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College basketball's Final Four ranking: Kentucky no longer underdog

UCONN was all smiles during their big win
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The Final Four is set and ready to go on Saturday with a couple surprise teams advancing to the final weekend. Surprisingly enough, two of the teams hail from the SEC. The Florida Gators have been unbeatable, so their ascension to the most coveted weekend was not a surprise.

However, Kentucky was under seeded and they weren’t looked upon as real title contender at the start of the tournament. Still, the Wildcats have struck gold for three straight games. Although they are the lowest remaining seed, some people may have Kentucky as the favorite.

Connecticut is another surprise team that made it to Dallas. UCONN had a low seed and survived a certain loss in the first round. After winning in overtime, they’ve been playing lights out basketball.

Connecticut is the last team to beat Florida, so the Huskies know what it takes to actually beat the Gators.

Wisconsin is the only Big 10 team in the Final Four. They also might be the most entertaining team to watch this weekend. Although they are undersized, the Badgers need to rebound with Kentucky for 40 minutes.

Check out the Final Four team ranking.


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1. Kentucky Wildcats
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1. Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have beaten Wichita State, Louisville and Michigan on their way to the 2014 Final Four. Every game has been a one possession contest in the final minute, yet the ‘Cats have been unflappable. Next game vs. Wisconsin.

2. Florida Gators
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2. Florida Gators

The Gators haven’t lost since December. They’ve beaten Kentucky three times already, and every tournament game has been won by double figures. Now Florida has a chance to revenge at least one of their earlier losses. Next game vs. UCONN.

3. Wisconsin Badgers
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3. Wisconsin Badgers

The Badgers have had their share of blowouts, and come from behind victories during the NCAA tournament. They held off Arizona’s game winning shot attempt to advance. Next game vs. Kentucky

4. Connecticut Huskies
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4. Connecticut Huskies

Shabazz Napier was named to the All American team a day after leading Connecticut to the Final Four. The Huskies road the Madison Square Garden crowd to an upset victory over Michigan State. They’ll feel comfortable as the final seed. Next game vs. Florida.