The Midwest Bracket should be known as the ACC Invitational. Three of the four teams in the Midwest Region come from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
By the numbers, this is the second worst in terms of Sweet 16 seeding upsets. By the play on the court, this could be the toughest region if the Aggies continue to play at their sustained level.
Overall, the four teams in the East Region have lost 29 games. They have combined for nine Final Fours and two national titles won by Villanova.
If any NCAA Tournament region highlighted the volatile nature of the first two rounds, it was the South Region.