Originally Posted by SmootyGator
I would rather get a #5 seed with favorable match-ups than a #1 seed. Especially this year. It will all be about the match-ups.
This makes no sense. So then you'd want a 1 seed with more favorable matchups than a 5 seed. So really then, you just want the most favorable matchups. Yet how is that even defined? Nobody knows what upsets will occur either.
The fact of the matter is it is more like to get "favorable" matchups as a 1 than a 2, 2 than a 3, 3 than a 4, and so on. That doesn't mean a 10 seed won't EVER have a more favorable road than a 1, but you are MUCH more likely to have a better path as a 1.
Teams do not get to control the outcomes of other tournament games. They do not get to control what teams are seeded in their bracket. They can control their own games and getting the best seed possible.