U.S. News Spotlights Gonzaga in Sweet 16 Rankings
Ranking schools in the Sweet 16
The 16 schools in the NCAA men's basketball tournament aren't just good at athletics – academics are also noteworthy. Of the teams remaining from the original group of 64 that began tournament play, 15 represent National Universities, schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors as well as master's and doctoral programs.
The lone regional university is Gonzaga University in Washington. Eight of the National Universities in the Sweet 16 are ranked in the U.S. News top 100. Only two schools that made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament – Gonzaga and Duke University – are private. As March Madness rages on, here's a look at the schools that made the Sweet 16 and how each ranks, per U.S. News data.