Leading up to the Selection Sunday, one thing was certain: the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats were going to be the NCAA Tournament favorite and overall top seed. That’s what happens when you put together a 31-0 record.
But outside of that, there were a lot of questions. Did Virginia and Arizona do enough to warrant No. 1 seeds and what about Gonzaga?
In the end, Kentucky was handed a No. 1 seed along with Villanova, Duke and Wisconsin.
Out of this year’s four No. 1 seeds, Wisconsin and Kentucky have been better bets in the Tournament lately than Duke and Villanova. Kentucky has made it at least to the Elite Eight in four of the last five years while Wisconsin has made it to the Sweet Sixteen four times in the last seven years.
Duke has been hit-or-miss with a Tournament win, an Elite Eight appearance and two Sweet Sixteens mixed among first and second-round exits. Villanova has one Final Four and one Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2007.