ESPN's Top 5 Basketball Teams Next Year

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  1. kveille

    kveille Founding Member

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    Did anyone see ESPN this morning when they announced their top 5 basketball teams to contend for the national title next year?

    I don't remember the order, but I remember Florida being last and NC being 1 or 2.

    1. North Carolina
    2. Ohio State
    3. UCLA
    4. Kansas
    5. Florida

    I was surprised that LSU was not in their top 5. Although, I think LSU plays a lot better when they are an underdog and not much attention is given to them. If everyone stays at LSU we will easily have a top 5 team next year.
     
  2. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    I'm not surprised, really.
    I'm surprised Florida was in the top 5, thats a miracle!
    Espn and others think the LSU run was a fluke.
    They also think the SEC wasn't the top conference this year.
    That was also a fluke.
    Now stay tuned for the ACC Pac 10 lovefest coming to a channel near you.
     
  3. pheroy

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    Which players go early to the NBA could have a big impact on that list. IMO Noah is a guy who I'd take above Thomas right now. LSU is one of several very talented and young teams, but honestly we still have a real question mark at the guard position and especially PG. There are 3 or maybe even 4 players who will be in the mix (Minor, Voogd, Temple, Martin) but none have shown they can be really effective there. Developing a solid PG has to be the #1 offseason goal for Brady and staff. If we can do that, we could be a legit top 5 team. If not, we're a notch below that level.
     
  4. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    i could be wrong but i think that was dickie v's top 5 list, not espn's. he was on mike & mike when he announced it. dickie v was last seen washing his mouth out with soap as soon as he picked LSU to advance
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    LSU with Thomas and Davis back would be a top-5 candidate. But nobody on the national scene expects that to happen.
     
  6. Tygrr

    Tygrr Win the West

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    With the exception of UCLA, the Pac 10 get's no love in basketball.
     
  7. TigerBait3

    TigerBait3 Guest

    and 'zona
     
  8. TigerKid05

    TigerKid05 Say Whaa!?!?

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    frankly, if we go into to next year, under the radar, again...i wouldnt mind.

    I love it when LSU proves all the media types wrong. I also think we should play Duke next year, regular season.
     
  9. TigerBait3

    TigerBait3 Guest

    Agree with Red, if Tyrus and Davis come back I think we will start getting more respect. I would have to think these projections are made thinking 1 or both of them won't be back next year.

    Also, just because we aren't in the top five doesnt mean we aren't #6. If TT and Baby come back, trust me, we will be highly ranked.
     
  10. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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