- Mar 20, 2017
Ended up with SDSU in my elite 8 and UConn in my final 4. Which probably means my bracket will be a mess day 1
I’m incredibly high on OSU. Most exciting team in the B12. Huge upside in this tourney.
Baylor's just not the same post-Covid pause. Not undeserving of a 2 seed but they look like they've lost their legs and edge.There are gonna be one or two 1/2 seeds that don't make it past the Round of 32. Most likely candidates are Iowa and possibly Baylor? I think UNC would give them absolute fits and I've seen and eye-opening amount of 'experts' pick UNC to beat Baylor on the CBS site.
I also have LSU beating Michigan. Livers being out for Michigan is gonna be a huge deal IMO.
My Elite 8:
Gonzaga over Oregon
Arkansas over Baylor
Florida State over Alabama
Illinois over West Virginia
Gonzaga over Florida State
Illinois over Arkansas
Illinois over Gonzaga
Not struggling but didn't look as dominant or playing 'downhill' like it seemed to start with.Post covid they won on the road at West Virginia, then smoked Tech and Okie St at home, not exactly struggling after the pause either.
They were bad the first week back, played well week 2, beating #6 WVU in Morgantown and beating OSU by 11 in Waco, then week three looked slow again.Baylor's just not the same post-Covid pause. Not undeserving of a 2 seed but they look like they've lost their legs and edge.