While there’s no questioning that the Kansas Jayhawks are one of the best teams in college basketball, they’re not even the highest ranked team in the state. No, that distinction goes to the undefeated, second-ranked Wichita State Shockers, who have been on a tear dating back to last year’s NCAA Tournament where they were an unlikely Final Four participant.
Despite the unbeaten record, some are still questioning whether or not the Shockers should be given a one seed in this year’s March Madness, but Kansas head coach Bill Self is not one of them as he believes that should absolutely be a top seed if they win out the regular season and take the Missouri Valley, according to the Associated Press.
Kansas coach Bill Self believes that unbeaten Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament if it beats Missouri State on Saturday and then wins the Missouri Valley tournament.
Since Wichita’s State’s success, people have been clamoring for a possible annual rivalry beginning to build between the Shockers and the Jayhawks, something that Self has shot down before.
Even with their success, he’s still shooting that notion down, opting rather to play more high-profile out-of-conference games.
The subject was broached again Thursday. Self said he’ll continue to schedule games solely in the best interest of Kansas, which means home games to pad the coffers and road games in places advantageous to recruiting.
That means marquee names such as Duke and Georgetown in places such as Chicago and New York.
So for now, all we can hope for is that these two clash with one another on the march to the national championship coming up.