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March Madness 2011: Projecting The #1 Seeds In The NCAA Tournament.

Selection Sunday is finally upon us and the final No. 1 seed is still up for grabs.

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As of right now, Kansas has claimed the Big 12 title and is a lock for a No. 1 seed. The current No. 1 team in the nation, Ohio State, are also a lock for a No. 1 seed regardless of their result later today against Penn St. Despite a loss against eventual Big East champion Connecticut, Pittsburgh should also lay claim to the 3rd No. 1 seed. The Panthers struggled down the stretch, but going 15-3 in the brutal Big East should be enough to claim a No. 1 seed.

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That leaves the final No. 1 seed up for grabs.

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The big matchup to watch is the AAC title game that pits No. 5 Duke against No. 7 North Carolina at 12:00 p.m CT on ESPN. A Duke win and the final No. 1 seed would be theirs. A Duke loss? This gives North Carolina and Notre Dame a chance to sneak into the final No. 1 seed. 

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I think Duke avoids the chaos and wins outright to claim the final No. 1 seed.

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On the bubble, only a Dayton victory over Richmond would cause teams to sweat on the outside looking in.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.