As we head down the final stretch of the season, several teams are still in contention for receiving a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday. One could reasonably argue that the difference in quality between 1-seeds and 2-seeds (the best 8 teams) isn’t very big. In fact, 1-seeds have faced a 2-seed in their regional final (Elite 8 game) 45 times, and the series is split 23-22 with a slight advantage to the 1-seeds. So does it really matter whether a team gets a 1-seed? Yes it does!