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Here's how the NCAA teams stack up entering Sweet 16

Sweet 16.

Has a nice ring, doesn't it?

The NCAA has made probably billions off marketing numbers with a little alliteration.

First Four, Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four.

The NCAA tournament is quite a show.

And it was quite a show to get to the 16 teams left in the tournament.

Who's the best? Here's a look at where I think they stand:

1. Kentucky (Midwest, No. 1 seed): Still the team to beat.

2. Arizona (West, 2): Gotta love Sean Miller as the coach. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they would meet Kentucky in the national semifinal.

3. Duke (South, 1): Clear path to Final Four. The Blue Devils play Utah then would get UCLA-Gonzaga winner.

4. Wisconsin (West, 1): No. 1 seed, but they could be in trouble against Arizona in regional final.

5. Louisville (East, 5): Wow. Did the East open up or what with the loss of No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Virginia? Louisville can beat N.C. State then would meet Oklahoma-Michigan State winner.

6. Michigan State (East, 7): Yeah, I like this low seed. First, they were seeded too low by the selection committee. Second, the Spartans just know how to win in March.

7. Wichita State (Midwest, 7): Shocked? I'm not. They can play. Too bad they would meet Kentucky in the regional final.

8. Oklahoma (East, 3): Wow, it sure is easy to overlook the Sooners. They're the highest seed left in the East.

9. Notre Dame (Midwest, 3): I think they'll lose to Wichita State next, but they're a good team.

10. UCLA (South, 11): The Bruins advanced after a very controversial call. Teams that get a break like that sometimes go on a run. They can beat Gonzaga next.

11. Gonzaga (South, 2): Speaking of Gonzaga, they never seem to live up to their seeding. I'm thinking they lose to UCLA next.

12. North Carolina (West, 4): Don't think they'll beat Wisconsin.

13. N.C. State: (East, 8): They have a shot against Louisville, but I think the Wolfpack's run ends.

14. Xavier (West, 6): Just don't see them getting by Arizona in their next matchup.

15. West Virginia (Midwest, 5): Let's gooooo, Mountaineers. Well, the run ends against Kentucky.

16. Utah (South 5): Team I think has the least chance to win (they play Duke).

Who do you think can beat Kentucky?


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