NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Team Rankings

Dominic GassmanContributor IMarch 24, 2010


Ranking the remaining teams:
1. Kentucky  -  The most talent on any team, unquestionably.
2. Syracuse - The Orange are without Arinze Onuaku, but I still see them as the 2nd best team with Andy Rautins and Wesley Johnson.
3. Duke  -  Solid team that plays smart basketball.
4. West Virginia - Without Bryant, they could be out of the running for the title, but with Da'Sean Butler, there is a chance.
5. Kansas State  -  Best backcourt left in the tournament.
6. Ohio State  -  Evan Turner is the player of the year.
7. Tennessee  -  Remember, they have taken down Kansas AND Kentucky.
8. Baylor  -  Ekpe Udoh and LaceDarius Dunn propel this darkhorse team.
9. Xavier  -  Jordan Crawford is as good as it gets.
10. Purdue  -  This team's experience can keep them going.
11. Northern Iowa  -  These boys can really control a game and can beat anybody.
12. Butler  -  Matt Howard staying out of foul trouble is Butler's only shot.
13. Washington  -  Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas lead a team that matches up well against West Virginia.
14. Michigan State  -  They lost their best player in Kalin Lucas.
15. St. Mary's  -  Omar Samhan leads the tournament in FG%.
16. Cornell  -  These hot shooting guys still have a lot to prove.
My Title Pick: I'm sticking with my original pick, despite the injury. West Virginia.
Darkhorse: Baylor Bears.
Cinderella: Northern Iowa