Joe Lunardi's latest projections should provide some optimism for the league's fans.
A day after the NCAA selection committee of the top 16 seeds for the coming NCAA tournament, bracketology reflected the update that basketball is a No. 4 seed with Selection Sunday a month away.
Selection Sunday is March 11. This has caused several shifts on the bubble and in the middle of the seed lines. On Monday, Lunardi released a new projection for the 2018 men's field. Palm has the Vols facing No. 13 Vermont with No. 5 Gonzaga as a potential second-round matchup in Boise, Idaho. Guess who's appearing in the most surprising of seasons?
Right now, the top four seeds according to the committee are: Virginia, Purdue, Villanova and Xavier. The Big East has two teams in and both are No. 1 seeds.