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BOZICH | Top NCAA Seeds: Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas ... Louisville

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Rick Pitino's Louisville team is rising in the rankings and projected NCAA Tournament brackets. Rick Pitino's Louisville team is rising in the rankings and projected NCAA Tournament brackets.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Next weekend, for the first time this season, we’ll have the projected Top 16 NCAA Tournament seeds to debate. The Tournament Selection Committee promised.

Until then, I studied the news from Saturday.

Eight Top 25 teams lost. Three lost to Top 25 opponents. Four stumbled to unranked opponents while playing at home.

No wonder I needed an extra hour to settle on my projected Top 16 seeds.

Take a look. (The Ken Pomeroy and Jeff Sagarin rankings are from Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Sagarin ratings are Predictor.) Take a swing. Take a minute to disagree.

WEST (San Jose)

1. Gonzaga (Pomeroy #1, Sagarin #2) – Even if the Zags lose at Saint Mary’s Saturday, they’ll be tough to knock out of a One Seed.

2. Oregon (Pomeroy #19, Sagarin #16) – I picked Arizona as the team most likely to get to the Final Four the other day. Can I switch to the Ducks?

3. Virginia (Pomeroy #3, Sagarin #5) – Syracuse is to Virginia what Virginia is to Louisville.

4. Kentucky (Pomeroy #6, Sagarin #4) – The defense sometimes rests. Or sits on the bench and laughs.

EAST (New York)

1. Villanova (Pomeroy #4, Sagarin #7) – The Wildcats are looking at an easier path than they had last season, when they won a regional in Louisville.

2. North Carolina (Pomeroy #11, Sagarin #6) – Has ESPN mentioned the Tar Heels play Duke this week?

3. UCLA (Pomeroy #17, Sagarin #15) – The defense still is not national title worthy.

4. West Virginia (Pomeroy #5, Sagarin #1) – Sometimes the computer rankings see things that I don’t see – from a team that has lost to four unranked teams.

MIDWEST (Kansas City)

1. Kansas (Pomeroy #9, Sagarin #9) – It hasn’t been a great two weeks for Bill Self’s Eagle Scouts.

2. Florida State (Pomeroy #18, Sagarin #19) – The Seminoles get Clemson in Tallahassee Sunday. Pretend it’s a football game and get excited.

3. Arizona (Pomeroy #22, Sagarin #20) – Oregon didn’t give Sean Miller a chance to enjoy his new contract.

4. Cincinnati (Pomeroy #21, Sagarin #17) – Don’t sleep on Mick Cronin’s team. Several NBA scouts have told me they’re legit.

SOUTH (Memphis)

1. Louisville (Pomeroy #2, Sagarin #3) – Some people laughed when I said the Cardinals were trending towards a one-seed about 10 days ago. Laugh at your own risk today.

2. Baylor (Pomeroy #8, Sagarin #14) – I know the Bears beat Louisville. I also know they’ve lost back-to-back games – and the computer ratings aren’t gaga about Scott Drew’s team.

3. Wisconsin (Pomeroy #10, Sagarin #12) -- When was the last time the best team in the Big Ten was a three-seed?

4. Florida (Pomeroy #7, Sagarin #8) – The Gators got the nation’s attention Saturday night against Kentucky – and delivered.

Just missed: Purdue, Duke.

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