Lunardi's first REAL bracket of the year is out! And I only say real because games have been played, and we now have a taste for what is in store for the year. I'm just going to cover the Big East for this one.
Syracuse is pegged as the #1, obv. If it stood, we wouldn't have a terrible time getting to the Final Four. SDSU and TA&M make me nervous, but they would face each other, thus eliminating one in the process. Everybody else seems squishy enough to dismantle.
Next, as number 2s we have Marquette and Louisville. I see these as WAY too high, but we'll see how the year plays out.
Number 3 seed representing the Big East is your defending national chumps, Uconn.
Skip 4, we have none, and go to 5 and you have Georgetown and Pitt.
Skip all the way to 12 and you have WVU, oh how terrible they've become.
Finally, the lowest seeded Big East team is at 13, and that will be Jersey2 in Seton Hall.
So all the pundits crying, shouting, and whining about how we are so over-rated here in the Big East, and here we are just a few weeks into the season with 8 teams in the dance. The B1G is tied having 8 also, but I suspect that will also change by the time March rolls around.
What strikes me as crazy is the South bracket has Pitt, Uconn, and Seton hall in the same region, yet there is no other BE team in our region. Maybe it was just a mistake, as the official bracket will usually try to avoid early conference match-ups. But it would be nice to not see a Big East team in the Tourney until at least the elite 8. It's a bit redundant seeing any of them earlier than that. I would prefer, personally, that you don't match up with a conference team until the Final Four, but you can't always plan it as such.
LETS GO ORANGE!!!