The astonishment begins at the top of the NCAA tournament bracket that Virginia has been declared as No.1 Seed. In the last year’s national championship, at Midwest, Louisville was seeded fourth in spite of speculations that it would seed No.1 due good rounds of matchups.
On the other hand, SMU that was coached by Larry Brown appears to stand nowhere. Michigan State that impressively won Big Ten tournament has fallen at No.4 seed. The tournament is going to begin from Tuesday to start with a pair of first four games.
Besides, in South, Florida has earned top position and fallen at No.1 seed. Undefeated Wichita State is on top in the brutal Midwest, and Arizona took top billing in the West despite losing to UCLA in the Pac-12 final.
Athletic director of Wake Forest and Chairman of the selection committee Ron Wellman said that “In the Virginia’s twin ACC championships made the Cavaliers 1 seed over the Michigan and Villanova”. He further said that “Virginia’s outstanding performance throughout the year impressed us a lot and they have been quite well”.
On the other hand, Michigan could not get through Duke and happened to be at 2 to reach in regional finals. The top half of the bracket includes Louisville, Kentucky and Wichita State. Besides, Brown said that “When I saw Louisville standing at seed 4, I felt that they did not respect too much respect to our conference and we can only blame to ourselves”.
Lastly, the new American Athletic Conference placed four teams in the tournament.