Virginia gets No. 1 overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament bracket

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The Wildcats' bracket also included Virginia (1), Tennessee (4), Michigan State (3) and Louisville (11).

As things stand, the No. 1 seeds would be Virginia, Villanova, Xavier and Purdue.

As a senior, he averaged 7.7 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds as a senior.

If the NCAA tournament were to be determined today, Arizona would be a No. 4 seed in the West, which is pretty consistent with how many have projected.

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The committee is no longer using RPI top 50, top 100, top 200, and 201 and above as five dividing categories.

This is the second straight year the selection committee has released a preview of the bracket.

Along with those seven, the rest of the top-16 contains Kansas (two seed), Duke (two seed), Cincinnati (two seed), Texas Tech (three seed), Michigan State (three seed), North Carolina (three seed), Ohio State (four seed), Arizona (four seed) and Oklahoma (four seed).

Virginia may not be the No. 1 team in the nation when the Associated Press poll is released on Monday, but the Cavaliers are No. 1 where it counts.

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The Tigers, now 20-4 overall and 9-3 in second-place in the ACC, play at Florida State Wednesday night for a 7:05 tipoff. Tennessee now sits at No. 13 in the RPI and has a 4-4 record against teams inside the top 25 of the RPI and doesn't have a single "bad loss" on their record.

East: 1. Villanova, 2.

In addition to the Top 16 seeds being revealed, CBS Sports' Jerry Palm projected the remainder of the brackets. Auburn, 3. Clemson, 4.

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