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In the first round, there's not much of a difference. But after that there is. If you don't think so, I suggest you look up some stats.
And on a side note...this year (assume IU is a 1 seed and gets to play in Indy), would you rather be a 1 in another region...or be a 2 and have to play IU in Indy?
Edit: Attached link (stats don't include last 2 years)
1 seed has never lost first round
2 seed loses about 4% of time in first round
1 vs 8 wins 80%
1 vs 9 wins 94%
(9 beats 8 in first round 54%)
2 vs 7 wins 72%
2 vs 10 wins 58%
(7 beats 10 in first round 63%)
And so on...
If you consult only one source to make your bracket picks this year, this is it. Every seed matchup that has ever occurred in the 25-year history of the 64-team era is analyzed here.
This post was edited by NigelUno 14 months ago
The question is irrelevant. We have
The indoctrinated will no longer be able to deny it, only defend it.
And some (or most) of the #1 seeds having historical success is also due to the fact these are the best teams in college that year.. So, while their road is a little easier (8 instead of a 7, 4/5 instead of a 3/6), I think it's less about the seeding matchup and more about the #1 seed being just real good to begin with, which will skew the data
Yep, me too. There's a reason they associate the numbers with the teams. I could care less about the location.
Not sure how it skews the data. You're saying the best teams are seeded higher? Well...yeah. That's how it works. Those teams win more. It's better to be seeded higher (and be one of the best teams).
I'm going to say #1 overall is safely out of reach at this point.
cheers with the
If we don't get our shit together fast, we're going to be a 4.
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Weren't we a 1 seed with 7 losses just last year?
I'll take a 3 seed, if we win out.
Likely we will win out.
we'll likely be a high 2 if we win out
Yep. Or even a 1 seed if other things go our way.
You think a 6-loss team would get a 2-seed?
We were 27-7 last year and got a 1 seed.
If we win out (including the BigTen Tournament), we would get a 1 seed.
2 seed makes sense then. I don't think there is any shot at a 1-seed now.
So even though we went 27-7 last year and got a 1 seed, you think it's impossible to get a 1 seed this year if we go 28-6 in a tougher Big Ten?
A 1 seed is not likely, but it's certainly still possible.
tougher Big Ten and less dominant NCAA as a whole. a 1 seed is guaranteed if we win out and win the BTT, but i'd rather lose the BTT and take the 2 seed.
Why the hell would you want that?
Some people prefer to lose to get more rest for the big dance. I prefer the 1 seed, though.
This post was edited by Ringer23 14 months ago
Winning the BTT is not worth playing 3 top 25 teams in 3 days to me. i'd rather save energy for the tournament.
This post was edited by Braintrust 14 months ago
If we get bounced early in the BTT, I'm not sure we'd get a 2 seed.
We won't need any rest if we're just going to Auburn Hills anyway.
I think well conditioned college athletes can recover in 4 days to play another basketball game.
You're an idiot if you think a loss to Illinois or Minnesota (two teams in the NCAA tournament) would greatly hurt us
I think the big difference is we got a piece of the regular season championship last year...and of course won the Big Ten tourney. Pretty hot team there at the end of 2012.
A piece of the regular season championship is still possible but the chances are probably in the single digits...maybe 20% for the Big Ten Tourney.
That said I wouldn't be shocked if we made the Final Four from a 3-6 seed.
There are a lot of games to be played, and any number of scenarios which could affect our seeding.
We aren't guaranteed anything right now.
We could be a 1, and we could drop to a 4 or 5.
A loss to any team in the BTT could bump us down a spot. You'd be an idiot not to acknowledge that.
Last year, we became a 1 seed because we won the BTT. It surely works the opposite way if you lose.
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