Seed List

Below are two tables that display the Seed List (at the time of publication) – a tool used for my bracket projects and by the actual Selection Committee to seed teams into the bracket.

A couple of things to note:

Teams listed in BOLD are those noted as the automatic conference qualifier for the tournament, per how the bracket is put together.

The Seed List is not a poll. It is a ranking of teams based on the overall field at the time of publication. Whether it’s RPI, KenPom or some other metric, a variety of factors go into the Seed List at any given point in time. The Seed List reflects the 68-team field – and next contenders – not the entire college hoops landscape.

Updated: December 5, 2016  |  9:15 a.m. (ET)

To make it easier to follow, I didn’t use an actual “S” shape on the table; rather the highest seed on each line is to the left.

DECEMBER 5  SEED LIST RANKINGS | 1-68
1. Villanova 2. Kansas 3. Baylor 4. UCLA
5. Duke 6. North Carolina 7. Indiana 8. Kentucky
9. Gonzaga 10. Creighton 11. Louisville 12. Saint Mary’s
13. Xavier 14. West Virginia 15. South Carolina 16. Virginia
17. Purdue 18. Florida 19. Butler 20. Wisconsin
21. Cincinnati 22. Notre Dame 23. Ohio State 24. Florida State
25. Arizona 26. Iowa State 27. USC 28. Oregon
29. Syracuse 30. Michigan 31. Virginia Tech 32. Texas AM
33. Maryland 34. Oklahoma St 35. Valparaiso 36. Rhode Island
37. Miami-FL 38. Michigan St 39. Wichita State 40. Temple
41. Oklahoma 42. Clemson 43. Minnesota 44. Mid Tennessee St
45. Dayton 46. Providence 47. Northwestern 48. TCU
49. NC-Wilmington 50. San Diego State
51. Ohio 52. Monmouth 53. Fort Wayne 54. Arkansas St
55. Fla Gulf Coast 56. Princeton 57. Chattanooga 58. Vermont
59. Belmont 60. Lehigh 61. Winthrop 62. New Mexico St
63. TX-Southern 64. Sam Houston St 65. NC-Central 66. E. Washington
67. Cal-Poly 68. LIU-Brooklyn

This is where the FIRST OUT at-large teams begin. While Pittsburgh (in this case) isn’t rated lower than LIU-Brooklyn, automatic qualifiers have to be ranked within the Field of 68. That’s why I’ve compiled the s-curve this way. Other sites choose to compile the list differently. Either way is fine. To me, it’s just easier to see the clear break from which teams are IN and which are close but in the next tier.

SEED LIST RANKINGS | 69 – 100
69. Pittsburgh 70. Stanford 71. Seton Hall 72. UCF
73. Ole Miss 74. SMU 75. VCU 76. Marquette
77. NC State 78. Auburn 79. Arkansas 80. California
81. Colorado State 82. Colorado 83. Massachusetts 84. Georgia
85. Utah 86. Texas Tech 87. Kansas State 88. Illinois
89. Nebraska 90. Memphis 91. BYU 92. Nevada
93. Houston 94. Georgetown 95. Wake Forest 96. LSU
97. Texas 98. Alabama 99. Old Dominion 100. La Salle

Thanks for you continued interest. Please share your thoughts. That’s a huge part of the fun as we work toward Selection Sunday

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