Choice Sunday for the 2019 NCAA males’s faculty basketball event is right here.
A complete of 26 groups have already punched their ticket to the NCAA event, and the final six will likely be decided as we speak. The race for the No. 1 seeds needs to be thrilling this week, too. Will the ACC get three No. 1 seeds? That is the massive query.
Sporting Information will replace these projections because the convention event motion unfolds.
Groups in italics play in convention championship video games as we speak. (* denotes computerized bid that has clinched a event berth).
March Insanity 2019 bracket projections
Projected No. 1 seeds
Duke 29-5 (ACC*)
North Carolina 27-6
Lowdown: Three No. 1 seeds out of the ACC? That appears to be the most effective wager after Duke received the ACC event. The Blue Devils and Cavaliers will likely be No. 1 seeds. The one query is whether or not the committee takes North Carolina over Tennessee (if it beats Auburn) or the winner of the Large Ten championship sport between Michigan and Michigan State.
Projected No. 2 seeds
Tennessee 29-Four (SEC)
Michigan State 27-6 (Large Ten)
Lowdown: That is the leftovers from the No. 1 line. Michigan State would have the most effective case for a No. 1 among the many group if it bets the Wolverines. The Spartans would have a regular-season and convention event championship at that time. Do not sleep on Michigan both. The Wolverines have a head-to-head victory towards North Carolina.
Projected No. Three seeds
Houston 31-2 (American)
Texas Tech 26-6
Florida State 27-6
Lowdown: Houston has an opportunity to win the AAC event, however that seemingly will not have an effect on their seeding a lot. Florida State needs to be on this line forward of Large Ten regular-season champion Purdue.
Projected No. Four seeds
Kansas State 24-Eight
Virginia Tech 24-Eight
Lowdown: In fact, Kansas is in place to seize the automated bid within the Large 12. Florida State can also bounce up a line if it beats Duke within the ACC championship sport. The Seminoles confirmed within the victory towards Virginia why they’re one of many hottest groups within the nation.
Projected No. 5 seeds
Iowa State 23-11 (Large 12*)
Villanova 25-9 (Large East*)
Lowdown: The Cyclones shot up the board with a Large 12 convention event championship, and Auburn may climb one other line with a victory towards Tennessee on Sunday.
Projected No. 6 seeds
Buffalo 31-Three (MAC*)
Lowdown: Buffalo needs to be a No. Four or No. 5, however that is the place we expect they are going to find yourself. Cincinnati doesn’t have an amazing KenPom rating, however Houston presents a possibility to maneuver as much as that No. 5 line.
Projected No. 7 seeds
Mississippi State 23-10
Nevada 29-Four (MWC)
Wofford 29-Four (Southern*)
Lowdown: Nevada takes the largest hit for not profitable its convention event, which seemingly places it on the identical line as Wofford, which did. The Terriers have a case to be a No. 6.
Projected No. Eight seeds
Washington 26-Eight (Pac-12)
Lowdown: Washington did not win the Pac-12 event, which opened the league up for a second bid with Oregon. That additionally value the Huskies any probability of seed respect. They might be decrease.
Remainder of discipline
No. 9: UCF 23-Eight, N.C. State 22-11, Baylor 19-13, Ole Miss 20-12
No. 10: Murray State 27-Four (Ohio Valley*), Utah State 28-6 (MWC*), Louisville 20-13, St. John’s 21-12
No. 11: Belmont 26-5, Arizona State 22-10, New Mexico St. 30-Four (WAC*), Oregon 23-12 (Pac-12*)
No. 12: Saint Mary’s 21-11 (West Coast*), St. Louis 22-12 (Atlantic 10), Ohio State 19-14, Temple 23-9, Florida 19-15, Seton Corridor 20-12
No. 13: Liberty 28-6 (Atlantic Solar*), Northeastern 23-10 (Colonial*), Vermont 27-6 (America East*), UC-Irvine 29-5 (Large West)
No. 14: Northern Kentucky 26-Eight (Horizon*), Georgia State 23-9 (Solar Belt), Yale 21-7 (Ivy), Outdated Dominion 26-Eight (C-USA*)
No. 15: Bradley 20-14 (Missouri Valley*), Colgate 24-10 (Patriot*), Montana 26-Eight (Large Sky*), Abilene Christian 27-6 (Southland*)
No. 16: Fairleigh Dickinson 20-13 (Northeast*), Iona 16-15 (MAAC*), Gardner-Webb 23-11 (Large South*), North Dakota State 18-15 (Summit*), North Carolina Central 18-15 (MEAC*), Prairie View A&M 21-12 (SWAC*)
Oklahoma 19-13, Clemson 19-13, TCU 20-13, Alabama 18-15, South Carolina 16-16, Dayton 21-11, Xavier 18-15, Georgetown 19-13, UNC-Greensboro 28-6; Lipscomb 25-7; Indiana 17-15; Creighton 18-14, Texas 15-15