March Madness is at an all-time high. The results of it leave Michigan basketball as the highest-seeded team (3) in the South & West regions.?
After a blown lead against 9-seed Florida State in the Round of 32, the West region?s No. 1 seed, Xavier, was eliminated Sunday night.
Earlier in the day, 2-seed North Carolina lost to 7-seed Texas A&M in blowout fashion.
Those results left the No. 3 seed Wolverines as the West region?s best team left, according to the order of seeds.
What?s more, the South region – which will play the winner of the West region in the Final Four – saw its top four seeds all go down in the opening weekend. Something that hadn?t happened since seeding began in the NCAA Tournament.
This leaves Michigan as the highest seed – not only in its region – but the region it would meet in the Final Four. Meaning, it would be impossible for Michigan to face a team of its seeding or higher until the National Championship.
These are the teams left in the two regions:
(7) Texas A&M
(9) Kansas State
(9) Florida State
The first weekend goes to show how little seeds mean in March.
Nonetheless, Michigan?s path to a National Championship just got a lot more clear.