New bracket projections are coming on a near daily basis at this point in the season, and in the latest bracket from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, the Louisville Cardinals are on the move.
Louisville moved back up to a No. 8 seed in the East region in Lunardi’s bracket on Thursday. In his previous bracket this week, the Cardinals sat at a No. 9 seed.
Interestingly, the move doesn’t change where Lunardi has Louisville playing in the first round. In each of his last two brackets, the ESPN bracket expert has had the Cardinals in the East region playing in Pittsburgh. And despite Villanova falling to Providence on Wednesday and losing two of its last three games, the Wildcats still own the No. 1 seed in the East in his bracket.
That means despite moving up, if Louisville advances, Lunardi still has them playing top-seeded Villanova in the second round.
As been the case in most of Lunardi’s brackets, the ACC leads all conferences with nine teams. Virginia owns the top seed in the tournament as the No. 1 seed in the South region. Duke joined Louisville in the East region in Lunardi’s latest bracket as a No. 2 seed.
Both North Carolina and Clemson currently hold No. 3 seeds too. Miami is the next highest-rated ACC team with a No. 6 seed. Florida State and Virginia Tech own a No. 9 and 10 seeds, respectively.
After beating Syracuse on the road Wednesday, N.C. State moved up as well and is one of the final teams to make the tournament as a No. 11 seed.
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