Maybe it's because the Ducks are relevant again, I don't know? But I've watched some great games this year, including three over the weekend: KU's comeback win over rival Mizzou in the border war, Wisconsin's upset win over Ohio State in Columbus, and Oregon's one point win in the civil war at Gill.
I've also watched enough games this season to get a pretty good feel for who the best teams are, which will help when it comes time to filling out my brackets. The last time I followed college basketball this closely was the first time Oregon went to the elite 8 under Ernie Kent (back in the early 00's). That was also the first time I filled out my brackets with money on the line (not that I'm a hardcore gambler). I ended up winning the whole thing, and was the most accurate! Talk about beginners luck.
Keep that in mind as I post my own version of the top 5, and be on the lookout for my picks in a couple of weeks:
- North Carolina
- Ohio State
That's what makes March madness so fun to watch, even for the casual fan like me.