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Bracketology Seed List For Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Duke is back on top today, with Tennessee, Virginia, and Michigan State filling out the top line.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

This week, I eliminated the TV schedule, since I’m posting NET schedules for most days going forward.

This week’s full bracket post

Notes: Auto bid holders in this section are noted by the conference names in parentheses. Arrows indicate movement up or down the seed list (down to the spot on the seed list). New entrants are marked with an asterisk.

No. 1 Seeds

(↑1) Duke Blue Devils - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Columbia 1
(↑2) Tennessee Volunteers (SEC) - LOUISVILLE - Columbia 2
(↓3) Virginia Cavaliers - KANSAS CITY - Hartford 1
(↑4) Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten) - ANAHEIM - Columbus 1

Bracketologist’s note: One of the No. 1 seeds had to be sent to a Thursday/Saturday site to face the Tuesday First Four winner. As Hartford is roughly an hour’s further drive from Charlottesville than Columbus, I sent Virginia there.

No. 2 Seeds

(↓5) Michigan Wolverines - LOUISVILLE - Columbus 2
(6) Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC) - ANAHEIM - Salt Lake City 1
(7) Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12) - KANSAS CITY - Des Moines 1
(↑8) Kentucky Wildcats - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Des Moines 2

No. 3 Seeds

(↑9) Marquette Golden Eagles - KANSAS CITY - Jacksonville 1
(↑10) North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC) - LOUISVILLE - Jacksonville 2
(↓11) Texas Tech Red Raiders - ANAHEIM - Tulsa 1
(↑12) Maryland Terrapins - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hartford 2

No. 4 Seeds

(↓13) Virginia Tech Hokies - ANAHEIM - Tulsa 2
(↑14) Buffalo Bulls (MAC) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Salt Lake City 2
(↓15) Houston Cougars (American) - KANSAS CITY - San José 1
(↑16) Iowa State Cyclones - LOUISVILLE - San José 2

No. 5 Seeds

(↓17) Oklahoma Sooners
(↓18) Nevada Wolf Pack (MW)
(↑19) Kansas State Wildcats
(↑20) Wisconsin Badgers

No. 6 Seeds

(↑21) Villanova Wildcats (Big East)
(↓22) Auburn Tigers
(↑23) Louisville Cardinals
(↑24) Purdue Boilermakers

No. 7 Seeds

(↑25) Iowa Hawkeyes
(↓26) Indiana Hoosiers
(↑27) Mississippi Rebels
(↑28) LSU Tigers

No. 8 Seeds

(↓29) Florida State Seminoles
(↓30) N.C. State Wolfpack
(↓31) Mississippi State Bulldogs
(↑32) Syracuse Orange

No. 9 Seeds

(↓33) Nebraska Cornhuskers
(↓34) Ohio State Buckeyes
(35) Cincinnati Bearcats
(↓36) Seton Hall Pirates

No. 10 Seeds

(↓37) TCU Horned Frogs
(↓38) Minnesota Golden Gophers
(↓39) St. John’s Red Storm
(↑40) Texas Longhorns

No. 11 Seeds

(*41) Butler Bulldogs
(*42 - First Four) VCU Rams
(↓43 - First Four) UCF Knights
(↓44 - First Four) Arizona Wildcats
(↓45 - First Four) Temple Owls
(*46) Washington Huskies (Pac-12)

No. 12 Seeds

(↓47) Saint Louis Billikens (A 10)
(48) Murray State Racers (OVC)
(↓49) Wofford Terriers (SoCon)
(↓50) Hofstra Pride (CAA)

No. 13 Seeds

(↓51) Liberty Flames (ASUN)
(*52) Vermont Catamounts (America East)
(*53) Radford Highlanders (Big South)
(*54) Loyola Chicago Ramblers (MVC)

No. 14 Seeds

(↓55) Georgia State Panthers (Sun Belt)
(*56) South Dakota State Jackrabbits (Summit)
(*57) North Texas Mean Green (C-USA)
(↓58) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (Big West)

No. 15 Seeds

(*59) Northern Kentucky Norse (Horizon)
(↓60) Princeton Tigers (Ivy)
(*61) Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky)
(↓62) Bucknell Bison (Patriot)

No. 16 Seeds

(↓63) Rider Broncs (MAAC)
(*64) Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (WAC)
(↑65 - First Four) Sam Houston State Bearkats (Southland)
(*66 - First Four) Prairie View A&M Panthers (SWAC)
(↑67 - First Four) Norfolk State Spartans (MEAC)
(*68 - First Four) Robert Morris Colonials (NEC)

First Four Out (NIT No. 1 Seeds)

(↓69) Arizona State Sun Devils
(↓70) Alabama Crimson Tide
(↑71) Florida Gators
(↓72) San Francisco Dons

Next Four Out

(↑73) Baylor Bears
(↑74) Pittsburgh Panthers
(↓75) Creighton Bluejays
(76) Clemson Tigers

Conference Ranking With Seeds

Note: Auto bid holders are denoted by asterisks.

Big Ten (10): 1. Michigan State*, 2. Michigan, 3. Maryland, 5. Wisconsin, 6. Purdue, 7. Iowa, 7. Indiana, 9. Nebraska, 9. Ohio State, 10. Minnesota
ACC (8): 1. Duke, 1. Virginia, 3. North Carolina*, 4. Virginia Tech, 6. Louisville, 8. Florida State, 8. N.C. State, 8. Syracuse
Big 12 (7): 2. Kansas*, 3. Texas Tech, 4. Iowa State, 5. Oklahoma, 5. Kansas State, 10. TCU, 10. Texas
SEC (6): 1. Tennessee*, 2. Kentucky, 6. Auburn, 7. Mississippi, 7. LSU, 8. Mississippi State
Big East (5): 4. Marquette, 6. Villanova*, 9. Seton Hall, 10. St. John’s, 11. Butler
American Athletic (4): 3. Houston*, 9. Cincinnati, 11. UCF (First Four), 11. Temple (First Four)
Atlantic 10 (2): 11. VCU (First Four), 12. Saint Louis*
Pac-12 (2): 11. Arizona (First Four), 11. Washington*

Auto Bid Selection Procedures

Until we get to the latter stages of the season, when conference races are a bit clearer and tournament No. 1 seeds are established, the following rules apply to auto bid selections.

First, account for conference record. The team with the best conference winning percentage will hold the auto bid.

If two or more teams are tied, head-to-head is the first tiebreaker. Otherwise, the total number of conference wins applies.

If teams are still tied, overall winning percentage against all Division I opposition, then the higher number of D1 wins apply.

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