Why Midwest Regional And Not North?

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Why Midwest Regional And Not North?

Postby mrsticka » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:29 am

March Madness is coming up and we all know what that means. But anyway, there are 4 regionals: East, West, South and Midwest. Why is it the Midwest regional and not the North regional?

I'm just asking a valid question here. I've never understood this.

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Re: Why Midwest Regional And Not North?

Postby Coyote » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:29 am

mrsticka wrote:March Madness is coming up and we all know what that means. But anyway, there are 4 regionals: East, West, South and Midwest. Why is it the Midwest regional and not the North regional?

I'm just asking a valid question here. I've never understood this.

The four regions represent an equitable distribution of schools. There just is not enough population of (good basketball) schools in what would be considered a North Region. More schools in the Midwest Region actually are geographically in the Midwest. In fact if they did create another Regional Committee it would be taken out of the schools in the South. This is what was proposed last summer:

East Region – America East, Atlantic 10, Atlantic Coast, Colonial, Metro Atlantic and Northeast conferences with the Ivy and Patriot leagues.

Midwest Region – Big East, Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley conferences with the Horizon and Summit leagues.

South Region – Big 12, Ohio Valley, Southland, Southwestern Athletic and Sun Belt conferences with Conference USA.

Southeast Region – American Athletic, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Mid-Eastern, Southeastern and Southern conferences.

West Region – Big Sky, Big West, Mountain West, Pac-12, West Coast and Western Athletic conferences.
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Re: Why Midwest Regional And Not North?

Postby Coyote » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:47 am

To put it in a visual... Here is a map of the schools that made it to a recent NCAA Basketball Tournament:

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Re: Why Midwest Regional And Not North?

Postby mrsticka » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:43 am

Creighton wasn't one of them? Stagburn it!


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