March Madness Could Be More Exciting Than Ever

March Madness Could Be More Exciting Than Ever

Season Shaping Up To See The Unexpected?

This weekend, the number 2 ranked Kansas Jayhawks lost at home for the first time in two years.  They lost to unranked Oklahoma State 85-80.  The Jayhawks joined several other highly ranked teams who have suffered upset losses this season.

It’s not the worst thing that could happen to them.  It may be a wake-up call, as might be the case for other teams.  We’re edging closer to the Tournament, and my question is, “will ‘March Madness’ see a string of upsets in the first couple of rounds”?

There will not be a team ranked in the top 10 that enters the tournament undefeated.  Michigan, ranked number one at the moment has 2 losses, one to Indiana, and one to Ohio State.

Unranked in the top 25 are teams such as UCLA, Villanova, Notre Dame, and Baylor.  If they win against a ranked team in the first or second round, is that an upset?  Probably not this year.

This season seems to be setting the stage for a great tournament.  No one appears to be dominant right now.  By the time the third round comes, many fans may have no more nails to bite.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express