Selection Sunday is just over an hour away and the NCAA Tournament bracket projections are still rolling in as bracketology experts make late adjustments to the field. For teams on the bubble, it’s a nervous time as nobody can seem to agree on the final four teams in the field this late in the game. For the Washington Huskies and Gonzaga Bulldogs, it’s a decidedly less nerve-wracking time as both teams are safely in the NCAA Tournament field.
Where the two teams will land is still up for debate, with projections narrowed, but still varying to some degree. Joe Lunardi has the Huskies as a No. 7 seed, Jerry Palm agreed, but others have the Huskies lower. It appears Washington’s ceiling is as a seven seed, with the floor either an eight or nine seed.
SB Nation’s latest bracketology moved the Huskies up a few spots after the Pac-10 Tournament, moving Washington from a No. 11 seed to the dreaded No. 8 seed. Chris Dobbertean projects the Huskies will face Marquette in the first round in Tulsa, with the winner moving on to face Kansas in the second round.
Gonzaga is also on the dreaded 8/9 seed line, one spot lower than Washington at No. 9. The Bulldogs are matched up with Tennessee in the Southeast regional, traveling all the way to Washington D.C. for the first round matchup. The winner of the Tennessee-Gonzaga game would face Pittsburgh, the No. 1 seed in the region, in the second round.
Stay with our bracketology StoryStream throughout the day for the latest updates leading up to the NCAA Tournament selection show at 3 p.m. Be sure to check in with Washington and Gonzaga fans throughout the day at SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits.