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The only two remaining unbeaten teams in college basketball, Gonzaga and Baylor, have held steady from the preseason to this point in the regular season at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the rankings. So in Saturday’s annual Bracket Preview show in which the NCAA Tournament selection committee revealed its top four seeds in each region as a snapshot in time from the start of the season through Feb. 12, it should come as no surprise that the two powerhouse programs comprised half of the now-revealed No. 1 seeds.

Fittingly, No. 1 Gonzaga — the preseason No. 1 team who has stayed atop the rankings all season — also earned the top overall seed from the selection committee. No. 2 Baylor earned the second No. 1 seed. Rival Big Ten foes Michigan and Ohio State were named the other top-seeded teams.

Official early top 16 seeds

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Michigan
  4. Ohio State
  5. Illinois
  6. Villanova
  7. Alabama
  8. Houston
  9. Virginia
  10. West Virginia
  11. Tennessee
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Iowa
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Texas
  16. Missouri
Seed Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4
No. 1 (1) Gonzaga (2) Baylor (3) Michigan (4) Ohio State
No. 2 (7) Alabama (5) Illinois (8) Houston (6) Villanova
No. 3 (12) Oklahoma (11) Tennessee (10) West Virginia (9) Virginia
No. 4 (13) Iowa (15) Texas (16) Missouri (14) Texas Tech