Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/5/14
I watched the NCAA Selection Show last Sunday with a friend. The Ducks, already a lock for their first tournament in five years, had iced their seeding cake by winning the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. It was going to be a fun hour. How high could the Ducks jump? Seven seed? Six seed? We knew this: Oregon, always a streaky team, were trending up at the right time; four of the team's six losses came without starting point guard Dominique Artis, and the Ducks had hung around the top 25 all season. A five seed? Probably not, but it was certain that Oregon would be favored in their first tournament game.  When the venerable Greg Gumbel was in the midst of unveiling the Midwest Region, Oklahoma State was read as the five seed. My friend said, this could be Oregon. Turns out my friend is a lot smarter than me. Because I said no way, Oregon, the Pac-12 conference champion, a twelve seed? Not a chance.  Whoops. Oregon's seeding was just plan wacky. It wasn't infuriating as m...
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