We’re right here. Maybe the very best week of the yr, effectively, apart from that two-day stretch the week after. However if you would like high quality basketball, massive environments, and drama, it’s onerous to beat this week. You’re virtually assured matchups the standard of Candy 16 tilts later within the week, a number of instances an evening.
As we enter this stretch, the #1 Seeds are removed from settled. Virginia is a lock. Gonzaga would appear to be, however a loss may trigger issues to be re-examined relying on what number of different contenders rack up three prime wins. North Carolina shoots to my 1-line, and may maintain it by reaching the ACC Remaining. Duke is a wildcard; with out a profitable Zion Williamson return this week I feel you must drop them a line. Michigan State, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky are enjoying for a prime seed. Houston, at 32-2, may conceivably be on the 2-seed line when the smoke clears. There’s a lot to play for, along with convention delight. I’ve Michigan State, narrowly, with the ultimate #1 seed however that’s provided that they win the Massive Ten title (and Duke falters, and Kentucky does as effectively).
I already detailed my ideas on the bubble. Right here is how I’ve the groups within the bracket as of at this time. (groups which have clinched an AUTO bid in ALL CAPS, projected auto bid recipients in italics).
And listed below are my seed projections by group, with projected data and Quad 1 data, together with my first eight groups out.