Top Contenders for #1 and #2 Seeds in NCAA Tournament
Selection Sunday will be here before you know it. In fact, Selection Sunday will be here this weekend. There is much talk about what teams will be in the tournament, and who will play who in the Big Dance. One of the biggest talking about are the top seeds in the tournament. Apparently, the committee has the Top 8 teams already locked in as #1 or #2 seeds. Let’s take a look at the possible 8 seeds in the tournament:
Virginia Cavaliers, Atlantic Coast Conference
Tony Bennett and his Cavaliers are going to be the top overall seed in the tournament. The Cavaliers just keep defending and showing the country how impressive they are. The Cavaliers finished the regular season as the unanimous #1 team in the final Associated Press poll. Can defense win championships for the Virginia Cavaliers?
Villanova Wildcats, Big East
Jalen Brunson is a National Player of the Year candidate for the Villanova Wildcats. Both Brunson and his head coach Jay Wright have won a national title before, and appear to be in the mix to win another one. Can the Wildcats shoot the ball well enough from the outside to take down 6 tournament games, is the biggest question.
Xavier Musketeers, Big East
A second Big East team – and these Musketeers have a little bit of a chip on their shoulder. Xavier won the Big East regular season, and many were counting them out. They made a statement in their first Big East tournament game. It’s yet to be seen whether they will grab a top seed or a #2 seed, but these Musketeers are a dangerous squad in March Madness play.
Michigan State Spartans, Big Ten
Many expect the Spartans to grab a #2 seed. The Spartans were not a projected #1, and then they lost in the Big Ten Tournament. Coach Izzo has another talented group, that has battled drama within the program all season long. Are the Spartans tough enough, Tom Izzo is questioning that, and we will find that out as March Madness rolls on.
Duke Blue Devils, Atlantic Coast Conference
The Duke Blue Devils are known for having the best talent in all of College Basketball. Marvin Bagley III has been incredible for Duke, and Grayson Allen is hungry in his final few weeks a College Basketball player. Duke finished as the second seed in the ACC Tournament, but if they can just survive that without any major injuries, betting odds may sway towards the Blue Devils way.
Kansas Jayhawks, Big 12
Bill Self has his Kansas Jayhawks back as one of the top seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It may make a difference for the Jayhawks how they do in their Big 12 Tournament first. The Jayhawks can shoot the basketball, but with a big man injured, and not a ton of depth, they will certainly be challenged in the paint.
Cincinnati Bearcats, American Athletic Conference
The Bearcats went to Wichita State and won at the Round House. That’s when College Basketball fans found out that the Cincinnati Bearcats really are for real. The Bearcats themselves have known that. Cincinnati is athletic, and can shoot the basketball with the best of them. Look for Cincinnati to be a fun team to watch, and a tough team to defend.
North Carolina Tar Heels, Atlantic Coast Conference
The North Carolina Tar Heels are the defending champions in College Basketball. Roy Williams has been to the final game in back to back seasons. The Tar Heels have been tested all season long, and have 9 losses heading into the final games of the ACC Tournament. But, no matter how many losses they have – they have the ability to win 6 straight games.
There is a look at the potential top seeds, and a few of the favorites to win the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Best of luck with your NCAA Tournament betting!