Looking at potential NCAA opponents
"As I told my guys, once we get out of this freaking ACC, we're going to do OK."
-- Al Skinner after the UNC game
Al may be right. I am inclined to agree with the Sportz Assassin's assessment: “This is the kind of team that could be a sleeper for the Elite Eight, or could also get run out of the gym in the first round. I think they win one and then are done.”
We will probably be an 8 seed but could fall anywhere from 7 to a 10. We won’t face another ACC team in the first round. We will face a fellow flawed team. 7 through 10s are either uneven teams from major conferences or mid-majors who are probably lacking talent. Here are teams that seem to be in the mix and my initial reaction on who would be a good matchup and who would give us trouble.
If we advance, we will face a very high seed in the second round. Here are the ones I would like to see and the ones who would probably run us out of the building.
Once we've been slotted feel free to share your thoughts. I will be on a plane and won't be on until late Sunday night.