Saturday, March 11, 2017


- The regions balanced pretty okay on first pass, didn't make any changes off of it.  Part of the problem obviously is conference conflicts, so I'm very limited on the moves I can make.  So I'll tolerate that 36.
- Unique disaster for Florida St.  They're the 4th ACC team, and the west is the only open regional.  So they get sent across the country.  However, Notre Dame is also a 4 seed, but since they're the 5th ACC team, they're not restricted by the same rule that FSU is restricted by, and get to stay pretty close to home.  FSU gets punished for being better in this scenario.
- I swapped seeds of the First Four teams, because of the combination of available sites and conference conflicts.  This is the nightmare scenario from a prediction standpoint, where I could miss the seed of 4 teams only because of conference conflicts and travel considerations.  I'm actually rooting for upsets in the A-10 tourney, it would be the one way to ensure that all play-in teams wind up on the 11 line.

1) Villanova vs. 16) Mount St Mary's/North Carolina Central
8) Michigan vs. 9) Dayton
4) Notre Dame vs. 13) Akron
5) Purdue vs. 12) Kansas St/Wake Forest
3) Louisville vs. 14) Winthrop
6) Iowa St vs. 11) USC/Rhode Island
2) Baylor vs. 15) Texas Southern
7) Miami vs. 10) Marquette

1) North Carolina vs. 16) South Dakota St/New Orleans
8) Seton Hall vs. 9) Oklahoma St
4) West Virginia vs. 13) Princeton
5) Cincinnati vs. 12) Texas-Arlington
3) UCLA vs. 14) Cal St-Bakersfield
6) St Mary's vs. 11) Xavier
2) Kentucky vs. 15) Northern Kentucky
7) Wisconsin vs. 10) Middle Tennessee

@Salt Lake City
1) Gonzaga vs. 16) North Dakota
8) Wichita St vs. 9) Arkansas
4) Florida St vs. 13) East Tennessee St
5) Minnesota vs. 12) UNC-Wilmington
3) Florida vs. 14) Bucknell
6) SMU vs. 11) Michigan St
2) Oregon vs. 15) UC-Irvine
7) Northwestern vs. 10) VCU

1) Kansas vs. 16) Jacksonville St
8) Virginia Tech vs. 9) Providence
4) Butler vs. 13) Vermont
5) Virginia vs. 12) Nevada
@Salt Lake City
3) Arizona vs. 14) Iona
6) Creighton vs. 11) Vanderbilt
2) Duke vs. 15) FGCU
7) Maryland vs. 10) South Carolina

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