A final Sunday-afternoon stab at the Field of 68

 Chris Lee   in Basketball

The Southeastern Conference gets six teams in the field, but where will they be seeded?

I've taken many hours to thoroughly examine the résumés of NCAA tournament-worthy candidates and compare them to one another. This list was compiled Sunday morning, before any championship games are played, with some implied guesses as to who'll win those games built in. 

So with that, a list of seeds. Teams are listed within those seeds in the order I had them ranked. The NCAA says it will fill the bracket based on an s-curve, but there are also rules and restrictions that govern that and I won't bother with that this morning.

Anyway, my field:

1s

Gonzaga

Baylor

Michigan

Illinois

- I'd be shocked if the NCAA picks any other four teams, though there's a fair debate as to whether Illinois should be listed ahead of Michigan.


2s

Ohio State

Alabama

Iowa

Houston

- One of the great mysteries of the NET is how Houston managed a 5 in that ranking after losing at Tulsa (134) and ECU (180) while beating just two teams inside the top 50 (17-Texas Tech and 50-Boise State).


3s

Texas

Arkansas

Oklahoma St.

Kansas

- Arkansas hoped to get a two earlier in the week, but even if the Razorbacks made the SEC final, it was going to be debatable given what happened in the Big 12 and American tournaments.


4s

West Virginia

Virginia

Tennessee

Florida St.


5s

USC

Creighton

Purdue

Villanova


6s

Colorado

BYU

San Diego St.

Missouri


7s 

Texas Tech

LSU

Wisconsin

Clemson


8s 

Loyola-Chicago

Connecticut

Oregon

St. Bonaventure


9s 

Florida

Oklahoma

Georgia Tech

North Carolina


10s

Rutgers

Maryland

VCU

Virginia Tech


11s

Michigan St.

Syracuse

Utah St. (extra game)

UCLA (extra game)

Drake (extra game)

Louisville (extra game)


12s

Colgate

UCSB

Georgetown

Winthrop


13s

North Texas

Oregon St.

Ohio

UNC-Greensboro


14s

Abilene Christian

Liberty

Eastern Washington

Grand Canyon


15s 

Morehead St.

Cleveland St.

Drexel

Iona


16s

Oral Roberts

Hartford

Appalachian St. (extra game)

Norfolk St. (extra game)

Mt. St. Mary's (extra game)

Texas Southern (extra game)