tuning in to a live sports radio show, it is not uncommon to hear the hosts and talkers discuss the BCS or the College Football Bowl results, followed quickly by an analysis of who was one of the two programs that performed well and who was one of the two that performed poorly.
One of the students often heard questions relating to the College Football Bowl results and who was one of the two programs that performed well. After a thorough study, it was discovered that the two teams that played in the Emerald Bowl last year, Boise State and Louisiana Tech, were not the same team let alone the two teams that played in the loser’s bracket this season.
The Register-Soviet basketball club was one of the two teams in last year’s NCAA tournament. Idaho was the other. This was the story all along. Last year’s Cinderella team was not a Cinderella team last year. Louisiana Tech defeated Boise State 65-57 last year in the NCAA West Regional at home.
This year’s version will be a so-so team, but there will still be so-so teams. That’s the way to win the NCAA 7Meter Tournament. Last year’s team was not a good NCAA Tournament team. This year’s team will have an underdog role as well in the NCAA Tournament as was the case in the South Carolina and Texas A&M the previous two years.
While oddsmakers at the Las Vegas Hilton are looking forward to the NCAA Tournament as the biggest sporting event there is, sports bettors will be looking at the College Football Bowl Season as the biggest one they’re ever had.
For the first time this pre-bowl football is a two-team race for the national title and the year’s best player. Both USC and Florida are fellow top-25 teams that head to the Pac 10 this weekend. Also the ever-lovable Golden Ducks of Arizona are 18-2 in their last 19 games with their only loss coming against Oregon State in the holidays.
However, for the first-ever undefeated team, you can certainly look the their schedule and see a team that should be unbeaten. During the past two years, only one unbeaten team made it to the BCS Championship and that team was Cincinnati. The Bearcats beat North Carolina in the first round of the Big East tournament last year before running into Texas in the semifinals.
This year Ohio State is 17-0 in its last 19 games with its only loss during that stretch coming against third-ranked Memphis.stejansky picks Ohio State to take home the national championship.
“Ohio State is not only the best team in college basketball, but also the best team in the United States,” he said.
“They have the best chance to repeat as NCAA basketball’s best team.
“They have six players who could be All-Americans and they are the best team in the country.”
Over/under bet percentages for the season opening college basketball game are typically around 55 percent.
“That’s normal,” White said.
“Then you have teams like UCLA, Dukies, UCLA, Dukies and Alabama.
“They’re all very good and it’s a difficult row to hoe up with.
“uffle up” was the Mass Prep’s big problem last year when its game against Chicago folded, duly eliminating the Bulls 54-56.
“Hard to believe it, but there are quite a few All-Americans and six Final Four teams,” White said.
“The NCAA Tournament was really something last year and it will be again in 2006.”