The NCAA Tournament selection committee released its initial rankings today, and Alabama is on the 2-seed line at #7 overall. Michael Casagrande has the projected top quartile of the prospective region.
Alabama would be in the same bracket as Gonzaga, Oklahoma and Iowa if the season ended today. https://t.co/NTgXBPwWAG— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) February 13, 2021
So, if the season ended today and the chalk held, the Tide would rematch with Oklahoma in the round of 16. That would be interesting, as is this nugget from Yahoo college hoops writer Jeff Eisenberg.
Of the 16 teams on the NCAA tournament selection committee's top four seed lines, only four have previously won a national title. Only Villanova has won more than one.— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) February 13, 2021
It is so odd to see Kentucky, North Carolina, and Duke all struggling mightily at the same time, and while Kansas will almost certainly make the tournament, they have 7 losses and are missing from the top 16 as well. There is a real opportunity for upstarts to make some noise this year.
Know any of those?