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Selection Committee will unveil Top 16 teams on Feb. 11

For the second year in a row, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will unveil their top 16 teams one month before Selection Sunday.

The sneak peek will take place February 11 at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS prior to the Michigan/Wisconsin game. Selection committee chair and Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen will reveal the Top 16 alongside Greg Gumbel, Clark Kellogg, Seth Davis, and bracket expert Jerry Palm.

Last year, Kentucky was projected to be a three-seed in the sneak peek, but ended up earning the two-seed in the South Region. We all remember how that ended.


[CBS Sports]

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12 Comments for Selection Committee will unveil Top 16 teams on Feb. 11



  1. Look Out Fireworks
    9:25 pm January 18, 2018 Permalink

    And go for people complaining about other fans giving up on the team… and go for people complaining about people complaining.



    • Mathlete
      9:27 pm January 18, 2018 Permalink

      It’s good that we’re all settling into a routine again



  2. dballrb
    1:25 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

    Man,it’s never ending with the ” Bracketology”..Gotta do something to add to the interest of the sport in the middle of winter..



  3. Rembrandt
    4:41 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

    Some college basketball teams improve in February, while others regress. As frustrating as it can be to watch a freshman-dominated team struggle in December, it can be fun to watch that same team improve in February. By then, unfortunately, that team may already have been pigeonholed by the Selection Committee as a lower seed because of their bias prioritizing body of work in November/December as equal to body of work in February. This is the real problem with building a team around freshmen. If quality of February play was prioritized by the committee as more of an emphasis, that would help us most years.



    • JaminTheCoach
      6:41 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

      A big part of that is the overall view of the strength of the conference on a whole. In years past the SEC was horrible as a basketball conference with UK and Florida mainly at the top and then maybe 2 or 3 just above average teams before falling off into depths unknown with the rest. This year, the conference is deep and talented. I’d commit to at least 7 possibly 9 tournament teams. That’s going to help the February body of work problem. What can’t be fixed is, March basketball is about leadership and experience. Even our 2012 team had both of those. This team, does not. That scares me.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      8:47 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

      Strong SEC is great if your winning those games. Losing to a bad USC team doesn’t go away. SEC is deep but there are no really good teams, auburn #17, UK #18 ( for now), and UT #25 is best.we got. Losing on road to UT doesn’t hurt, losing to USC does. We still do not have a quality win. Va tech is our best win, and they are bubble team.we still have to go to Florida and WVU, drop even one more in SEc and we are looking at an 8 seed, playing #1 in second round.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      8:54 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

      The good note is we are currently #12 in RPI. If the selection committee cares, but I think they said RPI didn’t weigh as much as it used to



    • garygmc1
      9:16 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

      Whatever happened to the concept of “A whole season of play!”. Sounds like you are saying the 30 (or so) regular games don’t matter and we should just count the February wins!

      I believe the WHOLE season should count equally – play as a TEAM or don’t play. This might even help correct the whole one-and-done fiasco as coaches once again start recruiting a WHOLE team and not just N-BS wanna-bees.

      (BTW – What happened to the concept of recruiting KY players! I have been told some even know how to play basketball and even value a UK diploma!)



  4. meeksfor3
    8:21 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

    Jerry Palm…haha what a clown. Back when our only loss was to Kansas he had us as a 9 seed.



  5. Jiminy Crickets
    9:03 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

    Actually I just looked up our RPI. We have played 6 current RPI top 50. We are 3-3, with Louisville our highest ranked win. They are ranked #15 RPI, VaTech is #85. Other top 50 wins are against Georgia and Texas AM. Our top 50 losses are Kansas (7), UT (14) and USC (49). UCLA is outside top 50 at 54



  6. Swizzle
    11:41 am January 19, 2018 Permalink

    About to be healthy and go on a run



  7. JaminTheCoach
    1:04 pm January 19, 2018 Permalink

    @garygmc1 great point about recruiting in Kentucky. That’s the entire reason the one and done rule should go away. If the kids want to be in the NBA, let them go to the NBA. Open up the scholarships for kids who want to play college basketball and prove themselves on this level before attempting a career in the league. I’ll take a whole team of kids with the heart, desire, and toughness of the Unforgettables with one or two stars thrown in over an entire team of “highly touted” freshmen every single year.