We’re only a month removed from the end of the NCAA Tournament, but predictions are already being made for the 2020 NCAA Tournament. Among them is one from top ESPN bracketology analyst Joe Lunardi, who gave an early look into the top four seeds in 2020.
Coming from the Midwest is presumptive No. 1 overall team Michigan State. They are projected to face the winner of Fairleigh Dickinson and Norfolk State.
The No. 1 seed in the West is ACC powerhouse North Carolina. The Tar Heels are projected to face Montana.
Duke gets the No. 1 seed in the East and will play against Rider.
Finally, NCAA Tournament blue blood Kentucky emerges as the No. 1 team in the South and will face either Abilene Christian or Texas Southern.
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Last year all four of those teams made it to the Sweet 16. Kentucky and Duke ended their runs in the Elite Eight, while Michigan State appeared in the Final Four.
UNC and Duke were No. 1 seeds last year, while Michigan State and Kentucky were both seeded No. 2 in their same regions. Gonzaga and eventual NCAA Tournament champion Virginia were the remaining No. 1 seeds.
One thing is for sure: An all-chalk Final Four between those teams would be absolutely incredible.