Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Virginia Earn #1 Seeds


Published on March 17 2014 10:02 am
Last Updated on March 17 2014 10:02 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia are the number-one seeds in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
The Gators are the number-one overall seed in the tourney, which begins Tuesday.  Florida is in the South Region and will open up against the winner of the play-in game between Albany and Mount St. Mary's.  Kansas is the two-seed in the South, while Syracuse earned the three-seed. 
Arizona is the top-seed in the West Region and opens up against Weber State.  The West also consists of second-seeded Wisconsin, number-three Creighton and fourth-seeded San Diego State. Wichita State earned the top-seed in the Midwest Region.  The Shockers will play either Cal Poly or Texas Southern.  Wichita State is the first team to enter the "Big Dance" undefeated since 1991.
The Midwest is loaded, with second-seeded Michigan, number- three Duke and fourth-seeded Louisville. 
Virginia captured the top-seed in the East Region after beating Duke in the ACC Tournament final earlier in the day Sunday.  The Cavaliers, who earned their first conference tournament crown since 1976, will clash with Coastal Carolina in the opening round.  Villanova earned the two-seed in the East, followed by Iowa State and Michigan State.  
SMU, Florida State, Green Bay and Georgetown were among those that just missed an at-large berth.  
The tournament starts with the "First Four" on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The rest of the action gets started Thursday.