Re: Is it possible..
I think there is a pretty clear cut top 5-8 teams this year and those teams are the 1 and 2 seeds. That doesn't mean some 3-5 seeds can't and won't make a run, but I think the top tier of teams this year is quite a bit better than it has been the last two years. I think the past two national champions were two of the weaker ones we've seen in college basketball in a while. However, I don't think there's much difference between the rest of the field this year as the last couple of seasons.
I personally think this tournament will be pretty chalky by the Elite Eight but it's March Madness. There will be upsets but I think we'll see most of the teams that were the best throughout the course of the regular season be the ones who advance to the Sweet 16 an beyond.