You may have already filled out your men’s college basketball bracket but if yours is anything like mine you have until around 6pm on Thursday to change it. If you have not yet started to fill
out your bracket here are a few things to consider.
Since seeding began in 1979 only once have all four number 1 seeds made the
final four. That was in 2008 when North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA and Memphis all made it.
In regard to the 1 seed in the Midwest, Louisville I wonder if everyone would have jumped on this bandwagon had they not just won the Big East Title. The Cardinals will likely have to get past Duke on the way to the Final Four, a team they have lost to already this season.
The Kansas Jayhawks probably have the toughest road of all the one seeds to reach the Final Four. They could have to play UNC, Georgetown and Michigan. That said their season schedule wasn’t easy and the Jayhawks only lost four times including a lopsided defeat to Baylor back on the 9th of March. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Indiana seems to be the one seed that nobody is bothering to talk about, is that because people expect them to fail? They’ll have to contend with Miami, Butler and Syracuse and the East does look the mostly likely destination for the one seed to fail.
All the fanfare surrounding Gonzaga recently seems to have died down. Perhaps their strength of schedule (191) was a reason for that. In recent tournaments this team has thrived on being some what of an underdog in the same way Butler had s few years earlier. The question is can they handle the pressure of expectation?
In the year that the tournament is primed for upsets, perhaps the biggest upset of all will be all four number one seeds making it to the Final Four in Atlanta.