Selection Sunday is a month away … here’s what will happen

We are now officially into the stretch run of the college basketball season.

One month from today, we will find out which 68 teams made the NCAA tournament — and then it’s a three-week sprint to crown a national champion. Brackets, matchups AND office pools ruined by 4 p.m. on the opening Thursday. That’s all coming your way in exactly four weeks.

But we’re here to give you a head start on your bracket research, because we’re not going to make you wait until Selection Sunday to find out the juicy matchups, who’s in and who’s out.

The four 1-seeds will be Virginia, Villanova, Michigan State and Xavier

The first two are fairly self-explanatory. Virginia and Villanova have been two of the three best teams in college basketball for the past couple of months, and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. The latter two is where it gets interesting. Michigan State doesn’t have the r?sum? of a 1-seed right now due to its lack of Quadrant 1 and 2 wins, but beating Purdue on Saturday puts the Spartans on the right track — and they could theoretically run the table the rest of the way and then win the Big Ten tournament in New York. At that point, they would be 31-3 with at least a conference tourney title. The

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/selection-sunday-month-happen/story?id=53003916

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