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The Big East and a #1 Seed will be on the line when Villanova plays Xavier

It’ll be a Top 5 showdown in Cincinnati

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Good Morning Nova Nation! Chris is trying to save the world one computer battery at a time, so I’m subbing in with today’s news.

It’s been widely discussed already, but the second annual tournament seeding “sneak peek” has now become the unofficial start of March Madness. And by that it’s a time for everyone to say what a terrible job they’re doing and that they got it all wrong.

But one thing everyone agrees with is that the Big East could wind up with two #1 Seeds this year. Villanova has been one of the best teams in the sport for most of the season, and Xavier has found ways to win close games time and time again. The one caveat seems to be that Xavier is going to have to beat Villanova either in the Big East Tournament, or this Saturday at the Cintas Center. While that game could decide who wins the Big East this year, it could also cement a #1 seed for the winner.

In other “news”, Villanova has the best offense, we be creepin’ on Justin Moore, Coaches rank Nova #2, DiVincenzo is projecting as a 2019 first round pick, and Villanova Lacrosse jumps into the national rankings. Enjoy!

16 things we learned when NCAA selection committee previewed March Madness bracket | NCAA Basketball | Sporting News
Villanova vs. Xavier on Saturday is going to set the table for the #1 seeds in the tourney.

Ranking the Most Unstoppable Offenses in College Basketball | Bleacher Report
Some say defense wins championships, but it's the offense for college basketball teams like Villanova, Purdue and Duke that puts them among the top candidates to win it all in 2018...

High majors after junior guard Justin Moore | 247 Sports
2019 guard Justin Moore returned from a knee injury and is reeling interest from high major schools.

Michigan State is new No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll | USA Torday
Michigan State is the new No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll The Spartans rose from fourth after Villanova, Virginia and Purdue all fell. Villanova comes in at #2.

2019 NBA mock draft | ESPN ($)
ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony projects a new top 60 for the 2019 NBA draft class. It's early, but this predicts Donte DiVincenzo to go at the end of the first round to Golden State.

College lacrosse rankings: Duke stays on top, three enter Top 10 |
Villanova jumps into the rankings at #15 after a thrilling OT win against #12 Penn State.