We have a new bracketology report that is out.
The latest bracketology report form ESPN's Joe Lunardi has been released. The new four No.1 seeds are Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas and Ohio State. To a lot of people, Duke, no surprise but Ohio State has been a pleasant surprise this season.
I am going to talk about each of the No.1 seeds as of now and you will see why a couple are deserving and there's one that I don't agree with.
Duke: This is the team that is no surprise. I am aware that they got shocked by Stephen F. Austin at Cameron indoor 85-83 earlier in the season. But if you look at the players they have and the depth charts on this Duke team you will see why they are deserving of a No.1 seed.
Vernon Corey: He's averaging 18.6 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.2 Blocks, he can also shoot 61.0% from the floor and he can also shoot 66.7% from beyond the arc.
Tre Jones: He's playing just about the same, he's averaging 15.6 PPG, 7.1 APG, 2.1 Steals and he can shoot 78.7% from the free throw line.
Cassius Stanley: He might only average 10.7 PPG but he can also shoot 71.4% at the free throw line and yes he also has 4.3 RPG.
Matthew Hurt: He's not hurting for attention. He does average 10.6 PPG and he can shoot 71.4% at the free throw line.
Those four players I just mentioned, they can get the job and Coach K knows he has weapons at his disposal.
Gonzaga: I know they have one loss to Michigan 82-64. And yes they are the new No.1 team in the country, but I am not going to worry about that at the moment. But Gonzaga has a great team out of the WCC conference, and here's the players I am talking about.
Filip Petrusev: I know his name is hard to pronounce but he's averaging 16.7 PPG, 8.1 RPG and he can shoot 53.8% from the field.
Corey Sispert: He can also shoot the rock, he does average 14.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG and he can shoot 52.9% from the field and yes he does also shoot 80.0% form the free throw line.
Ryan Woolridge: He might only average 10.2 PPG but he makes up for it by shooting 50.5% form the field and 50.0% form beyond the arc. And yes he does average 4.6 RPG and 4.4 APG.
This is a team the will win the WCC conference title and possibly could go to the final four in March. So yes lookout for Gonzaga.
Kansas: The Jayhawks have two bad losses. The first loss coming at the hands of Duke on opening night. The second loss coming at the hands of Villanova 56-55 just this past Saturday. I don't know why they have Kansas as a No.1 seed, I'll get to that. But they only have two players worth talking about.
Devon Dotson: He is averaging 19.2 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.7 APG, 2.1 steals and he's shooting 62.7% form the field. He needs to start hitting three's if all possible.
Udoka Azubuike: He does average 14.0 PPG, 8.4 RPG and he does average 2.0 Blocks and he does shoot 80.5% form the free throw line. He to does need to start making three's if Kansas wants to remain legit this season.
I do not approve of Kansas being on the one line and here's why. The Jayhawks already have two bad losses and they are not even into conference play. They still have a huge turnover problem and they already have loss to Duke and Villanova, those right their will hurt you come March.
In my opinion the Jayhawks belong on the two line because they have a lot of work to do on not turning the ball over so much. And yes conference play is just around the corner, so keep that in mind.
Ohio State: This is a team that already has three quality wins under their belt. The Buckeyes have beaten Villanova, North Carolina and Kentucky. The Buckeyes, already have a excellent resume despite the 84-71 loss earlier in the season to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The Buckeyes are for real this season and they do have four players that do stick out to me.
Kaleb Wesson: He can be a very dangerous player. He does average 13.9 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.5 Blocks. He also does shoot 45.6% form the field, 78.5% form the free throw line and he can shoot 46.2% form beyond the arc.
Duane Washington Jr: I know he only averages 11.1 PPG but he can do some more damage. He does also average 2.7 RPG and he can shoot 50.0% from the field, 71.4% from the free throw line and 50.0% form beyond the arc.
D.J Carton: I know he is a bench guy but he has surprised me. He has averaged 11.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.9 APG. He also does shoot 53.5% from the field, 73.7% form the free throw line. Why is he not a starter.
This is a Buckeye team that could win the BIG-10 Championship this season. And yes they have a team to do it.
I know we're not into January yet but everything and anything is possible. I want you to think about something for a moment, All the game I have watched this season have had the February-March mentality this season. Think about all of the teams that have went down.
Gonzaga is the new No.1 team in the country, how long will they stay there, just some food for thought.