San Diego State Basketball:” Road To The National Championship”


Mar 10, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; San Diego State Aztecs guard Chase Tapley (22) and San Diego State Aztecs guard Jamaal Franklin (21) react as the clock runs out in the second half against the New Mexico Lobos of the finals of the 2012 Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas

This article is about the expedition the team will have to endure. Starting from the preseason national rankings, to the preseason non-conference schedule, Mountain West Conference Schedule, and to the post season. San Diego State Basketball will have one of its best chances to reach the national championship that it has ever had.


Preseason Rankings for 2012-2013

Ranking: (9th) [By The Sports Bank] Ranking:(9th) [CBS Sports] Rankings: (13th) [Tigger Droppings] Ranking: (15th) [The Big Lead] Ranking: (20th) [NBC Sports] Ranking (23rd) [ESPN's Andy Katz]


Note: Season Rankings

Season Rankings are updated every monday morning, during the 2012-2013 basketball season. I will then proceed to updated our rankings on this page, once the AP rankings have been reevaluated.

Possible Non- Conference Schedule:

Syracuse 11-9-2012 X Big East Yes Yes
UCLA 12(1)-2012 X Pac 12 Yes Yes
USC TBA X Pac 12 No Yes
Chicago State TBA X No Yes
Missouri State 11-17-12 X Missouri Valley  No Yes
UCSB TBA X Big West No Yes

The Aztecs will also travel to Hawai’i, to play in the (2012 Diamond Head Classic). It will pit them against a field that includes Arizona, Indiana State, Hawai’i, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, San Francisco and Texas Tech.


Mountain West Conference Schedule

UNLV (x2) TBA X X 26-9 Yes
UNM (x2) TBA X X 28-7 No
CSU (x2) TBA X X 20-12 No
Fresno State (x2) TBA X X 13-20 No
AFA (x2) TBA X X 13-16 No
Wyo (x2) TBA X X 21-12 No
Nevada (x2) TBA X X 28-7 No
Boise State (x2) TBA X X 13-17 No


March Madness Dates & Locations: 

West Region (Los Angeles)

West Region (Los Angeles)

(2nd) & (3rd) Rounds: Thursday & Saturday, March 21 & 23 at the HP Pavilion in (San Jose, CA) 

This is a first look at Lunardi’s (Bracketology) for next years upcoming NCAA Tournament:

San Diego State (4) vs. IONA (13) and Arizona (5) vs. Michigan State (12). The Next round would include;SDSU/IONA vs. Ariz/MSU

Regionals:Thursday and Saturday, March 28 and 30Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 
Final Four: Saturday and Monday, April 6 and 8
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA 

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