Seeds for Thought: Marcus Jackson breaks down the NCAA's top teams

Seeds for Thought: Marcus Jackson breaks down the NCAA's top teams

It’s 36 days until the brackets are released, but here’s how beat writer Marcus Jackson sees the top four seeds in each region:

East
1. Indiana (Big Ten)
2. Syracuse (Big East)
3. Miami (ACC)
— The Hurricanes have been to the NCAA tournament once since 2003, reaching the Dance in 2008 under Frank Haith.
4. Butler (Atlantic 10)

Midwest
1. Michigan (Big Ten)
— The last time the Wolverines earned a No. 1 seed was 1993, when the Fab Five lost to North Carolina in the title game.
2. Duke (ACC)
3. Michigan State (Big Ten)
4. Cincinnati (Big East)

South
1. Florida (SEC)
2. Gonzaga (West Coast)
— The only time in program history the Bulldogs were seeded second or higher in the tournament, they lost in the round of 32.
3. Ohio State (Big Ten)
4. Louisville (Big East)

West
1. Kansas (Big 12)
2. Arizona (Pac-12)
3. New Mexico (Mountain West)
4. Oregon (Pac-12)
— Before Dana Altman arrived, Ducks hadn’t won 20 games since 2007. They’re two wins from doing it for the third straight season.

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