CBS will be rooting hard against these two teams.
The Final Four is 75 percent set.
This year's Final Four will feature: No. 7 seed South Carolina, No. 1 seed Gonzaga, No. 3 seed Oregon and No. 1 seed North Carolina/No. 2 seed Kentucky.
It's possible that this year's national championship game will be No. 7 seed South Carolina against No. 3 seed Oregon.
From a TV ratings perspective, that would be an absolute disaster. Sure, the game could be good, and both teams are playing really well, but the average American is not going to watch a game that features the Gamecocks and the Ducks.
CBS is rooting hard against this.
These games would probably be the best, from a TV perspective:
- Gonzaga vs. North Carolina
- Gonzaga vs. Kentucky
- South Carolina vs. North Carolina
- South Carolina vs. Kentucky
- Gonzaga vs. Oregon
- South Carolina vs. Oregon
The Final Four is set for Saturday.