(NEW YORK) — The 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket has been revealed by the Selection Committee on Sunday afternoon. The field of 68 includes seven teams from the Big 10 conference, the most of any league. Florida, Wichita State, Arizona, and Virginia earned number one seeds in the tournament.
Florida (32-2) garnered the overall top-seed as the nation’s number one ranked team just hours after winning the SEC Tournament title over Kentucky. Wichita State (34-0), is the first undefeated team to enter the “Big Dance” since UNLV accomplished the feat in 1991.
The fourth-ranked team in the land, Arizona (30-4), is the 1-seed in the West region despite losing in the Pac-12 Championship game to UCLA. By winning the ACC tournament, Virginia (28-6) cemented their spot as the top seed in the East region.
Last year’s national champion Louisville (29-5) won the American Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament crown, including 12 of their last 13 games, but was given a four seed where they will take on the Manhattan Jaspers. Also out of the AAC, Southern Methodist (23-9) was left out of the field of 68 after losing in the conference tournament. The Mustangs instead will be the No. 1 seed in the NIT.
The NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday, March 18 with four first-round games played in Dayton, Ohio.
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Jill Martin, CNN