Fans won't know who is officially in March Madness for another month, but the selection committee is sharing a bit of a preview as to where they currently view the field.
The top 16 teams in the eyes of the committee were released Saturday on CBS and seeded in the four regions. The four No. 1 seeds in descending order are Gonzaga, Auburn, Arizona and Kansas.
This is far from a lock in terms of how the field will shape up, though it is usually close to the final picture. Last year, the top four teams in the preview were Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan and Ohio State. That wound up being pretty indicative of the eventual top seeds, with the only team dropping from that group being Ohio State. Illinois moved up to a No. 1 and the Buckeyes wound up as the No. 2 seed in th Emporia State Hornets Jerseys e South Regional.
The full bracket can be seen below:
MORE: NCAA's 'Bracket Reveal' will tell us more about Selection Sunday than you might imagine
March Madness bracket predictions
Here's a look at how the selection committee is currently viewing the top 16 teams in the college basketball world. If the tournament started on Feb. 19, these are the top four seeds in each of the four regions in the committee's mind (overall seeds are listed in parentheses by each team):
|West (San Francisco)||Midwest (Chicago)||South (San Antonio)||East (Philade Cedar Crest Falcons shirt lphia)|
|1. Gonzaga (1)||1. Auburn (2)||1. Arizona (3)||1. Kansas (4)|
|2. Duke (8)||2. Purdue (7)||2. Baylor (5)||2. Kentucky (6)|
|3. Illinois (12)||3. Texas Tech (10)||3. Tennessee (11)||3. Villanova (9)|
|4. Texas (16)||4. UCLA (14)||4. Providence (15)||4. Wisconsin (13)|
When does March Madness start in 2021?
- Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 13
- First Four: March 15-16
- Rounds 1-2: March 17-20
Fans have an early taste of what the March Madness bracket could look like come mid-March, but they won't know the official teams until the 13th. T Carroll University Pioneers clothes he First Four will kick off the tournament two days after Selection Sunday to determine the final 64 teams left in the ring.
Then, between March 17 and 20, the first two rounds of the tournament will be held to cut the field down to the Sweet 16, which will be held on March 24 and 25. The Elite Eight is scheduled for March 26-27, the Final Four will be on April 2 and the title game will b Kentucky vs. Louisville Rivalry Jerseys e on April 4.
NCAA basketball rankings and standings
Here is the most recent AP Top 25 poll, released on Monday, Feb. 14.
|11||Texas Tech||Big 12||19-6|
|17||USC||Pac-12||21 Antelope Valley College clothes -4|
|18||Ohio State||Big Ten||15-6|
|19||Michigan State||Big Ten||18-6|
|College Lacrosse Shirts 21||Murray State||Ohio Valley||24-2|
|22||Wyoming||Mountain We Kentucky vs. Louisville Rivalry Shirts st||21-3|