There was some drama surrounding the final No. 1 seed in the March Madness tournament, as the Ohio State Buckeyes made a real case this weekend for earning the final spot. But the voting committee ended up giving the final No. 1 seed to Gonzaga who boasted all the right requirements on the resume to earn a No. 1 seed. But the question becomes did they get the No. 1 seed because they deserve it or did they get it on a technicality.
Even though they didn’t get the No. 1 seed in the region, the Ohio State Buckeyes managed to snag a No. 2 seed and grabbed a favorable matchup against Iona. Another team hoping for a high seed, New Mexico grabbed the No. 3 seed in the West and a matchup with Harvard who are making yet another tournament appearance.
Ole Miss won the SEC tournament on Sunday and it clinched their chances for getting a tournament bid. They ended up grabbing the No. 12 seed but drew a tough opening matchup against the No. 5 seeded Wisconsin Badgers.
That No. 5 seed is huge for the Badgers, as it sets up the Big Ten runner ups in a good spot to tear through the West region and upend top seeded Gonzaga. Another team to watch is Notre Dame, who pulled in at No. 7 in the West and will take on the Iowa State Cyclones in their opening matchup. Notre Dame is emerging as a sleeper team and may make a run if they end up getting hot.
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