The biggest change in this week's seedings, according to our poll of ersatz NCAA tournament selection committee members, occurred at the top as Duke and North Carolina switched regions. If you think that's no big deal—or that the regular season doesn't mean anything in college ball—guess again. The East Regional finals will be played in Greensboro, N.C.; the South Regional finals in St. Petersburg, Fla. Whichever Tobacco Road powerhouse plays in Greensboro will have a tremendous advantage, which adds all the more luster to their Feb. 5 showdown in Chapel Hill.
As for the rest of the seeds, one voter put it best when she said, "I couldn't find enough deserving Number 3s, but I wish I had more room for Number 4s." Into that void jumped Michigan, the big winner of the week, coming from off the charts to a No. 3—mostly by virtue of not losing its lone game at Ohio State. Syracuse and Mississippi got knocked down a peg for losing to Providence and Tennessee, respectively, but the week's big loser was Florida State. The Seminoles fell out of our seedings with a loss to Clemson and briefly claimed last place outright in the brutal ACC. Keep an eye on up-and-coming Cincinnati (winner of nine straight at week's end), which got three votes as a No. 3 seed but otherwise failed to crack our Sweet 16.
1. North Carolina
4. South Carolina