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Duke Currently A #2 Seed In NCAA Bracket Preview

Today the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee revealed its top 16 teams through games that were completed on Feb. 10th.

The committee currently has Duke as a #2 seed in the East, with Villanova as the #1 seed. The breakdown for the East Region is as follows:

#1 Villanova vs. #16 Harvard/Nicholls St.
#8 Virginia Tech vs. #9 Florida

#5 West Virginia vs. #12 South Dakota St.
#4 Ohio St. vs. #13 Buffalo

#6 Miami vs. #11 Arkansas
#3 Texas Tech vs. #14 UC Santa Barbara

#7 Missouri vs. #10 UCLA
#2 Duke vs. #15 Wagner

Not an easy bracket for the Blue Devils (though fan bases of other teams will claim it is). Also interesting to note there are two other ACC teams in the same region. The committee currently has the ACC with nine bids:

  • Virginia #1 (South)
  • Duke #2 (East)
  • UNC #3 (West)
  • Clemson #3 (Midwest)
  • Miami #6 (East)
  • Florida St. #9 (Midwest)
  • Virginia Tech #9 (East)
  • Louisville #11 (South)
  • NC State #12 (West)

The other Top 4 seeds are:

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

Unless there is a complete meltdown by one of the #1 seeds and Duke goes undefeated heading into the NCAA Tournament, it looks as though a #2 seed is as high as they could get. They could fall off the #2 line however if they continue to struggle to close out the regular season and fall early in the ACC Tournament.