Louisville and Indiana are both top seeds in my weekly NCAA Tournament seed report.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The losses that Duke, Michigan and Arizona took over the last week did more than shuffle the weekly college basketball polls. They also forced several changes in my weekly seed report.
This is the third edition of my seed report – and I'm going to follow the format from the first two weeks. I assign points to every team according to their places in the AP writers', USA Today coaches', Pomeroy, Sagarin and RPI rankings.
I add the totals, shake, stir and then assign everybody an NCAA Tournament seed according to their combined ranking. The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee uses a different procedure, but this is a good snapshot of the national scene.
NUMBER ONE SEEDS
Louisville (12 points) – The Cards tops both human polls and sit second in two computer polls. Only the RPI, which ranks Rick Pitino's team sixth, does not agree that the Cards are a Number One seed. That's an RPI problem, not a U of L problem.
Duke (14) – The Blue Devils stumbled without Ryan Kelly and will likely stumble a few more times until he returns from his injury.
Indiana (21) – The Hoosiers have lost 10 straight to Wisconsin – and the Badgers are in Bloomington tonight.
Kansas (21) – Once again the Jayhawks appear to be miles ahead of the rest of the Big 12.
NUMBER TWO SEEDS
Michigan (30) – The Wolverines lost at Ohio State Sunday, and now they must visit Minnesota Thursday. They're likely to lose again.
Florida (30) – The Gators are first in Ken Pomeroy's formula as well as Jeff Sagarin's Predictor numbers. I can't explain it.
Minnesota (38) – I really like Tubby Smith's team – and I'd like them even more if they had another big guy.
Syracuse (41) – The Orange will be in town to play Louisville Saturday. That's always fun.
NUMBER THREE SEEDS
Arizona (43) – The Wildcats are probably the class of the Pac-12, but I'm not sure what that is worth.
Gonzaga (49) – It's the obligatory mid-major salute.
Creighton (61) – Make that two mid-major salutes.
Ohio State (69) – I'm not a fan of one-man teams, but DeShaun Thomas doesn't care. He just keeps firing.
NUMBER FOUR SEEDS
Michigan State (88) – Every game the Spartans play seems to be close.
VCU (94) – The computers love Shaka Smart's team. They're 11th in Pomeroy and Sagarin.
North Carolina State (98) – If anybody can stop Duke from winning the ACC, this is the team.
Missouri (108) – The Tigers aren't going to stay here long if they keep playing the way they played at Ole Miss Saturday.