The NCAA Men's Basketball Committee gave college basketball fans a first look at this year's March Madness Pool, when they unveiled their top 16 teams at the third annual Bracket Preview show.

Duke took the lead with Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga, securing the rest of the # 1 seeds. Volunteers sit No. 1 in the AP poll, with the Blue Devils at No. 2.

Kentucky won seed # 2 seed. The Wildcats are joined by Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina on the second row.

Saturday's standings provide an overview of what should happen on the Sunday of the selection. The same NCAA Division I men's basketball committee, whose top 16 rankings were revealed on Saturday, will officially announce the 68 teams qualified for the tournament and their respective rankings.

The selection will take place on March 17th.

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The NET draws on the match results, the strength of the schedule, the venue, the margin of scoring, the offensive and defensive efficiency net and the quality of the victories and defeats for evaluate and rank the teams.

In order to ensure fairness, factors such as game dates and the order in which games are played will be omitted from the NET. At the beginning of the season and at the end of the season will be of equal importance. The model also caps the 10-point profit margins to recognize the event as an exceptional item.

In November, the NCAA revealed the five factors taken into account by NET in its calculations: team value index, net efficiency, winning percentage, adjusted gain percentage and score margin.

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2. Tennessee
3. Virginia
4. Gonzaga
5. Kentucky
6. Michigan
7. North Carolina
8. State of Michigan
9. Purdue
10. Kansas
11. Houston
12. Marquette
13. State of Iowa
14. Nevada
15. Louisville
16. Wisconsin

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2. Tennessee
3. Virginia
4. Gonzaga
5. Kentucky
6. Michigan
7. North Carolina
8. State of Michigan
9. Purdue
10. Kansas
11. Houston
12. Marquette
13. State of Iowa
14. Nevada
15. Louisville
16. Wisconsin

March Madness will begin March 19, 2019, two days after the Sunday of the selection.