My thoughts as I watch the brackets get revealed:
West Virginia should’ve been a #1.
The Gouchos might be my new favorite team. Great name.
The 3 seed seems high for Georgetown. They were incredibly inconsistent so a 4 feels better to me.
Already some excellent first round match ups with UNLV, Maryland, and basically all the 8/9 games. First round will be fun.
Why do the smaller teams like Ohio and Murray St. freak out when their name is revealed when they already had the auto-bid locked up? This never makes sense to me.
A 10 seed is way too high Florida when they were supposed to be on the bubble. Not sure they should be in, but whatever.
With both Florida and Minnesota in, I have to believe my Illini are out. Crap. Stupid UTEP losing to Houston.
Quick thought during the break: The #1 I’m almost positive won’t reach the Final Four: Syracuse.
How is Texas an 8? Didn’t the committee watch them collapse like the rest of us did?
If I don’t see Ed Helms in character as the Nard Dog at the Cornell-Temple game, my world will be shattered.
A 4 seems a bit high for Wisconsin. Good team, but I had them no higher than a 5. Then again, I hate them so, you know, I downgraded.
I agree with Greg Anthony. Morgan St.: you are toast. Sorry.
I’m a bit stunned that the ACC has 5 teams in.
After seeing Steve Alford and New Mexico get the 3 seed, the entire state of Iowa stabbed themselves with pitchforks.
After seeing the bracket, I would now say that the second #1 who won’t make the Final Four: Kentucky. Brutal road to get there.
That’s how you want your team to react on national TV. You stay classy Washington. (Note: sarcasm)
I’ve never understood why the #1 overall doesn’t automatically get the winner of the play-in game.
Wow, 6 teams out of the Big East already. Sorry Notre Dame, I don’t think they’ll take 7.
Ouch for Purdue. That match up with Siena will be tough.
What’s a Gael? Can someone from St. Mary’s answer that for me?
Whoa, Baylor is a 3??? They’re good, but I’m not sure they’re that good.
Ok, guess they will take 7 from the Big East. Notre Dame goes from on the bubble to a 6 seed. Yeah, that makes sense. I guess the NCAA selection committee decided to make up for the Charlie Weiss years.
I rarely agree with Seth Davis, but he’s right about the surprising love for the Pac-10.
Again, how does this make sense? The last 6 teams in are no lower than 12 seeds. If you’re one of the last teams in you have to be in the teens I think. What does it hurt to put a smaller school that clinched an auto-bid as a higher seed for doing the work they needed to do?
Thanks Greg Anthony for putting the “s” on the end of Illinois.
Overall, no complaints about who got in and who didn’t. I agree with the studio guys that Illinois and Virginia Tech both probably deserve it, but you can’t make a lot of noise about a screw job with both teams because ultimately they didn’t do what they needed to. I think VT got hurt a bit by a bad year for the ACC, but that’s just me. Then again, I think the ACC got like 4 or 5 in, so it wasn’t that down.
I don’t get the seeding personally. I think that prior to the conference tourneys they had already decided the #1’s which is dumb.
Ok, hold on, the guy that’s the head of the selection committee while explaining the process for picking the #1’s just said “we put West Virginia in the discussion…but we looked at the entire body of work and Duke finished really strong.” Um…ok.
I love when Greg Anthony gets a hold of the head of the selection committee because he doesn’t pull punches and he just went right after him on the #1’s. Get him Greg.
Apparently if you’re within 5 feet of Clark Kelogg you are required to say “indicated” and “peel back the onion” at least as many times as he does.
Once again, after Seth asks about VT, Illinois, and Mississippi St. the guy says that it’s the whole body of work, but the sites the end of the season and conference tournaments. This guy has got be getting ready to run for Congress.
Don’t like Seth Davis, but glad he called out the committee chairman for double talking about whole body of work and then putting emphasis on the end of the year.
I hate “One Shining Moment”. Seriously. Hate it. Pick a new song. It’s awful.
I’ll do picks later after I get a hard copy of the bracket, but this should be fun. I don’t agree with Seth and Greg of taking the 1’s and 2’s to the Elite 8. Someone will get knocked off. Consider that a tease I guess.