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Bracketology: Which #1 Seed Would You Most Like To See Tennessee Play?

SBN's latest bracketology is up, and it has Tennessee as a 9 seed matched up with 8 seed George Mason. Assuming Tennessee got past George Mason, the Vols would hypothetically find themselves playing Kansas (probably) in the second game. Yeah, I don't like the sound of that, either.

Which made me wonder, assuming Tennessee is an 8 or 9 seed, and assuming it wins its first game, which hypothetical 1 seed would you rather the Vols play? Right now, SBN's 1 seeds are Kansas, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Pittsburgh. Me, I don't like the sound of Kansas because it seems like the best thing the Vols have going for them is an underdog personality disorder, meaning you're hoping for the team to play its best against better teams and that those better teams hurt themselves by not taking its opponent as seriously as it should. We played that hand perfectly last year against the Jayhawks, and I don't think the gambit works twice in a row.

Ohio State? We beat them the last time we played them, too. Ditto Pitt, which was really fun to type. I know absolutely nothing about Notre Dame, and I'd bet they know little about us, so I'm going with them. What do y'all think?


Bonus lunch link: has a game simulator. It says Tennessee beats Arkansas 89-61. Of course, it also says Melvin Goins has 21 points, so take it for what it's worth. You might want to tune in tomorrow night anyway, you know?