Projected seeding is based on team ratings from TheRankerPit.com.

A few noteworthy differences with consensus projections from the Bracketology community (found at bracketmatrix.com)

  • Duke keeps the overall top seed
  • St. Bonaventure and Boise State move up to 10-seeds
  • 12-seed Houston replaced SMU as projected American Athletic Conference champion
  • 12-seed New Mexico State replaced Grand Canyon as projected Western Athletic Conference champion
1 Duke 1 Villanova
16 Rider 16 Lipscomb
8 Wichita St. 8 Clemson
9 Auburn 9 Notre Dame
5 Tennessee 5 Creighton
12 Western Ky. 12 Houston
4 Oklahoma 4 Florida St.
13 Murray St. 13 Texas-Arlington
6 Louisville 6 Arizona
11 St. Mary’s (CA) 11 Oklahoma St.
3 Seton Hall 3 North Carolina
14 East Tenn. St. 14 Penn
7 Oregon 7 Butler
10 Michigan 10 Penn St.
2 West Virginia 2 Arizona St.
15 Vermont 15 Towson
1 Purdue 1 Michigan St.
16 Hampton/Prairie View 16 Bucknell/Wagner
8 Cincinnati 8 St. John’s (NY)
9 Maryland 9 UNLV
5 Texas A&M 5 Gonzaga
12 New Mexico St. 12 South Dakota
4 TCU 4 Virginia
13 Stephen F. Austin 13 Portland St.
6 Nevada 6 Virginia Tech
11 UNI/Texas 11 Minnesota/Miami (FL)
3 Xavier 3 Arkansas
14 Buffalo 14 Northern Ky.
7 SMU 7 Kentucky
10 St. Bonaventure 10 Boise St.
2 Kansas 2 Texas Tech
15 Liberty 15 UC Santa Barbara