Before the men’s 2021 NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled, I made 68 March Madness predictions in honor of the 68 teams in the tournament. I went 29-38, with one pick — that Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs would be the highest-drafted player among those who competed in this year’s Final Four — still to be determined.
There were correct picks (No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor would meet in the national championship; at least one of Iowa or Ohio State would not make it past the second round; nine double-digit seeds would win in the first round) and there were lots of wrong picks, too.
Now it’s time to look forward to the 2021-22 men’s basketball season and make some way-too-early predictions.
1. There will be more Pac-12 teams will be ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 poll in 2021 than there were in 2020, when there were three.
2. Every team selected for the 2022 NCAA tournament will…