With the official bracket set for the NCAA Tournament, ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi can finally rest for the first time in weeks. Although trying to make predictions for college basketball can be really tough, he somehow only got one team wrong from the field.
Lunardi correctly predicted which teams would get No. 1 seeds in the bracket for each region. While his seeding wasn't spot-on for every team, 47 out of 68 predictions were right.
The one mistake that Lunardi had in his entire bracket is that he put TCU over Belmont. It's hard to blame him for choosing a school from a major conference, especially since the Horned Frogs owned a 20-13 record.
However, the selection committee gave an at-large bid to the Bruins from the Ohio Valley Conference. Belmont finished the regular season with a 26-5 record and lost in the conference championship to Murray State.
It's fair to say Belmont making the tournament is the biggest shocker from Selection Sunday. After all, Ohio State and Florida got their invite to the dance basically because they play tough competition each game.
Lunardi was so accurate during his bracket projections that even his seeding for mid-majors were pretty close.
Here is a recap of his Bracketology:
The official breakdown from Lunardi's 'Bracketology' went better than anyone could expect. Now, all eyes will be toward next season to see if he can get every team right.