We are one day away from the Sweet 16 getting underway. By the end of this weekend, only four teams will be left.
It doesn't seem like a stretch to say not too many people expected this particular group of 16 teams to make it to the second weekend. There are a handful of major programs left standing (Duke, Kansas, Villanova, Michigan, Gonzaga etc.). They were supposed to be here, but some of the other teams (Texas A&M, Nevada, Florida State, Syracuse) were not.
ESPN's Jay Bilas has released his Sweet 16 "Bilas Index." In it, he re-ranked the teams still dancing.
Bilas has his alma mater (Duke) at No. 1, which is a sensible take, but one that will surely draw eye rolls from some other fan bases.
Here is his full 1-to-16 ranking:
- West Virginia
- Texas Tech
- Texas A&M
- Florida State
- Loyola Chicago
- Kansas State
You can read Bilas' full analysis here.
The Sweet 16 starts tomorrow night on CBS and TBS.