And the No. 1 seeds are ... Familiar

Seeding is believing

Each week until Selection Sunday, college basketball writer Marcus Jackson will give us his top four seeds for each region. Here’s the latest look:

EAST
1. Syracuse (Atlantic Coast)
2. Cincinnati (American)
— At 21-2, including last week’s huge win at Louisville, Mick Cronin’s team displayed composure to go deep in NCAAs.
3. Villanova (Big East)
4. Duke (Atlantic Coast)

MIDWEST
1. Wichita State (Missouri Valley)
— The MVC is down this season, but the Shockers are taking care of business. Last year’s run helps perception.
2. Michigan State (Big Ten)
3. Michigan (Big Ten)
4. Iowa State (Big 12)

SOUTH
1. Florida (SEC)
2. Kansas (Big 12)
3. Creighton (Big East)
— Get used to hearing about the Blue Jays. With the National Player of the Year (Doug McDermott) leading the charge, Creighton will get plenty of coverage.
4. Texas (Big 12)

WEST
1. Arizona (Pac-12)
2. San Diego State (Mountain West)
3. Iowa State (Big 12)
4. Iowa (Big Ten)
— Hawkeyes still don’t have an overly impressive victory, but their steadiness in an ultra-competitive Big Ten won’t go overlooked.

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