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This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below.
According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to seed the teams so that they cannot meet until the regional final.”
This is how I would seed the top 4 seeds in each region as of now. The matchups below are essentially the matchups that would happen if the higher seeds were to win each game leading up to the Sweet 16. This list includes each team’s current record.
#1 Kansas Jayhawks (27-3) vs. #4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-7)
#2 North Carolina Tar Heels (25-6) vs. #3 Butler Bulldogs (23-6)
#1 Villanova Wildcats (27-3) vs. #4 Duke Blue Devils (23-7)
#2 Arizona Wildcats (26-4) vs. #3 Baylor Bears (24-6)
#1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (27-3) vs. #4 Louisville Cardinals (23-7)
#2 Kentucky Wildcats (25-5) vs. #3 Purdue Boilermakers (24-6)
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-1) vs. #4 West Virginia Mountaineers (24-7)
#2 Oregon Ducks (26-4) vs. #3 Florida Gators (24-6)