Seedings more questionable than the tournament snubs
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.