Final bracket projections for Auburn on Selection Sunday

Selection Sunday is finally here and Auburn is once again set to go dancing in the NCAA Tournament.

The only questions are what seed will they be, who will they be facing, and where will they be playing. All of these questions will an answered on Sunday at 5 p.m. CT during the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Selection Show. you can tune in on CBS.

The Tigers are fresh off a hard-fought 76-73 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC Tournament but that game shouldn’t have a big effect on their resume. The Razorbacks are beloved by advanced metrics and a close loss was enough to prevent a trip back to the bubble.

Auburn clinched its spot in the tournament with a 79-70 win over Tennessee in their final game of the regular season. That is Auburn’s top win of the season and gave them the signature win they needed ahead of the SEC Tournament.

This is set to be Auburn’s fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament under Bruce Pearl. While nearly every bracket has the Tigers in it, there is some disagreement on what seed they will be, here is a final look at where they are projected using Bracket Matrix, which combines 105 brackets into a composite seeding.


The Tigers were included in all 105 brackets with their most common seeding being a nine, here is how their seeding breaks down.

Average Seed: 9.33

8 Seed: 5

9: Seed: 58

10: Seed: 41

Highest Seeding

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The five brackets the highest on Auburn are:


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ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Tigers as a 10-seed and projects them to face seventh-seeded Northwestern, a rematch from earlier in the year. The Tigers won the first matchup 43-42.

CBS Sports

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Jerry Palm has the Tigers as an eight-seed and facing off against ninth-seeded Penn State.


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Paul Myerberg, Erick Smith, and Eddie Timanus project Auburn as a 10 seed and to face off against No. 2 seed UCLA.

Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire