The debate is on.
Last year’s No. 1 seed race was quite boring, with four essential locks for top seeds squared away before the NCAA committee revealed the bracket to the country on Selection Sunday.
This year is much different, with a close battle between North Carolina, Tennessee and Gonzaga for the final two No. 1 seeds. Duke and Virginia are locks for top No. 1 seeds, with the Blue Devils’ two wins over the Cavaliers the deciding factor in being the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed.
Here’s a look at the four projected No. 1s and their NCAA tourney credentials:
1a) Duke: The Blue Devils (29-5) were in jeopardy of falling to the No. 2 line for a brief period when Zion Williamson was