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USA Today Still Likes WVU at 4 Seed in NCAA Tournament

While both ESPN and USA Today have West Virginia playing their second round game in Seattle, Washington the only difference is their seed. Joe Lunardi of ESPN likes WVU at #5 while USA Today still predicts the Mountaineers at #4.

1 Kentucky 1 Virginia
16 Play-in Manhattan/N. Florida 16 UAB
8 Cincinnati 8 Iowa
9 Colorado State 9 Davidson
5 Wichita State 5 Georgetown
12 Buffalo 12 Play-in Ole Miss/BYU
4 Baylor 4 West Virginia
13 Georgia State 13 Eastern Washington
3 Notre Dame 3 Oklahoma
14 New Mexico State 14 Northeastern
6 SMU 6 San Diego State
11 LSU 11 Indiana
7 Oregon 7 Providence
10 Oklahoma State 10 Dayton
2 Wisconsin 2 Arizona
15 Coastal Carolina 15 Texas Southern
1 Villanova 1 Duke
16 Lafayette 16 Play-in Delaware State/Robert Morris
8 VCU 8 St. John’s
9 Ohio State 9 Georgia
5 Arkansas 5 Louisville
12 Stephen F. Austin 12 Wofford
4 North Carolina 4 Northern Iowa
13 Yale 13 Valparaiso
3 Maryland 3 Iowa State
14 Albany 14 UC Irvine
6 Butler 6 Utah
11 Play-in: Texas/Boise State 11 Temple
7 Michigan State 7 Xavier
10 N.C. State 10 Purdue
2 Kansas 2 Gonzaga
15 Belmont 15 North Dakota State

Last 4 in: Texas, Boise State, BYU, Ole Miss

Last 4 out: Tulsa, Texas A&M, Miami (Fla.), UCLA

No longer considered for at-large bid – Rutgers, Georgia Tech, California, Loyola (Chicago), UTEP, Marquette, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Colorado, Evansville, Syracuse, New Mexico, LA Tech, Nebraska, UNLV, Memphis, Florida, Washington, Oregon St., Tennessee, Clemson, Michigan, Wyoming, George Washington, Minnesota, Green Bay, Seton Hall, Alabama, St. Mary’s, UMass, Rhode Island, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Kansas St., UConn, Illinois

Multi bid conferences – Big 10 (7), Big 12 (7), ACC (6), Big East (6), SEC (5), AAC (3), A-10 (3), MWC (3), PAC 12 (3), MVC (2), WCC (2)

Leaders or highest RPI from projected 1-bid conferences (21 total):  Albany (America East), N. Florida (Atlantic Sun), Eastern Washington (Big Sky), Coastal Carolina (Big South), UC Irvine (Big West), Northeastern (CAA), UAB (CUSA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Yale (Ivy), Manhattan (MAAC), Buffalo (Mid-American), Delaware St. (MEAC), Robert Morris (NEC ), Belmont (Ohio Valley), Lafayette (Patriot), Wofford (Southern), Stephen F. Austin (Southland), North Dakota State (Summit), Georgia State (Sun Belt), Texas Southern (SWAC), New Mexico State (WAC)

Photo Courtesy Kelsie Vanderwijst BGS Photographer

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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