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Some Former College Basketball Champions Won’t Be Dancing in 2010

Posted on February 19, 2010 by A.J. Riot
Georgia Tech v North Carolina

Roy Williams and the defending NCAA Champion North Carolina Tar Heels have struggled in 2010.

To start this off I am going to tell you UCLA and Kentucky are the teams with more action and most championships titles after they survived March Madness, here are some things that I have considered before my making my final March Madness picks:

Kansas, with 3 titles, is one of my favorites for March Madness. The Jayhawks are gunning for a perfect regular season and are trying to make this season their best conference performance ever; they are leading the nation in scoring and victory margin, winning eleven straight games. Kansas is ranked at number one, meaning they are always favorites in any NCAA basketball odds

UCLA, the team with eleven Big Dance victories in college basketball, is having an embarrassing campaign this season. With 12 wins and 13 losses, the Bruins haven’t improved their work, and I can’t even imagine them in the final 64. The Bruins seem to be far away from the glory days and the good times in the past, their last title was in 1995.

Kentucky, who won the March Madness championship seven times, is ranked as one of the hottest teams in college basketball. The Wildcats have won 25 games, six being consecutive wins. Kentucky has lost only one game at the Colonial Life Arena 68-62 against South Carolina and I think they are a strong team and a potential Final Four pick.

Indiana, with 5 national championships, 35 NCAA tournament appearances, 41 All-Americans and 20 Big Ten Conference Championships, is sucking this season. With 9 wins and 16 losses, the Hoosiers are struggling in seventh place in the Big Ten conference battle.

North Carolina, who follows Indiana with five championship titles including their 2005 and 2009 victory, is resting in ninth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels, who started the season ranked in the top 20 in the country, have lost 9 of their last 12 games, including Georgia Tech, with a 68-51 loss.

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