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.
Virginia. Villanova. Xavier. Purdue.— March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV) February 11, 2018
If the tournament started today, these four teams would be the No. 1 seeds. pic.twitter.com/OFD6fULCdW
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.
- Virginia Cavaliers
- Villanova Wildcats
- Xavier Musketeers
- Purdue Boilermakers
- Auburn Tigers
- Kansas Jayhawks
- Duke Blue Devils
- Cincinnati Bearcats
- Clemson Tigers
- Texas Tech Red Raiders
- Michigan State Spartans
- North Carolina Tar Heels
- Tennessee Volunteers
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Arizona Wildcats
- Oklahoma Sooners