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Syracuse bracketology: Projections drifting toward potential 10-seed placement

Will Jim Boeheim cross off another seed on his to-do list?

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NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Pittsburgh vs Syracuse Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team has nothing left to add to its NCAA Tournament resume, however the results around the country between Saturday and Sunday have a chance to continue to tweak things slightly. That goes for seeding too, with certain teams’ success/failure shifting where Syracuse sits in that conversation.

Bracketology projections have been updated once again following Friday’s action. We know Syracuse is in the field, but where do the experts see the Orange landing? Keep in mind that some of these are updated irregularly, so we’re just adding in the most recent projections as they appear.


ESPN: Midwest Region, vs. Baylor Bears

Fox Sports: South Region, vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

ESPN makes it two projections as an 8-seed now, which is an interesting note in the right direction.


The Athletic: South Region, vs. UCF Knights

CBS Sports: South Region, vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Sports Illustrated: West Region, vs. Washington Huskies West Region, vs. Wofford Terriers

Bracket Matrix*: West Region, vs. Iowa (Bracket Matrix is an average of all bracket predictions)

As always, sign me up for the West — though without the Huskies involved. Everyone else here has the potential to be manageable in one way or another. Though I’d probably least want to face Minnesota, Wofford and (most of all) UW.


SB Nation: East Region, vs. Wofford

Stadium: East Region, vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Washington Post: Midwest Region, vs. Cincinnati

USA Today: South Region, vs. Villanova Wildcats

USA Today’s a bit lower than everyone else is on Villanova. Also, they dropped SU down a line following Friday’s chaos, making it four brackets that now peg the Orange as a 10-seed. Don’t really want to face Cincinnati, though at least they play at one of the slowest paces in the country — which could be an advantage for Syracuse.


Quite the variance of matchups above, no? Also, as much as it pains you, you’re probably rooting for Duke if you want Syracuse to get knocked off the 8/9 line since that would be part of how the ACC gets three 1-seeds.