1). Villanova Wildcats (31-3)- They have twelve wins against top 50 RPI teams.
2). Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1)- This is the best team Gonzaga has entered the tournament with.
3). Kansas Jayhawks (28-4)- Lost in the Big 12 tournament, but their resume still contains eight wins against top 25 teams.
4). Kentucky Wildcats (29-5)- The Wildcats are a dangerous team entering the tournament.
5). Duke Blue Devils (27-8)- Duke is hitting on all cylinders as they enter tournament play.
6). Arizona Wildcats ( – The Wildcats beat Oregon and UCLA on consecutive days to win the Pac 12 title.
7). North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7)- Lost to Duke in the ACC tournament.
8). UCLA Bruins (29-4)- Came up short in their conference tournament.
9). Oregon Ducks (29-5)- The Ducks lost an important part of their team when Chris Boucher was lost to a season-ending injury in the Pac-12 Tournament.
10). Louisville Cardinals (24-8)- The Cardinals are a quality team that own some big wins.
11). Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9)- The Irish are playing their best basketball going into the tournament.
12). Florida State Seminoles (25-8)- The Seminoles are just 2-2 in their last four games.
13). Baylor Bears (25-7)- The Bears are slumping heading into the tournament at 5-6 over the season’s final 11 games.
14). SMU Mustangs (30-4)- The Mustangs are one of the hottest teams in the country.
15). Purdue Boilermakers (25-7)- The Boilermakers have lost twice recently to Michigan.
16). Iowa State Cyclones (23-10)- The Cyclones are playing very well and are equipped to make a run in the tournament.
17). Butler Bulldogs (23-8)- The Bulldogs are on a two-game losing streak.
18). West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8)- The Mountaineers have played well as of late, but came up short against Iowa State over the weekend.
19). Wichita State Shockers (30-4)- The Shockers could make some noise in the tourney this year.
20). St. Marys Gaels (28-4)- The Gaels have lost three games to Gonzaga.
21). Michigan Wolverines (23-11)- The Wolverines have won 6 of their last seven games and enter the tournament as one of the hottest teams in the nation.
22). Florida Gators (24-8)- The Gators are in a tailspin at the wrong time.
23). Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-12)- The Cowboys started off the season cold, got hot and have now lost three straight to end the season.
24). Wisconsin Badgers (25-9)- The Badgers have not played well over the last month.
25). Virginia Cavaliers (22-10)- 6 and 7 in their last 13 games.