Selection Sunday is one of the greatest days in the life of college basketball coaches, players, and fans. Well, it’s either the greatest or most disappointing, because it shows what seed a team will have or if their bubble ended up being burst. The full brackets have now been released, and here are the seeds for all 68 teams in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Before the SEC Final between Kentucky and Arkansas even began on Sunday, it was revealed that the Wildcats would have the number one overall seed in the tournament, no matter what happened. Per CBS Sports, Dan Gavitt, NCAA Vice President of Men’s Basketball Operations, confirmed it to be true.
“The committee still feels very strongly that the first two lines involves eight teams, at least, that are very deserving of consideration on both lines. I will say though that the committee is very committed I think at this point after today’s result of Kentucky beating Auburn that regardless of tomorrow’s outcome of the SEC championship game, Kentucky will be the No. 1 overall seed in the field.”
With that being said, the Wildcats won the SEC Final and undoubtedly took the number one overall seed in the tournament. Many others went as have been predicted, and Duke Basketball Report actually had many quite close.
Here are the seeds per Selection Sunday’s results. Remember, the NCAA Tournament is now 68 teams big and no longer just 64. There will be four First Round games to determine which teams get four of the remaining seeds.
Those four First Round games are as follows.
- Midwest: #16 Manhattan vs. #16 Hampton
- East: #11 Boise State vs. #11 Dayton
- West: #11 Ole Miss vs. #11 BYU
- South: #11 Robert Morris vs. #11 North Florida
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Wichita State
- New Mexico State
- Manhattan or Hampton
- Northern Iowa
- Michigan State
- NC State
- Boise State or Dayton
- UC Irvine
- North Carolina
- Oklahoma State
- Ohio State
- BYU or Ole Miss
- Georgia State
- Texas Southern
- Coastal Carolina
- Iowa State
- San Diego State
- St. John’s
- Stephen F. Austin
- E. Washington
- North Dakota State
- North Florida or Robert Morris
The 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets are now set in and in place with all of the seeds determined for 68 teams. The First Round will officially take place March 17-18 at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio, and continue on from there.
Rounds two and three will then take place in the four days to follow, and then things will move on as teams advance or end up heading home. Are you filling out a bracket for the 2015 NCAA Tournament and hoping yours isn’t busted?
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