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NCAA Basketball Rankings: NCAA Tournament Rankings (Updated 3/29)

by on March 30, 2012
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Cappersinfo Current NCAA Basketball Power Rankings
(Final Four Power Rankings)

1: Kentucky Wildcats (36-2) – Every single time that we take a look at the Wildcats, we just keep seeing a team that looks like it is getting better and better. Head Coach John Calipari has done a fantastic job getting these players assembled on his roster, and though none are going to be four-year players in all likelihood, the end result really doesn’t matter as long as the Cats are cutting down the net here in the Big Easy when push comes to shove. We have waited and waited for Marquis Teague to show signs of being a freshman point guard trying to run the show on the biggest stage of them all, but we just haven’t seen it when push comes to shove. That being said, this is going t obe the toughest challenge that he has had in his entire career in the Final Four, and we remain insistent that if UK is going to get knocked out of this tournament, it is going to be because of the fact that Teague isn’t going to be at his best, making this a vulnerable team.

2: Ohio State Buckeyes (31-7) – The Buckeyes might not have been able to beat Michigan State in Big Ten play in two of the three meetings this year, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t proven that they were the best team in the conference in 2011-12. It is clear that last year’s NCAA Tournament experience has come in handy for Head Coach Thad Matta and the gang, and there isn’t a hungrier team amongst the four that are left dancing than this one. Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas simply look like men on a mission, and William Buford and Aaron Craft still really haven’t even peaked yet either. If all four of these men are on the same page in the same game and all give their full potential, there isn’t a team in the land, even including Kentucky in our eyes, that can beat the Buckeyes.

3: Kansas Jayhawks (31-6) – The Jayhawks were able to get rid of their former head coach in Roy Williams in the Elite 8, and now, they have their sights set on winning the whole thing once again. They are most certainly a capable squad, though we know that they will only go as far as Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor take them. Taylor came alive against UNC, proving why he was such a highly recruited man coming into college two years ago. This is a team that doesn’t have as much NBA-ready talent as it has perhaps had in the past, but that doesn’t mean that the team as a whole isn’t as good. In fact, we think that the Jayhawks are as good as they have ever been, and they have a great shot to get the job done in the end against any team that runs into them.

4: Louisville Cardinals (30-9) – Oh, and allure the Big East! This used to be a conference that you wanted no part of. Even as recently as a few years ago, the team that survived the gauntlet in this conference’s tourney at Madison Square Garden was seemingly always knocked out of the NCAA Tournament prematurely. That being said, the UConn Huskies got the job done last year, sweeping through both the Big East Tournament and the NCAA Tournament to win it all, and Louisville is just two steps away from repeating that task for a second straight year. Gorgui Dieng is the star of a defense that has been absolutely remarkable over the course of this tournament. The Cardinals probably aren’t the most talented bunch of the four here in the Bayou, but they might be playing the best ball, and are certainly playing with the most intensity. That definitely makes them a force to be reckoned with in spite of the fact that they are the biggest underdogs in a Final Four game in over a decade.