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: Virginia, Gonzaga, Kentucky, UNC are projected 1 seeds
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Virginia, Gonzaga, Kentucky and North Carolina are the current projected No. 1 seeds, per ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and CBSSports’ Jerry Palm.
Per Palm, Virginia and Tennessee are the 1-2 in the East, Kentucky and Duke are the 1-2 in the South, UNC and LSU are the 1-2 in the Midwest and Gonzaga and Michigan State are the 1-2 in the West.
In the Big East, Marquette is a 5 seed, Villanova a 6 and Seton Hall is a 10 after beating Marquette and Villanova last week. St. John’s, loser of 4-of-5, is now an 11 seed, per Palm, while Creighton is a 12 and among the “Last 4 In.”
N.C. State, Ohio State, TCU and Clemson are the “Last 4 In,” per Lunardi
The super-weak bubble includes three Big East teams in Xavier, Creighton and Georgetown, along with Indiana, per Lunardi.
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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