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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

College Hoops Top 25 (2/6)


Quite the little Super we had there, wasn't it? I certainly enjoyed it. There was some good football, some good drama, I successfully predicted the winner. All in all, it really was a rousing success. Sure, virtually all of my prop bets failed along with the power, the commercials I actually understood were terrible and Beyonce ruined an otherwise stellar halftime performance with this impromptu Serena Williams impression. But other than those minor sped bumps, I think it's safe to say that a more than satisfactory time was had by all. Except during the blackout, when I'd have to imagine that the suits at CBS weren't having such a great time, and wishing they still actually employed more than 2 competent broadcasters in their roster of feather haired meat heads...

But, alas. They don't have anyone that knows how to successfully string together a few recognizable sentences when Nantz is out of commission, and we no longer have any football. It's just the unfortunate way in which the world works. Lucky for us, the world also works in ways in which we can all benefit. Like say, being able to cushion the fall from football with the meat of the stretch run for college hoops. It's your typical door close/window open type situation. So let's dive through that window together, and make sure we're adequately prepared for the sure to be entertaining months to come...

Oh, and feel free to dive first. Not trying to get all cut up, over here. Especially since I'm all out of Billy goat semen to help me recover. Yeah, it's the new "deer antler". And I've been hearing good things about ferret pubes, too. But that's for another time. For now, enjoy the latest installment of my Top 25, and feel free to leave any grievances you have with my selections at the bottom of the page...

Enjoy...

College Hoops Top 25


1. Michigan (21-2) 1

2. Indiana (20-2) 4

Sometimes when you get into league play, it really becomes a "forest through the trees" type situation. We all knew before conference games began that the BIG 10 was the best conference, and that Michigan and Indiana were it's best teams. Then, somewhere along the line, things got confusing. Well, after a rather definitive week saw IU topple Michigan in Bloomington and Michigan beat OSU in Ann Arbor, I think it's safe to say the power structure has been restored. I'm still concerned about how both teams handle to ball and manage the game when it's in the waning moments (see Michigan last night in the end of regulation), but there's little doubting that these are the two most complete teams the country has to offer...


3. Duke (19-2) 5

You see everything I just wrote up there? Well, it's true. And I believe every word of it. But it still doesn't change the fact that if and when Ryan Kelly comes back, I'll be hard pressed to keep the Blue Devils out of the #1 spot. I mean, I could just boycott putting them there, like I did a few weeks ago. But I'd still secretly know that I believed they were the best team in the country. Those flop takin', floor slappin' bastards...

4. Kansas (19-2) 2

5. Gonzaga (21-2) 6


6. Miami (18-3) 13

I think a win at NC State ended any talk of Miami being a "fluke". And rightly so...


7. Florida (18-3) 3

Not looking to place blame, but my faith in Ken Pomeroy was one of the only reasons I had the Gators as high as #3 in my poll. After watching them play a few times over the past few weeks, I'm led to believe Ken might be the one who has Florida ranked a tick too high. He's still the boss pimp of college basketball analytics and whatnot, but I'm just not sold on Billy Donovan's athletic bunch as a serious tournament contender. At least not yet...

8. Ohio St. (17-5) 11

9. Louisville (18-4) 10

10. NC State (16-6) 8

And speaking of the Wolfpack. Looks like the national media and the coaches alike have seen it in their wisdom to drop NC State from both of their polls. And while I will admit they're not nearly as dangerous with Lorenzo Brown out due to injury, anyone that's watched this team play on a consistent basis this season would think it ludicrous not to name them as one of the country's 25 best...

11. Butler (18-4) 7

12. Michigan St. (18-4) 14

13. Arizona (19-2) 12


14. Syracuse (19-3) 9

With just 7 scholarship players at his disposal, it could be a long February and March for Jim Boeheim. Granted, he's done it with 7 before even when he had more bodies available. But this group, despite it's talent, doesn't seem to be gelling well enough offensively for the Orange to be a consistently dangerous team down the stretch. AKA They'll be maddening to bet on or against. Stay away...

15. Creighton (20-3) 17


16. Kentucky (16-6) 22

Nerlens Noel is averaging nearly 5 blocks per game, and Kentucky's talented wings are actually starting to find their collective strokes. Translation: If you thought you hated Calipari as a front runner, wait til March when his upstart Cats start "upsetting" people as "underdogs". Yeah, I'm sure that won't be unbearable at all...

17. Minnesota (17-5) 21

18. San Diego St. (16-5) 19

19. New Mexico (19-3) 25


20. Pittsburgh (19-5) NR

If 7 foot New Zealand import Steven Adams can continue his improvement on the offensive end, the Panthers should remain a dangerous team for the rest of the season. They're like Michigan St. Jr. They're always "tough", and when they score, they're really dangerous. That's the key, though. When they score. They need to make sure they do it a lot more efficiently. Especially when they're on the road...

21. Kansas St. (18-4) NR

22. Oregon (18-4) 20

23. Oklahoma St. (15-5) NR

24. Missouri (16-5) 15

25. Wichita St. (19-5) 16


just missed: Missouri; Georgetown; Cincinnati; Colorado St.; VCU; Belmont; UNLV; Ole Miss

dropped: (18) UNLV; (23) Ole Miss; (24) Marquette



Twitter Picks: 44-22-3 (.659)

Riding a bit of a cold streak of late. Mostly because I've been greedy and picking far more games than I normally would. But what can I say? I like indulging both my inner degenerate and my fellow degenerates. It's just good times. So keep it locked to @RoochNation, and I'll be sure to continue dispensing the advice you hopefully won't regret taking. And in failing that, maybe I can hook you up with some cool links. Maybe a monkey riding an ostrich, perhaps? Yeah, apparently that doesn't exist for some unknown reason. But when it does, I'll be sure to post about it on Twitter...

Enjoy the rest of your week, friends...


Teddy Williams...
100...

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Billy goat semen is good, but if your really looking to get jacked up look no further than mini horse semen. More concentrated energy. Loving the top 25, but with one major flaw. You gotta get Miami in front of Gonzaga right? Where would you put that OH state vs Mich game last night in game of the year recognition? Sure the Butler vs Gonzaga game was the ill na na (even tho I fell asleep before the start) but I can't think of a more highly anticipated game that actually delivered this year...

Brett Ferruccio said...

I'd agree that the OSU/Michigan game delivered on the hype. And I can't disagree with Miami ahead of Gonzaga. Both complete teams that are playing well, right now. But I do have them ranked 5/6 respectively. #PickingNits

Anonymous said...

Is that Beyonce's ass or FUPA? It looks like a Barbie doll that got twisted around at the waist. If they can do that...

Brett Ferruccio said...

I believe "Pelvic FUPA Flap" is the proper medical term. But aren't you the one that's the Gynecologist?

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