QUOTE(DevilDJ @ Mar 12 2012, 05:08 PM)
"Seem" being the optimum word. Without a doubt , UK's bracket is the toughest. It's loaded. Doesn't matter anyway. unx's is the weakest regardless of the other three. Is what it is.
How do you figure? By any reckoning the West is the easiest (RPI, sagarin, pomeroy, conference standings, record, NCAA S-curve seeding). They have the worst 1 AND 2 seed, and that's by the NCAA's reckoning.
Why is everyone saying Kentucky's region is so hard? Because they *might* have a tough 8/9 game?
As mentioned, Duke is by far the weakest 2 seed (ranked 17th in pomeroy, other regions 2 seeds are ranked 2,4,8). Both Georgetown and Kansas are ranked better than Baylor and Duke, respectively. How can we say UK got screwed if they got by far the objectively weakest combination of 2/3 seeds by any measure?