It will not be a clear path to the Final Four by no means for the Duke Blue Devils. After earning a No. 2 seed in this year's NCAA tournament—and deservingly so—the Blue Devils were placed in the Midwest Region along with the No. 1 overall seed Louisville Cardinals and No. 3 seed Michigan State Spartans.
Despite compiling the best resume in college basketball this season, the selection committee felt as if Duke needed to prove its worth once again.
As we are just days away from Duke's opening round matchup against the No. 15 seed Albany Great Danes, I have amassed bracket predictions from a who's who of college basketball insiders and experts.
While there is a decent chance the Blue Devils can get back to the Final Four, many feel they will come up just short in their quest.
Only time will tell.