Vols Listed as Top 16 Overall Seed by Selection Committee Preview

Vols Listed as Top 16 Overall Seed by Selection Committee Preview

On Sunday, the NCAA selection committee gave a view into their their thought process as they previewed which teams would earn their top 16 seeds for the tournament if the season ended today.

With March Madness just a few weeks away, the NCAA Division I men's basketball selection committee unveiled its top 16 teams and if the current projections hold, Clemson will have its highest seed in program history.

Xavier was the top seed in the Midwest Region, joined by Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma in Omaha. Xavier was the third No. 1 seed (Midwest Region) and Purdue, which lost twice this week, was the fourth No. 1 seed (West Region).

The No. 2 seeds are: Auburn (22-3), Kansas (19-6), Duke (19-5) and Cincinnati (22-2).

As a senior, he averaged 7.7 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds as a senior.

The committee is no longer using RPI top 50, top 100, top 200, and 201 and above as five dividing categories.

Arizona was selected as the 15 seed overall, with Oklahoma at 16.

So while Virginia Tech's away win vs. Virginia was an RPI top-50 win a year ago, it is now a Quadrant 1 win. Cincinnati, 3. Michigan State, 4.

Michigan State is ranked as the No. 11 overall seed, behind Clemson (No. 9) and Texas Tech (No. 10).

They also have four Quadrant 2 wins and only two losses outside Quadrant 1.

The No. 2 Cavaliers (23-2, 12-1 ACC) travel to No. 25 Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC) on Tuesday to face the Hurricanes at 9 p.m.at the Watsco Center.

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