College basketball rankings: NCAA Tournament bracket has four clear No. 1 seeds

College basketball rankings: NCAA Tournament bracket has four clear No. 1 seeds

College basketball rankings: NCAA Tournament bracket has four clear No. 1 seeds

That's where the Cornhuskers stand on Selection Sunday.

The bubble always sparks debate. So the tipping point can be something different every year, for every team. But this year it's flat-out fascinating. Baylor (17-14) swept Texas in Big 12 play (and Oklahoma State, too), knocked off Creighton in non-conference play and lost just one game to a team that didn't make the field. St. Mary's, in contrast, has a much lower RPI (41), and a non-conference strength of schedule of 183, hurting the Gaels' chances.

In went Arizona State, Syracuse, and Oklahoma. That doesn't move the proverbial needle. The Cougars are a 13 seed and they will play No.4 Auburn.

Bennett said not having to face a play-in game victor makes preparation for the opening game a little bit easier for his players and coaching staff. How the mid-majors are treated could determine their fate.

Davidson, the number three seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament, upset Rhode Island in the A-10 championship game. With Chris Mack as head coach, the Musketeers have made it as far as the round of eight once in seven tries.

Marshall won't be able to match Marshall's Shockers in terms of talent, but plays a freewheelng style under coach Dan D'Antoni that's hard to prepare for on short notice.

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And it is a big year for the Big East, which received two No. 1 seeds, for Villanova and Xavier, and has six other top contenders among its 10 teams.

A total of 10 teams will fight for conference supremacy over the next four days, with the victor getting an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

One of the most common activities surrounding the tournament is filling out a bracket to secure your guesses for who will win each game. Yet they have not made the Final Four since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, and their last national semifinal came in 1984, when they were knocked off by a Houston team led by the star center Hakeem Olajuwon.

Selection Sunday is here and we know that a pair of Mountain West teams will earn an invite to the field in Nevada and San Diego State.

When Iona won the MAAC on Monday, the expectation was a 16 seed. If both teams meet, they will square off in second round.

Two years ago, Villanova came out on top of one of the most unbelievable championship games in the big tournament when Kris Jenkins hit the game-winning shot from beyond the arc to give the team their first title since 1985.

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