NCAA Bracket 2012: Which One Seed Has the Easiest Path?

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NCAA Bracket 2012: Which One Seed Has the Easiest Path?
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When it all comes down to it, the seeding process is one of the most complicated systems in all of sports. Placing teams fairly based on record, conference, RPI and multiple other factors seems to get more difficult with every passing season. 

The one seed is the most coveted position to claim stake of. While there are four of them, a one-seed has never lost in the First Round (now called the Second Round) and usually maintains at least one of the Final Four slots every single March Madness.

Predicting which one of them falls early and which one gets to make a run at the National Title, however, is particularly tough. The road to New Orleans is lined with four games that each one-seed must win, making the possible combinations almost infinite.

The top seeds' success all depends on who each of their opponents are in the four games leading to the Final Four, which is a gigantic indicator of who pulled the short straw and who got the easiest path.

We take a look at the easiest path of all the one seeds, allowing our sights to fall upon Syracuse.

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