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
- Ohio State
- West Virginia
- Texas Tech
|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|