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Virginia was the top national seed in our postseason projections just a couple of weeks ago until South Carolina took over. Now, after the Gamecocks dropped a tough series to Mississippi last weekend, the Cavaliers are back in familiar territory as the top national seed and headliner in our field of 64.
The Cavaliers have a fabulous resume so far this season. They have an RPI of 1 and are 8-2 vs. RPI Top 25, 13-4 vs. RPI Top 50 and 22-4 vs. RPI Top 100. The Cavaliers finish the regular season with two huge series -- one at home against Miami and another on the road against national seed contender North Carolina.
Other national seeds this week include (in order), Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Oregon State, Texas, Florida, Arizona State and North Carolina. Other teams considered for national seeds include Georgia Tech, Florida State, Texas A&M and Southern Mississippi.
Vanderbilt has an RPI of 6 and is 10-5 vs. RPI Top 25, 16-5 vs. RPI Top 50 and 20-5 vs. RPI Top 100, South Carolina has an RPI of 7 and is 13-5 vs. RPI Top 25, 14-7 vs. RPI Top 50 and 23-8 vs. RPI Top 100, Oregon State has an RPI of 11 and is 6-0 vs. RPI Top 25, 15-6 vs. RPI Top 50 and 22-9 vs. RPI Top 100, Texas has an RPI of 13 and is 5-4 vs. RPI Top 25, 14-6 vs. RPI Top 50 and 28-11 vs. RPI Top 100, Florida has an RPI of 2 and is 10-9 vs. RPI Top 25, 20-11 vs. RPI Top 50 and 30-12 vs. RPI Top 100, Arizona State has an RPI of 4 and is 7-6 vs. RPI Top 25, 17-7 vs. RPI Top 50 and 24-8 vs. RPI Top 100 and North Carolina has an RPI of 3 and is 7-3 vs. RPI Top 25, 11-6 vs. RPI Top 50 and 30-10 vs. RPI Top 100.
In addition to the national seeds, other NCAA Regional hosts include Georgia Tech, Florida State, Southern Mississippi, Rice, Texas A&M, Cal State Fullerton, Stetson and TCU. Other programs considered for host sites include Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Fresno State and Arkansas.
PG's NCAA postseason projections are released every week leading up to Selection Monday, which is Monday, May 30.