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When it comes to March Madness, I like pulling for Gonzaga.
Yep, the Zags.
They are usually fun to watch, have a great student section that has a lot of fun at games, and they are usually done by the second round.
That is in most normal years.
Gonzaga is the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time ever in school history.
I don't think it's a coincidence that's the same time as the new Oz movie is coming out.
The 2012-13 college basketball season has been anything but normal.
If a team stayed No. 1 for more than two straight weeks, it was a rarity.
Duke-Miami was the must-see game of the year.
Kentucky was a bubble team, but the win over Florida Saturday should be enough to get them in.
Indiana, which could have clinched its first outright Big Ten title since 1993, lose at home to an Ohio State team it had soundly whipped on the road.
Georgetown, which had won 11 straight games and could have clinched a share of the Big East title, lost at Villanova by 10 points.
Miami, which could have clinched its first outright ACC title ever, lose at home to a Georgia Tech team it had ran roughshod over on the road.
UCLA, which was tied for first place in the Pac-12, lost by 12 points to last-place Washington State, which hadn't beaten the Bruins in Pullman since 1993.
Gonzaga is the first West Coast Conference team to be ranked No. 1 since Bill Cartwright-led San Francisco in the 1977 season. The Zags are the first team from Washington to be No. 1. Memphis, in the 2007-08 season, was the last school outside the power six conferences to reach No. 1.
When Indiana recently lost at Minnesota, it was the seventh time this season that a No. 1 team has been defeated. That's the highest number since 2009-10.
It's been a wild ride. Marshall Henderson of Ole Miss had the Rebels red hot early in the season. Ole Miss needs to win at least one game in the SEC Tournament to get to the big dance.
Johnny Jones has exceeded expectations at LSU.
Tennessee, Boise State and Baylor all got huge wins at home. Iowa State held on at West Virginia. Even Cincinnati, which had been quietly slipping toward the bubble in recent weeks, avoided a brutal loss to South Florida.
So we are mere days from filling out a bracket.
Can the Zags actually be a No. 1 seed?
Will Mark Emmert be in the stands if Miami makes it to the Final Four?
Will the upsets continue during the first two rounds of the tournament?
Is Dickie V going to need his personal physician on standby during the entire tournament run?
I haven't had any luck picking brackets in the past. They usually end up in file 13 after the second round.
There have been times I contemplated picking teams out of hat to complete my bracket. That actually sounds like the best way to go this year.
College football fans did not experience much suspense or drama in 2013.
If the regular season is any indication, college basketball fans are in for a wild tournament ride.
Go Zags. I guess I can say that out loud now.
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