NCAA Bracket Projections 2013: Kentucky Fades Without Noel

by Matt Woods | February 19th, 2013

The seedings on the home page have been updated to reflect the latest NCAA bracket projections through games played on February 17th. The bracket projections are based on the algorithmic models at TeamRankings.com, and also account for the specific rules for seeding set forth by the NCAA tournament committee.

Notes On Today’s 2013 NCAA Bracket Projection:

  • No changes to the 1-seeds for this week’s NCAA bracket projections, and Miami continues to be our number 1 overall seed
  • No SEC team other than Florida can feel safe at this point. The other three SEC teams in our bracket projections, Missouri, Mississippi and Kentucky, are all 12 seeds.
  • Kentucky in particular could be in danger of falling completely out of our 2013 NCAA Bracket Projections. Star center Nerlens Noel was lost for the season in a loss to Florida, and in the Wildcats only game without him Kentucky lost to Tennessee by 30.
  • California, on the other hand, doubled its odds to make the tournament from about 30% to about 60% since last week’s bracket projections. The Bears topped USC and projected 5-seed UCLA over the past seven days.
  • With Iowa State and Baylor now out of our 2013 NCAA bracket projections, the Big 12 is left with just four teams today’s projections.

Every effort was made to adhere to the committee’s seeding rules for this latest bracket projection, but if you spot something we’ve missed please let us know.

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