Friday, February 20, 2009

Basketball BlogPoll Round Table: Week 2

So there is a discussion going on with all the BlogPoll participants on a few important questions (hosted by A Sea of Blue). We are going to do our best to respond with senility servility, logic and candor...

1. Who really looks like the best team in college basketball this season?

To us it is really hard right now to pick the "best" as there are a bunch of teams who are equal (Pitt, UConn, UNC). If we must, then we would pick Oklahoma. To us on any given day the Sooners have the potential to beat any other team in the top 10, and we cannot say the same for the others. Believe it or not we think Oklahoma would have a problem with Duke solely because of their perimeter play. Besides that, Oklahoma is OK.

2. Is Blake Griffin the Player of the Year already, or can somebody catch him?

Short answer is yes, Griffin is signed, sealed and delivered for POY with the almost non-existent play of Tyler Hansbrough. However, we are going to go outside the box here and say that someone else is more deserving of this title but will not get it for two reasons; a weak conference and a mid-major team:

Ahmad Nivins with Saint Joseph's. He is in the top 5 for field goals and in the top 40 for points per game. Plus he is getting double doubles like candy. If Blake Griffin was injured Oklahoma would muddle through and win games. If Nivins was out, St. Joe's would lose ALL their games.

3. What currently ranked team is the biggest disappointment so far this year?

Holy Hanna it has to be Gonzaga. A team that was thought of so highly and was supposed to go very deep in March could fall so hard so fast even stunned us. Well, at least they have this music video.

4. Predict the next team to beat Oklahoma.

Honestly, no one on their remaining schedule can. But if we must, Texas has the highest probability to take them down. Longhorn guard A.J. Abrams will go nukular in that game.