Optimizing NCAA tourney travel

A few simple reseedings could save deserving teams some flight time

Updated: March 19, 2012, 9:40 AM ET
By Dean Oliver | ESPN Stats and Information Group
AP Photo/Steve HelberThe NCAA could help teams on the travel front.

People look forward to Selection Sunday every year, yet it always leaves a lot of people unhappy. The field has been expanded, allowing in more mediocre teams, and there are still some who feel disrespected when their team didn't make it. For those teams that actually make it into the tournament, some gripe about their draw, their seed or how far their team has to travel. At least with the latter -- the distance teams have to travel -- there is some work being done to minimize griping and make it a happier Selection Sunday.