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Monday, March 13, 2017

The 2017 NCAA tournament field is set. The bracket was released Sunday evening. Villanova is the top overall seed, followed by Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga on the top line. Villanova will be the No. 1 seed in the East regional after capping off a 31-3 season with Big East regular season and tournament titles. Kansas will head to the Midwest regional as the second No. 1 seed. The Jayhawks won a 13th straight Big 12 regular season title, topping the conference standings by a whopping four games. North Carolina claimed the third No. 1 seed despite an ACC semifinal loss to Duke. The Tar Heels, however, won the regular season crown by two games, and went 27-7 overall against an extremely tough schedule. The fourth No. 1 went to Gonzaga despite competition from Duke and Arizona. The Bulldogs very nearly completed an unbeaten regular season, but lost their final game to BYU.





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68 teams in the basketball tournament.

Football can't have more than 4 though?

68 is roughly 20% of the total teams.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-13 05:59 PM | Reply

Football should have 8 (or 10 with two byes or 12 with 4 byes).

#2 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-13 06:27 PM | Reply

Go Ducks!!

#3 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-13 06:27 PM | Reply

Kansas needs to lock Josh Jackson in his dorm and hotel room so he doesn't lose it for Kansas.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-13 06:29 PM | Reply

If Lonzo Ball's thumb is ok, UCLA could go all the way.

Just sayin...

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-13 08:21 PM | Reply

Kim Jong Un won* the bracket pool again this year with 100% correct picks.

*At least thats what he will say.

#6 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-03-14 08:39 AM | Reply

This just in--Trump picks UConn women to defeat Penn in the finals--Sad...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2017-03-14 08:47 AM | Reply

After a lackluster start to the season Michigan finished on a 12-2 run and clinched a 7-seed.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-14 03:06 PM | Reply

Michigan is going to lose in the first round.

#9 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-14 04:27 PM | Reply

Shoulda been a 6 but Louisville shoulda been a 3, so we will get our revenge regardless. I'd rather be in the 2/3 split than the 1/4 split. But if we were Duke and we finished the way we did, we woulda been a 3 seed.

We are red hot at the right time, like Beilein's teams usually are. It always depends on whether or not we hit our shots though.

Yes "WE".

#10 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-03-15 11:14 AM | Reply



It always depends on whether or not we hit our shots though.

Fortunately, over the course of their 12-2 run they've been scoring more in the paint and are playing MUCH better defense. They can survive a poor game from beyond the arc in ways that were impossible earlier in the season.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 11:23 AM | Reply

#2 I advocate for a system of eight "super conferences" of 16 geographically collocated teams (128 teams..exactly the number there are today). Each football conference would have either east/west or north/south divisions. Each team in a division would have to play the other 7 teams in their division. Winner of each division automatically earns a spot in the playoffs. The 16 teams would then be seeded and have a standard bracket playoff.

I also believe if you play Div 1-A football, you play Div 1-A basketball, baseball, soccer, etc... you don't get to play Div 1-AA football and Div 1-A basketball.

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-15 11:50 AM | Reply


But we can't survive a game against really good post play(er)s) unless we hit our shots. We can grind against a team that grinds but not against a team that bullies and bruises if we don't hit our 3s and jumpers.

#13 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-03-15 12:19 PM | Reply


There is a huge budgetary difference between D1 hoops and D1 football.

What I love about College hoops is the fact that over 300 teams have a shot to win it all in theory. It's sport's greatest democracy. Boo on your suggestion.

Do what you want with football, but trying to eliminate 2/3 of hoops teams is fightin' words!

#14 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-03-15 12:22 PM | Reply


Michigan still has flaws and weaknesses. No doubt.

My point was they aren't nearly as dependent on hitting the 3 as they have been in recent years.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-03-15 12:24 PM | Reply

Given that they are going to lose in the first round, who gives a ----?

#16 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-15 02:30 PM | Reply

#16 | POSTED BY MONTECORE AT 2017-03-15 02:30 PM | FLAG: Bocaink sticks internet tongue and internet middle finger at Montecore

#17 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-03-16 12:34 AM | Reply

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