Virginia gets No. 1 overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament bracket
12 February, 2018, 01:46 | Author: John Swanson
Xavier was the third No. 1 seed (Midwest Region) and Purdue, which lost twice this week, was the fourth No. 1 seed (West Region).
For the second consecutive year, the NCAA Tournament selection committee unveiled its sneak peek of the brackets on Sunday. A potential second-round matchup would feature the victor of Cincinnati (2) and Northern Kentucky (15).
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Complicated by a volatile week that included Virginia losing to Virginia Tech, Villanova to St. John's and Purdue to Ohio State and Michigan State, Sunday's seedings included only the top 16 and bracketed them by region.
Michigan State - which now holds an overall record of 24-3 and has gone 12-2 in Big Ten play - was not ranked a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Per TeamRankings, it has a 100 percent chance to make the NCAA Tournament; a 34.6 percent chance to earn a 2-seed (and 18.4 percent chance to earn a top seed); a 10.7 percent chance of making the Final Four and a 1.7 percent chance to win the national championship. "You just embrace the challenge and you go at it a game at a time".
"When the committee started our meeting on Tuesday, I think there was a general agreement on who the top three teams were, but by late Saturday night that group had grown to four", committee chair Bruce Rasmussen said in a statement released by the NCAA.
Michigan State is ranked as the No. 11 overall seed, behind Clemson (No. 9) and Texas Tech (No. 10). If those seeds held, Xavier would get preference for the Midwest Region in Omaha because it is the higher seed. Kansas, 3. North Carolina, 4.
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