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.
Lunardi is, of course!
Duke (15 points)
Lunardi: Indiana, Duke, Miami, Michigan
Lunardi: Gonzaga, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona
Michigan State (54)
Ohio State (71)
Lunardi: Louisville, Kansas, New Mexico, Michigan State