We are now less than two weeks away from Selection Sunday. Louisville’s regular season schedule wraps up this week. The Cards are currently tied with Florida State for first in the ACC. If Florida State wins out, Louisville will be the 2-seed in the ACC Tournament next week in Greensboro.
Last Tuesday, we talked about Louisville’s resume and the various bracket projections out there on the internet. Since then, there has been a ton of notable results that could impact Louisville’s seeding. The window for a top-2 seed had seemingly closed, but many teams took bad losses last week and the door is slightly open for the Cards to move up in the next two weeks.
Louisville is still 5-5 against quadrant-1 opponents. The upcoming matchup at Virginia will be a quad-1 game. If the Cards could take care of business in Charlottesville and then win the ACC Tournament, they’d have a pretty good case for a 2-seed. If they beat UVA and then lose in the semifinals or later, a 3-seed still seems likely. With the lack of quality wins on the resume, there are still teams that could jump over Louisville with deep runs in their respective conference tournaments.
Bracket Projections as of 3/3 (Links Included)
ESPN: 3 seed in the Midwest playing Belmont
CBS: 4-seed in the South playing Yale
FOX: 3 seed in the Midwest playing Wright State
SB Nation: 3 seed in the South playing New Mexico State
USA Today: 4 seed in the South playing Liberty
Sports Illustrated: 3 seed
TeamRankings: 4 seed
BracketMatrix Aggregator 4 seed
Virginia has played itself off of the bubble and the ACC has four locks for the NCAA Tournament. NC State still remains right on the bubble no matter where you look. With Florida State and Duke both taking bad losses last week, there is no guarantee that an ACC team will be on the 2-line.
As of 3/3, the BracketMatrix Aggregator has Four ACC teams in the field.
Florida State: 2 seed (7th overall)
Duke: 3 seed (9th)
Louisville 4 seed (13th)
Virginia: 8 seed (30th)
NC State: First Team Out