The NCAA Tournament is here. Is your bracket filled? Earlier this week I shared my take on the tournament’s First Four by determining which school I would peg as the favorite if we were to watch the two schools play in football, instead of basketball. One out of three made for a rough start, but now it is on to the first round of the tournament. Let’s take a look, region by region.
East Regional | South Regional | Midwest Regional | West Regional
Gonzaga vs. Southern
We are going to have a real shocker here in the first round. Top seed Gonzaga does not play football, and as the precedent has already been set, the opposing team gets a default victory using this methodology. That means Southern, who is the 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament, would get the automatic trip to round two. Of course, even if Gonzaga did play football, Southern would probably still fare well as a decent program in their own right. Hard to believe it has been so long since the last sWAC championship for Southern...