Bob Asmussen's Unofficial Selection Sunday

Bob Asmussen's Unofficial Selection Sunday

1. Arizona (Pac-12)
2. Duke (ACC)
3. Wisconsin (Big Ten)
4. Creighton (Big East)
5. North Carolina (ACC)
6. New Mexico (Mountain West)
7. George Washington (Atlantic 10)
8. Oklahoma State (Big 12)
9. Memphis (American)
10. Providence (Big East)
11. Stanford (Pac-12)
12. Arkansas (SEC)
13. Green Bay (Horizon)
14. North Dakota State (Summit)
15. Davidson (Southern)
16. Robert Morris (Northeast)
17. Boston (Patriot)

Asmussen’s take: Late two-game losing streak costs Creighton one spot on the seeding line. ... Arkansas among the final few at-large teams.

1. Florida (SEC)
2. Villanova (Big East)
3. Virginia (ACC)
4. Michigan State (Big Ten)
5. Louisville (American)
6. UCLA (Pac-12)
7. VCU (Atlantic 10)
8. Massachusetts (Atlantic 10)
9. Cal (Pac-12)
10. Saint Joseph’s (Atlantic 10)
11. Baylor (Big 12)
12. Harvard (Ivy)
13. Iona (MAAC)
14. Vermont (America East)
15. Delaware (Colonial)
16. North Carolina Central (MEAC)
17. Cal-Irvine (Big West)

Asmussen’s take: The best of the four regionals, though Michigan State enters on a downward trend. ... Atlantic 10 lands three of the 17 slots.

1. Wichita State (Missouri Valley)
2. Michigan (Big Ten)
3. Iowa State (Big 12)
4. Saint Louis (Atlantic 10)
5. Oklahoma (Big 12)
6. Ohio State (Big Ten)
7. Connecticut (American)
8. Kansas State (Big 12)
9. Arizona State (Pac-12)
10. Xavier (Big East)
11. Oregon (Pac-12)
12. Tennessee (SEC)
13. Toledo (MAC)
14. Georgia State (Sun Belt)
15. Belmont (Ohio Valley)
16. High Point (Big South)
17. Alabama State (SWAC)

Asmussen’s take: Former Illini coaches region includes Bruce Weber, Lon Kruger and almost-hired Dana Altman. ... Dangerous first-round game for Saint Louis against Toledo.

1. Kansas (Big 12)
2. Syracuse (ACC)
3. San Diego State (Mountain West)
4. Cincinnati (American)
5. Iowa (Big Ten)
6. Kentucky (SEC)
7. Texas (Big 12)
8. Pitt (ACC)
9. Gonzaga (West Coast)
10. Colorado (Pac-12)
11. Minnesota (Big Ten)
12. Southern Miss (Conference USA)
13. BYU (West Coast)
14. Stephen F. Austin (Southland)
15. Weber State (Big Sky)
16. Utah Valley (WAC)
17. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun)

Asmussen’s take: Note who we’ve got meeting in the Final Four if the seeds hold up. Bill Self will play Wichita State. ... Did anybody else think C-USA had left us?

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