Offbeat NCAA tournament will increase to 72 teams if ACC has its way

22:51  17 may  2018
22:51  17 may  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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The ACC ties its record, with the SEC hot on its heels with eight bids and the Big East with six, plus two No. 1 seeds. Post to Facebook. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. 2018 NCAA tournament : ACC , with nine teams in, has

North Carolina carried the banner for the ACC in the 2017 NCAA Tournament , shedding its demons after last year’s last-second loss in the national championship game to With the season now having come to an end, it ’ s never too early to look at the teams best-positioned to claim the ACC for 2017-18.

The First Four is not enough?

That's the opinion of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which announced Thursday it would propose legislation increasing the NCAA tournament field to 72 teams.

The current NCAA field of 68 starts with two games in Dayton on both Tuesday and Wednesday after Selection Sunday. The winners then advance to the first-round games starting on Thursday.

The First Four features two contests between the last four at-large teams and two between the four lowest ranked conference champions.

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An incredible run in the NCAA tournament by ACC teams will result in more than million going back to the conference over the next six years. The ACC , which splits its units equally among conference members, has a chance to reach 26 units in this tournament based on how the bracket

The ACC placed nine team in this year's big dance, two more than any other conference (the Big East and Big Ten each has seven teams ). Assuming similar increases over the following four years, a unit won in this year's tournament will be worth just over .7 million across its six-year life.

The idea pushed by the ACC would be create a second site which would add four more at-large teams to the field and double the amount of conference champions included in the early games.

"The idea of having two First Fours, if you will, maybe geographic," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a report by the News & Observer. "That's such a quick turnaround. You could have one maybe in Dayton and one in the western part of the states. But we will be proposing that."

The move could likely be seen as a greater power grab for the larger conferences, which typically take up a vast majority of the at-large berths. In this year's tournament there were 21 teams from power leagues selected with double digit losses. Three of the four at-large teams in the First Four - UCLA, Arizona State and Syracuse - were from big leagues.

First Four winners have proven their worth since the tournament expanded from 65 teams to 68 teams in 2011. In each of the eight seasons, one of the at-large winners has then won its next game in the first round. Virginia Commonwealth advanced to the Final Four in 2011 after starting in the First Four.

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