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@ellitor do you know how they chose the regions each plays in?  I can see the 1 seeds fitting in to their geographical region, but what of the non-top seeds? 

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17 hours ago, AUBwins said:

@ellitor do you know how they chose the regions each plays in?  I can see the 1 seeds fitting in to their geographical region, but what of the non-top seeds? 

Well they use an S curve for the overall tournament. The higher you are on the S curve the higher your chances of not having to travel as far. Only 2 top seeds can play at the same location.  Also the conjoining 2nd round match up has to travel & play in the same city as its top 4 seed counterpart.

Here are the 1st round host cities

Pittsburgh
Charlotte
Nashville
Dallas
Whichita
Detriot
San Diego
Boise

Using the top 4 seeds from ESPN's most recent bracket here how the teams match up to the cities:

1 Seeds: Nova (Pittsburgh), UVA (Charlotte), Duke (Charlotte),  Purdue (Detroit)   Charlotte is full
2 Seeds: UNC (Nashville), Kansas (Whichita), OU (Whichita), Mich St (Detriot)    Detroit  & Whichita are full
3 Seeds: WVU (Pittsburgh), Whichita (Dallas: Can't play @ home in Whichita), Texas Tech (Dallas), Xavier (Nashville)   Nasville, Pittsburgh, Dallas are full
4 Seeds: Zona (San Diego), AU (San Diego), Cincy (Boise),  Clemson (Boise)    San Diego & Boise are full

There are 4 Regional brackets played in the West but only 1 West team is a top 4 seed so 2 teams from the Southeast & Cincy would have to travel West.

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46 minutes ago, ellitor said:

Well they use an S curve for the overall tournament. The higher you are on the S curve the higher your chances of not having to travel as far. Only 2 top seeds can play at the same location.  Also the conjoining 2nd round match up has to travel & play in the same city as its top 4 seed counterpart.

Here are the 1st round host cities

Pittsburgh
Charlotte
Nashville
Dallas
Whichita
Detriot
San Diego
Boise

Using the top 4 seeds from ESPN's most recent bracket here how the teams match up to the cities:

1 Seeds: Nova (Pittsburgh), UVA (Charlotte), Duke (Charlotte),  Purdue (Detroit)   Charlotte is full
2 Seeds: UNC (Nashville), Kansas (Whichita), OU (Whichita), Mich St (Detriot)    Detroit  & Whichita are full
3 Seeds: WVU (Pittsburgh), Whichita (Dallas: Can't play @ home in Whichita), Texas Tech (Dallas), Xavier (Nashville)   Nasville, Pittsburgh, Whichita are full
4 Seeds: Zona (San Diego), AU (San Diego), Cincy (Boise),  Clemson (Boise)    San Diego & Boise are full

There are 4 Regional brackets played in the West but only 1 West team is a top 4 seed so 2 teams from the Southeast & Cincy would have to travel West.

Thank you for the thorough explanation. That makes a lot of sense. 

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