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Virginia got the #1 overall seed. Then Villanova, Kansas and Xavier, in that order. Which team do you think has the best path to getting the furthest in the tournament, and possibly winning in the finals?
This will help: NCAA Tournament Official and Live Bracket
I think Xavier has a tough road, as I really like Gonzaga and think that potential Sweet 16 showdown could spell an out for them. So that's my guess there.
I think Villanova's is a bit tougher even than that. Could be facing Alabama in the Round of 32. And then Wichita State in the Sweet 16. I do not see them winning both those games, if it plays out that way.
Virginia's toughest test I think is Kentucky in a potential Sweet 16 showdown. Otherwise, I think they can actually go all the way.
And then you have Kansas, who I think has the easiest path. Sure Auburn and Clemson are quite good, but I think they can handle them. Leaves Duke in the potential Final Four as the biggest threat to them going all the way, I believe.
So the way I see it: we could very well see Virginia v Kansas in the finals. If it's not #1 seeds in the finals, as that's not the perfect norm, I could see Gonzaga and/or Wichita State in their as well. Ideally, Gonzaga vs Kansas for me.