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Bracketology Seed List For Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Naturally, the Selection Committee’s bracket sneak preview played a significant role in putting today’s bracket together.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Southern at Gonzaga
Today, Gonzaga is No. 1—in the West region.
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This week’s full bracket post (link will go live with the bracket’s publication)

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.
  • For at-large candidates only, the numbers in parentheses after the team’s name are as follows: record vs. D1 opposition/record in Group 1 and Group 2 games/record in Group 1 games only. This information reflects NET data as of Monday, February 11th (which is actually from Sunday, February 10th, since the NCAA didn’t release a Monday update this week). Quality win info pulled from WarrenNolan.com’s selection sheets.

No. 1 Seeds

(1) Duke Blue Devils (ACC) (21-2/12/6) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Columbia 1
(↑2) Tennessee Volunteers (SEC) (21-2/11/4) - LOUISVILLE - Columbia 2
(↓3) Virginia Cavaliers (21-2/11/6) - KANSAS CITY - Columbus 1
(↑4) Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC) (23-2/9/3) - ANAHEIM - Salt Lake City 1

No. 2 Seeds

(↑5) Kentucky Wildcats (20-3/10/7) - KANSAS CITY - Columbus 2
(↓6) Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten) (22-2/14/6) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Des Moines 1
(↑7) North Carolina Tar Heels (19-5/10/5) - LOUISVILLE - Jacksonville 1
(↓8) Michigan State Spartans (19-5/12/9) - ANAHEIM - Des Moines 2

No. 3 Seeds

(↑9) Purdue Boilermakers (17-6/11/6) - LOUISVILLE - Tulsa 1
(↓10) Kansas Jayhawks (1-6/14/9) - ANAHEIM - Tulsa 2
(↑11) Houston Cougars (American) (23-1/12/4) - KANSAS CITY - Salt Lake City 2
(↓12) Marquette Golden Eagles (20-4/11/7) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hartford 1

No. 4 Seeds

(↑13) Iowa State Cyclones (18-6/7/4) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jacksonville 2
(↑14) Nevada Wolf Pack (MW) (23-1/8/0) - LOUISVILLE - San José 1
(15) Louisville Cardinals (17-7/8/5) - ANAHEIM - Hartford 2
(↓16) Wisconsin Badgers (17-7/12/7) - KANSAS CITY - San José 2

No. 5 Seeds

(↓17) Villanova Wildcats (Big East) (19-5/11/4)
(↑18) Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12) (18-5/9/5)
(↓19) Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-5/10/4)
(↑20) LSU Tigers (19-4/11/5)

No. 6 Seeds

(21) Iowa Hawkeyes (19-5/10/5)
(↑22) Florida State Seminoles (18-5/8/4)
(23) Maryland Terrapins (18-6/10/4)
(↓24) Virginia Tech Hokies (18-5/6/3)

No. 7 Seeds

(↓25) Mississippi State Bulldogs (16-7/9/6)
(↓26) Baylor Bears (16-8/10/3)
(27) Washington Huskies (Pac-12) (19-5/6/1)
(↑28) Cincinnati Bearcats (20-4/6/3)

No. 8 Seeds

(↑29) Buffalo Bulls (19-3/4/1)
(↑30) Auburn Tigers (15-7/6/0)
(↓31) Syracuse Orange (17-7/5/2)
(↑32) Ohio State Buckeyes (16-7/7/4)

No. 9 Seeds

(↓33) Wofford Terriers (SoCon) (18-4/5/2)
(↑34) Lipscomb Bisons (ASUN) (18-4/4/2)
(↓35) Mississippi Rebels (16-7/6/3)
(↓36) Oklahoma Sooners (15-10/8/3)

No. 10 Seeds

(↑37) TCU Horned Frogs (17-7/6/1)
(↓38) St. John’s Red Storm (17-7/7/4)
(↑39) Alabama Crimson Tide (15-8/8/2)
(↑40) Texas Longhorns (14-10/8/4)

No. 11 Seeds

(↓41) Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-8/7/3)
(↑42) Seton Hall Pirates (14-9/9/2)
(↓43) Arizona State Sun Devils (16-7/7/3)
(↓44 - First Four) N.C. State Wolfpack (17-7/6/1)
(45 - First Four) VCU Rams (17-6/3/1)

No. 12 Seeds

(*46) Belmont Bruins (OVC) (18-4/5/2)
(*47 - First Four) Clemson Tigers (15-8/4/2)
(*48 - First Four) Butler Bulldogs (14-10/7/1)
(↓49) Davidson Wildcats (A 10) (16-6/2/0)
(↑50) New Mexico State Aggies (WAC) (19-4/2/0)

No. 13 Seeds

(↓51) Hofstra Pride (CAA) (20-4/0/0)
(*52) Yale Bulldogs (Ivy)
(↓53) Vermont Catamounts (America East)
(↓54) Old Dominion Monarchs (C-USA)

No. 14 Seeds

(↑55) South Dakota State Jackrabbits (Summit)
(↓56) Bowling Green Falcons (MAC)
(↓57) Radford Highlanders (Big South)
(*58) Loyola Chicago Ramblers (MVC)

No. 15 Seeds

(↓59) UC Irvine Anteaters (Big West)
(↑60) Northern Kentucky Norse (Horizon)
(↑61) Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky)
(↓62) Bucknell Bison (Patriot)

No. 16 Seeds

(↓63) (↑63) Sam Houston State Bearkats (Southland)
(*64) UT Arlington Mavericks (Sun Belt)
(↑65 - First Four) Prairie View A&M Panthers (SWAC)
(↑66 - First Four) Norfolk State Spartans (MEAC)
(*67 - First Four) St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash (NEC)
(*68 - First Four) Monmouth Hawks (MAAC)

First Four Out (NIT No. 1 Seeds)

(↑69) UCF Knights (17-5/4/0)
(↓70) Temple Owls (17-7/6/1)
(↓71) Indiana Hoosiers (13-11/6/4)
(↓72) Utah State Aggies (17-6/3/1)

Next Four Out

(↑73) Arkansas Razorbacks (14-9/3/1)
(↑74) Oregon Ducks (15-9/3/1)
(↑75) South Florida Bulls (17-6/2/0)
(↓76) Florida Gators (12-11/5/1)

Conference Ranking With Seeds

Note: Auto bid holders are denoted by asterisks.

ACC (9): 1. Duke*, 1. Virginia, 2. North Carolina, 4. Louisville, 5. Florida State, 6. Virginia Tech, 8. Syracuse, 11. N.C. State (First Four), 12. Clemson (First Four)
Big Ten (8): 2. Michigan*, 2. Michigan State, 3. Purdue, 4. Wisconsin, 6. Iowa, 6. Maryland, 8. Ohio State, 11. Minnesota
Big 12 (8): 3. Kansas, 4. Iowa State, 5. Kansas State*, 5. Texas Tech, 7. Baylor, 9. Oklahoma, 10. TCU, 10. Texas
SEC (7): 1. Tennessee*, 2. Kentucky, 5. LSU, 7. Mississippi State, 8. Auburn, 9. Mississippi, 10. Alabama
Big East (5): 3. Marquette, 5. Villanova*, 10. St. John’s, 11. Seton Hall, 12. Butler (First Four)
American Athletic (2): 3. Houston*, 7. Cincinnati
Atlantic 10 (2): 11. VCU (First Four), 12. Davidson*
MAC (2): 8. Buffalo, 14. Bowling Green*
Pac-12 (2): 7. Washington*, 11. Arizona State

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, their records in head-to-head competition 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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