There’s no such thing as a No. 1 in college basketball

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If you gonna tell me that you know who deserves the number 1 status in NCAA basketball, you’re doing nothing but trying to sell me a bill of goods.

As of right now, the No. 1 team in the associated press poll has gone down seven times this season.  This has been one of the most unpredictable college basketball seasons and we still have two weeks before Selection Sunday (March 17 at 6 p.m., CBS).

There’s no clear-cut bracket favorites; hell, do we even know who’s deserving to be top seeds in the tournament?  Here’s how topsy-turvy this season went with being NUMBER 1.

 

Preseason pick – Indiana (Lose to Butler 86-88 (OT) on December 15)

Week 7 – Duke (Lose to NC State 76-84 on January 12)

Week 11 – Louisville (Lose to Syracuse 68-70 on January 19)

Week 12 – Duke (Lose to Miami 63-90 on January 23)

Week 13 – Michigan (Lose to Indiana 73-81 on February 2)

Week 14 – Indiana (Lose to Minnesota 73-77 on February 26)

Week 15 – Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that consistently delivers big NCAA tournament wins, is No. 1 in the Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time to end the season.

I would love to see everybody’s brackets when the teams are announced in two weeks; who do you have going all the way?  Stop playing, you’re not sure just like I am.

 

Here’s the schedule for March Madness:

First Round: Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 20

Dayton, Ohio (all games on truTV)

Second, Third Rounds: Thursday, March 21, Saturday March 23

Auburn Hills, Mich. (TV to be announced)

Lexington, Ky. (TV to be announced)

Salt Lake City, Utah (TV to be announced)

San Jose, Calif. (TV to be announced)

Second, Third Rounds: Friday, March 22, Sunday March 24

Austin, Texas (TV to be announced)

Dayton, Ohio (TV to be announced)

Kansas City, Mo. (TV to be announced)

Philadelphia (TV to be announced)

East Regional: Thurday, March 28, Saturday, March 30

Washington, D.C. (TV to be announced)

West Regional: Thurday, March 28, Saturday, March 30

Los Angeles (TV to be announced)

Midwest Regional: Friday, March 29, Sunday, March 31

Indianapolis (TV to be announced)

South Regional: Friday, March 29, Sunday, March 31

Dallas (TV to be announced)

Final Four: Saturday, April 6, Monday, April 8

Atlanta

Saturday: Semifinal 1, 6 p.m.; Semifinal 2, about 8:49 p.m.; both games CBS

Monday: National Championship game, 9:23 p.m., CBS

 

 

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