NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking the Toughest Regions

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NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking the Toughest Regions
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Not all regions are created equal.

Try as it might, the NCAA men's basketball selection committee faces an impossible task of balancing out all four regions of the tournament field into equal quadrants. Some teams might get overseeded or underseeded for whatever reason, while the potential matchups facing one top seed might appear to be a cakewalk next to the death sentence given to another.

There will never be a perfect parsing of the powers in college hoops—it's just a fact we have to live with. The coaches of the teams in the field each year find a way to deal, and so should we.

But that doesn't mean we can't debate which region is the toughest and which most closely resembles a stroll through the park.

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