How Fair Is March Madness?
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How Fair Is March Madness?

March Madness is without a doubt exciting. But how fair is it?

How Fair Is March Madness?

Is this the year that we have another team repeat as National Champions in college basketball? It’s been a long time, but Villanova seems to be one of the favorites to win the national championship this year. With the NCAA Tournament set to get underway, March Madness could provide the nation with a great tournament for everyone to enjoy. It is without a doubt one of the highlights of each and every sports season with memorable moments for everyone to cherish each and every year.

March Madness is always an exciting time; most people love the NCAA tournament. However, there are some who may feel that this single-elimination tournament is not the best way to determine a national champion.

Those who are fans of the NBA will know that the post-season consists of a best-of-seven series as a matchup, and the winners of these matchups proceed through until an eventual champion is crowned. With the amount of exposure and excitement that follows the NBA, a similar set-up is supported by some for the NCAA tournament; This is to ensure that the best team is crowned as national champion.

Unfortunately, a concept as such would take much too long and make the tournament much more grueling and less exciting for viewers. Moreover, there are too many teams in the NCAA tournament to allow for such a set-up to be adopted.

In addition, set-ups such as double-elimination in the tournament have been pondered. However, the NCAA tournament is perfectly fine as is. The only change that needs to be adopted to the structure of the NCAA tournament is potentially having more teams able to play in the tournament. The fact of the matter is that all teams do not play each other in the NCAA, unlike the NBA. Thus, the best way to truly determine a national champion with such an incredibly large field of teams is by following the current set-up. Any change to a single-elimination structured tournament would be unfair to teams that work very hard just to play on the national stage in the NCAA tournament.

So, hopefully with all skeptics out, let’s embrace the game and enjoy the show! Any team that is able to withstand the madness of the NCAA tournament is a more-than-deserving national champion. Without a doubt, we are bound to witness some madness once again in this annual tradition of competitive craziness.

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