AG’s Selection Monday: College Basketball Region

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Missing your March tournament? Look no further Kansas City. Arrowhead Guys has got you covered. Who’s the best KC team ever? Next Up: Basketball Football Region

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The world was denied its March Madness, but that doesn’t mean Kansas City can’t make its own. Here at AG, just because your sports aren’t playing doesn’t mean we can’t talk about them. So without further ado: Welcome to Arrowhead Guy’s first and only Kansas City Madness Bracket!

Here’s how it works. We’ve compiled at bracket of Kansas City based sports teams and their best seasons. Just like the NCAA tournament this bracket includes four regions: The Chiefs, Pro Sports, College Football, and College basketball. Two regions’ brackets will be revealed at 3PM and 6 PM on Sunday and Monday. After that fill out your bracket with co-workers, family and friends (but do it online, not in person). The tournament will start on Thursday and the first round will continue on Friday, followed by the next round on Saturday and Sunday just like the actual tournament would be.

But here’s the best part: The outcome is dictated by you, the fans! Each match-up will carry with it a poll, where you can cast your vote for the winner. The team/season with the majority votes will advance to the next round! Also unlike that pesky MLB, we won’t shun Kansas Citians for ballot stuffing. You do you.

Next up is the College Basketball Region, which includes the best 16 College basketball teams/seasons in KC’s history. A few notes before the selection. Only four “local schools” were included. That means only KU, K-State, Wichita State and Mizzou. The reasons only including these schools was listed in the College basketball post, except now Wichita State has been included. Like with the Football region because of the disparity between MU the schools in football and basketball, each school gets four automatic bids in the tournament to keep things more balanced in both sports. (Except for WSU, who burst onto the season more recently.) Conference titles, postseason results, regular season performance, and personal evaluation were plugged into our highly mathematical system that we won’t ever reveal. Just like the actual tournament! Here are your tourney teams:

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1 Seed: 2007 Kansas National Champions

2 Seed: 1988 Kansas National Champions

3 Seed: 1951 Kansas Helms National Champions

4 Seed: 1922 Kansas Helms National Champions

5 Seed: 1921 Kansas Helms National Champions

6 Seed: 1958 K-State Overall #1

7 Seed: 2012 Wichita State Final Four

8 Seed: 2011 Kansas Runner Up

9 Seed: 2013 Wichita State 34-0

10 Seed: 1994 Mizzou Elite 8

11 Seed: 2018 KSU Elite 8

12 Seed: 2009 Mizzou Elite 8

13 Seed: 1993 Mizzou Undefeated Big 8

14 Seed: 2010 K-State Elite 8

15 Seed: 1988 K-State Elite 8

16 Seed: 2001 Mizzou Elite 8

Who got snubbed? Who’s overrated and who’s underrated?

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03/16/2020 6:28 pm

2007 KU National Championship. I was military then, and watched it on a cheap TV I bought myself. Little did I know my path would soon cross a Memphis fan’s, who would go on to think that the Chiefs were going to lose to the Steelers on a day in November 2009 because “da Steelurz wunn da Sooper Bull” (as he put it), and so I got a bit of a double-whammy in. (And in that game, though it took an act of God, we beat the Steelers thanks in part to one Jamaal Charles, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown.)

Needless to say, that guy hates my guts, and followed me from unit to unit solely to hate my guts. Kind of a weird guy, and kind of a weird reason to follow someone.

Tony Sommer
03/16/2020 6:04 pm

I know as a Mizzou fan this must have been a painful list to make. I’ll be sticking to the other 3 regions.

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