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The Seed Report
Kelli Anderson
March 15, 2004
As the major conference tournaments gear up, we turn over our final recommendations to the real Selection Committee. Our four No. 1 seeds were nearly unanimous, but should any of them falter in their tournaments, there are several other teams quite ready to step up and take their place.
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March 15, 2004

The Seed Report

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As the major conference tournaments gear up, we turn over our final recommendations to the real Selection Committee. Our four No. 1 seeds were nearly unanimous, but should any of them falter in their tournaments, there are several other teams quite ready to step up and take their place.

Watch out for Gerald Fitch (above) and Kentucky, winner of nine of its last 10, and Big 12 champ Oklahoma State; each could make the case for a No. 1 seed by winning its tournament. Big Ten champion Illinois and Georgia Tech could also improve their positions with strong showings this week.

EAST

1. Saint Joseph's (27-0)
2. Pittsburgh (27-3)
3. N.C. State (19-8)
4. Illinois (22-5)

SOUTH

1. Duke (25-4)
2. Kentucky (23-4)
3. Cincinnati (21-6)
4. Providence (20-7)

MIDWEST

1. Mississippi State (25-2)
2. Oklahoma State (24-3)
3. UConn (24-6)
4. Georgia Tech (22-8)

WEST

1. Stanford (26-1)
2. Gonzaga (25-2)
3. Texas (21-6)
4. Wake Forest (19-8)

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