Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation went to all the trouble of organizing the Ken Pomeroy Ratings for each team in the NCAA Tournament by bracket. They also make some observations on the brackets and how the ratings shake out.
For the East Regional, I wasn’t surprised to find that both the median rating and average rating of the Top 10 seeds are the highest of any of the four regions. My initial reaction after my first glance of the bracket was that the East and South stood out as markedly deeper, more challenging groupings.
With that said, I will say that that is one nasty, nasty top four atop the Midwest region. St. Louis will be a very interesting place to be should Kansas, Ohio State, Georgetown, and Maryland all make the Sweet 16.
Syracuse fans should be giggling right now. The two seed in their bracket (K-State) is not a team that’s well-geared to giving them trouble, the 3-seed (Pitt) is the seeded far too high, and their toughest challenge might prove be the winner of Butler-UTEP-Vandy.