L.D. has looked at this year's tourney field, using the R.P.I. to determine which teams are seeded higher or lower than they should be, according to the ratings upon which the N.C.A.A. tournament selection committee relies heavily.
Among other interesting things, L.D.'s analysis tells us that an appropriately seeded Northwestern State got a "good draw" by being paired in the first round with an overseeded Iowa . . . and, sure enough, the Demons upset the Hawkeyes, 64-63. Keep a close eye on L.D.'s numbers as the tournament progresses.