Because Andy Bottoms is an overachiever (read: a college hoops-obsessed junkie who was excited to find the Louisville-Bellarmine game on TV Wednesday night), the more traditional Top 25 just wasn’t enough. He is his Top 30 heading into the season.
College basketball fans and analysts are in full rubberneck mode at the fiery car crash that has become the Michigan State season, and there are a myriad of theories on what caused a pre-season Top 5 team to completely implode. One reason is certain: failures on the recruiting trail.
The Sports Muse wonders aloud about Tom Izzo and the struggling Michigan State Spartans, predicts a big bounce back for Butler, and makes some other random college basketball observations (plus a Super Bowl pick).