March Madness 2016: Who Got Screwed in the NCAA Bracket?

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March Madness 2016: Who Got Screwed in the NCAA Bracket?
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John Calipari is not happy about Kentucky's No. 4 seed

The 2016 NCAA tournament bracket has been revealed, and it didn't take long at all to start arguing over which teams were royally screwed by the selection committee.

Let's acknowledge one thing right away: This year was impossible. No matter what the committee did, half a dozen teams were going to feel unjustly left out and just about every No. 5 and No. 6 seed was going to get a brutal draw.

The selection committee could have done much better, though—particularly with the little guys, which we'll get into shortly.

But even if there were 100 committee members deliberating for 100 days over 100 teams, we would still find a way to argue that team No. 101 deserved to get in, that team No. 5 should have been a No. 1 seed and that certain matchups simply aren't fair.

It's both the beauty and the frustration of a bracket built by people, trying to combine computer numbers with what their eyes tell them. Those athletic directors and commissioners on the selection committee did the best they could.

We were going to complain regardless.

These are the teams and conferences we feel have the biggest gripe with the committee, due to low seedings, tough first opponents or not making the 68-team field at all.

 

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