Oklahoma basketball: NCAA selection committee has Sooners as No. 4 seed

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Virginia was the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings released on Sunday, a day after losing to the Hokies. Despite Michigan State's two top-five wins, it has only a 3-2 record in its "Quadrant 1" games, against top-30 teams at home, top-50 teams at neutral sites and top-75 teams on the road.

There are four ACC teams now in the top 16, including No. 1overall seed Virginia.

Complicated by a volatile week that included Virginia losing to Virginia Tech, Villanova to St. John's and Purdue to Ohio State and Michigan State, Sunday's seedings included only the top 16 and bracketed them by region.

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This is the second straight year the selection committee has released a preview of the bracket. That ranking would make Duke a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The No. 2 Cavaliers (23-2, 12-1 ACC) travel to No. 25 Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC) on Tuesday to face the Hurricanes at 9 p.m.at the Watsco Center.

The East bracket feeds into regional semifinal and regional championship games at the TD Garden in Boston.

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The disparity between human polls and the selection committee comes down to strength of schedule. Clemson reached the Sweet 16 of the 1997 tournament.

Despite Saturday's defeat, Virginia remained No. 1 on the NCAA's Rating Percentage Index on Sunday. I wouldn't have felt great. "It's about your quality and how you play and continuing on in a conference race".

The Midwest Region in Omaha had Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma.

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