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Florida State basketball gets nice bump in Bracketology projections

Movin’ on up.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Miami-Florida Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Two wins last week have translated nicely for the Florida State hoops squad, as the Seminoles have risen two lines in the most recent Bracketology projection authored by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi. A 9-seed on January 25th, the ’Noles are now a 7-seed.

Lunardi has FSU opening play in Salt Lake City against 10-seed Baylor, as part of the West region. The winner of that game would get the victor of 2-seed Gonzaga and 15-seed UC-Irvine. Should the Seminoles upset the Zags in the tourney for the second straight year, they’d face whichever team survives the pod of 3-seed Houston, 6-seed Iowa, 11-seed Wofford, and 14-seed Grand Canyon. That’s not a bad road back to a second consecutive Elite-8 appearance. The top seed in the West is Michigan State.

Florida State is a 7-seed in the latest Bracket Matrix averages too, showing up in all 91 brackets. CBS Sports’ newest projection also has the ’Noles meeting Baylor in the first round, but in a 6-11 matchup in Des Moines. The forecast is even brighter per Team Rankings, which has FSU’s most likely position as a 5-seed.

To keep up with which teams you should be pulling for to help the Seminoles’ postseason prospects, be sure to check in regularly with our Florida State hoops daily rooting guide.