Rick Pitino believes Louisville or Syracuse could still get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament if they “win out” the remainder of the way.
The same could probably be said of Georgetown and Marquette.
Syracuse, Georgetown and Marquette are currently tied atop the Big East standings at 10-3, while Louisville is a game out at 9-4.
Joe Lunardi of ESPN currently has Indiana, Duke, Miami and Gonzaga as his four No. 1 seeds.
Lunardi has Syracuse as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest and Louisville as the 3 seed in the East.
“If Syracuse or us win out, we would definitely be a No. 1 seed,” Pitino said on the Big East conference call. “I think we have the seventh toughest schedule and then we’re sixth or seventh in the RPI. Last year we had the 2-ranked schedule in the nation. So the Big East has a major advantage in scheduling.
“Now that being said, it’s going to be very difficult for Syracuse or us to win out.”