Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/5/12
Sometimes as a sports fan it’s challenging to stay positive. In the last few weeks, I have had the privilege of watching the Reds gag away a 2-0 lead in the playoffs. I’ve seen the Eagles treat the ball like a live grenade. And I’ve lost to my wife and seven year old nephew in fantasy football. So why do I still have a smile on my face? Because college hoops season is nearly upon us, that’s why. If I was projecting seeds, the top-ranked Hoosiers would be a lock for a #1. But they have a lot of improvement to make on the defensive end of the floor to live up to their lofty preseason ranking. I am proud to say that I finished second in the Bracket Matrix last season, so I figured my first foray in college basketball writing this year should be projecting this year’s March Madness field. While it’s way too early (and probably too foolish) to try to attach projected seeds to the teams, here’s a look league-by-league at who I like to make the field of 68. First up are the conferences projected
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