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Bracketology: NCAA hoops committee to give tournament peek

NEW YORK (AP) — The selection committee for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea from the College Football Playoff, hoping it will get more fans thinking about March Madness in February.

The NCAA and CBS Sports announced Tuesday that for the first time the committee will give a look at its top 16 seeds one month before the 68-team field locks in on March 12.

The top four teams in each region will be revealed on Feb. 11 during a March Madness preview show on CBS. It's the first time the men's basketball selection committee has revealed its thinking during the season, giving teams an idea beyond outside rankings of where they stand heading into the tournament.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 23
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (35)19-11,5911
2Kansas (28)18-11,5722
3Gonzaga (2)19-01,4714
4Kentucky17-21,4145
5Baylor18-11,3796
6Florida State18-21,21510
7Arizona18-21,19014
8UCLA19-21,1773
9North Carolina18-31,1719
10Oregon18-21,03511
11Butler17-391413
12Virginia15-380316
13Louisville16-479612
14Notre Dame17-376715
15Wisconsin16-374617
16Creighton18-27317
17Duke15-462818
18West Virginia15-45697
19Cincinnati17-247820
20Purdue16-441221
21Saint Mary's (Cal.)17-229023
22Maryland17-226125
23South Carolina15-417124
24Xavier14-514622
25Florida14-54719

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