Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

NCAA Tournament 2018: Selection committee releases top 4 seeds for each region

NCAA Tournament 2018: Selection committee releases top 4 seeds for each region

That is the fifth-worst ranking among RPI top 50 teams. If they Spartans win out to finish their regular season and then go on to win the Big Ten Tournament, they would improve their case to be a top-2 seed or better in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

However, when the NCAA Tournament selection committee revealed its current top-16 teams on Sunday, it did not rank the Spartans as a top-2 seed. Auburn was named the top No. 2 seed, which makes it No. 5 overall.

Virginia, Villanova and Purdue may have all lost last week, but that has not affected their standing in the NCAA tournament committee's eyes.

No. 8 Auburn (22-3, 10-2 SEC) is the top No. 2 seed in the committee's initial bracket, which was unveiled Sunday.

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

From there, the Jayhawks head to Lubbock, Texas, for that showdown with Texas Tech and close the season at home against Texas on February 26 and at Oklahoma State on March 3.

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.

The final bracket will be announced March 11th on CBS. Cincinnati, 3. Tennessee, 4.

The Sooners will be back in action Tuesday night when they face Texas Tech at 6 p.m. CT. That's fewer than most other teams in the top 16.

After that, the Jayhawks will return to Allen Fieldhouse for arguably their two biggest games of the season - Saturday vs.

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