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For everyone's who's always thought there's no rhyme or reason to the way the NCAA selection committee assigns teams to different regions, there is finally a proposal to apply some logic to the matter.

According to Fox News, researchers have proposed a new method for placing teams into the bracket that won't change seeding but should lead to savings on travel costs.

Truthfully, the new math is just a way to increase fan attendance and stop the NCAA from losing money, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. There's nothing more demoralizing as a player than playing in an empty stadium in what is supposed to be one of the main events in sports, and there's nothing more demoralizing as a fan when your team finally makes it into the dance and you realize you have to pay hundreds of dollars in plane fare if you want to see the game.

The new method, developed by operations researchers at the University of Alabama, maintains NCAA guidelines by rewarding top teams ...

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