Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Kansas was one of the best teams in the country for much of the season, using the inside-out combo of Jeff Withey and Ben McLemore to post big numbers on the scoreboard and run many opponents off the floor. The Jayhawks might be the most surprising of the No. 1 seeds, though, because they also suffered maybe the season's most inexplicable loss at TCU in February and just last week got blown out at Baylor. This South region is wide open. Michigan's Trey Burke and Georgetown's Otto Porter are both strong National Player of the Year candidates and capable of pushing their teams on prolonged tournament runs. Porter and the No. 2 seed Hoyas have lost just twice since Jan. 19 and finished the regular season playing like a potential No. 1 seed. Same for No. 3 seed Florida, which always excels at this time of year and probably only slipped to No. 3 after a second-half collapse in the SEC tournament championship game. There's depth, too. VCU looms as a dangerous No. 5 seed when the Rams ...
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