5 must-win games; OSU will be top No. 1

Updated: March 7, 2011, 1:00 PM ET
By Joe Lunardi

A week from now, the NCAA tournament field will be set and you won't have to listen to me for another year. So let's take this final "Behind the Bracket" opportunity of the 2010-11 season to offer a list of the most important things to consider between now and Selection Sunday:

• Ohio State is not only going to be a No. 1 seed but the top overall seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes have done too much and been the most consistent team in the country all season long. They could miss the bus to the Big Ten tournament and still hold the top spot.

• We're all going to watch a boatload of games and author a colossal number of words this week. At the end of the day, here are the handful of games that truly matter: