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ESPN Releases New NCAA Tournament Projection – Feb. 22

Selection Sunday is only a couple of weeks away. The NCAA Tournament is almost here.

This year’s field should be an interesting one. There are several teams that look like they are “elite” but no one has stepped forward as a clear-cut favorite.

When that happens, it usually means we are in for some true March madness.

As conference play continues, seeding can change in the blink of an eye. Very few teams are locked into a given seed, and the conference tournaments also play a major role in where a team is slotted.

With the Big Dance around the corner, ESPN’s resident bracketologist, Joe Lunardi, has since updated his NCAA Tournament projection.

Here are his projections for the top seeds:

No. 1 seeds: Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas

No. 2 seeds: Michigan State, Auburn, Duke, Purdue

No. 3 seeds: Texas Tech, Cincinnati, Wichita State, UNC

No. 4 seeds: Tennessee, Gonzaga, Arizona, WVU

No. 5 seeds: Rhode Island, Kentucky, Ohio State, Clemson

No. 6 seeds: Michigan, Arizona State, Butler, Florida State

No. 7 seeds: Nevada, Missouri, Houston, Florida

No. 8 seeds: Alabama, Saint Mary's, Creighton, Miami (Fla.)

You can view ESPN’s full projection here.

Selection Sunday is set for March 11.