Craig has had several recent college basketball articles: long shots underdogs, mid major bracket busters and college basketball power rankings. Today he is giving his early prediction of the final four as he sees it. Handicapping this year has been very difficult in college basketball as there have been a ton of change in the top four teams all year. Their has already been five #1 teams and the season is just over half way complete.
North Carolina: Top team all year in Craig's power rankings. Don't get worried about early season losses that have resulted from injuries and a lack of intensity. When all the chips are down this team will turn it on and definately be dancing all the way to the final four.
UCONN: Currently the #2 team in Craig's power rankings and they have only one loss so far this season. Toughest conference in all of basketball will have this team ready for March Madness. This team is very tough defensively with the best shock blocker Thabeet in the middle. Health will be the only issue with this team Price must stay healthy this year.
Marquette: Hope all of you got down on Craig's long shot teams that he released about a month ago. At that time this team was 60-1 and since then have not lost and are #1 in the big east at 9-0! Best trio of guards in college basketball and any of them can go off and score 25 on any night. Very tough out this March and is the best long shot to win it all.
Duke: Craig last year was all over this team and predicted an early exit which was of course true. Hope all of you read Craig's article this year on the 5 reasons why this Duke team is different. Defense is much better this year and they don't rely near as much on the three point shot. Craig sees this team as a #1 seed and a for sure final four contender.
Hope all of you have enjoyed the recent string of articles by Craig and check back soon as he will start breaking down some of the bubble teams that need to finish strong to get into the big dance.