A "bold" proclamation: If Memphis doesn't at least make the Final Four this year, no matter what their record is next year, they're not getting a No. 1 seed. The team has looked downright wobbly so far and just about blew it yesterday. Though at least Derrick Rose was able to keep playing past the first round ... unlike some people.

At this point, it wouldn't be any more surprising to see Michigan State, Texas or Stanford in the Final Four than Memphis; of all the regions, the South seems the most up in the air despite it (mostly) falling according to seed. Memphis went 6-1 against NCAA Tourney teams this year. Their loss was to Tennessee — the only one of those teams still left in the tournament. (And wobbling.) Sorry: We're not gonna believe in Memphis anymore. Uncle.

Besides, anything that keeps the Stanford Tree hanging around.