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

Feb 10 2018 Charlottesville VA USA Virginia Tech Hokies guard Nickeil Alexander Walker celebrates with Hokies guard Justin Bibbs after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena. Mandatory Credit Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

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

On Sunday afternoon, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee released the Top 16 seeds as it stands right now, a month away from Selection Sunday.

Virginia (23-2), Villanova (23-2), Xavier (23-3) and Purdue (23-4) were all named No. 1 seeds.

Kansas was the sixth overall seed and part of a stacked West region that included Arizona, North Carolina and Purdue. The No. 2 seeds would be Auburn, Kansas, Duke and Cincinnati.

Duke is now the No. 7 team in the nation in the eyes of the NCAA men's basketball selection committee, which revealed its top 16 teams up to this point in the season Sunday afternoon on CBS. But what else has Virginia Tech done to warrant inclusion in the NCAA Tournament field?

The Cavaliers are contending for their third No. 1 seed in five seasons. They also have four Quadrant 2 wins and only two losses outside Quadrant 1. The South Regional semifinals and final are set for Atlanta, the city in which Virginia last won a regional championship to reach the Final Four, that in 1984.

The selection committee's full top 16 can be seen below. That does not change much, if at all, because it's a very big, top-tier win regardless of system.

"I just wanted to win", Virginia coach Tony Bennett said Saturday night of the No. 1 prospects. "It's about your quality and how you play and continuing on in a conference race". The other three No. 3 seeds along with Michigan State are Clemson, Texas Tech and North Carolina.

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