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Published: Mon, March 13, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Selection Sunday 2017: Predicting the number one seeds


Look for Sunday's telecast to be more be more like the fast-moving Selection Sunday shows of years past, Bryant added. Last year, a bracket was leaked early, so it's expected you the brackets will be revealed earlier in the show.

It's the day that March Madness maniacs have been waiting for: Selection Sunday! That's where most of the drama should unfold on Sunday.

North Carolina takes the top seed in the South. But the performance of the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament may have swayed the committee. Teams were compared based on RPI, overall record, record against the RPI Top 25, record against the RPI Top 50, and overall games against Top 50.

UNC has advanced to the Elite Eight or beyond in each of the previous six seasons as a No. 1 seed under Williams.

There is something alluring about being the first person in the world to ever accomplish something - especially when it is something that many before you have attempted. Will the Hoos get the 5-seed, or will they drop down to the 6-line in this year's NCAA Tournament? Valparaiso has beaten Alabama and Rhode Island, while Milwaukee has struggled to get to 10 wins this season. The two potential matchups are Michigan-Louisville and Kentucky-Wichita State.

The VCU rams ended up in the West region with the No. 10 seed. Despite Kansas State previously taking down No. 9 Baylor in the Big 12 Quarterfinals, the Wildcats remain squarely on the bubble with Syracuse, according to most bracketologists.

Others are predicting that the Tar Heels could go as far as last season where they made it to the Final Four. The seeding will be worse, but the team of freshmen could be coming around at the right time. I'm not so sure, especially because the Orange didn't do much damage away from the Carrier Dome this season. Three of the "similar" teams had to play in Dayton (South Florida 2012, Tennessee 2014, NC State 2014). I absolutely love the NFL and I'm a PSL owner with the Ravens, but nothing compares to the tournament to decide the national championship in basketball.

The Tar Heel State typically kept some of the ACC's "blue bloods" when it served as a host site, so it's highly likely that Greenville would see at least one of the top teams from the nation's best conference.

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