The committee released their first 16 on Saturday morning. Very few surprises, and most had 15 of 16, and rankings weren’t alarming by any means. Houston and Nevada were the teams we were all waiting to see, and I thought they fairly ranked. Duke put an exclamation point on their #1 overall seed with a win at Virginia
1 Seed- Duke, Tennessee, Virginia, Gonzaga
2 Seed- Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Michigan St.
3 Seed- Purdue, Kansas, Houston, Marquette +1
4 Seed- Nevada, Louisville, Iowa St. Wisconsin +1
5 Seed- Villanova, LSU, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech -1
6 Seed- Maryland, Iowa, Mississippi St., Kansas St.
7 Seed- Florida St, Cincinnati +1, Buffalo, Wofford +1
8 Seed- Washington -1, Auburn -1, Baylor, TCU +1
9 Seed- Oklahoma -1, Syracuse, Ohio St. + 1, St. Johns
10 Seed- Mississippi St. -1, Texas, Minnesota, Lipscomb
11 Seed- NC State +1, Indiana, Alabama, UCF +1, Seton Hall NEW
12 Seed- Murray St., Temple -1, VCU -1, Clemson NEW, Arizona St. -1
13 Seed- Hofstra, Vermont, New Mexico St., Yale
14 Seed- Old Dominion, South Dakota State, Northern Kentucky, Texas St. NEW
15 Seed- UC Irvine, Montana, Radford, Loyola
16 Seed- Robert Morris, Bucknell, Prairie View A&M, Norfolk St., Rider, Sam Houston St.
Last Four In: Temple, VCU, Clemson, Arizona St.
Last Four Out: Utah St. OUT, Florida OUT, Nebraska, Butler
Next Four Out: Creighton, Davidson, Belmont, UNC-Greensboro,