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ESPN's Joe Lunardi Updates His NCAA Tournament Projection

Ole Miss vs. Xavier at center court of the NCAA Tournament.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Dee Davis #11 of the Xavier Musketeers moves the ball up court against Martavious Newby #1 of the Mississippi Rebels during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With the Big Dance only a few weeks away, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has released his latest 2020 NCAA Tournament prediction.

Lunardi updates his bracket a couple of times per week at this point in the season. As Selection Sunday draws nearer, the projected field will start to change almost on a daily basis.

Right now, the same four teams--Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga and San Diego State--are holding strong as one seeds for Lunardi. Beyond that, there were some changes on the three and four seed lines in the last few days.

Florida State replaced Louisville as a No. 2 seed, thanks to the Seminoles' win over Syracuse and Louisville's back-to-back losses to Georgia Tech and Clemson. Penn State keeps climbing and is now a No. 3 seed, while Creighton has moved up to a four spot.

Here’s a look at Lunardi’s current top-four seed lines, via ESPN:

East Region:

  1. San Diego State
  2. Duke
  3. Seton Hall
  4. Auburn

Midwest Region:

  1. Kansas
  2. Maryland
  3. Louisville
  4. Kentucky

South Region:

  1. Baylor
  2. Dayton
  3. Penn State
  4. Creighton

West Region:

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Florida State
  3. West Virginia
  4. Villanova

You can view all of Lunardi's latest bracket prediction, as well as past versions, right here.

March is less than two weeks away; Selection Sunday will be here in less than four weeks. Get pumped.