The 2018 NCAA Tournament is almost complete, but the Final Four promises to bring more excitement. How does each team in the Final Four rank?
It was almost a general assumption that the 2018 NCAA Tournament would be madness. After a wild and whacky regular season which featured a plethora of No. 1 teams and a slew of top-10 upsets, the tourney hasn’t ceased to surprise fans and experts alike.
We have seen teams like Virginia, a No. 1 seed, lose in the first round, making history. The Cavaliers will always be remembered for that unfortunate loss to UMBC, becoming the first-ever top seed to be upset in the first round, and it was an absolute blowout.
The entire left side of the bracket was a mess. On top of the Virginia loss, teams like Cincinnati, Xavier, Tennessee and North Carolina all lost before the Sweet 16. Teams like Florida State, Michigan, Loyola and Kansas State escaped that side of the bracket to make each regional final and we have an 11-seed vs. 3-seed matchup in the Final Four.
On the other side, however, there was a bit more clarity. There are two No. 1 seeds heading to the Final Four in Villanova and Kansas which both escaped tough regions to make the run to San Antonio. Many believe the national champion will come from this side of the bracket.
However, anything is possible this year, so don’t count out Michigan or Loyola. With that in mind, how would you rank the Final Four teams?