Joe Lunardi unveiled his first Bracketology for the upcoming college basketball season.
Last night, the North Carolina Tar Heels took down the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Roy Williams and company used a late flurry to win 71-65 and win the program’s sixth national title. Gonzaga had a great run, losing just one game in the 2016-2017 season before UNC knocked them off in the title game.
Now we have to get used to life without college basketball — or do we?
We’re less than 24 hours removed from the 2016-2017 college basketball season, but that hasn’t stopped us from dreaming about the 2017-2018 season. It looks like we’re not the only ones looking ahead to next season, either.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi already released his 2018 bracket.
So, who made the cut?
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Lunardi’s No. 1 seeds are Arizona, Florida, Kansas, and Louisville. Most college basketball experts expect Louisville to be the primary contender out of the ACC next year, along with Duke. The Gators would be a welcomed sight in a top seed after Florida’s impressive run in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
A surprisingly high seed is West Virginia, who received a No. 2 seed after the Mountaineers’ run in this year’s tournament.
We’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.