Will the final No. 1 stand up?
March, 10, 2008
North Carolina won its third matchup against Duke, Tennessee got revenge against LSU and UConn moved forward while rival Rutgers stumbled. Which leaves us asking this: Will the real fourth No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament please stand up? It was going to be Maryland but the Terps were upset 74-63 Saturday by Duke in the ACC tournament semifinals. Rutgers' 20-point loss to UConn in the regular-season finale followed by an upset 57-56 loss to Louisville in the Big East tournament Sunday takes the Scarlet Knights out of the running. UConn will be a No. 1 regardless of whether it wins the Big East tournament. LSU would seem to still be in strong contention after its 61-55 loss to Tennessee in the SEC final Sunday. And what about Stanford? The Cardinal lost back-to-back games in early January at UCLA and Southern Cal. And with that Stanford fell out of No. 1 seed talk.