This was a good column filler for the weekend, and even better to jump on this new “narrative” while it was still possible.
To be fair, East Coast media bias (one ACC team left, two midwestern Big East teams left) can only move so fast across the fly-over states. Here’s two reasons not to get excited now that it’s reached the midwest:
First, the Power 5 spread is even in the Sweet 16 except for the ACC - three each.
Second, the distribution and draws from 1 to 16 is probably not good news for the Big 10.
Purdue v Kansas Kansas by 2
Michigan v Oregon Oregon by 1
Wisconsin v Florida Florida by 3
KenPom top 16 teams remaining
6. West Virginia
28. South Carolina