It seemed to have been a nice week for Florida State hoops. After FSU disposed of the Troy Trojans at home last Monday night, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi kept the Seminoles as a 3-seed in his NCAA Tournament projection for the second consecutive week. The ’Noles then traveled to New Jersey and topped UConn in what was technically a neutral-site game (but one that we all know was more of a de facto home contest for the Huskies).
Both the AP and Coaches Polls rewarded FSU, moving the Seminoles’ ranking from No. 11 to No. 10 in the country on Monday. But Lunardi sees things differently, dropping Florida State to a 4-seed in his latest projection, released today.
His forecast calls for the 4-seed ’Noles to be opening play in the Midwest region’s Hartford, Connecticut venue, against 13-seed Georgia State. Lunardi has the winner of that game matching up against the victor of 5-seed Nebraska and 12-seed Davidson, with the survivor likely getting 1-seed Kansas in the Sweet 16, in Kansas City.