Midwest is toughest
Next, I'd go with the East because Miami, the first team to win the ACC regular-season and tournament titles and not get a No. 1, is the No. 2 behind Indiana here. Big East team Marquette is at No. 3, and Syracuse is at No. 4.
Kansas may be starting in Kansas City in the South, but it has Georgetown in its bracket at No. 2. Florida and Michigan, another former No. 1, are behind them.
West looks weakest
Los Angeles Times
1: Midwest. Louisville got the top overall seeding, but the committee also put Rick Pitino's team in a python pit. Louisville shares the bracket with Michigan State, Saint Louis and Duke.
2: South. The regional semifinals could easily feature Kansas, Michigan, Florida and Georgetown. And that would require these schools eliminating the likes of North Carolina, UCLA, Villanova and San Diego State.
3: East. Indiana fumbled the overall No. 1, but the ride shouldn't get bumpy until a possible regional semi against Syracuse. Butler is a tough out at No. 6.
4: West. Gonzaga got a No.1 seeding and the easiest bracket. The only thing the Bulldogs need to fear now is fear itself ... and maybe Pittsburgh.
South looks treacherous
Iliana Limón Romero
Here are the regions ranked from toughest to easiest: