summer a bad thing? By my math, a long summer means we get to see beauties like my baseball lovin' girl up there strut around in their bikinis for that much longer! And while I'm no mathematician, I'm pretty sure you'll find those numbers to your liking...

But, alas. Summer's not here quite yet. It's unfortunate, I know. But as the saying goes, "good things come to those who wait". And while we wait, what better to distract us from the oncoming bikini onslaught, than the part of the college basketball schedule that if it were stuffed into a barely there bathing suit, would no doubt be the new fixture on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue? Sorry, Kate. But it's true. I'd rather see Jim Boeheim in a banana hammock than...wait. OK, I'm thinkin' it's more of a metaphorical thing. At least I'm hoping it is, because I just booted up what looks like Cheerios on my keyboard at the thought of that last statement. And when the Hell did I eat Cheerios?! Ah , yes. Just one of life's little mysteries...

Speaking of mysteries, you can cross the one off of your list that involves this week's 25 best teams in college basketball. It's solved. So, yeah. Cue up The Who, slide your shades on, and let's get to this thing...

YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

College Hoops Top 25



1. Indiana (24-3) 2

A friend of mine says to me last night, "Zoeller was pre season player of the year? He's like the 4th best Indiana player on the court, right now". And it's true. That's what's making the Hoosiers so tough to beat. Well that, and the unbelievable offensive development of Victor Oladipo. Reminds me very much of Dwayne Wade's rise in 2003, except for the fact that Oladipo may actually be more athletic. It's a scary thought, but I'm of the opinion it's true. And as long as Oladipo stays healthy and playing at this level, there can be no denying that Indiana is the clear front runner to take claim the 2013 National Championship...

2. Miami (22-3) 1

3. Gonzaga (25-2) 4


4. Michigan St. (22-5) 5

5. Michigan (22-4) 3

We should know a lot more about both Michigan and Michigan St. when those two meet in about 10 days in Ann Arbor. But right now, we know this. The Wolverines appear to have hit a wall, and the Spartans need to stop making so many stupid mistakes. Did you see the game last night against Indiana? If Michigan St. could have made just a normal amount of layups and stupid turnovers, they crush the Hoosiers by 10-15. But they didn't. It wasn't because of anything IU was doing, either. Simple fact is that the Spartans can often be their own worst enemy, and it's a trait like that which can often lead to an earlier than expected tournament exit. I have faith in Tom Izzo, though. And I'd expect that ship to be running a little bit tighter in the weeks to come...

6. Duke (22-3) 6

7. NC State (19-7) 11

They're not even receiving votes in the Coaches Poll, anymore. So prepared to be "shocked" when they're the chic pick to make another run at the Elite 8...

8. Louisville (21-5) 8

9. Butler (21-5) 10

10. Oklahoma St. (19-5) 15



11. Georgetown (19-4) 19

Saturday @ Syracuse should give us a good indication of just how ready the Hoyas are for prime time, but we already know they're a scrappy, defensive minded bunch that won't ever be a pushover. The question for them will always be if they can score enough to win. They probably won't be able to up in the Carrier Dome, but as usual their style of play will make them a difficult match up in the tournament for team's not as familiar with their brand of basketball...

12. Florida (21-4) 13

13. Kansas (21-4) 12


14. Syracuse (21-4) 7

Apparently there's gonna be somethin' like 40,000 in the Dome for that aforementioned game on Saturday. Gonna even retire Carmelo Anthony's #15 on the 10 year anniversary of the National Championship. 10 years. Wow. Feels like 50. I kid, but it does feel like it was 100 years ago and yesterday all at the same time. Great memories, for sure. And something I will never forget...and never let anyone I meet that has any interest in college basketball ever forget, either! Muahahaaha...

NO, but seriously. We lit a lot of things on fire...

As for this year's  Orange incarnation, the lack of any apparent set offense continues to be a major problem. MCW, Triche, Fair and Southerland can all score 1 on 1, but that doesn't make for any sort of consistent flow. That makes it tough to go on runs, which makes it tough to pull away, which leads to close games. And close games are easier to lose than blow outs. Just sayin'...

15. Ohio St. (18-7) 9

16. New Mexico (22-4) 18

17. Colorado St. (22-4) 22

The Rams are the best rebounding team in the country. And while I'm no "basketball expert", I'm pretty sure that should make you a favorite to win more than your fair share of games. They're also one of the higher scoring teams in the nation at nearly 74 points per game. So they score, and they grab an ass ton of rebounds. And they do it all in the Mountain West, one of the year's premier conferences...

Unknown team from an unheralded conference? With great statistics and computer numbers? Yeah, they never do well in the NCAA tournament...

18. Arizona (21-4) 16

19. Pittsburgh (20-6) 14



20. St. Louis (20-5) NR

What is a "Billiken", you ask? It's apparently some sort of charm doll that was created in St. Louis, Missouri. I'm guessing that's him, up there. That massive footed pig goblin, or whatever that is. A "hoglin", if you will. Now, why you would ever make that your team mascot and logo? I have no idea. But at least it's not racist towards Native Americans. Unless it is, in which case I'm only mildly apologetic. I mean, how would I know that stupid doll is some racist Indian thing? Oops. Pretty sure I just blew the whole thing by calling them "Indians". Whatever. If they can do it in Cleveland, then there's no way I'm not in the clear. Stupid Cleveland...

21. Marquette (19-6) NR

22. Wisconsin (18-8) 20

23. VCU (21-6) 23

24. Wichita St. (23-5) NR

25. Akron (21-4) NR


just missed: Creighton; Cincinnati; Kansas St.; Notre Dame; San Diego St.; Notre Dame; Missouri; UNLV

dropped: (17) San Diego St.; (21) Minnesota; (24) UNLV; (25) Creighton


Twitter Picks: 61-40-4 (.600)

See, here's what's been happening lately with my picks. I'll go to look at the lines, pick out 0-2 games I like, and then head to Twitter to post them. When I get to Twitter, that's where the problem starts. I start reading Twitter, and the advice of all the fellow handicapping degenerates that I follow. Then all of a sudden, I'm up to 4-6 picks every night. It's truly hilarious, as I can't help or stop myself. But it does also serve as an excellent reminder as to why you should never regularly bet on sports. I mean, sports are great enough. But when something is already tied into your happiness, the last thing you want to do is throw your monetary health on the line, too. Right?..

Meh, whatever. Sports betting is a lot like Meth. I kinda wish I had the balls to go out and just throw myself into it, already. But since I don't, I'm more than content to just sit back and watch the millions that do ruin their lives with it, and document the entire thing on the Interwebz. Thanks again, Al Gore. That's really some fantastic work you've done there, giving people a place to document their degeneracy and broadcast it to the masses. Way better than when you ripped that hole in the o-zone layer and sold your TV network to the terrorati. But hey, can't win 'em all. Right Al? Of course I'm right. You slow talkin' tree hugger...


Hope you enjoyed, friends. And I hope you enjoy the fantastic basketball that is headed our way, as well. I'll be back next week with another edition of my Top 25. But until then, enjoy the rest of your week, and I'll catch you on the flipman...


Teddy Williams...
100...

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