Arizona Basketball: Five Steps to a No. 1 Seed in March

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Arizona Basketball: Five Steps to a No. 1 Seed in March
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There is no denying that getting a top seed in the NCAA tournament makes a huge difference. The first round is a breeze and no team has ever lost. In the second round the No. 1 plays a team which finished the year outside the top-25. Getting to the Sweet Sixteen as a first seed should be done with ease.

From there the first seed plays a four-seed, which if you go off Joe Lunardi's Bracketology would be the teams ranked 13, 14, 15, and 17. But a two seed plays the three seed, oftentimes a great team.

Lunardi has the three seeds as the teams ranked 9, 10, 12 and 18. A first seeded team does not play a top-10 team until the Elite Eight. Getting that first seed makes the road to the championship so much easier.

So what does Arizona need to do to get to that first seed? This article explains.

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