Sunday, March 16, 2008

First Blush...

Random first thoughts on the Bracket...Tennessee a 2 in the region the overall number 1 is in? So Texas, Duke and Georgetown, all with more losses and a lower RPI than the Vols, get "higher" 2s?...Duke comes in 2nd in their conference, and loses in the Semis in their tourney....Wisconsin wins the Big Ten regular season and tournament and is a 3? Memphis is the 1 seed in the south and would play 2 seed Texas in Houston in the regional final? South Alabama is in as an "at large" but Arizona St. is not? Looking for a "Sleeper" in each bracket? Pitt in the South, Notre Dame in the East, Clemson in the Midwest and maybe Western Kentucky in the West...at least for the first upset... Easiest route to San Antonio? UCLA. First 1 that could be done? Memphis at the hands of Michigan St. Toughest region...South. I'm just sayin'....

2 comments:

Titans Rob said...

Thom, you are looking at this totally wrong! Unfortunately, no one on the selection committee will come right out and say it, but they OBVIOUSLY looked at Tennessee as the last #1 seed, but the committee felt that they were doing UT a "favor" by seeding them a #2 and sending them to Charlotte, about 4 hours from Knoxville? Would they rather be a #1 seed and playing in Phoenix or Michigan...or in Houston against Texas for that matter? I think not.

Same goes for Wisconsin. They could have made them the last #2 seed and had them play UNC in Charlotte or UCLA in Phoenix, but instead, the committee sent them just over to Detroit as the #3. It really is a better situation for their fans and their team if you ask me.

If someone on the committee would just come out and tell the truth, and say that this is how why they seeded teams like UT and Wisconsin this way, I think a lot of the questions would go away.

spark MAN said...

Any game being called by Gus Johnson is MONEY! Gus doing the Denver games this weekend = Must See TV!