• Shreveporttimes.com • Weather • Calendar • Jobs • Cars • Real Estate • Apartments • Shopping • Classifieds • Dating

Sunday, March 26, 2006

SEC not so down after all

Well, well, well.

Still looking for those ACC teams in the Final Four? Oh that would be none.

How 'bout that Big Ten? Oh, that's right, they didn't make it to the Sweet 16.

And the Big East? Grab some couch.

So two conferences that the ESPN boys looked down their noses on all season - the SEC and Pac-10 - have three of the four Final Four teams. And the Colonial Athletic Association- yes, there is such a thing - has the other.

The SEC has half the field with LSU and Florida, but the national media had long ago dismissed the SEC as being young and weak.

The Pac-10, with UCLA in the field, got bashed every bit as much as the SEC if not more.

Does the Final Four suggest league strength? Not really. It suggests high-level teams with good matchups in the tournament.

It also suggest the national media should occasionally look past the Eastern time zone to see what is going on in the rest of the country.


Post a Comment

<< Home