NCAA Tournament Selection Committee Reveals Top 16 Teams of Current Bracket

Feb 10 2018 Charlottesville VA USA Virginia Tech Hokies guard Nickeil Alexander Walker celebrates with Hokies guard Justin Bibbs after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena. Mandatory Credit Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

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The second-year event features the selection committee bracketing the top 16 teams in the country as if today was selection Sunday. That ranking would make Duke a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. "Virginia's a dominant defensive team, but they're much better offensively than they've been". Its strength of schedule is rated No. 94 in the country.

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.

Clemson, Texas Tech, Michigan State and North Carolina were the No. 3 seeds.

Although Purdue has lost four games, including the two most recent, the Boilermakers' NCAA résumé benefits by being without a bad loss.

East: 1. Villanova, 2.

This is the second year the committee has done in-season seeds.

However, they did not significantly damage Purdue's NCAA Tournament resume in the eyes of the selection committee. The exception was Virginia, which was replaced by Purdue.

The Tigers were joined on the 2-line by Kansas (West), Duke (East) and Cincinnati (South).

As a senior, he averaged 7.7 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds as a senior. The early look at the top four teams in each region was shown live on CBS Sports. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech jumped to 56th from 67th, upgrading its chances of earning a tournament bid. It will likely be ranked in the top three of the Associated Press poll on Monday.

"I just wanted to win", Virginia coach Tony Bennett said Saturday night of the No. 1 prospects. It was the Hokies' ninth Quadrant 1 game and fourth Quadrant 1 win.

"Really proud of the way our guys have played this year, gotten off to a great start, certainly have a little work left to finish". "It's about your quality and how you play and continuing on in a conference race".

Auburn is now 4-3 against the Top 50 of the Ratings Percentage Index and has 10 wins away from its home arena including seven true road wins.

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