Guide To Potential First-Round Opponents

I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to look at who FSU might play in the first round of the NCAA tournament.  How can that be done when Selection Sunday is still 48 hours away?  By looking at projections, of course.  I'll update this throughout the weekend.

SBNation Bracketology

SBNation has FSU as an 8-seed.  8 Seeds play 9 seeds.  SBNation matches up FSU with Illinois.  That is an awful matchup as the Illini are much, much better than FSU.  Pomeroy has them ranked 17th!  That's a tough-luck team right there.  The other potential opponents are (including Pomeroy rank) Utah State (15th), Missouri (33rd), Tennessee (56th), Gonzaga (29th), George Mason (25th), and Marquette (34th).  Let's hope for a rematch with Gonzaga or a shot at George Mason.  All of these teams are better than FSU, which we figured would happen given that FSU's record is much better than its resume thanks to a weak ACC. 

Bracketology 101

101 has all of the same teams mentioned above, but swaps UCLA for Gonzaga.  UCLA is not great.

ESPN Bracketology

ESPN's bracketology adds in Old Dominion, ranked 49th in Pomeroy.

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