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NCAA men’s tournament field set, as Notre Dame earns No. 1 seed


The 48 schools in the NCAA Division I tournament were already settled, and now we know their paths to the College Cup.

The No. 1 seed is Bobby Clark’s Notre Dame, as the Fighting Irish pursue a second-straight national championship.

Notre Dame’s path to the Final Four is tricky, as it’ll face the winner of Akron and Ohio State for its first match.

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Some seeded teams got better deals than others. No. 15 California will face a team coming from the other side of the country regardless of who wins between SIUE and Northwestern, and No. 14 Washington gets a similar ‘break’ whether it’s UAB or Furman.

Meanwhile No. 2 seed UCLA will see a good deal of road fans from San Diego or Cal State Fullerton, as many seeded teams could face close-proximity opponents.

View the whole bracket here

The 16 seeded teams are:
1. Notre Dame
3. Michigan State
4. Maryland
5. Indiana
6. Stanford
7. Clemson
8. Georgetown
9. Syracuse
10. Charlotte
11. Providence
12. Creighton
13. Louisville
14. Washington
15. California
16. Virginia

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