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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/13/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: Which teams will reach the Final Four?

By Eric Prisbell

Old Dominion and George Mason both have a great chance to earn single-digit seeds today. In today's story, I wrote that the only time Old Dominion received a single-digit seed was in 1980. ODU also received a single-digit seed (eighth) in 1986.

I've started to think about potential Final Four picks. First, let me point out which teams I predicted before the season would make the Final Four: Duke, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and San Diego State. Duke is not the same team without Kyrie Irving. Michigan is not the same team everyone thought it would be. Pittsburgh's been fine. San Diego State has exceeded even my very high expectations for the Aztecs.

So it will depend on matchups and bracketing, but here are the teams I am strongly considering to select as Final Four teams:

Ohio State
Kansas
San Diego State
North Carolina
Purdue
Florida
Louisville
U-Conn.

Teams I will not pick to advance deep:
BYU
Villanova
Missouri

Other teams I like to win one or more games:
Old Dominion
Kansas State
George Mason
Oakland
Belmont
Butler

Teams that still baffle me:
Washington
Tennessee
Michigan State
Texas

By Eric Prisbell  | March 13, 2011; 12:13 PM ET
 
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