The committee didn’t do Villanova any favors.
They’re looking at a potential matchup with Wisconsin in the second round because the committee jacked it up by making the Badgers an 8. That’s pretty jacked up for both.
I get that Big Ten had a terrible year, and the committee obviously didn’t respect them, but how do you justify making Wisconsin an 8, but Minnesota a 5 when Wisconsin swept Minnesota, won the same number of Big Ten games, and went further than them in the conference tourney. What is that?
And by making them an 8, they have to deal with Virginia Tech in the first round. And even if they get by the Hokies, they’ll have to deal with the defending champs and number one overall seed, Villanova in the second round.
Supreme jam job by the committee.
And if I’m Villanova, I’m not sure I’m any happier about the draw. They have to deal with a tough Wisconsin squad in the second round, and they have Duke in their bracket.
Duke, who should be a number one, instead of a two; and Duke who just rolled through Louisville, North Carolina and Notre Dame in the ACC tourney. Duke who might be the team to beat overall.
So, while the committee didn’t do a horrible job, if I’m Wisconsin and even Villanova, I’d have an issue with they did.