It appears no one has started a topic for this year yet.
I am cheering for my Alma Mater
UC Irvine Anteaters (25-5) Go ZOT!!!
and also have soft spot for my home state
and the South Dakota State JackRabbits (24-7)
Big hurdle though is to still win their league tourneys
otherwise they will be unlikely to get an at large invite to the big dance.
The UCI Anteaters are arguably the best basketball team in California this year.
I might be tempted to say best on the West Coast, except for Gonzaga.