The NCAA Tournament bracket has been revealed on Selection Sunday. Time to print out those brackets and start filling them out for March Madness.
Oregon received a No. 3 seed in the Midwest region. The 29-5 Ducks will play No. 14 seed Iona (22-12) in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday in the first round. We know who the Ducks play, but if they win, who is next?
As we can clearly see, UO has their work cut out for them. It will be no easy task, especially while missing one of their biggest pieces.
If the Oregon Ducks get past Iona in the first round, the winner of Creighton and Rhode Island will be waiting. Don’t forget the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks and No. 2 Louisville are entrenched in UO’s region.
The upstart Michigan Wolverines are NOT this good. But, we must give them some credit for winning four straight in the B1G 10 Tournament to win the title after their near-horrific plane accident. They are on fire, but play an underrated Oklahoma State team from the Big 12.
Gonzaga grabbed the No. 1 seed in the West region, which was assumed by most for quite some time. Yet, how good are the Zags really?
They beat Arizona earlier in the season, their toughest match-up by far. That was a Wildcat team without Allonzo Trier. The Cats are a different team now, and arguably have surpassed Gonzaga.
The reigning national champions will retain the No. 1 overall seed heading into the tournament. Villanova will be the “hunted” in the East region. A Duke vs Nova showdown would certainly make the east coast ecstatic.
The team who just defeated Oregon is a No. 2 seed in the West region. Therefore, all those who want to debate Arizona vs Gonzaga will be able to see a rematch if both do what they are supposed to do.
Another star-studded Pac-12 team, UCLA was rewarded the same seed as Oregon at No. 3 in the South region. Kentucky is the No. 2 seed in their own backyard, but lost to UCLA in their non-conference battle earlier this season. The Bruins are still better.
The final No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament are the North Carolina Tar Heels. Michael Jordan’s alma mater are atop the loaded South region. UNC, Kentucky and UCLA will make things interesting, and television ratings will soar.
The only other Pac-12 team are the USC Trojans. They're a No. 11 seed and will have to play their way in against No. 11 Providence.
It is no longer a coincidence between the selection committee and Pac-12 teams. It is blatant disrespect. Utah and Cal did NOT make the tournament.
The conferences with multiple bids breaks down as such:
Big East, B1G 10 (7)
Big 12 (6)
Atlantic 10 (3)
The American, WCC (2)
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