Was discussing this with friends and I'm curious as to how you all would respond:
Let's say, hypothetically, a Big East team - DePaul, for example - goes 0-for-the-season, heading into the Big East tournament. They don't win a single out of conference or conference game. Suddenly, somehow, they get hot, and win the whole tournament. Automatic bid ensues. What seed would they be in the NCAAs? Their record would be something like 5-30, with 30 straight losses to start the season.