March Madness 2011: West Region

Written March 15th, 2011 by Jay

The West Region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket presents Duke as the #1 seed, followed by San Diego State at the #2 and UConn at the #3.  The West has as many as six teams that appeared in the top 10 of the AP ranking at some time during the season, a list that includes Tennessee, Texas, and Missouri in addition to the three noted above.  No other bracket has a former top 10 team ranked as lowly as Missouri is ranked in the West, coming in at the #11 seed.  This reflects the Tigers’ struggles late in the season, but also can be seen as a testament to the depth of good teams in the region.

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