It has occurred to me that this could be the cleanest bracket I can recall in many years. If Denver wins the Big East tourney, Albany wins the America East tourney and we beat Army, I think the at-large selections would be pretty well set with four each from the ACC and Big Ten. Top five seeds appear to be set with Denver, Maryland, us, Ohio State and Syracuse, although the exact order still to be determined. Matchups of 6-8 seeds appear to be set as well with Johns Hopkins-North Carolina, Duke-Loyola and Penn State-Albany (exact order still to be determined; I had projected seeded teams listed first but I suppose it's possible that Johns Hopkins and North Carolina could flip-flop). That leaves the 1-5 opponents as Rutgers, CAA champ, Ivy champ, MAAC champ, SoCon champ and NEC champ (one play-in game). The only real controversy remaining if this week's games play out in that manner is who will be seeded where.
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