This article is part of our NCAA Tournament Preview series.The South is littered with legitimate title contenders with North Carolina, Kentucky, and UCLA comprising the top three seeds. To call this region top-heavy would be a misnomer, however, as teams like Minnesota (No. 5 seed), Cincinnati (No.6), Wichita State (No.10), and Middle Tennessee (No. 12) all rank in the top 35, according to RPI. The opening round in the South figures to be competitive as any we've seen in recent years, with several higher-seeded teams on upset watch. Buckle up, because some of the most entertaining basketball of the entire tournament is going to be coming out of this region.
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