And the No. 1 seeds ... rhyme with Orange
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:
1. Syracuse (ACC)
— There’s talk this Orange team might be better than the 2003 team that won a national championship behind freshman Carmelo Anthony.
2. Villanova (Big East)
3. Cincinnati (American)
4. Virginia (ACC)
1. Wichita State (Missouri Valley)
2. Michigan State (Big Ten)
— The Spartans are taking their lumps with Keith Appling sidelined after Adreian Payne’s return. But a healthy Michigan State will be a force deep into the tournament.
3. Iowa State (Big 12)
4. Wisconsin (Big Ten)
1. Florida (SEC)
2. Kansas (Big 12)
3. Duke (ACC)
— Thanks to reigning News-Gazette Player of the Year Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils have the best offense in the country. They’ve got to defend, though, to stay in line for a favorable seed.
4. Kentucky (SEC)
1. Arizona (Pac-12)
2. San Diego State (Mountain West)
3. Creighton (Big East)
4. Michigan (Big Ten)
— The Wolverines have cooled after that 10-game win streak. Mitch McGary has been working out, and if they can somehow get him back, the Wolverines can be a force.