Saturday, March 15, 2014

Where Will Weber State Get Seeded?

Now that we know Weber State is going dancing, the next intrigue comes from wondering if they can stay off the 16 seed line. According to a lot of the bracket experts I am seeing, that will be tough.

I asked a couple bracket experts right after the game, and at that time, they had Weber State slotted as the highest rated 16 seed, and potentially looking at being out in the West bracket against Arizona.

As of the time of this writing (Saturday night), Jerry Palm at CBS has Weber State on the 16 seed line also taking on Arizona.

Joe Lunardi of ESPN has them as a 15 seed against Wisconsin in the West bracket.

We will find out on Sunday.

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  1. Jon, I've been trying to find the answer to a question I have -- hoping maybe you know. I know that each team/conference is rewarded financially for each round won/entered in the NCAA tournament. Do those #16 seeds which have to play each other in Dayton get additional money for winning and entering the field of #64?

    So let's say, for example, Weber is seeded #16 and has to face another #16 (for the record, I think they'll be a #15 this year). Each team will receive the standard monetary amount for playing in the tournament. Suppose Weber won - so do they then get an additional amount, since they have advanced?

    I'm just thinking that if a team is ever seeded #16, it might be beneficial to actually face another #16 if it means more money.

  2. I don't know the answer to that question, but I will try and find out!