2020-21 Season

Michigan pegged as No. 1 seed in NCAA’s early bracket reveal

Selection Sunday is a month away which means the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee unveiled its annual mock bracket reveal today. The committee announced the top 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament field as things stand right now.

Despite not playing a game for three weeks, Michigan is still a No. 1 seed on the NCAA Tournament’s current S-curve. The Wolverines were ranked 3rd out of 16 teams included in the early reveal.

Gonzaga is the No. 1 overall seed followed by Baylor, Michigan and Ohio State.

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There are four Big Ten teams in the NCAA’s top 16: Michigan (3), Ohio State (4), Illinois (5) and Iowa (13).

Michigan is currently ranked 3rd in the NCAA’s NET Ranking with a 53rd ranked strength of schedule. The Wolverines are 3-1 in quadrant 1 games but still have seven more quadrant one tests on their schedule — depending on rescheduling.

Here’s Michigan’s current team sheet:

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  1. kturnup

    Missouri as our 4 seed would be nice

  2. umhoops

    The bracket from the MarchMadness account seems more accurate to me. I don’t think there’s any reason not to put Houston with Gonzaga… then go from there.

  3. CoryR

    I see a lot of people complaining on twitter that the top 16 is underwhelming without the blue bloods in there and that the tournament is going to suck. I welcome it! I think this tournament is going to be wide open and fantastic. I feel like if any of these people actually watched Duke or Kentucky play this year they’d change their tune pretty quick.

  4. ChathaM

    That’s such a strange take. It implies that the overall quality of play is down because some of the teams with the most recognizable uniforms don’t have top 16 teams. That makes no sense at all.

  5. Guest

    The front runners are Gonzaga and Baylor. Both are playing at a historically high level. It’s not wide open that many people assumed it to be because of lack of blue blood at top 16.

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