Your Virginia Cavaliers won the ACC regular season outright and the conference tournament. They’re also ranked unanimously as the No. 1 team in the country, and there’s simply no team in the country who has been as dominant as the Cavaliers, start to finish throughout the season. So with that as context, there should be no surprise whatsoever when you read the following sentence:
Virginia is the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Rounding out the four No. 1 seeds are, in order, Villanova, Xavier, and Kansas.
The Hoos are headed to Charlotte, North Carolina for the first weekend of games and will face UMBC on Friday, and assuming all goes as planned, the Hoos will face the winner of Creighton and Kansas State for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen.
The ACC led the way among all conferences with nine teams making into the tournament. Joining Virginia will be Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech. The SEC lagged behind with eight teams, Big 12 with seven, Big East with six, and the Big Ten had four teams in. The PAC 12 fell far behind, joining the American and the Atlantic 10 with 3 teams a piece, while the Mountain West Conference managed to send two teams in.
Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn later tonight for the full bracket reveal, and keep your eyes peeled over the next few days and weeks for nonstop, round-the-clock coverage and analysis of the tournament.