Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi has pegged San Diego State as one of the four No. 1 seeds for most of the season. But the Aztecs’ conference championship loss to Utah State on Saturday evening has opened the door for another team on the verge of a one-seed.
In Lunardi’s latest Bracketology update, the Dayton Flyers are a new No. 1 seed, replacing San Diego State in the process. It’s been a long time coming for the Flyers – behind star Obi Toppin, they’ve been incredibly impressive all year. As they kept on winning, it has looked like a real possibility that they could get to the No. 1 seed line, if another team slipped up. SDSU has opened the door.
Meanwhile, the Aztecs have dropped to the two-seed line, but remain the highest overall No. 2 ahead of Florida State, Creighton and Kentucky.
Baylor, despite losing a stunner to West Virginia on Saturday, remains the second-overall No. 1 seed behind Kansas and in front of Gonzaga. Lunardi’s latest Bracketology update can be found below:
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The tournament seeding is anything but finalized with several important games left this evening and conference tournaments beginning next week. But it’s important to note conference tournament results haven’t played a big factor in determining seeds, other than automatic bids, in years past.
It’s highly unlikely that either Kansas, Baylor or Gonzaga fall to a two-seed at this point. Dayton may be able to wrap up a No. 1 seed if it holds on to win its conference tournament tonight.
The official 2020 March Madness bracket will be released next week on Selection Sunday.