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NCAA Tournament Projections as of February 9th

As the Longhorns struggle, let’s take a minute to view college basketball through a national lens. There are a full four weeks left in the regular season and another week of conference tournaments before Selection Sunday on March 15th. That is a ton of time, but it’s fun to start projecting the top seeds. Here are my ‘educated’ guesses at the top 16 teams in the NCAA tournament.

I will start posting my top seeds on Mondays. These are if the season ended today and are listed by strength within each seed as well.

No. 1: Connecticut, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Duke
No. 2: Louisville, North Carolina, Michigan State, Memphis
No. 3: Marquette, Clemson, Xavier, Wake Forest
No. 4: Kansas, UCLA, Villanova, Purdue

Next Four: Gonzaga, Missouri, Washington, Butler

Big 12 Bids (4)
Lock: Oklahoma, Kansas
Likely: Missouri, Texas
Bubble: Oklahoma State, Baylor, Kansas State