I don't agree with some of the seeding decisions the committee came up with. Indiana being a four is chief among them. But, it is what it is now, so I won't gripe too much. I don't have any big gripes about what teams got into the tournament, and that's much more important.
I'll tell you a few things about my bracket. I picked Syracuse as my champion, though I very seriously considered going with Missouri, who is my other finalist. My other final four teams are Duke and Kansas, though I wouldn't be shocked if Georgetown makes it out of the midwest bracket.
I just realized I didn't pick any 12 seeds to win. I'll probably regret that. I did pick an 11 in Colorado St., though I'm not all that enthused about it. I think that game will be very tough and come down to the wire. I don't mean any disrespect to Murray St. I just think Colorado St. maybe should have been a bit higher.
I didn't pick it, but I won't be shocked if New Mexico St. tops Indiana. I don't think I would have seeded New Mexico St. any higher, but that's a team that I think a lot of people have undervalued.
It's kind of shame, but I can't argue too hard about where the committee put Purdue. I figured they would be in either the 8-9 or 7-10 game, and that's where they ended up. I would absolutely love for them to pull the upset over Kansas, because they have definitely been playing much better here toward the end of the year. But Kansas is a very good team. I don't think this year's Purdue team has the firepower. If we could take this year's Robbie Hummel (and this year's DJ Byrd, for that matter) and inject them on last year's squad, I think Purdue has a national title on their hands. Sadly, it doesn't work that way.
That's all I've got for the moment. I'm sure I'll have more to write when games actually start happening. I'm sure I'll watch the play-in games, but Thursday is when the real madness begins.