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BOZICH BLOG: Comparing My Top 16 Teams With Lunardi's

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As we move closer to Selection Sunday, Dr. Bo decided to compare his Top 16 NCAA Tournament seeds with Joe Lunardi's. As we move closer to Selection Sunday, Dr. Bo decided to compare his Top 16 NCAA Tournament seeds with Joe Lunardi's.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – For several weeks, I've put together my 2013 NCAA Tournament mock bracket – at least the top 16 seeds.

I watch a ridiculous number of games every week so I considered simply trying to identify the top 16 teams the same way I learned to do it during a mock bracket exercise at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis several years ago.

Essentially, it's a process of ranking and separating the teams. Re-ranking and comparing them, often on a game by game basis. Shaking them through a sifter until the results are somewhat clear.

But I don't do that with my mock Top 16. Too subjective. I decided to rely on public opinion and computer power rankings. I blend the results from the two human polls – AP writers and USA Today coaches – and the Sagarin, Pomeroy and RPI computer numbers.

So I have this week's numbers. And this week there is a bonus: Joe Lunardi, the proven master at picking and seeding the NCAA field, released his latest bracket projection at ESPN.com Tuesday.

That makes it a perfect time to compare Lunardi's Top 16 with mine. We agree on three Number One seeds, two Number Two seeds, two Number Three seeds and a single Number Four.

Who's right.

Lunardi is, of course!

Here goes

ONE SEEDS

Duke (15 points)

Indiana (18)

Florida (19)

Michigan (22)

Lunardi: Indiana, Duke, Miami, Michigan

TWO SEEDS

Miami (26)

Syracuse (34)

Louisville (39)

Gonzaga (40)

Lunardi: Gonzaga, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona

THREE SEEDS

Kansas (52)

Michigan State (54)

Arizona (56)

Ohio State (71)

Lunardi: Louisville, Kansas, New Mexico, Michigan State

FOUR SEEDS

Pittsburgh (75)

Oklahoma State (95)

Wisconsin (96)

Georgetown (96)

Lunardi: Kansas State, Butler, Ohio State, Georgetown.

There you go. Enjoy.

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