Alabama No. 1 total in NCAA bracket sneak peek
Alabama is the general 1-seed in the NCAA tournament men’s basketball choice committee’s bracket preview, exposed Saturday afternoon.It would be the
Crimson Tide’s first 1-seed in program history.” On the stretch of 13 wins in
the Quad 1 and 2,” committee chair Chris Reynolds said.”They have a really strong résumé and that win over Houston put them over the top.”
The committee announced its leading 16 seeds as of now, with Houston, Purdue and Kansas the 1-seeds after Alabama.Reynolds indicated the
Jayhawks ’12 Quadrant 1 wins, without a doubt the most in the nation, and their No. 1 strength of schedule as aspects that put them on the leading line.Texas, Arizona, Baylor and UCLA were the 2-seeds, with Tennessee, Virginia, Iowa State and Kansas State as the 3-seeds. The Cyclones are 4-6 in their previous 10 games, while Kansas State has lost five of its previous 7 games, but it’s a sign of the Huge 12’s strength that both were still inside the top 12.
Reynolds said conference affiliation is not a consider seeding or inclusion.
“We evaluate each group on its own merits,” he said.Indiana, Marquette, Gonzaga and Xavier completed the leading 16 as the 4-seeds.
Reynolds said Creighton, Miami, Saint Mary’s and UConn were the other groups under conversation for the final spots.This is the only mock bracket reveal of the season. Choice Sunday is March 12.
“We could see some modification,” Reynolds stated. “It will be interesting to see how the next three weeks unfold.”
With five teams in the top-16 seeds, the Huge 12 is having a “terrific year,” according to Reynolds.
“It’s been an incredible season so far for the league, with top quality wins for numerous of the conference’s teams, and that is reflected in this unveiling,” Reynolds stated. “While we examine these teams as independents, there’s no navigating the reality that the Big 12 is having a terrific year.”