The Michigan State Spartans shook off the lack of Nick Ward and went on the highway to rival Michigan and scored a giant victory. Per week in the past, the Kentucky Wildcats surged previous Tennessee, and within the course of moved to the highest of the SEC pecking order relating to the NCAA Match. Now, the 2 are locked in a digital useless warmth for the ultimate #1 seed, and whichever one can win the convention event is perhaps the decisive issue (although, it ought to be identified, that each conferences play their finals on Choice Sunday just some hours earlier than the reveal). The 2 look focused for the Midwest Regional in Kansas Metropolis in no matter order they fall.
Tiers of groups appear to be clearing up. There are realistically eight groups which have an opportunity to assert a prime seed. Duke and Virginia are near-locks and simply needn’t collapse. Gonzaga, who has totally dominated the West Coast Convention, must win out. Michigan State and Kentucky at the moment are within the driver’s seat over Michigan and Tennessee, however every of the latter have an opportunity. North Carolina nonetheless has an opportunity as nicely by profitable out.
I might put Houston as an out of doors shot because the ninth staff that might get in that blend, if in addition they win all remaining video games. At minimal, profitable out ought to launch them into 2 seed territory.
Then, there’s a giant group of groups from the three to center of the 6 seed vary and you might nonetheless see loads of motion. Then there’s one other tier for the 7 to 9 seeds, and a few the 10 seeds. Lastly, there are about eight groups in very tenuous place as 11 seeds or 12 seeds.
Reminder that my bracket projections are based mostly on projecting the remainder of the season together with convention event odds, and the way the committee will view groups on Choice Sunday. Right here is my projected brackets with data:
And listed below are my seed lists, and resume data together with Quadrant 1 projected document on Choice Sunday: