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Tennessee is a No. 4 seed in selection committee’s latest release

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A look at the current tournament field.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

After a week of hype and potential one seed talk, Tennessee failed to show up in Tuscaloosa last night. They were taken apart by the Crimson Tide, suffering a 28 point loss — easily their worst of the season. It was a deflating moment that took the wind out of everyone’s sails.

According to Rick Barnes, it was a simple lack of effort from the Volunteers.

All things considered, Tennessee remains in a pretty good spot still. That was confirmed today as the NCAA Tournament selection committee put Tennessee inside of their top 16 seeds. Tennessee landed as a four seed and the 13th seed overall.

For those that don’t know, this is essentially college basketball’s version of the Tuesday night college football playoff rankings release. Here’s how the bracket would look.

Here’s the full top 16 field. Tennessee’s top shelf schedule is the reason they remain on this list after yesterday.

No. 1: Virginia

No. 2: Villanova

No. 3: Purdue

No. 4: Xavier

No. 5: Auburn

No. 6: Kansas

No. 7: Duke

No. 8: Cincinnati

No. 9: Clemson

No. 10: Texas Tech

No. 11: Michigan State

No. 12: North Carolina

No. 13: Tennessee

No. 14: Ohio State

No. 15: Arizona

No. 16: Oklahoma

After last night, we needed a bit of a pick-me-up. I still think this team will be fine. They’ve got a fairly easy schedule to round out the regular season, offering a few weeks to right the wrongs that we saw against Alabama.