Which No. 3 seed or worse gets the farthest?
I’ve gotten a little wrapped up in baseball as of late, and hadn’t yet made good on my promise to talk NCAA hoops.
Good Irish Catholics keep their promises, so long as they are made in bars.
Every year I fill out several March Madness brackets. Every year I stink, usually jinxing at least one fine educational institution.
This year it was Georgetown. On two brackets I had them in the Elite Eight. On one I had them in the national championship game and in one I had them win it.
Why? In retrospect, I couldn’t tell you.
But I can tell you that those entries are now in the trash. In the one pool, I am leading with 13 correct through the first night, but when your national championship club is out before the second day of the tournament, well, that’s not particularly good.
For the record, I think either Kansas or Kentucky wins the tourney. I know I am not alone there. The only pick I made that was slightly out on a limb – besides Georgetown, a spinning branch in a hurricane – was Pittsburgh, a three seed, to get to the Final Four.
Not a huge surprise, but not a No. 1 or 2 either.
So here is what I want to know? Which deeper seed – a No. 3 or worse – will get the farthest?
I am saying Pittsburgh.
Daily Think Special: Which NCAA hoops No. 3 seed or worse goes the farthest?