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Come march my personal preference is to be the highest #2 seed in the closest region.I think that makes the path to the final 4 a bit easier. We finish second in the B10 we should be the highest #2 seed.
The lowest 1 seed would (eventually) play the highest 2 seed.
But why would you think a 2 seed would be easier? Do you not understand how seeding works?
WE COULD WIN IT ALL IF WE WERE THE BEST #16 SEED EVER, RIGHT???
so at this point in time you would be probably talking about being the 1 seed in the LA regional..... or the 2 seed in washington regional
miami/duke as the 1 in washington.... (indiana would likely be the 1 in the indy regional)
I don't think there would be much difference.... are there more alums in the DC area then out in LA....
Verizon centre or the Staples centre.... doesn't bother me!
You always want the 1 seed. Always.
Like most things in March, it depends on matchups. This year I don't think it matters. There is no team I'd like to avoid.
True. But the lowest 1 seed normally has to travel farther from home. Being in the Midwest for early games makes a difference.
If we are a low 1 seed, we would play in Auburn Hills.
If we are a high 2 seed, we would play in Auburn Hills.
The low 1 seed and the high 2 seed are in the same region after that...so there would be no difference in location.
Not always. Last year we were the lowest 1 seed, Mizzou was the lowest 2 seed. We were in the same bracket. They'll keep the higher seeds closer to home
Just want to be as close to home as possible for as many rounds as possible.. don't care if I'm a 1, 2 or 3
10 years of the pod system and people still don't get it.
However, you are mistaken about the 2nd part. Last season duke was the top #2 and was in kentucky's region. The worst #1 was paired with the worst #2, msu and missouri. They'll use the 3 and 4 seeds to balance the region.
1 seed is probably gone.
A good two seed playing at the Palace or Dayton would be nice, then Indi for the regional.
You sir are a moran.
Let's say we win out. We'd be adding a top 40ish RPI win on the road, a top 10ish RPI win on the road, and a top 30ish RPI win at home. Then we run to the BTT, where in the 2nd round we'd likely add a top 100ish win, the third round we'd add a top 30ish win, and then beat IU would be another top 10 win.
Hell, we win out and we could very well be the #1 overall.
Stick to wells.
and lets say Burke is academically ineligible, Oladipo got paid, Cody Zeller gets aids, and Draymond Green has another year of eligibility.
We likely lose one more, which, under the right circumstances could be a 1 seed, but i doubt it. Also do not want to win the BTT
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A 1-seed. There is a huge drop-off from the nation's top dozen or so teams this year. A 1-seed avoids playing one of those 12 teams until possibly the Elite 8. A 2 will likely play one of those 12 teams in the Sweet Sixteen.
Finish 4-0 and reach the BTT semi-finals or finish 3-1 and reach the BTT final and we'll be a #1 seed.
As for Indy, very little chance of that happening. It would take finishing 4-0 and winning the BTT along with Indiana losing a couple games because we'd have to jump them.
True. They do have to flip some seeds for geographical reasons...and using that thought process UNC kind of got screwed last year because they had to play #2 seed Kansas in St. Louis.
Assuming IU gets a 1 seed, and gets to play in Indy...I'd rather be a 1 seed and travel than be a 2 seed and maybe get put in Indy against IU. Seems like they will have a big advantage there.
If IU is a 1 seed, they will be in Indy too.
Kentucky was seeded #1 overall, and Duke was #6. So, they do flip them a bit for geography (and maybe to avoid conference matchups in regional finals).
1 UK vs. 6 Duke
2 Syracuse vs. 7 OSU
3 UNC vs. 5 Kansas (UNC got screwed)
4 MSU vs. 8 Missouri
With Izzo coaching, I don't have a preference between seeds 1-3 (other that the obvious program prestige that comes from having #1 seeds). To make a Final Four, you're going to have to beat one excellent team and one very good team (unless their are weird upsets in early rounds). I'd much rather be a #3 with a regional in the midwest than a 1 playing in Seattle.
Isn't it pretty much the same thing!??
I'd rather play a 16 seed than a 15 seed.
I'd rather play an 8 seed than a 7 seed.
I'd rather play a 4 seed than a 3 seed.
So I guess I'd rather be a 1 seed than a 2 seed.
The answer is that there is not that big of a difference between a 1 or a 2. What, instead of playing Belmont you play Long Island? Woopdie do. With the amount of parity in college hoops because of the lack of dominant players who stick around in school, it doesn't matter that much at all.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
I know the math on the success of 1-seeds historically. It's just a clear advantage over being a 2-seed. But really what matters most these days is being sent out west. THAT is an advantage. The top seeds out there from the P12 and MWC just aren't as strong as their seeding suggests, and it's been that way for a couple of years now.
I'll take any Top 2 seed out west, tyvm. Start in Michigan, head west for the 2nd week.
As long as MSU is a 1 to 3 seed, I will be very happy....earlier this year who would have dreamed that would be the case.
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