Although plenty of teams around the country will be thrilled just to get a spot in the 2014 NCAA tournament, the nation’s elite have higher hopes for Selection Sunday. With four No. 1 seeds up for grabs, the most successful teams in the country know that the easiest path to the Final Four goes through the top line on the bracket.
One longstanding favorite for one of those coveted slots has been the Arizona Wildcats, who ran away with the Pac-12 title in the regular season. A loss to streaking Oregon did put a dent in the Wildcats’ mystique, but will it be enough to cost Aaron Gordon’s team a top seed?
Read on for a look at Arizona’s chances, along with nine more teams who are still in the running for a No. 1 spot from the selection committee.