WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 —The NCAA tournament is ready to begin after Selection Sunday on March 16, 2014. The competing 68 teams now know their seeding and who they will face in the first round.
It came as no surprise that Florida earned the overall number 1 spot, with a winning streak that started all the way back in December of last year.
Even though the Gators are sitting on top, that does not mean that they will easily waltz their way into the finals of the big dance. There are many strong teams that Florida will compete against for the first time this year during the tournament.
The South division is probably the most difficult this year and UCLA, Syracuse and Kansas are all waiting for their chance to knock the No. 1 seed off their perch.
Another number 1 seed, University of Virginia Cavaliers will have to get through Cincinnati or Michigan State to find themselves in the finals which could be a challenge.
Wichita State went 34-0 to earn their number one seed but they will have a challenge in the second round when they will face either Kansas State or 2012 National Champions, Kentucky.
Every year March Madness produces major upsets and surprises, making it one of the most exciting events in the country.
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