The 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday night on TBS.
Most people don’t seem to have a problem with the 68 teams in this year’s field – outside of a few examples, of course – but a lot of people have problems with where some teams were seeded.
Here are the five teams that were most-screwed by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.
No. 1 seed Kansas
The Jayhawks are the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region. No 1-seed has ever lost in the first round.
Will that happen this year? Probably not.
But, if it does, Penn over Kansas is the most-popular pick. The Jayhawks will be facing a tougher-than-usual No. 16 seed.
No. 4 seed Arizona
The Wildcats are the No. 4 seed in the South Region. They’re one of the most-talented teams in the country and probably better than where they were seeded.
But they’ve got a tough draw, with No. 5 seed Kentucky and No. 1 overall seed Virginia in their path toward a Final Four.
No. 5 seed Kentucky
Like Arizona, the Wildcats are really talented, but they’re in a crazy-tough quadrant. No. 4 seed Arizona and No. 1 overall seed Virginia stand in their way toward any kind of deep run.
No. 3 seed Michigan State
The Spartans were considered to be the best team in the country at various points this season. A No. 3 seed is mostly fair, but they’re in the same quadrant as No. 2 seed Duke, which is probably good enough to be a No. 1 seed.
No. 6 seed Houston
The Cougars were very good this season. Very, very good. Houston went 26-7 and finished second in the AAC.
A No. 6 seed is probably a line or two lower than they should be.