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ESPN Releases New Early NCAA Tournament Prediction

Michigan takes on Loyola in the Final Four.

The college basketball season ended more than three weeks ago. Now, the NBA Draft early-entry deadline has passed. The off-season is moving along.

While there are still players who entered the draft without agents who could return to school, there's also clarity on guys who were on the fence but elected to make the leap with an agent. Their college careers are over.

ESPN’s resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi has put out an updated NCAA Tournament projection post-early-entry deadline.

Here’s a look at his way-too-early top seeds:

No. 1 seeds

  • Duke
  • Kansas
  • Villanova
  • Gonzaga

No. 2 seeds

  • Kentucky
  • UNC
  • Michigan State
  • Virginia

No. 3 seeds

  • Nevada
  • Michigan
  • Tennessee
  • Auburn

No. 4 seeds

  • Syracuse
  • Virginia Tech
  • Kansas State
  • UCLA

No. 5 seeds

  • Butler
  • Ohio State
  • West Virginia
  • TCU

No. 6 seeds

  • Florida State
  • Cincinnati
  • Purdue
  • Oregon

No. 7 seeds

  • Texas Tech
  • Clemson
  • Florida
  • Mississippi State

No. 8 seeds

  • LSU
  • Xavier
  • Houston
  • Louisville

You can view the entire NCAA Tournament bracket projection here. There are older versions of the bracket also available.