The men's Final 8 is only 12 days away, so it's time to bust out the Bracketology again. Our panel this week consists of nine CIS basketball followers (both within and beyond the CIS Blog borders) and here are their guesses at the Final 8 seedings:
And even if we have small differences, there are obvious similarities: Carleton's No. 1 on everyone's ballot, and Lakehead and Saskatchewan are Nos. 2 and 3 on all but one. Nobody's expecting a Mac or Ryerson upset in the OUA semifinals, everyone feels Concordia is an inevitable RSEQ champion, and only Peter James expects someone other than St. F-X to win the AUS. Overall we have only 11 different teams on our nine ballots.
Most people gave the wild card spot to the bronze medallist from out west (Victoria, UFV, or Alberta, depending on the panelist). Greg Colgan and Andrew Bucholtz put McMaster in there instead.