Other close lines relative to seeding:
7 seed Gonzaga is +1 vs. 10 seed West Virginia
This the only time thus far that the higher seed is the favorite.
6 seed San Diego State is a straight pick 'em against 11 seed N.C. State.
6 seed Cincinnati is -1.5 vs. 11 seed Texas
6 seed Murray State is -3 vs. 11 seed Colorado State
5 seed Vanderbilt is -5.5 against 12 seed Harvard.
At least there's no record of Vandy losing as first round favorite...wait
4 seed Michigan is -6 against Ohio.
6 seed UNLV is -3 vs. 11 seed Colorado.
4 seed Indiana is -5.5 vs. 13 seed New Mexico State
And if you're looking for the safest bet of all -- four games aren't set yet because they await play-in game winners -- Missouri opened -21 against Norfolk State.
In terms of SEC teams, Florida opened -3.5 against Virginia, Alabama opened +2 against Creighton.
Finally, come join us on ESPN -- I had to drop Yahoo because they limit the number of entries -- for this year's OKTC bracket challenge.
The goal is to have the best possible name. Not surprisingly, "Your gay," is the leader in the clubhouse thus far.