2015 NCAA Tournament Bracketology


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It is tip-off week for the 2014-15 college basketball season.  Here is an extremely early projection of the 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.   You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi four of the past five years.

UPDATED: 10/10/14
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North Carolina Tar Heels: Kentucky Wildcats Light


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It should comes as a surprise to nobody that the North Carolina Tar Heels once again have a talented roster that welcomes three more McDonald’s All-Americans and should compete for the ACC crown. [Read more…]

Coach K, Duke Blue Devils will lean heavily on two frosh


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Even though they lose five contributors from last season including a pair of first round picks in the NBA Draft, the Duke Blue Devils are a top-five team and the preseason favorite to win the ACC. That is possible thanks to the addition of four McDonald’s All-Americans. [Read more…]

Syracuse Orange won’t be an ACC title contender


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In losing three big-time players who combined to average 61% of their team’s offensive production, the Syracuse Orange are undergoing a bit of a rebuilding year. They will once again be a stout defensive team but finding scoring is going to be a concern. [Read more…]

Texas Longhorns basketball: much more relevant than UT football


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The Texas Longhorns were one of the surprise teams in college basketball last season. With everybody returning and the addition of one of the top recruits in the 2014 class, the ‘Horns won’t sneak up on anybody this year. [Read more…]

Can the UConn Huskies defend their national title?


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For the second time in four years, the UConn Huskies put together a remarkable run to claim the National Championship. The graduation of Shabazz Napier is a significant loss but Kevin Ollie returns enough talent for UConn to once again be a player on the national stage. [Read more…]

UCLA Bruins basketball won’t be “UCLA basketball” this year


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In losing five of their top eight scorers from a year ago, three of which were first round picks in the NBA Draft, the UCLA Bruins have a very young though talented squad. Steve Alford faces the challenge of blending the new pieces together in trying to keep UCLA one of the elite teams in the Pac-12. [Read more…]

Arizona Wildcats basketball: your national title favorite?


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Even though the Arizona Wildcats lose the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Sean Miller’s team will be among the elite in the country. The challenge for this season’s team; help Miller get over the hump and to his first ever Final Four. [Read more…]

Team approach key if Virginia Cavaliers to compete for another ACC title


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Coming off their ACC regular season and conference tournament titles, the Virginia Cavaliers are poised to make another serious run at the league championship. In order to do so, defense must once again be the name of the game. [Read more…]

Can Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals win the ACC?


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Now in their third conference in as many years, the Louisville Cardinals add even more star power to an already loaded ACC. Rick Pitino boasts a young, but talented roster that should once again be a factor on the national landscape of college hoops. [Read more…]

Kansas Jayhawks will own the Big 12, but are they Final 4 bound?


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Another season, another banner for the Kansas Jayhawks who claimed at least a share of their 10th straight Big 12 Championship. KU does lose three starters but as always, Bill Self won’t be rebuilding this year, but rather reloading. [Read more…]

Kentucky Wildcats: why they’re everybody’s #1 (again)


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With nine McDonald’s All-Americans, the Kentucky Wildcats are the obvious choice for the preseason #1 ranked team and the most likely to cut down the nets at the Final Four. The biggest challenge for John Calipari is finding a balance among his wealth of riches and keep everyone happy. [Read more…]