I was looking at the bracket on ESPN, when I came across Cal State Northridge. The name caught my attention since I had never heard of them before. I looked them up to see what they were all about, they are 12-10 playing in the Big West and have played nobody.
Which led me to look at the records the lower seeds have against the higher ones. #1 vs. #16 92-0 #2 vs #15 88-4 #3 vs #14 77-15. So the #1,2, and 3 teams are 257-19 in the first round.
My question is why are auto-bids given to these confrences? What is the reason of throwing a team like this against a #1 seed, and possibly leaving michigan out. How does this benefit the NCAA tourney, I would much rather watch a game were its relatively close then then a 30-40 point murder.