The NCAA Selection Committee has revealed its early top 16 seeds for the upcoming March Madness tournament, and there are some familiar names at the top. Alabama, Houston, Purdue, and Kansas have all been named the No. 1 seeds in the first reveal of the top 16.
The NCAA released the top 16 teams in the bracket, but not their seedings. However, Yahoo Sports has identified four key takeaways from the reveal. These include the fact that the Big Ten Conference is well represented with seven teams in the top 16, the ACC and Big 12 have five teams each, and the SEC and Pac-12 have two teams each. Additionally, the NCAA selection committee has placed Houston in the No. 1 seed, which is the first time a team from the American Athletic Conference has been given that honor.
CBS Sports has identified Alabama as the NCAA selection committee’s early top seed, with Houston, Purdue, and Kansas also being named No. 1s. According to 247Sports, these four teams are the only ones to receive the No. 1 seed in the first reveal of the top 16.
The Athletic has identified some potential surprises in the top 16, such as the fact that the Big Ten has seven teams in the top 16, and that Houston is the No. 1 seed.
The NCAA Selection Committee will make the final bracket selection on Selection Sunday, March 14. Until then, we will have to wait and see which teams make the cut.