USA TODAY posted a mock field of 68 with less than two months away from NCAA Tournament tournament time. (54 days 3 hours 42 minutes and 19 seconds until the First Four in Dayton to be exact at the time of this writing.)
Iowa sneaks in on the Top seed line in USA TODAY’s projection, along with the predicted UNC, Oklahoma and Villanova, each of which are ranked in the Top 4 in both the AP and Coaches poll.
Currently sitting at 2nd in the Big Ten and 14-3 overall, Iowa has a lot of work to do for this to play out.
The Hawkeyes host No. 22 Purdue this Sunday then travel to No. 7 Maryland in one week. The regular season also includes two more games against ranked Indiana for Iowa.
Villanova appears good enough to hold on through the regular season sitting at 1st in the Big East and 17-2 overall.
UNC seems to be the favorite as of now to win it all. Oklahoma has been to the tourney three straight years, lastly losing in the Sweet 16 in 2016, and appear to be on their crescendo headed towards greater accomplishments in March.
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Iowa, Villanova, North Carolina and Oklahoma are No. 1 seeds.