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March Madness: Few would disagree with Villanova as No. 1, but there's room for griping

March Madness: Few would disagree with Villanova as No. 1, but there's room for griping

There weren’t a whole lot of surprises when the field for the 2017 NCAA tournament was announced Sunday, but the selection committee still left room for a time-honored — if unofficial — tradition.

Griping.

March Madness gets its angry side from inevitable complaints about seedings, who got in and who got left out. This season’s discord begins at the top line.

Not that anyone would disagree with defending champion Villanova as the overall king of the hill and No. 1 seed in the East Regional. Or with Kansas heading the Midwest and Gonzaga atop the West.

But opinions vary about the South, where North Carolina grabbed the No. 1 slot.

“We were very clear that...

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