Social Media Reacts to Tennessee Vols’ Shocking Tournament Seed

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    Tennessee Tournament Social Media Reactions

    After winning the SEC Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon, the Tennessee Volunteers were given a No. 3 seed by the NCAA’s Selection Committee later that evening. To the surprise of many people around the college basketball landscape, the committee snubbed Tennessee in their seeding.

    The Vols were put behind Auburn, Kentucky, and Duke, three teams that all landed on the two-line.

    Following the reveal of the bracket, the college basketball world was noisy in their displeasure regarding Tennessee’s placement as the three seed after winning the SEC Championship that day. But it wasn’t just fans in Knoxville, no, it was both the local and national media as well.

    Tennessee’s seeding was also immediately one of the more significant talking points from ESPN’s Bracketology show on Sunday evening, as the analysts were discussing why Tennessee’s rank came in so low.

    Below are some of the angriest tweets regarding Tennessee’s 3-seed placement on Sunday night.

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    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.