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, Tennessee, Virginia, Gonzaga are the current No. 1 seeds
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Selection Sunday is now less than a month away.
So as we check in on Jerry Palm’s latest Bracketology on CBSSports.com, it’s time for an update.
Palm currently has Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga as the 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, with Michigan State, Michigan, Kentucky 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 Marquette, Kansas, Houston and LSU, while the 4s feature Texas Tech, Nevada, Iowa and Purdue.
After its loss Sunday to St. John’s, Villanova is now a 6 seed, while the Johnnies moved up to a 7. In this latest mock, St. John’s guard Mustapha Heron would play his old team Auburn, a 10 seed.
Seton Hall, which is tied for third place in the Big East with St. John’s, is currently a 9 seed.
Yale is a 13 and Hofstra a 14.
The Last Four in are UCF, Arizona State, Butler and Clemson, while the First Four Out are Furman, Utah State, Nerbaska and Florida.
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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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