Seed List

Below are two tables that display the current 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:

Update: Not that we’ve reached Championship Week, teams in BOLD are teams who have received their league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

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  the Top 100 teams (at the time)

Updated: March 17 |  5:30 p.m. ET – FINAL

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.

MARCH 17  |  1-68
1. Duke 2. Virginia 3. North Carolina 4. Gonzaga
5. Tennessee 6. Michigan State 7. Kentucky 8. Michigan
9. Houston 10. LSU 11. Florida State 12. Texas Tech
13. Purdue 14. Kansas 15. Wisconsin 16. Iowa State
17. Virginia Tech 18. Kansas State 19. Villanova 20. Marquette
21. Auburn 22. Mississippi St 23. Maryland 24. Cincinnati
25. Buffalo 26. Wofford 27. Nevada 28. Louisville
29. Seton Hall 30. Iowa 31. Ole Miss 32. Minnesota
33. Baylor 34. UCF 35. Utah State 36. Syracuse
37. Oklahoma 38. Washington 39. TCU 40. Florida
41. VCU 42. Ohio State 43. Temple 44. St. John’s
45. Arizona State 46. Oregon 47. Saint Mary’s 48. Murray State
49. New Mexico St 50. Liberty
51. UC-Irvine 52. Vermont 53. Northeastern 54. Old Dominion
55. Georgia State 56. Yale 57. Saint Louis 58. No Kentucky
59. Colgate 60. Bradley 61. Montana 62. Gardner-Webb
63. Ab Christian 64. Prairie View 65. Iona 66. Fair-Dickinson
67. No Dakota St 68. NC Central

This is where the FIRST OUT at-large teams begin. As a reminder … automatic qualifiers have to be ranked within the Field of 68.

SEED LIST  | 69 – 76
69. Belmont 70. NC State 71. Indiana 72. Alabama
73. NC Greensboro 74. Furman 75. Xavier 76. Texas

 

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  1. Dan Moss
    March 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Gonzaga is locked in as a #1? Any way Michigan State gets to the 1 line?

    • Dave Ommen
      March 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Michigan State is certainly in play for a No. 1 seed. Having lost to Saint Mary’s, the door is ajar for Gonzaga to be passed for a seat on the No. 1 seed line. But, the Zags overall excellence and metric performance still give them an excellent chance.

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