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Michigan - #1 Seed in South Bracket - CBSSports.com
It's Brandon's fault!!
Win out, then lets talk about seeding.
we can continue to talk about seeding all we want while the team focuses on winning every next game.
We don't need to win out. If we lose only one game, we're a 1 seed lock. If we lose two, we still have a shot.
Are you including the Big 10 tournament in this? If not, there's no way we lose 2 of our last 4 and get a 1 seed. I think we'd likely get pushed down to a 3 at best. If you're talking Big 10 tourney, different story.
and we are a 3 seed at worst. Unless every other team in that discussion wins out. Not happening.
With that said, it is not unfathomable to foresee Michigan losing three of the final four regular season games. That would be cause for concern for those of us who bought early tickets to the Auburn Hills games.
Good advice - just win all games. If we win out, we will be national champions. Geez why didn't we think of this before.
We're a completely different team with Morgan healthy. The way he played defense yesterday convinced me that we can beat any team in the country.
I think I'd prefer a 2 seed in the Midwest over a 1 seed in the South. But what do I know.
In that bracket? If do, that won't happen and we should be thankful
No big ten team will get a 2 seed in the Midwest if IU earns the #1 overall seed and/or is placed in the MW regional. They usually try to avoid intra-conference matchups if chalk plays out.
This year in particular, there is a huge advantage in being a #1 seed IMO. While there is parity, the general consensus is there are about 10-12 teams who could legitimately win it all.
There is a large drop off after that. So as a #1 seed, we would play no better than a #4 in the round of 16. #4 seeds are hypothetically the 12th through 16th best teams in the country.
I would rather play 4 seed Kansas St, OK State, New Mexico or Butler rather than 3 seed Syracuse, Kansas, Louisville or Georgetown
Michigan will be a #1 seed.
I would give my right nut to be a #1 with New Mexico on the two line.
Regardless of seed...
Amen. And change that shirt, young man.
And I thought I would have to wait until Puerto Rico for that VCU match-up! (No longer in NOLA, living in the great city of Richmond.)
That's a tough draw for the second round.
Nothing like making a grand re-entrance with the ole double post misetiquette (and good Lord, someone call the grammar police on that last bit of word smything!)
and one of them, Missouri, is listed on the bubble.
That's got to be an all-time worst for a BCS league.
Well, Pac-12 only had two teams last year.
Yeah, and they only had two because Washington won the conference tourney, IIRC. They've been pretty bad for a while.
The Buffs got in after winning the conference tourney. Washington won the regular season title but did not receive an at-large bid. Cal was the other team along with CU who got in.
if we eliminate speculation from MGoBlog there would little to read.
We moved up to #4 in the AP poll this week.
I'm a little surprised that Gonzaga received a #1 vote. I'm expecting Duke to jump them if they're able to take care of Miami this week.
I could see us jumping them if we beat State
That's a harsh bracket. VCU would be tough for a #8 seed. And Louisville and Florida are the #1 and #3 overall teams in Kenpom and that would be just to get to the FInal Four. Not sure that Florida is as good as kenpom thinks they are but they are still pretty tough and Louisville would be a really nasty team to have as a #4 seed. In theory we could play the #1, #2, #3 and #4 team on kenpom if the favorites held to form and we then had to play Indiana and Gonzaga. Getting no benefit out of the fact that New Mexico is a weak team for a #2 seed.
No bracket in March is a cake-walk... but I'd rather be in the South when it looks like that than the West with Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Ohio, Miami, and Arizona. that's a brutal region.
Agree that there are more tough teams in the West. But the actual path and 4 teams that we would have to play is tougher than what Gonzaga faces. If the bracket held to form. We'd play:
#3 Louisville/#15 Oklahoma State
#133 Long Beach
#37 Cincinnatti/#38 Memphis
#6 Wisconsin/#27 St. Louis
#13 Miami/#16 Arizona/#11 Ohio State/#7 Pitt
We'd face the tougher opponent in each round than Gonzaga would. Tougher than Indiana and Duke as well.
To win out for me to consider this a number 1 seed, then I would agree.