clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2016 NCAA Tournament Bracketology: 2-seed looks likely for Villanova Basketball

Wins by North Carolina and Oregon late last night appear to have pushed the 'Cats down a seed line, but landing in Brooklyn and Philadelphia is the goal.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Editor's Note: We'll be updating this post throughout the day as things change.

Villanova lost to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament final on Saturday night, severely weakening their chances to grab a#1 seed. With North Carolina and Oregon picking up impressive wins last night, and Michigan State looking like the Big Ten favorites, Villanova will almost certainly end up as a #2 seed.

That's not bad though! Villanova will still be playing Friday/Sunday in Brooklyn next weekend, and is now looking like they'll almost certainly end up in the East regional - a #1 seed may have meant landing elsewhere. Different people will have different opinions on the matter, but I'm firmly of the belief that less travel, familiar arena, and fan support are good things to have.

There are still two games today that could impact seeding, but likely not Villanova's. Kentucky and Texas A&M play for the SEC title at 1pm. Both teams have been hovering around the 3-4 lines. Michigan State takes on Purdue for the B1G title at 3pm. Sparty could play it's way on to the 1-line with a win.

Latest Bracketology Projections (updated 4:00pm ET)

ESPN Bracketology: Joe Lunardi's midday update still has Villanova as a #2 seed in the East.

CBS Bracketology: After Kentucky beat Texas A&M in overtime, Palm moved Villanova to the Midwest region. As far as I can tell this isn't because they moved down the S-Curve, but rather to make the matchups work in each region.

USA TODAY Bracketology: Shelby Mast agrees with Villanova as a 2 in the East - UNC, Indiana and Texas A&M round out the top 4 in the region. This is probably the best bracket from a Villanova's fans perspective that is out there.