NCAA Tournament – Chalk all the way

This tournament has had fewer upsets than any tournament up to this point - all of the top 12 seeds advanced, as well as two #4 seeds and a #5 seed. Note that if you want to have all of the higher seeds advance you'd make the difference between seeds constant in the bracket, not the sum of the seeds of the teams playing. Right now the second round is 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6 etc. - all of these games sum to 9. But if you wanted the higher seeds to all win, you'd have 1 vs. 5, 2 vs. 6, and 4 vs. 8 - a constant difference of 4 seeds. The committee could accomplish this by mistake by making the 7 and 8 seeds stronger and the 5 and the 6 seeds weaker, although I don't see evidence that they did this. The NCAA Tournament is bound to have good games, it's just a matter of when - a lot of upsets in the first weekend means that the second weekend will have the top seeds sweeping up in the second weekend. I'm hoping the games this weekend are excellent.

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