By Jack Shields
The NCAA Selection Committee released its early Bracket Preview on Sunday, and Oklahoma is the No. 16 overall seed.
The Oklahoma Sooners have lost six of their last eight games and will likely fall out of the AP Poll on Monday. However, the folks on the NCAA Selection Committee still like the Sooners, as they have them as a No. 4 seed (No. 16 overall) in this season’s first NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 11, 2018
Yeah… I’m not entirely sure about what’s going on here. The Sooners do have some serious, quality wins on the resume and play in an incredibly tough conference, but this is just plain odd. Part of me thinks that the basketball committee is taking the lead of the CFP committee by making certain rankings decisions for the sake of starting conversations, and Jay Bilas seems to be on the same page.
A few of the decisions in the bracket preview Top 16 seeds are laughable. I hope this was just to create controversy and discussion. Otherwise, the Committee …read more