First, it would remove any incentive for a team to tank — instead, it would want to go for broke to claim one of the highly valuable top 24 seeds.
These ratings also include a geographic adjustment. The Terps have won 11 straight first-round games, the second-longest active streak behind North Carolina's 13. While 12 No. For instance, what we now think of as the No.
You can also see this pattern, by the way, in the historical data. Even Memphis has since departed the conference for the American.
Best images of Duke star Zion Williamson's amazing dunks. Despite usually sending multiple teams, the conference has had just five teams advance to the Sweet 16 and none to the Elite Eight. Iowa State: Published on Mar. Iowa State and Indiana are the only top-five seeds to lose their first conference tourney game this year.
Key takeaways from NCAA seed unveiling: I am not a fan of the 96-team tournament proposal that nearly passed last year, but it would solve this particular problem. Things get quite funky, however, when we advance one round further.
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Here's a fun stat in UMBC's favor: Big 12 losses like this won't ruin ISU's profile given how tough the league is as a whole, but it's an example of how the conference beats up on each other with its parity.
Texas Southern played well in its First Four tourney victory over N. It would take some deep thinking to determine what the optimal arrangement of seeds is — but the system in place now can almost certainly be improved upon.
It's really, really tempting to pick the Tigers to beat Florida State and then upend Xavier to reach the Sweet 16. But they've lost five straight second-round games dating back to 2004.
Chattanooga is a dangerous team and has a chance to put the SoCon back in the win column against Indiana in a 5-12 game in the East region. Of course there is a catch, since last year's A-Sun rep North Florida lost in the First Four and, therefore, didn't make it to the first round, but the two years before that were magical.
Things have fallen off rather quickly, though, after that... Post to Facebook. The average margin of victory for No.
And those have happened enough that I'm betting even Florida fans don't disagree with me.