Committee Releases Early March Madness Seeding

by COOPER ROSS

Staff Writer

 

On Sunday, February 11th, the NCAA Tournament committee released their “if the season ended today” seedings for the big dance. Sixteen teams seeds were announced (top four teams in each region) with the 1s being: Virginia, Purdue, Villanova, and Xavier. These seedings dropped the day after two of these 1s lost; Virginia to unranked Virginia Tech in Charlottesville and Purdue’s second loss in a row, to Ohio St. and Michigan St. The biggest surprise for many was Michigan St. falling to a three seed after upsetting Purdue and being one game back of Ohio St in the Big Ten. The team with perhaps the most popular player in all of college basketball, Oklahoma, stunned bracketologists by being named the 16th overall seed. OK and Trae Young have lost 6 of their last 8 games including losses to Iowa St. and Texas, the two worst teams in the Big 12. In the eyes of many, Trae Young has not lived up to the high expectations that the media has given him over the past months and a half. He still remains as the favorite for NPOY, but with players like Keita Bates-Diop and Mikal Bridges leading their teams to big wins and stepping up in bigger games Young is starting to fall out of fashion.

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