Note: these are the results of last week’s vote, not for the email vote that went out this morning.
As we’re nearing the end of the season, it’s good to take a bit of stock on where things have gone from since the beginning. A season which started with a fair amount of promise, cratered a bit, and has now rebounded to see Missouri playing the kind of basketball we’d hoped to see all year. So it would make sense that we’ve seen a rebound and a bit of steadying of our confidence in the program.
FAN CONFIDENCE GRAPHICS
Here are the last five weeks of numbers:
Personally I’m still mostly confident, but the program still needs to infuse some level of excitement to make a push into next season. With Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson back, there is reason to think the guard play should be taken care of, but the forward spots are still a big question mark.
If Missouri has a successful offseason and adds a scoring wing and gets improvement from the Combo Forward spot, I think there’s reason enough to think next year will be a whole lot better than this one.
Who are the most deserving of 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament?
Even though we voted last week and several of the teams at the top lost... I still think this top four is correct:
- Kansas 86%
- Baylor 85%
- Gonzaga 74%
- San Diego State 47%
- Dayton 37%
- Duke 30%
- Maryland 23%
- Florida State 19%
It pains me to say as a Missouri fan, but KU is deserving of the top overall seed. They’re playing as well as anyone and are a fierce defensive team. And Udoke Azubuike is as dominant of a basketball player as there’s been in College Basketball over the last few years.
Even though Baylor lost over the weekend to TCU, they’re still 3rd in KenPom and are 25-3 this season. The TCU loss is ugly, but they’ve got two opportunities to beat Texas Tech and West Viriginia to round out the season. If they do that, I think they deserve the top seed.
The same should be said for Gonzaga and San Diego State, but I could get talked into dropping SDSU for Dayton if the latter goes undefeated the rest of the way.