So far, being the No. 1 seed in conference tournaments has not translated into titles. Both North Carolina and Navy, the top seeds in the Atlantic Coast Conference and Patriot League postseasons, respectively, fell in the semifinals. Syracuse, the No. 4 seed in the ACC, and Loyola Maryland, the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League, captured those tournament championships and locked up berths in the 18-team NCAA tournament.