With about an hour left until the Selection Sunday show kicks off, we're taking one last look around the internet to see what the experts are predicting for Virginia.
The conclusion? Everyone's split.
The Big Ten tournament is still ongoing, though Michigan State holds a commanding lead over Purdue at the time of publish on this article, which means that some of these sites might be releasing one more final pre-show projection. A Michigan State title will make it more challenging for Virginia to secure a one seed, but here are what the experts are saying right now. Where Virginia was projected as a two seed, we've included an asterisk (*) to indicate which top seed Virginia is paired with.
|Site||Region||Seed||No. 1 Seeds|
|Streaking the Lawn||East||1||Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon|
|SB Nation||East||1||Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State|
|ESPN||South||1||Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State|
|CBS||South||2||Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan State*|
|Fox Sports||East||1||Kansas, Oregon, Michigan State|
|Sports Illustrated||East||2||Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan State*|
|SportingNews||- -||2||Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan State|
|Washington Post||West||2||Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon*, Michigan State|
|Yahoo!||- -||2||Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Oregon|
Among this group, Kansas is the only unanimous No. 1 seed, though everyone other than Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel believes that North Carolina will be a No. 1 seed as well. Michigan State is a projected No. 1 seed by all the sites other than our own (we relied on a combination of metrics to compute our projections).
Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn as we keep you up to date when the seeds get announced.