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Bracketology - NCAA College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN

 

Ky is overall #1 seed and gets to play UL, North Carolina. Plus 2nd game will be vs. K-St or Purdue. How is that right. Look at the West Bracket and how easy.

 

I thought the seeding was supposed to try to keep you form having to play teams you already played once.

 

How they love to keep Duke and NC away from each other.

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None of this matters, only bracket that does is the one the selection committee will release here in about two weeks.

 

 

 

Lunardi is good at picking which teams get in (which who couldn't be) but his seeding, regional pairings, etc. are void.

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I still believe UNC wins it all. I would love UK to avoid playing them as long as possible. I am praying Murray State goes to Nashville or Louisville, but Albuquerque sounds about right.

 

One issue I believe the committee has struggled with the past few years is the weakness of quality basketball west of the Mississippi. They attempt to make an effort to keep teams regionally located, so you get the benefit of the doubt staying out west if you are from that area, no matter your position when being ranked 1-68. They always say that is the first thing they do, rank teams 1-68. I would love to see those rankings.

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Can somebody explain to me how Greensboro, NC is a host site every year (or it sure seems like it)? Will the YUM be a host site year after year?

 

You are not allowed to host in consecutive years unless one of those is the Final Four. Last year was in Charlotte.

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You are not allowed to host in consecutive years unless one of those is the Final Four. Last year was in Charlotte.

 

So the state of NC hosts every year alternating between Charlotte and Greensboro and both Duke and UNC are eligible to play in these cities? What a scam. Seems like they play in their home state every year in the 1st and 2nd rounds. What a lay up. When was the last time neither of these cities hosted?

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Let me clarify a few things:

 

General Rule: The committee tries to avoid pairing teams from the same conference before the Elite 8...last year, with the Big East, that couldn't be done. Teams OOC that they play, doesn't apply (hence Duke and Carolina having never played each other).

 

North Carolina: The state of North Carolina has 4 sites that the tourney can host (Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro), Duke and Carolina are generally Top 4 seeds, therefore, they are almost always playing in state, to start the tourney. Kentucky only has two available sites (Louisville and Lexington)....There's your difference.

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While it is a general rule, it is pretty convenient for all the Triangle schools. There is no denying that. And with the pod system, the chances of one of them, or both playing their first two games near campus is great. That is a big advantage no matter how you slice it. Same for UK this season.

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While it is a general rule, it is pretty convenient for all the Triangle schools. There is no denying that. And with the pod system, the chances of one of them, or both playing their first two games near campus is great. That is a big advantage no matter how you slice it. Same for UK this season.

 

 

Absolutely. It is the conspiracy theorists that kill me. Duke doesn't get easy brackets. They will always likely play in the state of NC in the first rounds and the committee tries to keep teams from the same conference from playing each other too early.

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