Mid January is usually the time of the year where I really start paying attention to what the so called “bracketologoy experts” are projecting.
Although there is still a month and a half of the regular season to be played, at this point you can get a realistic look at each team’s resume.
Joe Lunardi of ESPN has been good in previous seasons, but hasn’t been as sharp over the past two years. I find Jerry Palm of CBS Sports to be a little more accurate. Palm is one of the most well-known experts on the RPI and the NCAA tournament selection process.
With Louisville being ranked No. 1 in both major polls, Palm along with everyone is projecting Louisville as one of the four No. 1 seeds.
CBS Sports Four No. 1 Seeds:
Palms bracket on the CBS Sports page doesn’t list which team is the No.1 overall seed, but with Louisville being placed in the Midwest region, it certainly looks like the Cards were given that honor.
Being one of the four top seeds would be great for Louisville, but considering the locations for the first two weekends, being top overall seed would pay huge dividends for the Cards. If Louisville was given the top seed and started in the Midwest, they’d play their first weekend in Lexington at Rupp Arena and then travel to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Elite 8 and Final Four.