Preseason Bracket: Tar Heels lead march to Selection Sunday
The journey to March Madness begins Friday and the North Carolina Tar Heels open as the top overall seed in our preseason bracket projection. Carolina is joined on the top line by Kentucky, Maryland, and Kansas.
With that out of the way, let’s acknowledge the preseason bracket for what it is. A series of educated guesses. Some guesses will be on target (or close) and others will miss their mark completely. That’s the beauty of college hoops, much of what happens is unpredictable.
Preseason Bracket Projection – November 10, 2015
One of the many interesting teams is Louisville. How will off-court issues affect the Cardinals? How will several new faces blend together? There’s enough talent to suggest the Cards will be a lock to hear their name called on Selection Sunday. There are also enough questions to have doubts about how Louisville will navigate a deep field in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The fallout? Louisville is one of the final at-large teams in our preseason projected field. It could go either way.
The same holds true for other projected bubble teams just outside the opening Field of 68 – from Florida to Ohio State to UNLV. There a few mild surprises as projected conference champions. Depending on your point of view, these include Columbia (Ivy), Chattanooga (Southern), and Weber State (Big Sky).
Fortunately, games tip soon and all of these things will be decided on the court.