Bracketology: An update as we hit Championship Week

Dave Ommen
NBC Sports

Here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection.

It’s been an unprecedented 24 hours.  Talking about seed lines and bubble teams seems incongruent with the health issues before us.

At this point, however, the NCAA tournament is still a go.  So to is our attempt to convey how we think the Selection Committee will complete its Field of 68.

While the final selections remain a question, there is one thing of which seems certain: Kansas will be the No. 1 overall seed on Sunday night when (and if) the 2020 NCAA Tournament bracket is revealed.

We’ll see how the day unfolds.

Below you’ll find today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology. 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 …

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UPDATED: March 12, 2020

FIRST FOUR – DAYTON

SOUTH REGION

Texas Tech vs. NC State

EAST REGION

Texas vs. Xavier

SOUTH REGION

 Prairie View AM vs. Siena

MIDWEST REGION

ROB MORRIS vs. NC Central

MIDWEST Indianapolis

WEST – Los Angeles                 

Omaha

Spokane

1) Kansas

1) GONZAGA

16) ROB MORRIS / NC Central

16) Siena / PV-AM

8) Saint Mary’s

8) Colorado

9) Houston

9) Oklahoma

Tampa

Spokane

5) BYU

5) Ohio State

12) S.F. Austin

12) Akron

4) Louisville

4) Oregon

13) Vermont

13) New Mexico State

Greensboro

Cleveland

6) Iowa

6) Virginia

11) Xavier / Texas

11) EAST TENNESSEE ST

3) Kentucky

3) Michigan State

14) BRADLEY

14) Little Rock

St. Louis

Sacramento

7) Illinois

7) Arizona

10) UTAH STATE

10) Marquette

2) Creighton

2) San Diego State

15) UC-Irvine

15) Eastern Washington

EAST – New York

SOUTH – Houston                       

Cleveland

St. Louis

1) Dayton

1) Baylor

16) WINTHROP

16) BOSTON UNIVERSITY

8) LSU

8) USC

9) Arizona State

9) Indiana

Omaha

Sacramento

5) Butler

5) Auburn

12) LIBERTY

12) Cincinnati

4) Maryland

4) Wisconsin

13) YALE

13) North Texas

Greensboro

Albany

6) West Virginia

6) Penn State

11) UCLA

11) Texas Tech / NC State

3) Duke

3) Seton Hall

14) HOFSTRA

14) BELMONT

Albany

Tampa

7) Michigan

7) Providence

10) Florida

10) Rutgers

2) Villanova

2) Florida State

15) NORTHERN KENTUCKY

15) NORTH DAKOTA ST

BUBBLE NOTES

Last 4 Byes

Last 4 IN     

First 4 OUT

Next 4 OUT

Rutgers

Texas Tech

Richmond

Mississippi State

Marquette

NC State

Wichita State

Memphis

Florida

Texas

Stanford

Saint Louis

UCLA

Xavier

Northern Iowa

Arkansas

Top Seed Line
Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor, Dayton
Seed List

Breakdown by Conference …
Big Ten (10)
Big East (7)
Pac 12 (6)
Big 12 (6)
ACC (5)
SEC (4)

West Coast (3)
American (2)
Mountain West (2)

Atlantic 10 (1)

OK, how good are you guys at NCAA tournament bracketology?

Not too bad. Our bracketologist, Dave Ommen, is sitting atop the ranks for the bracket matrix, which cobbles together everyone who does this for a living. So yeah, we’re on our game.

When do conference tournaments begin?

Conference tournaments — when teams can earn automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament — begin on Tuesday, March 3. Most of the league tournaments for that week are mid-major and low-major schools (though those can often be the most exciting games to watch).

There is a full schedule for all 32 conference tournaments here, though check back with us later on for previews for all those tournaments, recaps and highlights from the buzzer-beaters and many dunks for the start of March.

When do Selection Sunday and the NCAA Tournament begin?

Selection Sunday for the 2020 NCAA Tournament is on March 15 (about 4 pm ET), while the games begin a couple days later. The First Four is on March 17 and 18, while the craziness of Round 1 starts on Thursday, March 19.

The Final Four, held in Atlanta this year, starts on Saturday, April 4. The National Title Game is Monday, April 6.

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