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March Madness: NCAA Selection Committee reveals midseason Top 16

The Hoos are currently the top overall seed!

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA tournament’s selection committee revealed the preliminary top four seeds in each region this afternoon for the second year in a row. Even after their heartbreaking home loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies last night, the Virginia Cavaliers are currently projected as the overall No. 1 seed in this year’s dance.

The Hoos (23-2, 12-1 ACC) were placed in the South region with Purdue as the No. 1 seed in the West and the fourth top seed. Villanova (East) and Xavier (Midwest) were the second and third No. 1 seeds, respectively.

The four No. 2 seeds if the Tournament were today are Auburn, Kansas, Duke and Cincinnati, in that order.

Guess who Virginia’s No. 3 seed would be if they met in the Elite Eight. Just guess.

And lastly, the No. 4 seeds are rounded out as follows:

Here’s what Virginia’s region would look like if chalk held in the first two rounds:

In total, four ACC teams made it into the midseason Top 16—Virginia atop the conference, followed by Duke as a 2-seed and Clemson and Carolina both coming in as 3-seeds.

Below is the full S-curve, as released by the Selection Committee.

  1. Virginia Cavaliers
  2. Villanova Wildcats
  3. Xavier Musketeers
  4. Purdue Boilermakers
  5. Auburn Tigers
  6. Kansas Jayhawks
  7. Duke Blue Devils
  8. Cincinnati Bearcats
  9. Clemson Tigers
  10. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  11. Michigan State Spartans
  12. North Carolina Tar Heels
  13. Tennessee Volunteers
  14. Ohio State Buckeyes
  15. Arizona Wildcats
  16. Oklahoma Sooners