The parity across the college basketball landscape could lead to a new level of unpredictability in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
The 2013 NCAA Tournament is just weeks from getting underway. For millions of Americans, the scouting process for upcoming March Madness office pools is well underway. Whether fans have been following since the start of the season or have just jumped in at the conclusion of the NFL season, the craziness across the college basketball landscape is impossible to miss.
Printable Brackets says this parity could lead to a new level of unpredictability in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.
“The amount of parity across college basketball right now is just incredible,” said Printable Brackets spokesman Zaniel Worth. “For weeks, being ranked number-one in the nation has ensured that you will be rewarded with a loss soon after.”
For the week that began February 4th, six of the top 10 teams in the nation each suffered a loss, including top-ranked Indiana. Then fifth-ranked Kansas and 10th-ranked Ohio State each lost twice.
“The playing field is seemingly more level than ever before,” said Worth. “There’s no reason not to believe that at least 10 teams have a legitimate shot at winning the national title.”
The 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament will begin with “First Four” play on Tuesday, March 19th in Dayton, Ohio. March Madness will begin in earnest on Thursday, March 21st. Sites for the second and third rounds include Austin, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, Salt Lake City, Utah and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Before the “Big Dance” gets underway, the conference tournaments will decide who receives automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. Printable Brackets has made complimentary ACC basketball tournament, Big Ten tournament, Big 12 tournament, Big East tournament and SEC tournament bracket sheets available to get fans ready.
“With the way the season has unfolded, automatic bids take on extra significance in this year’s NCAA tournament,” said Worth. “It appears as though there will be more teams on the bubble than ever before, so locking up an automatic spot can do wonders for a team’s psyche.”
The current favorites in Las Vegas to win the national championship include Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Duke and Miami.
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