Experts, fans confused by Oklahoma’s projected 4-seed

In the mind of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the Oklahoma Sooners, holders of a 16-8 record, would be a 4-seed if the season ended today.

That’s higher than many expected, especially considering the Sooners have lost their last three games and four out of their last five. Just last week, Oklahoma lost at home to West Virginia and on the road at Iowa State. After the loss to the Cyclones, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello said the Sooners were in a “free fall” and “teetering toward a potential 8-9 game in the first round.”

All of this is not to say that the Sooners aren’t a very good basketball team. With Trae Young on the roster, Oklahoma has the capability to win any game it plays. The Sooners were just in the midst of a poor run of form heading into the announcement of the Top 16 seeds on Sunday, and as a result, fans and experts alike were confused.

All in all, O’Neil probably has the right idea. There’s so much that can happen between now and the actual Selection Sunday show. Oklahoma could rally to win the Big 12 or continue on a slide down the standings or anything in between.

The Sooners should be encouraged by today’s ranking — even if it did leave plenty of people scratching their heads.

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