Clemson looking good in first NCAA March Madness bracket preview

Hope Soto
February 12, 2018

Virginia was the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings released on Sunday, a day after losing to the Hokies.

Virginia (23-2), Villanova (23-2), Xavier (23-3) and Purdue (23-4) were all named No. 1 seeds. Villanova (East), Xavier (Midwest) and Michigan State (Midwest) joined Virginia as top seeds.

Check out a breakdown of the current regional matchups below.

If they Spartans win out to finish their regular season and then go on to win the Big Ten Tournament, they would improve their case to be a top-2 seed or better in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The actual tournament seeding will be held March 11. They also have four Quadrant 2 wins and only two losses outside Quadrant 1.

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This is the second year the committee has done in-season seeds.

Kansas was made a No. 2 seed in the West and Oklahoma a #4 seed in the Midwest.

The setback may have denied the Cavaliers the top spot in the Associated Press media poll due Monday - they were No. 2 last week behind Villanova. That does not change much, if at all, because it's a enormous, top-tier win regardless of system. Had we won, yeah we would have been No. 1. Who knows if you'll get that chance?

The No. 3 seeds are: Clemson (20-4), Texas Tech (21-4), Michigan State (24-3) and North Carolina (19-7).

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