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Season's elite teams still alive

Originally Published: June 9, 2011
By Jeremy Mills | ESPN.com

The opening weekend of the NCAA tournament went a long way toward proving two main hypotheses from the regular season.

1. The top teams are clearly the cream of the crop. Seven of the eight national seeds won their regional, and only No. 7 Texas was even forced to a seventh game.

2. After the top tier, any team can win on a given weekend. Four teams that were No. 3 seeds in their regionals have advanced to supers, the most since the tournament format was changed in 1999 (the ...

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