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    The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    I keep hearing people say they want either a 7 or a 10 seed and that they are essentially the same thing. I think there is a huge difference in the first round. If you are 7 seed you are going to be playing the 37th to 40th best team in the tournament, but if you are a 10 seed you will play the 25th to 28th best team. That is a big difference.

    Granted, any future rounds are the same, but there is a larger 1st round difference than many people are making it out to be. Now, I think we can beat any team in the 7 to 10 range, but I would much rather play a 10 seed in the first round than have to play a 7 seed.



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    what is negative three? alex


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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    what is three? alex

    Well played... The correct "question" would actually be "What is negative 3?"



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    what is three? alex
    Correct lets see what you wagered? Texas with a dollar sign...



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    fixed



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Seeds 8 and 9?



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by every_yard View Post
    I keep hearing people say they want either a 7 or a 10 seed and that they are essentially the same thing. I think there is a huge difference in the first round. If you are 7 seed you are going to be playing the 37th to 40th best team in the tournament, but if you are a 10 seed you will play the 25th to 28th best team. That is a big difference.

    Granted, any future rounds are the same, but there is a larger 1st round difference than many people are making it out to be. Now, I think we can beat any team in the 7 to 10 range, but I would much rather play a 10 seed in the first round than have to play a 7 seed.
    Rankings only mean so much and don't tell the story without statistics and supporting evidence/stories. Let's take an example outside of the sports world. Let's say you are 50th in your graduating class out of 100. Does that mean you were average? Not necessarily. The GPA difference between #1 and #25 could only be 0.05 and the difference between #25 and #50 could be the same. You could have easily had a 3.9 GPA while everyone above you had a 3.9 or better.

    Rankings only mean so much, but after awhile they are kind of useless if you don't have any statistics to back them up with.



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Now Ill take bracketology for $400, Alex



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    Rankings only mean so much and don't tell the story without statistics and supporting evidence/stories. Let's take an example outside of the sports world. Let's say you are 50th in your graduating class out of 100. Does that mean you were average? Not necessarily. The GPA difference between #1 and #25 could only be 0.05 and the difference between #25 and #50 could be the same. You could have easily had a 3.9 GPA while everyone above you had a 3.9 or better.

    Rankings only mean so much, but after awhile they are kind of useless if you don't have any statistics to back them up with.
    What is quality is not linear? Alex



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    honestly though when I'm filling out my bracket i always feel like the 7,10, or 8,9 are complete shots int he dark. either team could easily win.



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    I would rather be an 10 seed than an 8 or 9 seed. Second round match up is more desirable. I don't think there is a huge difference in quality of teams in the 7-10 range.



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by every_yard View Post
    I keep hearing people say they want either a 7 or a 10 seed and that they are essentially the same thing. I think there is a huge difference in the first round. If you are 7 seed you are going to be playing the 37th to 40th best team in the tournament, but if you are a 10 seed you will play the 25th to 28th best team. That is a big difference.

    Granted, any future rounds are the same, but there is a larger 1st round difference than many people are making it out to be. Now, I think we can beat any team in the 7 to 10 range, but I would much rather play a 10 seed in the first round than have to play a 7 seed.
    The difference between the 25th best team and the 40th best team is not much at all. The difference between the best team and the 5th-6th best team is.



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    It makes absolutely no sense to look at anything but the 1st round game at this point. All the focus should be on winning the game in order to advance. If you don't, it's over.

    If you win, repeat the process for the next round. If you insist on getting hung up on the seed, turn it into a positive. Eliminate the higher seed and you assume their slot in the bracket.



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    Re: The difference between a 7 and a 10 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    It makes absolutely no sense to look at anything but the 1st round game at this point. All the focus should be on winning the game in order to advance. If you don't, it's over.

    If you win, repeat the process for the next round. If you insist on getting hung up on the seed, turn it into a positive. Eliminate the higher seed and you assume their slot in the bracket.
    It absolutely makes no sense for you to be arguing with us over the internet, but you're here.



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    I would rather be a 10 then an 8 or 9.



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