While Tennessee has the gaudy record, it is a fairly empty 26-3. Remember, it was only a last year when Michigan State won the Big Ten, going 29-4 overall and 16-2 in conference. The Spartans were a No. 3 seed! While I don't believe the Vols have a shot at falling that far, it seems, based on past precedent, Tennessee is much closer to a No. 2 than a No. 1 (especially with the current field). Tennessee's big wins are Gonzaga, Kentucky and Louisville -- all at home. As always, each committee has its own makeup and the importance of big wins vs. Q1 games vs. bad losses varies from year to year.
|Last Four Byes: Syracuse, NC State, St. John's, TCU|
Last Four In: Alabama, Minnesota, Clemson, Arizona State
First Four Out: Temple, Seton Hall, UNC-Greensboro, Xavier
Next Four Out: Indiana, Creighton, Georgetown, St. Mary's