NCAA Tournament: Which 1 Seed Has the Toughest Road to the Final Four?
Receiving a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament is the highest honor a team can receive for their hard work throughout the regular season.
Being on the one line, however, does not always guarantee a trip to the Final Four. Over the past 15 years, only 21 teams with a 1 seed have reached the Final Four, but during that same stretch, a 1 seed has won the National Championship 10 times.
This year’s 1 seeds -- Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Oregon -- should presumably have the best shot of reaching the Final Four out of their respective regions, but as that stat above shows, the likelihood of all four teams making it out are highly unlikely.
Assuming each team faces the highest possible seed, meaning the 8, 4, and 2 seed, in each matchup on their way to the Final Four and that none of them should have any trouble winning in the first round, which team has the toughest -- and easiest -- path to Houston?
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