Editor's Note: The NCAA's latest contest projections were updated with three matches held on 15 March. No hanging line seed. 1 at the beginning of Friday to get ahead and re-demand the best overall seed in the latest projections Saturday.
This major change comes as a result of a major semifinal win ACC tournament across North Carolina, a team that lost it twice in the regular season without Zion Williamson, and Virginia's loss to a Florida State team that is in decline. Other ACC. . Remember, the Duke of Virginia broke twice and the committee will have mercy for a number of losses in line with Williamson recovering from injury.
But it must also be done as to how close the seed battle No. 1
Duke Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and R.J. Barrett is meeting with colleagues against the Tar Heels North Carolina in the ACC competition. (Photo: Streeter Lecka, Getty Images)
If Gonzaga did not miss the final of the St Mary's Conference in the West Coast, the total is probably No. 1 because the NET score would be preferred by the Zags without losing losses. If an UNC met with Duke on Friday, there would be three wins against the Blue Devils to tackle terrible credentials.
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] What is interesting now is to decide which seed No. The selection committee could fall lower. Much depends on what happens in a Saturday championship tournament between Tennessee and Kentucky. If either of these teams were to proceed to win a SEC contest, Gonzaga could be a team off. But North Carolina is in the mix to fall with line No. 2, and the latest loss made by Virginia to FSU does not affect its many overall regime and did enough Duke to stay with No. 1 with Zion back.
► No. 1 seeds: Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Gonzaga
► The last four in: Temple, Ohio State, Belmont, Arizona State
► First Four out: Alabama, UNC-Greensboro, Xavier, Georgetown
• Others considered to be a major bid (in separate order): Creighton, Indiana, North Carolina State, Clemson, Lipscomb, Texas, Furman
Multidisciplinary conferences: Big Ten (8), ACC (7), Big 12 (7), SEC (7), Big East (4), American (4) ), West West (2), Atlantic 10 (2), Ohio Valley (2), Pac-12 (2) West Coast (2).
Leaders or RPI highest from projected pre-tender conferences – (21 total): Vermont (East America), Liberty (Atlantic Sun), Montana (Great Sky), Gardner-Webb (Big South Ir) (North West), Northeast (CAA), Old Dominion (USA Conference), Northern Kentucky (Horizon), Yale (Ivy), Iona (MAAC), Buffalo (MAC), Norfolk State (MEAC) , Bradley (MVC), Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast), Colgate (Patriot), Wofford (South), ACU (Southland), Prairie View A&M (SWAC), Wofford (South), State of North Dakota (Summit), Georgia State ( Sun Belt), State of New Mexico (WAC).
- Transitional schools ineligible to participate: Cal Baptist, North Alabama.
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Note : Most statistical data from WarrenNolan.com is mainly used. New NCAA classification is also considered; this was implemented in early 2018-19.
About our ecologist : Shelby Mast is expecting this area since 2005 on its website, Bracket W.A.G. He joined the US TODAY in 2014. In his sixth season as our national ecologist, Mast has finished as one of the top three technologies in March. It is also predicted for Indianapolis Star, collegeinsider.com and is an inaugural member of the Super 10 Selection Committee. Follow him on Twitter @BracketWag .
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