Seedings more questionable than the tournament snubs

Trey Thompkins and UGA caught a break.

We’re still steaming over the exclusion of Colorado, but that’s not the only huge misstep made by the NCAA tournament selection committee. The seedings themselves are perhaps the most head-scratching decisions of all.

Here are several teams that were wrongly seeded:

East region:
No. 8 George Mason (26-6, 16-2 CAA)
Everyone’s favorite giant killer from 2006 is back in the tournament and placed way too high as an eight-seed. These Patriots haven’t beaten a ranked team all season.

East region:?
No. 10 Georgia (21-11, 9-7 SEC)
This bubble team lost twice in the last week to SEC West champ and NIT team Alabama. At best, the Bulldogs should have been playing in one of the first-round games. They will have a real shot to beat Washington if Trey Thompkins returns to power basketball on the interior instead of that finesse game away from the basket.

West region:?
No. 8 Michigan (20-13, 9-9 Big Ten)
The Wolverines should have been one of the last teams in the field after going 0-8 against the RPI top 25. We had them penciled in for an 11-seed, which may have benefited them more than their current seed. They’ll be one and done matching up with Tennessee in Charlotte.

Southeast region:
No. 7 Texas A&M (24-8, 10-6 Big 12)
This conference got jobbed. How is it that Kansas State, which finished behind the Aggies in the Big 12 and lost to them head-to-head earned a five-seed in the easiest region? A&M, with five wins over the RPI top 50, should have been a five-seed.


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