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March Madness: Which 1 Seed Has the Toughest Road to the Final Four?

Of the top teams in the tournament, which has the toughest and easiest roads to the Final Four?

We can tell you how we'd rank the 1 seeds in this year's NCAA Tournament, but that's somewhat of an irrelevant exercise without context.

Because matchups matter. And potential matchups matter.

The best team in the big dance can hit a stretch of great squads, ruining their championship hopes. Meanwhile, an overseeded school can face a cakewalk path, negating the fact that they were overrated in the first place.

So with that in mind, let's look -- through our nERD metric, which measures the number of points we'd expect a team to win by against an average one on a neutral court -- at which of the 1 seeds have the scariest, toughest journeys to the Final Four this year.

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