Whether or not Gonzaga should still be a No. 1 seed after last night’s loss to Saint Mary’s is a huge debate online. We’ll see what the Selection Committee decides on Sunday, but all three major bracketologists still have the Zags as the No. 1 seed in the West in their updated projections this morning.
“Don’t overreact to a single loss by clearly one of the country’s four best teams,” ESPN’s Joe Lunardi tweeted. “If Zags had lost this game a month ago, the conversation wouldn’t exist.”
“It will be interesting to see what the selection committee does with Gonzaga now,” CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm wrote. “I am keeping them in place as the No. 2 overall seed, but that is more likely to change now. The Zags are always an interesting case for the committee anyway because their schedule is not like their competitors in the power conferences. Still, the committee has rewarded this team for its dominance in the past, and the loss tonight aside, Gonzaga has dominated the WCC this season. They are also still the only team to beat Duke when the Blue Devils were at full strength.”
Shelby Mast of BracketWag.com kept Gonzaga on the one-line, but also said this weekend’s games will factor in.
Where about Kentucky? Here’s where the Cats are in the latest projections:
ESPN: No. 1 seed in the South
Lunardi said that despite Gonzaga’s loss, Kentucky is still the third or fourth overall No. 1 seed:
Not for me. Still 3/4. https://t.co/fZGlP2zUr5
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) March 13, 2019
CBS Sports: No. 1 seed in the South
Bracket Wag: No. 2 seed in the South
Is it Sunday yet?