Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan and Illinois are the four No. 1 seeds for the men’s 2021 NCAA Tournament.

The Bulldogs, who enter the tournament undefeated at 26-0, are a No. 1 seed for the fourth time and the overall No. 1 seed for the first time in school history. Gonzaga is the first team to enter the NCAA Tournament undefeated since Kentucky in 2015.

Baylor (22-2) won the Big 12 regular-season title before it was eliminated in the conference tournament semifinals on Friday. The Bears, a No. 1 seed for the first time, are trying to make their first Final Four since 1950.

Illinois (23-6) is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013 and is a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2005, when it reached the national title game before losing to North Carolina. The Illini enter the tournament having won 13 of their last 14 games, including the Big Ten tournament final on Sunday.

Michigan (20-4) captured the Big Ten’s regular-season title and is a No. 1 seed for the first time since the “Fab Five” squad earned a top seed in 1993. The Wolverines lost in the Big Ten tournament semifinals on Saturday.

This is a developing story. More to come.



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