Mandatory Credit-USA TODAY SPORTS-Matthew O'Heron

Ranking The Top 16 Teams Left In The NCAA Tournament


Mandatory Credit -USA TODAY SPORTS- Scott Rovak

Sixteen teams left. One ultimate prize. Now that we see how foolish the selection committee was again this season, we can rank the remaining teams left in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Sure, we will get into the Boston Celtics and their draft prospects soon enough, I promise. However, let’s enjoy what we are watching now and find ways to help pass the time until the games restart later in the week. (The Upset Meter is the likelihood of an upset in the first game this weekend. It is on a scale of 1-10. If you can’t figure out what the Choke Meter is, you shouldn’t be reading this).

16. Tennessee Volunteers

Player to Watch: Jarnell Stokes

Upset Meter: 4

15. Dayton Flyers 

Player to Watch: Devin Oliver

Upset Meter: 9

14. Baylor Bears

Player to Watch: Brady Heslip

Upset Meter: 5

13. UConn Huskies

Player to Watch: Jeremy Boatright

Upset Meter: 8 (Kind of a home game!)

12. Stanford Cardinals

Player to Watch: Chason Randle

Choke Meter: 10 (Not true favorites)

11. UCLA Bruins

Player to Watch: Jordan Adams

Upset Meter: 4

10. Michigan Wolverines

Player to Watch: Jordan Morgan/Jon Horford combo

Choke Meter: 6

9. Iowa State Cyclones

Player to Watch: Dustin Hogue

Choke Meter: 6

8. San Diego State Aztecs

Player to Watch: Xavier Thames

Upset Meter: 7

7. Kentucky Wildcats

Player to Watch: Aaron Harrison

Upset Meter: 10

6. Louisville Cardinals

Player to Watch: Russ Smith

Choke Meter: 10…. (I can’t wait for their game vs. Kentucky)

5.  Virginia Cavaliers

Player to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon

Choke Meter: 10 (They play the Spartans….not really a choke)

4. Wisconsin Badgers

Player to Watch: Sam Dekker

Choke Meter: 8 (Always high this time of year with the Badgers)

3. Arizona Wildcats

Player to Watch: Nick Johnson

Choke Meter: 4

2. Michigan State Spartans

Player to Watch: Gary Harris

Choke Meter: 6 (They do play a one seed)

1. Florida Gators

Player to Watch: Patric Young

Choke Meter: 3

 

Tags: 2014 NCAA March Madness 2014 NCAA Tournament Power Rankings

  • jon g

    choke me