NCAA to reveal current top 16 seeds in February

You won’t have to wait until Selection Sunday to get a first look at NCAA Tournament seedings.

For the first time, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Selection Committee will reveal its top 16 seeds inside the regular season, providing a preview of March Madness as it stands on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. on CBS. The show will identify the top four teams in each region, following a similar approach used by the College Football Playoff committee.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, this year’s committee chair, will be a studio guest alongside host Greg Gumbel and analysts Greg Gumbel and Seth Davis.

“We are excited about giving the fans a glimpse to what the men’s basketball committee is thinking at this point of the season, and creating a buzz as we look towards Selection Sunday,” Hollis said in a statement. “It’s important to recognize after this list has been released, there is still a significant portion of the regular season to be played and every league must stage its conference tournament. There’s potential for quite a bit of movement until we do it for real March 12, but this early peek will give everyone insight as to where the committee stands as we hit the stretch run of the regular season.”

The full field of 68 teams will be televised on CBS on Sunday, March 12.