Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Bracketology: Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, Gonzaga are the projected No. 1 seeds
By ADAM ZAGORIA
March Madness is only a month away.
So as we check in on Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology, it’s time for an update.
ESPN currently has Duke, Virginia, Tennessee and Gonzaga as the 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, with Michigan State, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina as the 2 seeds.
That would make three ACC teams among the top eight seeds, two Big Ten schools, two SEC schools and one WAC outfit.
The 3 seeds in include Houston, Purdue, Louisville and Kansas, while the 4s feature Villanova, Marquette, Virginia Tech and Nevada.
The SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and ACC each have eight schools in, while the American has four and the Big East is down to three. Three Big East schools — Butler, Creighton and Seton Hall — are among the First Four Out.
Hofstra, which rebounded from seeing its 16-game winning streak end by beating Elon on Thursday night, is currently a 12 seed.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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