|Written by Michael Patrick|
Bet on NCAABShooting 93% from beyond the arc is going to win a team a lot of games, and while the odds are against the Ohio State Buckeyes keeping up this torrid shooting pace, it sure is fun to watch and speculate about.
After Saturday's thumping of Wisconsin, the Buckeyes are once again the top team in the country, and anyone who watched the game could not possibly question the choice. The Buckeyes were 14-15 from beyond the arc, and they looked virtually unstoppable with their inside/out attack against the Badgers. With conference tourneys beginning this week, it is almost a certainty that the Buckeyes will be a number one seed on selection Sunday.
The Buckeyes received 25-31 votes for the number one spot as we end the final week of the regular season. Kansas, which also had an excellent week this week by defeating two teams ranked in the top 25, picked up the other 6 votes and remained in the number 2 spot.
The Big East remained a strong representative in the top ten with the three and four spots in the top ten. Pittsburgh and Notre Dame moved up after an excellent week inside of the toughest conference in America. Pitt goes into the toughest tournament in the country as a number one seed, and Notre Dame, once again, proved they are for real with a huge win against Uconn on the road. The win earned the Irish the number two seed in this weeks Big East Tourney.
With a big loss to North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Duke Blue Devils fell to number five this week. The Tar Heels, with the huge win, clinched the ACC title and earned a number one seed in this weeks ACC Tourney, another battle that will be watched closely. The Tar Heels look great and aree poised to make some noise in March.
The remaining teams in the top ten include San Diego State in the sixth spot, BYU fell to number eight, Purdue came in at number nine, and Texas rounds out the top ten.