Bracketology: Are the No. 1 seeds locked up by now?

Dave Ommen
NBC Sports

Here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection.

We’re about to enter the final two weeks of the regular season, and we’ve had the same No. 1 seed line for more than a month.  Which begs the question: Are the No. 1 seeds locked up?

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We can’t go that far … yet.  But we may not be far off, either.  Baylor and Kansas play again Saturday in Waco.  At least for now, the outcome affects the Big 12 title chase more than it does the top line of the bracket.  Gonzaga plays at BYU, but would a single loss at a tough venue drop the one-loss Zags?  Probably not, although it could open the door for San Diego State to claim the West Region.  As for the Aztecs, they will be heavily favored in every remaining regular season game.  Without a surprise, they will enter the Mountain West tournament with a perfect record.  That’s an incredible accomplishment.

Anyway, here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection. If you’re looking for the NBC Sports Bubble Watch, it can be found here.

The latest look at where our NCAA tournament bracketology projection stands …

UPDATED: February 21, 2020

FIRST FOUR – DAYTON

MIDWEST REGION

Richmond vs. Georgetown

WEST REGION

Utah State vs. USC

SOUTH REGION

 ST. FRANCIS (PA) vs. NORFOLK ST

MIDWEST REGION

SIENA vs. PRAIRIE VIEW-AM

SOUTH Houston

MIDWEST – Indianapolis                 

St. Louis

Omaha

1) BAYLOR

1) Kansas

16) ST. FRANCIS / NORFOLK ST

16) PV-AM / SIENA

8) LSU

8) HOUSTON

9) Arizona State

9) Xavier

Tampa

Omaha

5) Butler

5) COLORADO

12) NORTHERN IOWA

12) Richmond / Georgetown

4) KENTUCKY

4) LOUISVILLE

13) NORTH TEXAS

13) VERMONT

Cleveland

Albany

6) Arizona

6) Ohio State

11) EAST TENNESSEE ST

11) NC State

3) Penn State

3) Villanova

14) NEW MEXICO ST

14) WRIGHT STATE

Greensboro

Cleveland

7) Wisconsin

7) Illinois

10) Wichita State

10) Oklahoma

2) Duke

2) DAYTON

15) WINTHROP

15) AUSTIN PEAY

EAST – New York

WEST – Los Angeles

Sacramento

Spokane

1) SAN DIEGO STATE

1) GONZAGA

16) LITTLE ROCK

16) MONTANA

8) Saint Mary’s

8) Texas Tech

9) Florida

9) Indiana

Sacramento

Spokane

5) Auburn

5) Michigan State

12) LIBERTY

12) S.F. AUSTIN

4) West Virginia

4) Oregon

13) YALE

13) AKRON

Albany

St. Louis

6) Michigan

6) Iowa

11) Rhode Island

11) Utah State / USC

3) SETON HALL

3) Creighton

14) COLGATE

14) SOUTH DAKOTA ST

Greensboro

Tampa

7) Marquette

7) BYU

10) Virginia

10) Rutgers

2) MARYLAND

2) Florida State

15) HOFSTRA

15) UC-IRVINE

BUBBLE NOTES

Last 4 Byes

Last 4 IN     

First 4 OUT

Next 4 OUT

Oklahoma

Utah State

Mississippi State

Providence

Wichita State

USC

Stanford

South Carolina

Rhode Island

Richmond

Cincinnati

Memphis

NC State

Georgetown

Purdue

UNC-Greensboro

Top Seed Line
Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga, San Diego State
Seed List

Breakdown by Conference …
Big Ten (10)
Big East (7)
Pac 12 (5)
Big 12 (5)
SEC (4)

ACC (4)
West Coast (3)
Atlantic 10 (3)
American (2)
Mountain West (2)

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