Believe it or not, we are a mere two weeks away from March Madness. The NCAA tournament begins in earnest on March 17, with one of the greatest days in college basketball, Selection Sunday, set for March 13. Over on SB Nation, Chris Dobbertean has the latest edition of Braccketology, trying to predict the NCAA tournament seedings. UCLA, who has surged into a tie for first place in the Pac-10, is making their way up the rankings, while BYU holds the coveted top spot in the West Region.â†µ
UCLA swept the Arizona schools last weekend, and sits at 21-8, including 12-4 in Pac-10 conference play. Dobbertean has the Bruins as a number seven seed in the Southwest Region, playing Virginia Tech in Tucson on March 17. However, the most intriguing part of Dobbertean's seeding is that UCLA could play San Diego State, currently a No. 2 seed, in the second round, in what would be in essence a battle for western supremacy.â†µ
BYU, which has handed SDSU their only two losses this season, holds the top spot in the West Region, a spot normally reserved for the Pac-10 champion. However, this year has been a down year for the Pac-10, and they project to only get three teams into the tournament. Arizona, tied with UCLA atop the conference, is projected as a six seed, while preseason favorite Washington holds a 10 seed.â†µ
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