With just 16 days remaining until Selection Sunday, I decided to throw in a bonus Friday edition of the projections this week.
As always, I am not trying to guess how teams will finish the year. I am simply seeding them based on their current résumés.
I like to break teams down into three categories:
1. Wallflowers are bubble teams because everyone wants to go to the big dance, but not all have the guts to ask a girl out on the dance floor.
2. Elite teams that are safely in the field are dancing with a hottie.
3. In the middle are the schools that are dancing with their sister.
Last year, I had the most accurate bracket projections in the country, correctly predicting 67 of 68 teams and once again finishing way ahead of ESPN's Joe Lunardi.
I'll begin with the two first four at-large bid games:
(12a) Miami vs. (12d) Iowa State
(12b) Oregon vs. (12c) LSU
First seven teams out: Texas, NC State, Arizona, South Florida, Washington, VCU, Colorado
The projections are presented in slideshow format, with slides consisting of the major conferences. First up is the ACC.