On Sunday afternoon it was announced that the Oregon Ducks received their highest seed in program history. Oregon is placed as a number one seed in the West regional. The Ducks jumped ahead of teams like Michigan State and Villanova to claim the #1 spot. Joining the Ducks as #1 seeds are Michigan State, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Oregon will play the winner of Holy Cross/Southern in the first round as they face off in a play-in matchup. The matchup will take place on Friday in Spokane, Washington. If the Ducks advance, a potential second round matchup looms against the winner of the 8 seeded Saint Joseph's and the 9 seed Cincinnati.
In the Ducks bracket, the Oklahoma Sooners were pegged as the #2 seed with Texas A&M placed as the #3 seed and Duke as the #4 seed. There are some familiar faces for the Ducks in the region as Oregon State was placed as the #7 seed and the Baylor Bears were the #5 seed.
Oregon was placed in the West Regional, meaning that if they advance they will have potential Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight matchups located in Anaheim, California. Be on the lookout later this week as we will breakdown in detail the path the Ducks face to the Final Four while breaking down the potential opponents.
To note is that game times and channels have not yet been announced for the first and second round. Those should be out later this afternoon or early tomorrow.