Selection Sunday: Great teams lacking

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Think a woman singing “One Shining Moment” is an upset? Consider this:

When CBS unveils the NCAA tournament bracket tonight, neither North Carolina, Connecticut, UCLA nor Indiana will be in it. Baylor and New Mexico could be No. 4 seeds, Butler and Temple could be No. 5 seeds, and Northern Iowa could be a No. 6.

Texas, which was the No. 1 team in the country two months ago, could drop as low as a No. 9 seed, and the fourth No. 1 seed, presumably Duke, wasn’t a lock for that spot less than two weeks ago.

As for the bubble, who’s really going to complain if Ole Miss, Seton Hall, Arizona State, Rhode Island, or Cincinnati doesn’t make it to the dance? They’re all the same – mediocre – anyway.

Full story: Selection Sunday: Great teams lacking | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/14/2010