Tonight’s the night the Virginia Cavaliers find out their 2019 NCAA tournament fate. We know the Hoos will be a No. 1 seed, but the big question at this point is where. Did Virginia’s lackluster loss to Florida State in the ACC semifinals move them from the East Region to the South? Will the ACC get three teams on the top line? Who will be Virginia’s No. 2 seed? Considering we knew the Hoos were going to be a No. 1 seed for a few weeks now, there’s still a considerable amount of drama.
As of late Saturday/early Sunday, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi had Virginia as the No. 1 seed in the South (Louisville, KY Regional site). Duke was the No. 1 in the East, with UNC taking the No. 1 in the Midwest and Gonzaga the West. The Hoos still have the top spot in the NET rankings, but Duke’s head-to-head victories (plus the committee potentially taking the Zion-free games with a grain of salt) could push the Blue Devils into that No. 1 overall position.
The Hoos would face either Fairleigh-Dickinson or Prairie View A&M in the first round, with the winner of Baylor and UCF waiting in the second round (although Virginia fans know better than anyone else not to take any wins for granted). In this bracket, Purdue would be the No. 4 seed, with defending national champions Villanova the No. 5. Tennessee is the potential No. 2 seed, and the also-defensive minded Texas Tech the No. 3.
We’ll have answers in a few short hours, and the the Madness will officially start. THIS IS MARCH!
How to Watch
Time: 6:00 PM (ET)
Streaming: March Madness Live