In Mexico, they'd call it Grupo de la Meurte -- the "Group of Death."
In Sweden, they'd call it Giganternas Kamp -- the "Battle of Giants."
In Bracketville, they call it the Midwest Region -- and good luck making it out of this one, pal.
Of last March's four national semifinalists, three -- Wichita State (the 1 seed), Michigan (the 2 seed) and Louisville (the 4 seed) -- are lumped together in a single quarter of the 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket. And did we mention Duke is the 3, Texas is the 7 and Kentucky is the 8? Throw a stone in this region, chances are pretty good you'll hit a blue blood right between the eyes.
Welcome to No-Respect Zone, where everybody has something to play for, something to prove. The Old-Money Club (lookin' at you, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke and Michigan fans) see Wichita State as this year's Gonzaga, a "soft" 1 seed that can be easily tossed from the throne.—Sean Keeler, FOX Sports Kansas City
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