Kansas projected to be No. 2 seed by NCAA Tournament selection committee

Bracketology: What actually is on an NCAA Tournament resume may surprise you

Bracketology: What actually is on an NCAA Tournament resume may surprise you

Bruce Pearl's team entered Sunday at No. 8 in the RPI and No. 9 in KenPom.

"Auburn can not go to Atlanta because we can not have the top No. 1 seed play the top No. 2 seed", NCAA men's committee chair and Creighton athletic director Bruce D. Rasmussen said on CBS.

Rasmussen joined host Greg Gumble and analysts Seth Davis and Clark Kellogg in revealing the projected Top 16 teams in this year's NCAA Tournament and the committee held a 90-minute conference call Saturday night to finalize their thoughts one month ahead of the real selection show, which is slated for 5 p.m. on March 11. Instead, the Spartans were named as one of the four No. 3 seeds.

Virginia, Villanova, Xavier and Purdue were all given No. 1 seeds while Auburn, Kansas, Duke and Cincinnati earned No. 2 seeds.


Michigan State beat No. 3 Purdue at home on Saturday to win its eight straight game and move to 24-3 overall.

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.

Villanova was selected as the second No. 1 seed (East Region). The four No. 2 seeds are Auburn, Kansas, Duke and Cincinnati. That's fewer than most other teams in the top 16. The No. 3 seeds are Clemson, Texas Tech, Michigan State and North Carolina.

Michigan State - which now holds an overall record of 24-3 and has gone 12-2 in Big Ten play - was not ranked a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Some dropped Auburn to a three seed after they fell to Texas A&M during their last midweek game.

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