The Kansas Jayhawks rode a great finish to their season all the way to a Big 12 title and the second No. 1 seed in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Kansas leap-frogged Duke to grab a No. 1 seed, benefiting from not only a strong season in Kansas but a shaky season by the Blue Devils in the ACC, but the work is only getting started.
Georgetown earned the No. 2 seed in the South, but they are paired with Florida Gulf Coast, who many are viewing as a dangerous team even though they’re a No. 15 seed in the region. The Florida Gators lost the SEC championship game but grabbed a No. 3 seed while the UCLA Bruins dropped to a No. 6 seed and drew a bad matchup in the first round against the Minnesota Golden Gophers who make the tournament as a No. 1 seed.
Another Big Ten team, the Michigan Wolverines, grabbed a No. 4 seed in the region but despite a strong season they may run into trouble in their bracket. At first glance, Kansas may have an easy road to the Elite Eight, but VCU clocked in pretty high in the region and could cause some problems for the Jayhawks if things go their way. It’s worth noting that VCU knocked off Kansas on their Final Four run not too long ago and their exactly the type of team that could make a deep run in their region and epitomize what March Madness is all about.