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Projection #8 - Week 17





Seed List
  1. Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas
  2. Duke, Auburn, Michigan St., Purdue
  3. North Carolina, Texas Tech, Cincinnati, Clemson
  4. Arizona, Tennessee, Ohio St., West Virginia
  5. Wichita St., Gonzaga, Rhode Island, Kentucky
  6. Michigan, Creighton, TCU, Texas A&M
  7. Houston, Arizona St., Arkansas, Oklahoma
  8. Nevada, Florida St., Missouri, Butler
  9. Alabama, Florida, Seton Hall, Miami
  10. NC State, St. Mary's, Providence, UCLA
  11. St. Bonaventure, Texas, Virginia Tech, Marquette, USC, Baylor
  12. Middle Tennessee, New Mexico St., South Dakota St., Buffalo
  13. Vermont, Loyola-Chicago, Murray St., UL-Lafayette
  14. N. Kentucky, UNC Greensboro, Montana, Bucknell
  15. Coll. Charleston, Penn, Rider, FGCU
  16. UC Irvine, UNC-Asheville, Wagner, Nicholls St., Ark. Pine-Bluff, Bethune-Cookman

NOTES:
  • Until conference tournament play, Michigan St. can only be moved by other teams.
  • No teams were flexed up/down seed lines.
OPINION:
  • I still don't buy into the OUT theory for UCLA.  Considering the loss of starters and Q1 wins (Kentucky, Arizona), they should be in the field.
  • Florida St. and NC State have become very similar.  I think the committee will favor FSU by recent AP ranking.
  • Villanova's loss on Saturday simply closed the gap on the 1-line.  The season sweep over Xavier maintains the second spot.