NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Louisville are locks for No. 1 seeds, and I think Memphis will get the fourth No. 1 seed even though the Tigers do not have one of the best four bodies of work in the country. Why? Because I believe the committee will discount UConn because of the loss of Jerome Dyson and put an asterisk next to Duke's ACC tournament title based on the fact that Ty Lawson didn't play for UNC.
So Pitt, UNC, Louisville and Memphis will be the top seeds.
Connecticut, Duke, Oklahoma and Michigan State should be the No. 2 seeds.
Here's the full field, best I can tell:
1. Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Louisville, Memphis
2. Connecticut, Duke, Oklahoma, Michigan State
3. Wake Forest, Villanova, Missouri, Kansas
4. Florida State, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Washington
5. UCLA, Xavier, Purdue, Butler
6. West Virginia, Illinois, Arizona State, Utah
7. Clemson, Marquette, Ohio State, LSU
8. Texas, Oklahoma State, BYU, Tennessee
9. California, Boston College, Wisconsin, Michigan
10. Texas A&M, Maryland, Minnesota, Southern California
11. Siena, Creighton, Temple, Dayton
12. Northern Iowa, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky, Utah State
13. Akron, VCU, Stephen F. Austin, Cleveland State
14. American, Robert Morris, North Dakota State, Binghamton
15. Cornell, East Tennessee State, Portland State, Radford
16. Morehead State, Cal State-Northridge, Morgan State
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