I AIN'T THE SMARTEST BULB IN THE SHED BUT I KNOW WHAT GOES UP NICE AND STRAIGHT AND DOESN'T NEED ANY BALANCING WHATSOEVER.
Champions of ACC everything is its own reward, but UVA got a further lift from the tournament committee. A #1 seed, that's a special season. Even better is the draw. Kansas is probably the toughest 2 seed, if they can get Joel Embiid healthy particularly; Villanova is UVA's two seed, and I'd rather see them than any of the others. I'd far rather have Iowa State than any of the other 3's. Despite the no-respect picks from the CBS clowns, Michigan State is not the toughest 4 seed; Louisville is.
Florida State, as in, the same Florida State who UVA beat three times by double digits, is higher in KenPom than either 8 seed Memphis or 9 seed George Washington. They could've given us Gonzaga, Kentucky, Oklahoma State - not Pitt, it would've been against their rematch rules - and I'd have been a lot more worried.
We're in business. The transformation from intriguing little upstart story to national title contender is complete. The perception problem now lies with anyone who doesn't get it yet. Bring your best, and score some points, if you can.