One of the most exciting events in the entire sports calendar is upon us. And it started with the annual Selection Sunday event, when 68 college basketball teams find out if, when, where, and which team they are playing in the annual tournament.
The college basketball tournament, or March Madness, as most of us refer to it, announced their selections, with Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Oregon chosen as #1 seeds in the best-of-64 bracket, with four play-in games to bring the field from 68 to 64. The inclusion of Virginia and Oregon as #1 seeds and Michigan State being chosen as a #2 seed was somewhat of a surprise to many people, as were some of the “on-the-bubble” selected teams, such as Syracuse, Vanderbilt, and Tulsa, among others.
The bracket reveal took over an hour this year, with the filled-in bracket actually being leaked online before it was fully revealed on the CBS telecast. This caused more than a few notable reactions on social media, in addition to the relief/excitement/disappointment/shock in other statuses about teams making or not making the big dance.
Here are some of the best reactions, via Social Delta:
Wow. Michigan State denied a No.1. First upset of the day. I am thinking Izzo loves this. Extra motivation for his players. #MarchMadness
— Kevin Merida (@meridak) March 13, 2016
Wow Michigan state doesn’t get a #1 seed……
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) March 13, 2016
Michigan State’s reaction to the number one seeds pic.twitter.com/b8uymsg1Ci
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 13, 2016
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 13, 2016
Here’s the entire NCAA Tournament Bracket pic.twitter.com/Gs17JGlYdX
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) March 13, 2016
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) March 13, 2016