We can all bitch, piss and moan about the NCAA tournament bracket. How is Tulsa in? What does Monmouth have to do? Oregon and Virginia are No. 1 seeds? How is Tulsa in? Syracuse wasn't too bubbly? How is Tulsa in? And How is Tulsa in?
One thing that is clear is that the committee didn't like the Big Ten too much, but sure loved some Pac-12. Sure, the whole Oregon got a No. 1 seed instead of Michigan State is the marquee, but it rolls down the line.
Here is the major six conferences and their seeding:
Look at the Big Ten. Not only did Sparty not get a top seed, but the rest of the conference is lower than expected. Indiana, Maryland and Purdue are all No. 5 seeds. I always try to think of it as the top seeds are the 1-4 best teams, the 2 seeds are 5 thru 8, and so on. So that means those Big Ten schools are about the 17th thru 20th best? Sorry, but I'm not buying it. I don't even like the Big Ten but it was obvious that the committee really didn't like them.