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Final NCAA Tournament Bracketology Roundup: What the Experts Project

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We round up the projections of the most popular bracketologists in the country.

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We’re counting down the minutes until the big Selection Sunday bracket reveal on CBS as we anxiously await Virginia’s fate. Will the Hoos get the 5-seed, or will they drop down to the 6-line in this year’s NCAA Tournament?

Ryan Reese revealed Streaking the Lawn’s final bracketology of the season this afternoon, projecting the Hoos as a 5-seed in the Midwest Regional along with Kansas, UNC, Florida and Butler as the respective 1-4 seeds.

How does this fare with other experts? Generally, Virginia is a consensus five-seed among the 116 brackets available on The Bracket Matrix. We won’t list all of them, but here are what a few experts think:

SB Nation Chris Dobbertean

  • Virginia Seed and Region: 5 - East
  • First Round Matchup: 12 Vermont
  • Lower Seeds Within Region: 1 Villanova, 2 Oregon, 3 Florida State, 4 West Virginia
  • Total ACC Schools: Ten (1 UNC, 2 Duke, 3 Louisville, 3 Florida State, 4 Notre Dame, 5 Virginia, 8 Miami, 9 Virginia Tech, 11 Wake Forest, 11 Syracuse (Play-in))

ESPN Joe Lunardi

  • Virginia Seed and Region: 5 - West
  • First Round Matchup: 12 UNC Wilmington
  • Lower Seeds Within Region: 1 Villanova, 2 Oregon, 3 Florida State, 4 West Virginia
  • Total ACC Schools: Ten (1 UNC, 2 Duke, 3 Louisville, 3 Notre Dame, 4 Florida State, 5 Virginia, 7 Miami, 8 Virginia Tech, 11 Wake Forest (Play-in), 11 Syracuse (Play-in))

CBS Jerry Palm

  • Virginia Seed and Region: 6 - Midwest
  • First Round Matchup: 11 - Kansas State
  • Lower Seeds Within Region: 1 Kansas, 2 Kentucky, 3 Florida State, 4 Butler, 5 Notre Dame
  • Total ACC Schools: Ten (1 Duke, 2 UNC, 3 Louisville, 3 Florida State, 5 Notre Dame, 6 Virginia, 7 Virginia Tech, 8 Miami, 12 Wake Forest (Last 4 In))

Fox Sports Stewart Mandel

  • Virginia Seed and Region: 5 - South
  • First Round Matchup: 12 Middle Tennessee
  • Lower Seeds Within Region: 1 Duke, 2 Kentucky, 3 Baylor, 4 Butler
  • Total ACC Schools: Nine (1 Duke, 2 UNC, 3 Louisville, 3 Florida State, 4 Notre Dame, 5 Virginia, 7 Virginia Tech, 8 Miami, 11 Wake Forest (Play-In))

Sports Illustrated Michael Beller

  • Virginia Seed and Region: 5 - East
  • First Round Matchup: 12 Nevada
  • Lower Seeds Within Region: 1 Villanova, 2 UNC, 3 Baylor, 4 Florida
  • Total ACC Schools: Ten (1 Duke, 2 UNC, 3 Louisville, 3 Florida State, 4 Notre Dame, 5 Virginia, 8 Miami, 8 Virginia Tech, 11 Wake Forest (Play-in), 12 Syracuse (Play-in))

Yahoo Brad Evans

  • Virginia Seed: 6
  • First Round Matchup: (Did not place into regions)
  • Lower Seeds Within Region: (Did not place into regions)
  • Total ACC Schools: Nine (1 UNC, 2 Duke, 3 Louisville, 3 Florida State, 4 Notre Dame, 6 Virginia, 9 Miami, 9 Virginia Tech, 12 Wake Forest)