A month before NCAA Tournament Xavier is a No. 1 seed, UC No. 2, Ohio St. No. 4
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Exactly one month until Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament and the Xavier Musketeers have currently earned a No. 1 seed according to the NCAA men's basketball selection committee .
In an attempt at transparency for the official selection process the selection committee for the second straight year revealed the top 16 seeds (four No. 1 seeds, four No. 2 seeds, four No. 3 seeds and four No. 4 seeds) on Sunday - one month until teams are formally announced and seeded.
The University of Cincinnati is a No. 2 seed and the Ohio State Buckeyes are a No. 4.
The seedings announced aren't a postseason projection, but rather an analysis of current resumes and where teams stand and where they can improve.
In last season's "reveal" the No. 1 seeds were Villanova, Kansas, Baylor and Gonzaga with Baylor being the only one that didn't go on to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Xavier (23-3) won games this past week at Butler and at Creighton to secure the third overall No. 1 seed in this year's "reveal" and were placed in the Midwest Region to be played in Omaha, Neb.
The other No. 1 seeds announced on Sunday are Virginia, Villanova and Purdue. All three lost a game this past week. Virginia was made the No. 1 overall seed and was placed in the South Region to be played in Atlanta.
UC (23-2), which was placed in the South Region, won later on Sunday at SMU.
Ohio State (22-5) won at Purdue and over Iowa this past week. The Buckeyes were placed in the East Region in Boston where Villanova is the No. 1 seed.
The other No. 2 seeds are: Auburn, Kansas and Duke.
The No. 3 seeds are: Clemson, Texas Tech, North Carolina and Michigan State.
The other No. 4 seeds are: Tennessee, Arizona and Oklahoma.
Here is a look at the seeds by Region:
East (Boston): No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 4 Ohio State.
South (Atlanta): No. 1 Virginia, No. 2 UC, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 4 Tennessee.
Midwest (Omaha): No. 1 Xavier, No. 2 Auburn, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Oklahoma.
West (Los Angeles): No. 1 Purdue, No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 4 Arizona.