Their punishment for playing patty cake league lol.That west region is absolutely brutal for Arizona if it happened.
2 Kansas 3. San Diego State 4. Iowa 5. Duke 8. Florida State 9. Kansas State
I would love our bracket, and I think UMass as our 4 seed, and Villanova as our 2 seed are just about the best we can ask for outside of Wichita State as our 2 seed.
Unless Ohio State was ahead of Villanova on the S-Curve. If Ohio State can't end up in Indy which they won't because Michigan State will likely be above them then the next best region would be East. However, I don't think Ohio State will finish ahead of Villanova.If Nova is a 2-4 seed and #1 in the Big East, we are pretty much stuck with them, unless the committee really wants to avoid a rematch in the Sweet 16 (which may be a consideration but not a rule they must meet)
Unless Ohio State was ahead of Villanova on the S-Curve. If Ohio State can't end up in Indy which they won't because Michigan State will likely be above them then the next best region would be East. However, I don't think Ohio State will finish ahead of Villanova.
I understand what your saying, but my point was that if Ohio State and Villanova were both 2 seeds and Ohio State couldn't be in Indy region of a B1G team they could be the 2 seed in the East and send Nova out of MSG if they were a 2 seed as well if Ohio State was ahead of Nova on the S-Curve. That is the only way realistically outside of Villanova losing games and moving out of protected status that they wouldn't be placed in the East region.Alsacs, I think they essentially abandoned the s-curve philosophy a few years back for pod seeds to further reduce travel. If you are a 2 seed, closest teams to the regional get first dibs. It could suck for a better B10 or B12 team that would get sent out West.
Lots of good thoughts here. I agree that we will most likely see Nova and Temple if they handle business as 2,3,4 seed in our bracket which is great for us IMO.
The committee has abandoned the strict S-Curve philosophy of having 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5 for using seeding teams to regions and have shifted to using geography as the basis for placing teams in regions. Meaning if the 5th highest seed and supposed top 2 seed's best region for travel happened to be in the number 1 overall's seed bracket they would be placed their, and 6 was best with 4th seed they would go their. If Ohio State was 7 on the S-Curve and Villanova was 8 then Ohio State would likely get the East over Villanova that is what I am saying.