Virginia gets No. 1 overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament bracket

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Arizona would receive a No. 4 seed in the West Region if Selection Sunday were now, according to the NCAA Tournament selection committee's announcement Sunday. Per TeamRankings, it has a 100 percent chance to make the NCAA Tournament; a 34.6 percent chance to earn a 2-seed (and 18.4 percent chance to earn a top seed); a 10.7 percent chance of making the Final Four and a 1.7 percent chance to win the national championship.

The top four overall seeds were Virginia, Villanova, Michigan State and Xavier.

The No. 2 seeds are: Auburn (22-3), Kansas (19-6), Duke (19-5) and Cincinnati (22-2).

If the tournament started today, the Blue Devils would be the No. 2 seed in the East Region with Villanova as the top seed, Texas Tech as the No. 3 seed and Ohio State seeded fourth. But keep in mind that Oklahoma and Arizona rank even lower than the Rams' in those metrics in addition to worse standings in resume-ranking metrics like RPI, yet those Power-5 schools snuck in as the last two No. 4 seeds. The top 16 bracket reveal showed the selection committee is stressing the number of quality wins above everything else, including the actual "quality" of so-called quality wins, with the new Quadrant system. Auburn, 3. Clemson, 4. They were the East's No. 1 in 2014, the Midwest's No. 1 in 2016.

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Midwest: 1. Xavier, 2.

Virginia may not be the No. 1 team in the nation when the Associated Press poll is released on Monday, but the Cavaliers are No. 1 where it counts.

The Sooners will be back in action Tuesday night when they face Texas Tech at 6 p.m. CT.

With Duke, Clemson and North Carolina also included, the ACC comprised 25 percent of the top 16.

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