For the second straight year the NCAA Selection Committee released a sneak peek at its top 16 teams as of mid-February.
The Red Raiders, who sit atop the Big 12 at 21-4 overall and 9-3 in conference play, would be the 10th overall seed and a 3-seed in the Tournament.
Despite losing three straight, Oklahoma would be a 4-seed.
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Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Virginia would be the top overall seed, despite an overtime home loss to rival Virginia Tech over the weekend. The Cavaliers would edge Villanova for the top spot with Xavier and Purdue also claiming 1-seeds.
Auburn, Kansas, Duke and Cincinnati were voted as the No. 2 seeds with Clemson, Michigan State, and North Carolina joining Tech as 3-seeds.
Tennessee, Ohio State and Arizona were the other 4-seeds.
“There’s a perception out there that there aren’t any great teams and that may or may not be true,” committee chair Bruce Rasmussen said. “What I can say, without any doubt, is there are several very good teams, which could lead to a wide-open tournament. When the bracket came out last year, 15 of the teams were among the 16 we revealed in February. It wouldn’t be surprising to see different results this time. There are several teams on the verge of cracking the top 16, and they have plenty of chances to enhance their resume over the next few weeks.”
The actual bracket will be unveiled on TBS for the first time ever, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11. March Madness tips off March 13-14 with the First Four in Dayton on truTV. First- and second-round games will take place Thursday and Saturday, March 15 and 17 in Boise, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Wichita, and Friday and Sunday, March 16 and 18 in Charlotte, Detroit, Nashville and San Diego.
The South and West regionals will be played March 22 and 24, while the East and Midwest regionals will take place March 23 and 25. Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games will air on TBS and CBS, while the 80th Final Four will be played in San Antonio March 31 and April 2 and will air on TBS.
South (Atlanta): (1) Virginia, (2) Cincinnati, (3) Michigan St., (4) Tennessee
East (Boston): (1) Villanova, (2) Duke, (3) Texas Tech, (4) Ohio State
Midwest (Omaha): (1) Xavier, (2) Auburn, (3) Clemson, (4) Oklahoma
West (Los Angeles): (1) Purdue, (2) Kansas, (3) North Carolina, (4) Arizona