College Basketball Rumors & News: NCAA Tournament Early Release, Expectations For Duke And Auburn & More In This Week's Rauf Report

Welcome to another edition of the Rauf Report - now in video form! - where I will share my biggest takeaways from the past week in college basketball. The stakes are being raised with less than a month until Selection Sunday, making every game that much more meaningful. You can (and should) follow me on Twitter for real-time college basketball updates and analysis, but here are my eight biggest takeaways from the week.

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The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is set to do their top 16 seed early reveal on Sunday, and Virginia, Villanova, and Purdue are all virtually guaranteed to be No. 1 seeds. But, who will the fourth #1 seed be? Michigan State, Xavier, and Texas Tech all make their case.

There are several other teams that face major questions. Duke has lost three of their last four games and is trending in the wrong direction. What are me to make of them? And what does Auburn's NCAA Tournament projection look like?

We also touch on how many teams will make the NCAA Tournament from the SEC and the Big Ten. What's going on with Kentucky and Alabama in the SEC? Does the Big Ten have any teams (Maryland, Nebraska, Penn State) that are actually on the bubble?

Join the Rauf Report as we answer all of those questions in the video above or below!

Here is the full list of college basketball takeaways and questions in today's Rauf Report:

1) Who is the fourth #1 seed?
2) What does the committee do with Michigan State?
3) Team that will be overseeded on Sunday - Duke
4) Duke feels a lot like the 2013-14 team that lost in the first round to Mercer
5) Team that will be underseeded on Sunday - Auburn
6) Kentucky isn't good
7) Alabama is the most frustrating team in the country
8) The Big Ten is only getting 4 teams into the NCAA Tournament
9) Should the selection committee expand the early reveal?

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