We have reached the last week of February, which means March Madness is on the horizon. Who stands to benefit from the expanded 68-team field? At this point, according to David Mihm of Bracketography.com, it appears to be Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Kansas State and Virginia Commonwealth.
The first four on the outside sitting in are Memphis, Baylor, Nebraska and Butler.
But, where do the Cats and the Cards stand? Last week Louisville was a 4-seed and Kentucky was a 5. Well, both teams fell a seed after suffering losses.
Louisville fell to a 5-seed in the West bracket after losing to Cincinnati. They would start out in Denver Colorado and face Missouri State in the first round. They would then face the winner of Arizona and Belmont to get to the Sweet 16. Duke, San Diego St. and Purdue are the top three seeds in the West.
The Wildcats fell to a 6-seed after starting the week with a loss at Vandy. They are located in the Southeast bracket and start out play against Richmond in Washington D.C. They would then face the winner of UConn and Fairfield, the same Huskies that demolished the Cats in Maui. Ohio State and Kansas are the No. 1 and 2, followed by UConn at 3. That’s a real tough bracket.
Many are wondering how many Big East teams will get into the tournament, well they have ten with 1. Pitt, 2. Georgetown, 2. Notre Dame, 3. UConn, 4. West Virginia, 4. Villanova, 5. Louisville, 6. Syracuse, 7. Marquette, and 9. Cincinnati.
The SEC gets six, 4. Florida, 5. Vanderbilt, 6. Kentucky, 7. Tennessee, 9. Alabama, 10. Georgia.