On Madness: Hoops and Dance

The NCAA basketball week starts tomorrow and the first cut has been made on Dancing with the Stars. With all that in mind, hear are some random thoughts for the both brackets.

Teams Ready to Upset

  • Portland State – A good team playing a struggling one
  • Utah State – Because they have a lousy football team, thus why not.
  • VCU – A steady program with a great player
  • Western Kentucky – The Hilltoppers have been there before
  • North Dakota State – They love the 3s, plus Kansas has a tendency to either go out early or go a long way
  • Northern Iowa – Because they’ve done it before, and a former work colleague went is an alum
  • Maryland & Arizona – Two power conference teams that I said shouldn’t be in the field, therefore ready to win

Team Ripe for an Upset

  • Xavier – I hate to list a local team here, but the Musketeers have been struggling
  • Washington – Playing a hot SEC team
  • Marquette – Injury to a top player

Top-8 Seeds Most Likely to Miss the Final Four

  • Pitt – I hate their tournament history
  • Michigan State – They’re in a tough bracket
  • Connecticut  – The potential of facing Memphis

For those seeking last more information about the field, see the articles from the Yahoo! Sports Expert’s Corner

Dancing with the Stars

Now that Belinda Carlisle has joined the infamous list of DWTS First Eliminated, here’s how I see the field.

Finalist Leaders
Gilles, Shawn, Melissa

First-Rung Challengers
Lil’ Kim, David

A Chance to Step Forward IF …
Lawrence, Chuck, Ty, Denise

Holly, Steve O,

No Hope