2 seed in current NCAA Tournament field projection

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That is the fifth-worst ranking among RPI top 50 teams.

"Auburn can not go to Atlanta because we can not have the top No. 1 seed play the top No. 2 seed", NCAA men's committee chair and Creighton athletic director Bruce D. Rasmussen said on CBS.

Selection Sunday for the 2018 NCAA Tournament is 4 weeks away.

Other two seeds in the early NCAA Bracket Preview were Kansas, Duke, and Cincinnati.

Villanova was No. 1 in the East, Xavier tops in the Midwest Region and Purdue No. 1 in the West Region.

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Michigan State beat No. 3 Purdue at home on Saturday to win its eight straight game and move to 24-3 overall. The No. 4 seeds are Tennessee, Ohio State, Arizona and Oklahoma.

Virginia may not be the No. 1 team in the nation when the Associated Press poll is released on Monday, but the Cavaliers are No. 1 where it counts.

Sunday marked the second consecutive year that the NCAA Tournament selection committee has provided a sneak peek of sorts into its thinking about the most popular bracket in all of sports.

If the tournament started today, the Blue Devils would be the No. 2 seed in the East Region with Villanova as the top seed, Texas Tech as the No. 3 seed and Ohio State seeded fourth. "I really think this Texas Tech team is one to really keep an eye on no matter what it looks like a month from now when we reveal the bracket".

The Midwest Region in Omaha had Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma. Kansas, 3. North Carolina, 4.

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