March 24th, 2010
As we prepare for the second weekend of March Madness, one thing has become abundantly clear: There are a handful of top echelon teams --- and everybody else. For a lucid snapshot of the current college hoops landscape, look no further than the East Region. The two top dogs, Kentucky and West Virginia are still standing, but the rest of the bracket has been decimated.
By Josh Cochran and Joel Steiner
NCAA Power "Sweet" 16: March 23rd
After watching the first 2 rounds of this year's NCAA Tournament, it's almost a surprise that Syracuse and Kansas State are still alive for the Sweet 16. Despite all the mighty underdogs and wild upsets, the Orange are living up to their top seed status after pouncing on Vermont and Gonzaga, while Kansas State has quietly demonstrated it could be a viable Final Four candidate.