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Ranking the Most Likely No. 1 Seeds in the 2013 NCAA Tournament
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

At this point in most college basketball seasons, the No. 1 seeds are already set.  

Conference tournaments might influence how the No. 1 seeds are ranked or decide between the two teams for the final spot, but it's rare we enter the final weekend without a clear picture. 

Well, this isn't most seasons. 

As many as 10 teams could still end up as a No. 1 seed and only one team figures to be a lock, and that's because that one team (Gonzaga) is out of games. 

Two things to consider as we try to predict the No. 1 seeds: 

  1. In the last five seasons, all but one of the No. 1 seeds has either won its conference's regular season or won the conference tournament. 
  2. No No. 1 seed in the past five seasons has finished below second place in its conference. 

With those two criteria in mind, here is the order of the teams most likely to end up a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday. 

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