Monday, January 2, 2012

Bracket, Schmacket: Irish a Solid #4 Seed

The madness has begun: Which team is in, which is out? Who's on the bubble? What's their RPI? What was their record over their last ten games? For Notre Dame that will be simple - Yes, 19 RPI, and 8-2. For others that might not be that simple.

During the latest installments of Bracketology and whatnot, the 52 brackets that are currently available have the Irish sitting comfortably at a #4 seed. Playing in one of the best conferences in the nation, the Big East has a solid seven teams in, with a possible eight. Here are what the current bracket averages are for each of the conference members:

2 seed - Georgetown
3 seed - Louisville
4 seed - Notre Dame and Connecticut
6 seed - Marquette
7 seed - Pittsburgh
9 seed - West Virginia
12 seed - Syracuse

Possible opponents the Irish could be look at are Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason, Oral Roberts, and Stephen F. Austin.

As the week goes on, Notre Dame's projected seed will not go any lower than a 4. With a win or two, the Fighting Irish could sneak into a three seed. Whatever the case may be, Notre Dame is going to be on quite a few bracket pools for a Sweet 16 appearance!

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