2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament predictions are starting to mean a lot more. The updated Bracketology report from ESPN shows the tournament field really starting to take shape as well. According to the latest report from Tuesday (March 5), Joe Lunardi has the top seeds as Gonzaga, Indiana, Georgetown, and Kansas.
With those seedings, Gonzaga would be the No. 1 seed in the West Region, giving the team a great chance to play close to home. In this scenario, Michigan is the No. 2 seed, with New Mexico at No. 3, Ohio State at No. 4, and Arizona at No. 5. This could be an extremely tough bracket, especially with North Carolina lurking as a seven seed.
Indiana is given the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region by Lunardi, putting them in the same bracket as Louisville, Kansas State, Syracuse, and UNLV. On paper, this seems like a much easier route to the Final Four than what the other top seeds are currently faced with.
2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament predictions continue with Georgetown getting placed as the No. 1 seed in the South Region. The No. 2 team would be Miami, with what many college basketball fans consider to be the toughest bracket underneath them. The South is projected to include Wisconsin, UCLA, Florida, Oklahoma State, and California just to name a few.
The East Region is projected to have Kansas at No. 1, Duke at No. 2, and Michigan at No. 3. Those are three schools that good actually win the whole tournament and it presents a very tough challenge for schools like Memphis, Illinois, Marquette, and Notre Dame to hope to emerge from it.
The 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament predictions will likely shift slightly as the final week of the regular season comes to an end and then the conference tournaments begin. It's definitely possible that Duke or Michigan could jump into one of the top slots, especially because Michigan finishes off the Big Ten season with a game against Indiana.
Heading into the final few weeks of the college basketball season, it looks like the Gonzaga Bulldogs could receive the top overall seed in the tournament if the team can win the WCC Tournament.
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