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NCAA Tournament 2018: Selection committee releases top 4 seeds for each region

NCAA Tournament 2018: Selection committee releases top 4 seeds for each region

The Tigers came in as the fifth highest seeded team in the early NCAA Bracket Preview.

The NCAA Tournament doesn't begin for another month, but if the season ended today, Auburn (22-3, 10-2) would be the top 2 seed and playing in the Midwest region.

Selection Sunday for the 2018 NCAA Tournament is 4 weeks away.

Villanova was selected as the second No. 1 seed (East Region). Duke was the second-best ACC team, listed at the No. 7 overall seed (No. 2 seed in East Region).

"The sleeper team to get to the 1 line is Texas Tech", Davis said, noting their current standing in the Big 12 and potential to pick up another big time win, when they face KU at home on February 24.

Virginia would be the No. 1 overall seed, despite its overtime loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday.




Virginia may not be the No. 1 team in the nation when the Associated Press poll is released on Monday, but the Cavaliers are No. 1 where it counts.

Other ACC teams in line for top-four seeds are Clemson at No. 9 and North Carolina, which was ranked No. 12 after a strong week with wins against Duke and N.C. State.

The Sooners will be back in action Tuesday night when they face Texas Tech at 6 p.m. CT.

The Midwest Region in Omaha had Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma.

Sunday's projection is the first and last the selection committee will do before Selection Sunday, which will be held in exactly one month on March 11. Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona filled out the top four in the West Region in Los Angeles.


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