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Joe Lunardi Updates Bracketology For 2020 NCAA Tournament

A generic photo of a basketball taken at the 2015 Final Four.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: A ball sits on the court during Michigan State Spartans practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

It's never too early to look ahead toward the 2020 NCAA Tournament, as ESPN's Joe Lunardi has updated his Bracketology. His latest projections include a new program getting bumped up to a No. 1 seed.

The consensus around the country is that Michigan State will enter the season as the top team in the country. Tom Izzo has a solid core of returning players, which includes Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman.

Lunardi hasn't moved the Spartans from the No. 1 overall seed in his latest Bracketology. He's also keeping the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks in their respective spots.

Prior to this update, the final No. 1 seed in Lunardi's projections was Kentucky. Unlike past years, the SEC powerhouse has key players returning for another season.

Surprisingly, Lunardi has decided to push the Wildcats down to a No. 2 seed in the West Region. Taking their place will be their rivals in the Florida Gators.

Michigan State, Duke, Florida and Kansas are the current No. 1 seeds in Lunardi's updated Bracketology.

Kentucky and Florida might have to battle it out late in the season to determine their seeding for the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

As for the other top seeds in Lunardi's projections, it's hard to argue against programs like Duke, Florida and Michigan State.

The full Bracketology update can be seen here.