Monday, March 7, 2011

Rankings Released: Commodores Ranked 24th by Coaches; Dropped by AP

Here are the results.

Some brackets to look at:

Joe Lunardi's Bracketology has Vanderbilt as a #6 seed playing Michigan in round 1, and matching up against the winner of #3 San Diego State and #14 Indiana State in round 2. The Commodores would be in the same draw as #1 Kansas and #2 UNC.

SI.com's Andy Glockner has Vanderbilt slated as a 5 seed, playing the winner of #12 Virginia Tech/Colorado. The winner of #4 West Virginia and #13 Iona would play the 5/12. This bracket has Kansas as a 1 seed, Duke as a 2, SDSU as a 3 and Tennessee as a 6.

Finally, NBCSports.com's Dave Ommen has a bracket that looks similar to Lunardi's with Vanderbilt as a 6 seed, playing Michigan in the 1st round. From there, the bracket takes a turn, with the winner of the 6/11 playing the winner of #3 Syracuse and #14 UW-Milwaukee. #1 seed in this section of the draw would be Ohio State, with Duke playing from the 2-hole.

Glockner and Ommen each have the SEC getting 6 invites, while Lunardi has both Alabama and Georgia on the outside looking in (1st four out).

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lunardi also has the ACC getting 6 teams in and the SEC getting in 4. Thats terrible. The only two ranked ACC teams I can think of over the entire season, are Duke and UNC. No way should an ACC team not named Duke or UNC shouls take a bid away from Georgia.

AspenVU said...

Appropriate and deservedly so on the rankings.

Anonymous said...

I'll take a 6 seed. That's when we thrive.

AspenVU said...

It's great seeing UT sweat!

even more anonymous said...

Where would winning the SEC tournament put the Commies?

Anonymous said...

Most likely, winning the SEC Tourney would give the Commodores a top 5 seed or a low 4 seed (i.e. somewhere around #15-#17 on the S-Curve).

Anonymous said...

Allow me to be the first to futilely wave my arms in the air about Chandler Parsons winning SEC Player of the Year. We'll always have Brad Tinsley's dunk, though.

Jenkins 1st team All-SEC, Ezeli and Taylor 2nd team.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that's a screw job on JJ courtesy of the SEC. Hope that he lights them up in the SEC Tourney.

Andrew said...

It shouldn't have been Parsons, but it shouldn't have been JJ either.

He's a mediocre defender and he struggles on offense when teams make up their minds to really, really stay with him. He still scores his points but his shooting percentage plummets and he coughs up the ball frequently.

AspenVU said...

Agree w/ Andrew - maybe next year after another summer of improvement will be his. I'm ready for him to get hot again.

DRW said...

I hate how anchorofgold.com says our record is 21-10. It's almost like predicting a loss for us in the SEC Tourney