It’s tough to sift through the NCAA basketball favorites at BetUs this year because, quite frankly, any 10 or 12 teams have a legitimate shot to cut the nets down in Houston. But the picture for the No.1 seeds is coming into focus, and here is who we think will be rewarded on Selection Sunday.
The Jayhawks should also get the No.1 overall seed if they win the Big 12 tournament, but even if they lose that, a trip to the finals would be sufficient. Kansas has the depth, talent and skill to win it all this year, they just have to stay disciplined.
The defending champions should also receive a top seed if they make it to the finals of the ACC tournament, and to be honest, the conference isn’t as bad as many are making it out to be. They have a Player of the Year candidate in Nolan Smith, and of course, they have a Hall of Fame coach in Mike Krzyzewski.
The Panthers have been the most consistent team in the gauntlet that is the Big East this season, and they’re the most balanced team in the toughest conference in America. They can score, they can stop yo from scoring, they hit the boards and most importantly, Pitt is as mentally tough as you’ll find in the nation.
The Cougars get this if they can win the Mountain West tournament in light of the suspension to forward Brandon Davies, but if they don’t, look for major-conference bias to creep in and the committee to give this spot to the Buckeyes, who won the first 24 games of the season and is a very dangerous threat to win it all with freshman powerhouse Jared Sullinger and his merry band of three-point shooters.