A surprisingly obvious truth about March Madness, the most chaotic tournament in all of sports: #1 seeds win quite often.
17 of the past 25 national champions sat at the top of their regional bracket. That means regular season dominance is usually a stronger sign of postseason success than who is "hot". Take Baylor for example; last March, it was fair to wonder if poor play after a teamwide covid outbreak spelled trouble for the Bears. A month later, and the
Over eleven weeks into the 2021-22 season, we've already seen four different teams (should have been five) sit at the top of the AP Poll. For voters and fans, finding an elite group that separates itself from the pack has been quite the challenge.
By the time March rolls around, contenders will be crowned and pretenders will falter, but figuring out the four best teams in the nation is guaranteed to be a challenge.
South Region #1: Auburn
Midwest Region #1: Baylor
West Region #1: Gonzaga
East Region #1: Villanova