- Apr 30, 2009
TN was picked to finish 6th in the SECWe certainly see the basketball hierarchy differently if you think Purdue and Tennessee are second tier teams, although I suppose that's a given since you also think VCU is the fourth best team in the A-10 currently.
Purdue was picked to finish 4th in the Big 10.
Neither is exactly a blue blood in basketball.
So yes, second tier P5, but just my opinion.
But still, teams we need to beat if we are to aspire to a higher level.
That is not slamming our team by any means....I would only wish that we could starting beating some of these teams on a semi-regular basis.
As far as my comment about VCU 4th best in the A10..... some context, I did say 3rd or 4th and I did say as of today. Am no means predicting we finish 4th. I don't think you can argue that at this time Dayton is not the team to beat. Arguments could be made that both Richmond and St. Louis are playing at a higher levels. Not convinced about Mason or Duquesne. Davidson is certainly talented, but a team that is not playing up to potential. And not sure you can count out RI.
So yes, long season and lots of great action and nail biting games to come. But, I could see us finishing anywhere from 1st to 4th. Would not surprise me either way.