Today is a huge one for college basketball. Some of the biggest leagues in the country have already decided their champions, and the ACC title game between Duke and Florida State is coming up.
The ACC is particularly well-positioned entering March. The league is set to have seven or eight teams in the field, but will be littered across the top few seed lines.
Joe Lunardi has been working overtime ahead of tomorrow’s bracket unveiling. He just updated his bracket once again today.
In the latest edition, three ACC teams have top seeds in the tournament.
In Joe Lunardi’s latest ESPN Bracketology, Duke, North Carolina, and Virginia are all No. 1 seeds, along with Gonzaga.
Duke is set to tip off in a few minutes, so things could change again here shortly. He thinks Duke is a lock for a No. 1, but does not think UNC is at this point, though he has the Heels in right now.
Those aren’t the only potential No. 1 teams though. Tennessee beat Kentucky today and should get plenty of consideration if it wins the SEC against Auburn tomorrow. Gonzaga lost the WCC title but is still involved, and Michigan State could get consideration if it beats Michigan for the Big Ten title tomorrow.
Here are the latest Top Four seed lines as of now, from ESPN:
East Region (Washington, D.C.):
Midwest Region (Kansas City):
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
South Region (Louisville):
- Texas Tech
West Region (Anaheim):
- Florida State
- Virginia Tech
Some other notable seeds: Kansas State (Midwest 5), Auburn (South 5), Louisville (Midwest 7), Iowa (Midwest 8), Syracuse (West 8), Ole Miss (Midwest 9), Oklahoma (East 10), Florida (Midwest 10), and Ohio State (West 11).
Texas, Indiana, and Oregon are all among the first four out, while Alabama and Clemson are in the “next four out.” The Ducks can still help themselves immensely, though. The team plays for the Pac-12 title and an automatic bid against regular season champion Washington tonight in Las Vegas.