Danny Woodhead signs with the Ravens after recovering from ACL surgery
Danny Woodhead’s 2016 season was cut short after just two weeks thanks to a torn ACL. He’ll try to reclaim the magic that made him one of the league’s best third-down backs after signing a deal with the Ravens.
It’s a three-year deal worth $8.8 million with $4.25 million guaranteed, according to Rapoport.
It would have been shocking if anyone beyond the league’s big three could win this tournament. Bubble teams in other conferences should hope nobody else does, because that would tie up an at-large bid for one of UCLA, Arizona, and Oregon. It’s a situation that probably won’t come up, based on how the season’s gone so far.
Otherwise, the cupboard’s bare. Utah has a decent record but no standout wins and probably can’t make the field of 68 at-large without at least getting to the final. (Even that wouldn’t guarantee anything.) Cal might be able to get there with a deep run, but also has no guarantees. Everybody else isn’t getting into the tournament without winning the Pac-12 and an automatic bid, and that’s a tall order.
By adjusted efficiency, the Pac-12 was the worst of college basketball’s power conferences this year. More than one-fifth of all Pac-12 games this year have been decided by 20 points or more, a trend of blowouts that reflects the huge gap between the top of the conference and the bottom. Compared to other conferences, few games have been close at the end.
There’s been relatively little drama. If the final features some combination of Arizona, UCLA, and Oregon, we might see some. UCLA and Oregon played a thriller in December, and Arizona and UCLA played a tight one in February. There’s a good chance the first few days of this tournament are boring, but we could get power-on-power at the end.