NCAA Tournament 2014: Breaking Down the Race for No. 1 Seeds

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NCAA Tournament 2014: Breaking Down the Race for No. 1 Seeds
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Does anyone want to be a No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA basketball tournament?

With less than a week until the official 68-team field is announced, the top lines of the bracket are far from set. In most years, there is an overabundance of schools that are deserving of a No. 1 seed, and thus one or more end up getting snubbed and slotted all the way down at No. 2.

But while two or three top spots appear to be locks (depending on your feelings about unbeaten Wichita State's resume) there is a dearth of teams that are playing at the level one would expected of a No. 1.

That leaves us with only the conference tournaments, crapshoots that they are, to help the cream rise to the top. Or the situation could end up even muddier than before.

With that in mind, here's how the race for No. 1 seeds sits entering the final week before the NCAA tourney.

(NOTE: Records are through games of March 9)

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