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Is it a flawed system like the BCS? Do we care what the results are or do we just want entertainment? From November to February we only watch to see how good our team is. We only watch for seeding placement. 4 months of agony, tease, and hope of thinking, wishing, brainstorming of our team. Not realizing that it doesn’t really matter. Not understanding that rankings during the season mean nothing. 4 months of preparing ourselves for the madness, but what if the madness is just…. As my best friend would say “not worth the squeeze”! March arrives and we get excited. We analyze, strategized, spend endless, countless hours to fill out a one page bracket fill with 68 teams! Does the March Madness tournament determine the best team in college basketball? Or is it a tournament that provides any team a chance to win a title? How many past winners were actually the best team? Was that 1991 Duke team really better than the undefeated defending champion UNLV? 1994 Razorbacks, won’t go any further. Were the 1997 U. of Arizona wildcats really better than the defending champions Kentucky wildcats? A 1998 Kentucky team that defeated Utah weren’t the best team. 2003 Carmelo Anthony’s Syracuse orange team weren’t better than the Kansas Jayhawks team they defeated. Just like the 2008 Jayhawks weren’t better than the Derrick rose Memphis Tigers. Nor this years winners UCONN. The 2014 tournament only had one of the top 5 rank teams in the final 4. Kinda a problem. We want to see the best play the best. If it wasn’t the two best teams in the country, Florida or Arizona winning or at least playing for the title, then again the title is flawed. A national champion should be looked at as the best team, and I can’t say that this years winners were. But, I give the UCONN men’s basketball team credit for winning!! Congrats to them!