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    Default Final 4 picks (Now vs March)

    "I think everybody should just chill out on rankings right now and speculation on seeding because I think we are in for a wild ride," Mark Few told Andy Katz
    As Coach Few said, we can expect change as Conference play commences. Some teams may get exposed for weaker OOC schedules, others may emerge from tough OOC play, some will face injury, and/or return players from injury, eligibility, etc

    That said, who are your Final 4 picks at this moment?

    We can revisit this once the official bracket is released, and when the dust has settled from NCAA Tourney, yet interesting to compare your picks [now and then].

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    My F4 picks right now:

    Dayton
    Oregon
    Ohio St
    Kansas

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    Gonzaga
    Michigan State
    Kansas
    Villanova
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

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    Ohio St
    Villanova
    Duke
    San Diego State

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Ohio St
    Villanova
    Duke
    San Diego State
    Really like the SDSU pick, and been impressed with them as well. Really good length and athleticism, solid shooters all over the floor, dangerous team who aren't getting the respect they deserve this season. I posted as such last week. Darkhouse.

    Surprised at the Nova selections. Obviously a great coach, tradition, program, yet simply undersized down low, and PG play has been inconsistent at best. They were exposed vs Ohio St by 25, yet had a great win vs Kansas at home, yet IF Kansas would have utilized their bigs more, Nova would not have had an answer. I believe their biggest guy is 230lbs, and not as dynamic as say Clarke/Rui were last season. They are somewhat similar to us this season, that rebounding and post defense can be taken advantage of...

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    Gosh, I picked Duke & Nova more for their coaches than their players. . .

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    An underappreciated factor in GU's tournament seedings has been the lack of good teams in the Western USA the last 20 years. This year might be different.

    As long as GU doesn't have more than 1 more loss (and it's not to Portland or something...) then GU is in great position for the #1 seed in the west. At this point it's ours to lose. So who do we want in our region?

    The question might become:

    If we think Oregon is big threat as a potential other top seed in the west, do we want them to run the Pac-12 table as much as possible, and potentially get a #1 seed in another region? Other likely top west-region teams: SDSU, Zona, Kansas?

    Right now my final 4 predictions:

    tOSU - midwest
    Duke - South
    Oregon (who get shipped to the East)
    Gonzaga - West

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    Final Four

    Ohio State
    Michigan State
    San Diego State
    Louisville

    Elite Eight

    Butler
    Duke
    Michigan
    Kansas
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    Baylor another team to watch out for...debated b/w them or Dayton in my F4.

    Beating them was a huge win for UW.

    Baylor has wins over Arizona, Butler, & Villanova.

    As always, elite length (how do they always get guys with 7'4" wingspans), very good defensively, & good guards.

    Just another one of 10-12 teams who could win it all this season.

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    Speaking of Dayton, love their seamless flow, team bball, & energetic defense.

    Anyone watch their OT loss to Kansas, or their blow outs of St Marys, Va Tech, or Georgia? Really good, scary team who defends, shoot 3's, & plays beautiful bball, good ball movement.

    They can play with anyone this season. They have a lottery pick wing/post hybrid, several lightning quick guards, & several guys who can stroke it. Their defense is fluid and fantastic to watch.

    Their two losses were BOTH in OT, one being vs #2 Kansas, and the other was a 10-2 Colorado team in OT, on a buzzer beater 3pt.

    Colorado was predicted as a Top 25 team this season as well.

    They had zero issues containing tremendous offensive teams and defense shows up in NCAA, just ask Virginia, Texas Tech, et al.

    Dayton was my pick above Baylor for this reason.

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    Baylor
    Ohio State
    Kansas
    Gonzaga
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshzagit View Post
    My F4 picks right now:

    Dayton
    Oregon
    Ohio St
    Kansas
    I see you slipped in DOOK as a fifth team. Tricky...

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    Duke
    Louisville
    Butler
    Kansas

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPW314159 View Post
    I see you slipped in DOOK as a fifth team. Tricky...
    Well played

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    State
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    State
    Gonzaga
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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    State
    State
    State
    Gonzaga
    Jacksonville State (AL)
    Murray State (TN)
    Missouri State
    Gonzaga

    Was I correct in my guesses?
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

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    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

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    Gonzaga
    San Diego St
    Duke
    Michigan State
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Duke
    Gonzaga
    Memphis
    Ohio State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshzagit View Post
    Baylor another team to watch out for...debated b/w them or Dayton in my F4.

    Beating them was a huge win for UW.

    Baylor has wins over Arizona, Butler, & Villanova.

    As always, elite length (how do they always get guys with 7'4" wingspans), very good defensively, & good guards.

    Just another one of 10-12 teams who could win it all this season.
    To many teams are getting “nice wins” against Arizona!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    To many teams are getting “nice wins” against Arizona!


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    You are correct, unfortunately.

    Good team, talented, really nice attributes at every position, yet they simply aren't a good enough shooting team to be considered a Top 15 team.

    Are they capable? No question. When knocking down shots they could beat anyone, yet not getting it done right now.

    If they get hot at right time, watch out. I wouldn't want to see this type of team as a mid seed in March either.

    They had great effort vs GU, not good effort vs St John's until it was too late.

    I believe they will still finish Top 3 in Pac 12, and contend for the League Championship if they can start hitting shots consistently. Not like they aren't getting open looks.

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    The AP, ESPN, Coaches, etc are popularity polls. I think GU could hold onto #1 in the popularity polls until tournament seeding time. But at this early point in time, trying to figure out how tournament seeding will shake out using the NET system is pretty hard. It will be hard for GU to earn a ONE seed for the tournament using the NET system. Possible, but difficult.

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    At a point when the board is getting knocked around some as "below expectations," this thread is why I love the board.

    I had no idea Dayton was top tier, I knew they were better than average, no idea they were a threat.

    Not one person (that I have seen) has Michigan, despite the fact that they can obviously put everything together for a run and have a lot of beef/talent down low.

    I am probably the least informed, but I'll give it a shot.

    Ohio State
    Kansas
    Baylor
    Virginia

    I'd love to say "Gonzaga" but I worry about our youth and our injury issues. However, if Corey is "this" Corey for the rest of the year, and our guards play at this level or better, and Tillie gets bouncier like he used to be, THEN I would say we are a great Final Four contender.

    It is wide open this year.
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    Louisville
    Oregon
    Gonzaga
    Washington

    New balance of power is out West. (A fantasy, I know)

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    State
    State
    State
    Gonzaga
    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    Jacksonville State (AL)
    Murray State (TN)
    Missouri State
    Gonzaga

    Was I correct in my guesses?
    Could be. Also could be Ohio, Michigan and San Diego...or Florida, North Carolina, Kansas, New Mexico or even Washington. Cougs could go on a run.

    I just wasn't sure which state teams to choose so made them generic.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    Duke
    Dayton
    Ohio State
    Gonzaga, of course

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