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Bracket Update: The race for No. 1 seeds

Dave2015As we settle in for the final push toward Selection Sunday, the race for No. 1 seeds is as open as it’s been in several years.  With its victory at Oklahoma on Saturday, Kansas resides in today’s Pole Position.  The aforementioned Sooners are close behind, followed by Villanova and North Carolina.

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Within that group of four, Villanova has the easiest path to retain a No. 1 seed.  If you look at the Wildcats’ remaining schedule, they should be favored in every game – with the exception of their trip to Xavier.  As such, Nova could be  27-4 (assuming just one more loss – which is a dangerous thing this season) heading into the Big East Tournament.  Given the likelihood that a few of the other No. 1 contenders will also lose another game or two, it leaves Villanova in prime position to be a top seed next month.  It may or may not be in the East Region.

Who are the other No. 1 seed contenders?  Today’s two-line includes Virginia, Xavier, Iowa, and West Virginia.  We would also have to include Maryland, Michigan State, and Miami-FL.  Could someone else sneak in?  It’s possible, but not as likely – given the teams ahead of them.  Even so, the fact that we have 11 teams in play at this point in February is quite remarkable.

The bubble remains an on-going merry-go-round and that’s unlikely to change. Championship Week is shaping up to be an important separator for the final at-large positions.

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