As the University of Memphis Tigers prepare for their final four match up with UCLA, fans are reviewing the predictions made by the expert basketball analysts. Consider the following taken from ESPN:
“What could be the first No. 1 seed to lose and when?
Bilas: Memphis, to Michigan State in Sweet 16
Davis: Memphis, to Texas in the Elite Eight
Fraschilla: Memphis, to Texas in the Elite Eight
Gottlieb: Memphis, to Texas in the Elite Eight
Rankin: Memphis, to Michigan State in the Sweet 16
Vitale: Memphis, to Michigan State in the Sweet 16 ”
Sorry, boys, but don’t let your repeated failures prevent you from picking against us again! Go right ahead and pick UCLA.
It’s hard to know what to think about the preseason polls in college football and basketball. For several weeks I have been enjoying the preseason number one ranking for the University of Memphis Tigers (Go, Tigers, Go!). Yesterday, the University of Southern California Trojans were ranked number one in the first preseason football poll (Fight On!).
On the one hand it’s cool to have my favorite basketball team and my favorite football team ranked number one. On the other hand, it’s pretty tough to consider the only way they have to go is down.
Will they maintain their rankings and finish number one? I can only hope so! But for now, I am going to enjoy every minute of the preseason!