This is a crazy year. The goal should be simply to get a little better every week. No dominant team.
The tournament is less likely to be driven by major conferences than ever.
The only issue I have with that statement is that the non power conference teams that are highly ranked this year are the usual suspects of recent mid major powers. Gonzaga, Butler, SDSU, Wichita St., and Dayton. Everyone of those teams except for SDSU has at least and E8 appearance in the past decade.
There may not be a dominant team this season, but there’s also very little parity either this season. There’s not really anyone on the top 25 at the moment that if you saw this poll in any random season that you would look at think how are they ranked.
This is a year where the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m fully expecting the champ to be a traditional power with all 4 Final Four spots going to traditional powers and I am including Gonzaga among that group at this point.