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NCAA Tournament Bracket Draft

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    So if you're on twitter and you don't follow Andy Glockner, you're making a mistake. This weekend he hypothetically talked about how the NCAA Tournament should have a draft instead of seedings. So what would happen is the committee would rank every team 1-68 (which they already do). Then, instead of seeding them by geography/matchups/stupidity, the teams get to pick how it would play out. Along with this, each #1 seed gets a "whammy" so they can avoid a certain team. So, in this situation, Florida with the #1 seed takes the #1 spot in the South region. Arizona takes #1 in the West. Wichita State takes #1 in Midwest. Then Virginia's up. Do they want to risk getting someone like Louisville in their region by taking the #1 spot or do they go for the #2 in Wichita because they think they're beatable?

    He started running through this entire scenario last night starting at 10 pm Mountain, so if you're curious the thought process, check out his twitter feed. It's really fascinating. Colorado was the last team he did before he stopped for the night, and due to teams trying to avoid Florida & Duke, CU is the #4 seed in the South.

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    Millions of people (myself included) watch the NFL Draft every year. You mean to tell me that if every team had two minutes to pick their spot, you wouldn't watch how this played out? The strategy involved? The potential venom that could be unleashed amongst teams?

    I love this idea. It'll never happen, but damn it'd be fun.
     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Shorten it to 1min per team and I think that you would have something. I know millions watch the NFL draft, but it gets so damn frustrating when a team takes their full time. The show goes on for ever.

    At 1min a piece the show is likely an 1.5hr special which I could handle.

    Places some tangible incentive on grasping that #1 seed, by being able to block 1 team out of your region.
     
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  3. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    As Shldr2Shldr said it would definitely add incentive to getting a #1 seed. It's an interesting concept, ultimately I'm happy with what we have and probably wouldn't change it.
     
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    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    My question is why a #2 team wouldn't take the #16 slot against a team like WSU. Get that game out of the way and then you have the easiest path to the Final Four.

    Duke could play it where they say they will take the #16 against UVa, get whammied, then slide over to the Midwest region and dominate the bracket. The selection show would be very fun to watch.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    ugh, you need to stop posting.

    Goose, this is AWESOME. Coaches would love/hate it though. Can you imagine all the **** coaches would get for making the wrong choice?
     
  6. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    The bitching would just turn from the committee to the coaches. But the strategy in the choices would be fun to watch.
     
  7. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    I love that New Mexico chose to play San Diego St. again in this hypothetical draft. We know we can beat you, bring it on.
     
  8. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    just to be "that guy", what mechanism could be put in place to prevent this?

    A major school like Texas or UConn pressures smaller schools like St. Louis or San Diego State into picking slots where the big boys don't want to go: "we'll schedule you to play 2 homes and 2 aways over the next four years in exchange for you picking the #9 seed in the South region this year. Go ahead and put yourself down as the #15 seed and we'll make that a 3:3". The NFL has a much more level playing field than college, so the "draft" concept should be less prone to corruption.
     
  9. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    Why would you choose to play the #1 seed first instead of giving that #1 seed so many other chances to lose before you would have to face them. I understand your thinking but this would not be my stratagy.

    This sounds like it would be a lot of fun to watch it all play out...but yeah, it would never happen.
     
  10. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I would much rather have the #11 seed in the East (UConn, then Kansas) or the Midwest (Memphis, then Wiscy) than the #4 in the South (Florida, Duke, Mich St. is a brutal group).
     
  11. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Logic was that CU wants a S16 run - and without Dinwiddie it wouldn't be easy. So go the easiest possible route. The teams you'll be playing the first weekend are all seeded below you, so you should be favored hypothetically.

    See, we're arguing about CU seeding. HOW MUCH FUN WOULD THIS BE?!?
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    so hypothetically, how much time would would lapse between the selection of teams and the first pick? Like announce the teams Sunday at 4pm and draft starts at 5pm? immediately after?
     
  13. BuffG

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    My only gripe with Glock was he referred to Boyle as "Fake Tad Boyle" whereas he referred to every other coach just by their name. Inside joke?
     

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