Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Virginia, Villanova, Xavier and Kansas remain the projected No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, per ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
The current alignment would give the Big East two of the four No. 1 seeds.
The current 2 seeds are Cincinnati, Duke, Purdue and North Carolina.
The 3s are Auburn, Michigan, Tennessee and Michigan State.
The 4s are Texas Tech, West Virginia, Wichita State and Arizona.
Among other teams of note, Kentucky is a 6, Seton Hall a 7 and Rhode Island an 8.
The SEC, Big 12 and ACC have eight teams apiece. The Big East has six, the Big Ten four and the Pac-12 four apiece.
The last four in are Texas, USC, UCLA and Alabama. The first four out are Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.