The meat of the 2016 NCAA Tournament starts tomorrow, with this year’s No. 1 seeds being North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia and Oregon. Each team played incredibly well all season long and was rewarded accordingly, well enough to be the favorites to win a national championship from a seeding standpoint alone.
But the NCAA Tournament is a fickle mistress and, for the most part, seeding is meaningless. When push comes to shove, it’s all about which team wants the championship the most. As a result, it usually means that one or more No. 1 seeds fall at some point before or in the national championship game.
And the question presents itself this year: which of the 2016 No. 1 seeds will fall, and in what order? Will they all walk away losers, or will one be the last team standing?
Well, fans, I’ve done a lot of thinking and bracket tinkering on the subject, so let’s dive right in and take a look!