For today, at least, this will be short and sweet — a quick poll of Mr. Sagarin to see who should win today, just in time for it all to get shot to hell by that wonderful phenomenon known as parity. (Pomeroy and GAMER do not project postseason games.) Just for fun, I'll make up some predicted scores, too.
All of today's games will air on the Big 12 Network:
- No. 9 Texas Tech 79, No. 8 Colorado 78 (11:30 a.m.)
- No. 5 Missouri 87, No. 12 Nebraska 77 (2 p.m.)
- No. 7 Oklahoma State 84, No. 10 Oklahoma 77 (6 p.m.)
- No. 6 Texas 88, No. 11 Iowa State 79 (8:20 p.m.)
K-State fans probably should root for Iowa State, Missouri and Oklahoma. That would give the Wildcats the easiest potential path to the finals. I don't think a rematch with either Baylor or Texas really is something we want to see.
I also don't think the winner of Colorado-Texas Tech is relevant — I can't see either one of those teams getting past Kansas tomorrow.
As I mentioned earlier, feel free to use this entry as a live discussion thread today. I'll try to pop in throughout the day, but a BlackBerry Curve only can do so much — and I've got basketball to watch, dammit.