Denver, Minnesota Duluth, Harvard, Minnesota get No. 1 seeds for 2017 NCAA tournament

Denver is the top overall seed for the 2017 Division I men’s NCAA tournament (photo: Jim Rosvold).

No. 1 overall seed Denver was sent to the Midwest Regional in Cincinnati as the bracket for the 2017 Division I men’s NCAA tournament were unveiled on Sunday.

Minnesota Duluth (West Regional in Fargo, N.D.), Harvard (East Regional in Providence, R.I.) and Minnesota (Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H.) also got No. 1 seeds for the 16-team tournament.

Denver will play WCHA champion Michigan Tech in the first round of Cincinnati, while Union will play Penn State.

Minnesota Duluth drew Ohio State for its opening game, while Fargo host North Dakota will play Boston University.

Harvard was slotted against Providence, which will play in its hometown. Western Michigan and Air Force play the other first-round game in the East Regional.

Minnesota will play future Big Ten foe Notre Dame in the opening round in Manchester, while UMass Lowell will play Cornell.

The East and West regionals start Friday and the Midwest and Northeast regionals start Saturday.

60 COMMENTS

  1. This year is another great example of why the opening weekend needs to be hosted by the 1-seeds. Two of your 1-seeds are totally screwed over by playing in regionals far closer to the teams they’ll (probably) be playing while making their fans travel cross country which is just a great reward for a great season. Denver going all the way to Cincinnati and Minnesota going all the way to Manchester. The current NCAA tournament format often screws the teams who earned the right to an easier road. It’s stupid

  2. This year is another great example of why the opening weekend needs to be hosted by the 1-seeds. Two of your 1-seeds are totally screwed over by playing in regionals far closer to the teams they’ll (probably) be playing while making their fans travel cross country which is just a great reward for a great season. Denver going all the way to Cincinnati and Minnesota going all the way to Manchester. The current NCAA tournament format often screws the teams who earned the right to an easier road. It’s stupid

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