Championship Fortnight: Introducing the Circle of MarchPosted by rtmsf on March 1st, 2011
Conference tournaments start tonight, as both the Big South Conference and Horizon League tip things off with opening round postseason action. As of right now, there are approximately 325 teams still “alive” for the 2011 national championship. Each of their names is somewhere below in the Circle of March, as we’re calling it. When a team is formally eliminated, either through a loss in their mid-major conference tourney, a discharge by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, or a subsequent defeat in the NCAAs, we’ll remove its name from our circle. On April 4, there will only be one team left from amidst this chaos — see if you can find which one.
To celebrate the start of the postseason, we’ve also put together a nice little chart to help you follow along. The next thirteen days — a/k/a Championship Fortnight – will without question be wild as teams play their way in and out of the NCAA Tournament picture and correspondingly exhibit the heartache and unadulterated joy that goes along with the beauty of March Madness.