Battle for the four #1 Seeds
I am curently seeing five deserving teams for four spots. Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, Duke, and Michigan State. They are all deserving for the top billing as of today. Given the fact that UVA only lost on the road to Duke and has beaten teams like Va Tech, At Maryland, Wisconsin, Florida State and at Clemson in impressive fashion, I believe the Cavs are deserving of the number one overall seed. Next would be Michigan due to also only having the one road loss to Wisconsin now, but still having wins at Villanova and against UNC, Indiana, and Purdue. Next is Tennessee who barely has the edge over Duke by the slightest of margins. This really came down to Duke having a home loss to Syracuse and not quite enough to overcome an otherwise flawless Volunteer resume. Michigan State actually has more Group one wins (7) than these squads and can be argued in. But I have them in 5th position for now.
It still isn’t pretty between the teams near the bubble, mainly due to several teams lacking opportunities like San Francisco, UCF, UNCG, etc. So for now I am doing my best to go with teams that actually have quality wins away from home to work with and a decent start to their resume. Arizona edged out Butler for the final spot this week. I am sure a lot will change by next week.
Here is the Full Seed List