West Region Predictions: Gonzaga Ready As 1-Seed?

The slipper no longer needs to fit for Gonzaga, and that's because they're no longer Cinderella, they're a favorite. After receiving their first 1-seed in school history, Gonzaga has a real shot at making the Final Four. An extremely hot Ohio State club, just off a Big Ten Championship, may think otherwise. 

I don't see a lot of big time upsets happening in this one, but I do think that New Mexico was overrated as a 3-seed. Look for Arizona to take them out. A lot of people are looking for Gonzaga to be the first 1-seed bounced from the tournament due to their weaker conference schedule, but I think they're a tough team that is bound for their first Final Four in school history to match their first 1-seed. 

Find my picks below, and be sure to tune into to PolicyMic for all the March Madness coverage throughout the NCAA Tournament. 


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Liam Boylan-Pett

Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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