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Kansas Basketball: Which Teams Could The Jayhawks Face In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament?

For the 12th straight season, the Kansas Jayhawks won the Big 12's regular season championship. If they can follow that up with a league tournament title, they'll likely be in great shape heading into the NCAA Tournament. It's also possible that they could be the event's overall No. 1 seed.

KU gets started this Thursday - and it'll take on the winner of Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State. If the Jayhawks can survive and advance, they'll get the winner of Texas vs. Baylor. Notching three victories would give Kansas a 30-4 record and both of the Big 12's titles. That'd be tough to turn down for a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

ESPN's Bracketology: 1-seed in the Midwest playing either Austin Peay or Texas Southern in Des Moines

CBS Sports:1-seed in the Midwest playing either Texas Southern or Florida Gulf Coast in Des Moines

USA Today: 1-seed in the Midwest playing either Florida Gulf Coast or Austin Peay in Des Moines

Likely Seed: Kansas has had such a dominant regular season, it's hard to see it falling below the 1-seed line. But if they lost their first Big 12 game, it'd be possible they drop to a 2-seed. Don't count on it though.

Ceiling: Kansas' ceiling is the overall 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament. In fact, if the Jayhawks can win the Big 12, we'll even go as far as saying it's likely.

The Big 12 is stacked this year, so running through the postseason tournament won't be easy. But if KU does it, expect it to be rewarded by the selection committee.

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