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2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look

[lead align=”default”]Our 2017 NCAA Tournament early look can’t predict upsets, but it can predict who figures to be in good shape on Selection Sunday.[/lead]

You know Duke’s going to be there. You know North Carolina’s going to be there. Finally, you know Savannah State’s not going to be there. It’s just a matter of figuring out the fates of the 300-something teams in the middle.

Doing a full-blown bracketology when most teams have played a single game is ridiculous, but that doesn’t mean we can’t put out feelers. Who gets their dancing shoes on next spring and who’s got the best odds of winning the whole thing?

2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look: Likely High Seeds

Listed in no particular order. Not an exhaustive list.

Duke Blue Devils (ACC),
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12),
North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC),
Kentucky Wildcats (SEC),
Villanova Wildcats (Big East),
Louisville Cardinals (ACC),
Oregon Ducks (Pac-12)

2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look: Other Contenders

Connecticut Huskies (AAC),
Xavier Musketeers (Big East),
Syracuse Orange (ACC),
Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten),
Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten)

2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look: Bubble Trouble

Florida State Seminoles (ACC),
Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC),
BYU Cougars (WCC),
Marquette Golden Eagles (Big East),
Seton Hall Pirates (Big East)

2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look: Mid-Major (and Low-Major) Madness

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland),
VCU Rams (A-10),
Belmont Bruins (OVC),
Monmouth Hawks (MAAC)

2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look: Beware the Early Exit

Iowa State Cyclones (Big 12),
Dayton Flyers (A-10),
Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC)

2017 NCAA Tournament Early Look: Teams to Beat

This is an exhaustive list, in no particular order, of the teams most likely to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Duke Blue Devils (ACC),
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12),
Kentucky Wildcats (SEC)

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