Florida is the number one seed in South Region of the tournament and will start play on Thursday. Florida will find out their opponent after St. Mary's (16-16) and Albany (18-14) play off on Wednesday.
Florida could face Kansas 24-9) in the regional final as the Jayhawks are the #2 seed in the South Regional. They will face off against Eastern Kentucky (24-9). Florida already has a 67-61 win over Kansas, that game was played in Gainesville.
The third seed in the South is another major basketball power. Syracuse (27-5) spent a good deal of last month as the top team in the country and has the talent to win it all. The Orangemen will face off against Western Michigan (23-9).
The Gators could match up in the Sweet 16 against familiar VCU (26-8) who as the 5-seed will play #12 seed Stephen F Austin (31-2). VCU is of course coached by former Gator assistant Shaka Smart.
Ohio State (25-9) is the 6-seed in the South and will play in-state Dayton (23-10). The Buckeyes have been dodging the Flyers during the season and the tournament selection committee had a little fun with that one.
That completes the South bracket. Here is a look at the other top two seeds in the other brackets.
The Western bracket is highlighted by #1 seed Arizona (30-4). They get the right to start off against 16-seed Weber State (19-11). The #2 seed in the West is Wisconsin (26-7) and the Badgers will take on #15 seed American (20-12). Wisconsin is one of the two teams that have beaten Florida this year and the Gators would only meet them in the tournament semi-finals if both teams won their regions of the bracket.
Wichita State (34-0) with their unbeaten season gets to play game one against play-in contestants Cal Poly (13-19) or Texas Southern (19-14).
Beyond that, the selection committee made sure they would meet up with some very talented teams in the Midwest Bracket. SEC second place finisher Kentucky (24-10) with all of their future NBA stars and as an 8-seed would be a possibility in game two. Th Big Ten Champs Michigan (25-8) are the 2-seed in the Midwest. Perennial power Duke (26-8) is the 3-seed in the Midwest. Finally, defending national champion Louisville (29-5) is the 4-seed in that particular region of the bracket.
Finally the East bracket is headlined by 1-seed Virginia (28-6) who won the ACC regular season and the ACC Tournament this past weekend. The Cavaliers will tip off against Coastal Carolina (21-12). The 2-seed in the East is Villanova (28-4)who will square off against 15-seed Milwaukee (21-13) in their first games.
Stay tuned to Scout.com as we bring you more from the Gators run in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.