The 2013 NCAA tournament brackets are out Sunday (March 17). Within the NCAA tournament brackets, Gonzaga Bulldogs fans are hoping that finishing the season as the No. 1 overall team in the nation will also lead to the top seed in the tournament. Several big upsets took place around college basketball on Saturday (March 16), leaving quite a bit up in the air when it comes to the seeding.
No. 3 Indiana lost to Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament, No. 8 Michigan State also lost in that tournament, and No. 2 Duke lost the night before in the ACC tournament. No. 5 Georgetown lost earlier in the Big East tournament and No. 6 Michigan even lost in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten. Only No. 4 Louisville has been finding a lot of success in its own tournament, but the success of No. 9 Miami in the ACC tournament cannot be discounted either.
It's certainly possible that the NCAA Selection Committee could feel that a 30-5 Louisville team is good enough for the No. 1 overall seed if they hold on and win the Big East tournament, but it's very difficult to discount the 31-2 season that Gonzaga had. The team also held down the No. 1 spot by winning its own conference tournament, remaining in the top spot for the first time in school history.
The official 2013 NCAA tournament brackets will be revealed at 3 p.m. PT on CBS Sunday afternoon (March 17), it is then that the debate will really begin about which school should hold the No. 1 overall seed and presumably the easiest route to the Final Four. With how balanced college basketball has been this season, though, it is also possible that as many as 10 teams have a very serious opportunity to win it all.
As the games on Sunday begin, the teams projected to receive No. 1 seeds are Gonzaga, Duke, Louisville, and Indiana. Stay tuned fans, because that could shift by the mid-afternoon.