Plenty of contenders for No. 1 seeds
April, 16, 2012
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN Insider
Brian Spurlock/US PresswireTom Crean and the Hoosiers look like early contenders for a No. 1 seed, but they have lots of company.If memory serves, we first began the exercise of post-Final Four bracketing in 2005. I remember this because one of our way-too-early choices for a No. 1 seed in 2005-06 was Villanova, leading to some predictable comments about East Coast (or, in my case, Philadelphia) bias.
Well, Villanova did become a No. 1 seed in 2006, along with two more of our year-in-advance selections (UConn and Duke). In the six years after that, we hit an average of two No. 1 seeds per season and managed at least one correct selection every year. Truth be told, it isn't that hard.