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Bracketology-January 11th, 2011

Posted in Bracketology, College Basketball, St. John's on January 11, 2011 by sammywestside

Today I present the first Bracketology on 5 Borough Sports.

Weekly from now until the NCAA Tournament I will give you an overview of where the teams are stacking up for bids heading into the Big Dance.

The formula I use for deciding who fits where is a combination of how the teams have fared to date and how I think they will fare the rest of the way.

So far this season the college basketball world can be defined as unpredictable. Besides Duke and the other undefeated teams, there are not many teams that have jumped out an impressed anyone. One night a team looks like world beaters, the next they are getting beating by a team much worse than the one they just beat.

Big conference schools have faltered horribly across the board, with multiple teams from each of the major conferences claiming very ugly out of conference records. Additionally even the teams that have some big wins, seem to waste them away by adding bad losses, a poor recipe for creating a viable NCAA Tournament resume.

I’ll be the first to admit it, but I couldn’t be more unsure of where this season is headed for so many teams. I can’t remember a year with this much parity in college hoops. It seems like the trend towards more and more mid majors being successful is gaining momentum, and it might not be long before we go from just a handful of mid major at-large bids, to more like 10 or 15.

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