Baylor, TCU Did Not Get Snubbed

Two plus two does not equal five, or even six.

That is the reality of the College Football Playoff. With five major conferences, it is assured at least one would not be represented and their would be the inevitable controversy and at one team being ‘snubbed’.

Snub is one of my favorite terms in sports media, right alongside ‘choke’ and a team ‘controlling it’s own destiny’.

Which brings us to Ohio State being selected over TCU and Baylor by the selection committee just five days after the previous ranking deemed TCU better than Florida State for the number three seed.

So after thrashing lowly Iowa State 55-3, the Horned Frogs dropped not only behind the Seminoles, but also Ohio State and Baylor.

Women’s Tournament Championship Game Preview: Baylor-Notre Dame Preview and TV Info

Nearly two weeks have passed since we’ve seen an upset in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, so it’s fitting that Baylor, the number one overall seed, and Notre Dame, the number two overall seed, both prevailed in the Final Four and will face each other tonight for the national championship.

Elite 8 Viewer’s Guide: TV Schedule, Tip Times, Announcers, Point Spreads, and Previews

Here is the complete Elite 8 TV schedule, including the tip times, announcers, and point spreads for each game, plus links to Andy’s previews and predictions.

Kentucky-Baylor Elite 8 Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In the South Regional Final, #1 seed and tournament favorite Kentucky matches up with the 3rd-seeded Baylor in a game that features future lottery picks all over the floor.

March Madness: What The History Of Double-Digit Seeds In The Sweet 16 Suggests For Ohio, NC State, and Xavier

Jerod broke down every Sweet 16 that had a double-digit seed participant and was struck by three observations: 1) how impossible Ohio’s task seems based on history; 2) how much precedent there is for Xavier fans to hang their hats on; and 3) the incredible record of #11 seeds in the Elite 8…if NC State can only get there.

Baylor-Xavier Sweet 16 Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the South Region Sweet 16 matchup between the #3 seed Baylor Bears and the 10th-seeded Xavier Musketeers.

Baylor-Colorado Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the South Region’s second round matchup between #3 Baylor and the #11 seeded Colorado Buffaloes that at least salvaged some Pac-12 pride.

Baylor-South Dakota State Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the South Region’s 3-14 matchup, which some think is an intriguing upset pick, between Scott Drew’s Baylor Bears and the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State.

March Madness: South Region First Round Predictions

Andy Bottoms examines the NCAA Tournament first round matchups in the South Region and predicts a winner for each game.

South Region Bracket Breakdown: Upset Picks, Sleeper Team, and Regional Champion Prediction

Andy Bottoms breaks down the South Region, which features top overall seed Kentucky and a number of other top teams.

March Madness: South Region (Atlanta) Team Profiles for 2012 NCAA Tournament

Now that the field has been set, I’ll be posting team profiles of all 68 teams, broken down by regions. First up is the Atlanta region, where top-ranked Kentucky is the number one overall seed.

2012 Big 12 Tournament Preview, Prediction, Bracket, and TV Schedule

Led by Player of the Year candidate Thomas Robinson, Kansas extended their run of supremacy in the Big 12 by going 16-2 and claiming the regular season title. They will look to make it a make it a clean sweep when the Big 12 Tournament tips off on Wednesday.

College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of February 27th

If Saturday’s glut of upsets, exciting games, and nail-biting finishes is any indiation, this year’s NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic. As it stands, this looks like Andy Bottoms’ second the last set of Power Rankings for the season, because once the field is announced and March Madness begins, any lingering debates will be settled on the floor.

Big 12 Tournament Primer: Dates, Site, TV Info, Tickets, History, and Current Tourney Outlook

The Big 12 Tournament tips off on March 7th, and while Missouri’s days in the conference may be numbered, the Tigers look like the favorites along with perennial league power Kansas.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast: Baylor, The Big Ten, The Bubble, and More

In episode #22 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is once again joined by Rob Dauster and Troy Machir of Ballin’ Is a Habit to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball.