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Bracketology breakdown: Where KU stands ahead of Big 12 championship game

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Kansas head coach Bill Self directs his players during the second half, Friday, March 15, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas head coach Bill Self directs his players during the second half, Friday, March 15, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

Kansas has just one game left before Selection Sunday.

The Jayhawks (25-8) have won three games in a row, including back-to-back contests in the Big 12 tournament. In the Big 12 semifinals, Kansas took down 10th-seeded West Virginia by an 88-74 margin to advance to the championship game for the second year in a row.

With that, KU’s NCAA tournament projections are starting to become more clear. The Jayhawks certainly could add to their resume tonight with a win over Iowa State in the Big 12 championship, which begins at 5 p.m.

As of Saturday afternoon, though, Kansas has mostly been listed as a 4 seed on bracketology sites. However, a few outlets have KU as a 3 seed. Northeastern, a projected 13 seed, is the most common opponent.

Kansas has been a 1 or 2 seed for nine consecutive seasons. The last time KU was a 3 seed was in 2009, while the team hasn't been a 4 seed since 2006.

Here is a look around at 10 different bracketology sites to get an idea where Kansas is headed for this NCAA tournament:

— Joe Lunardi, ESPN

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 4

The opponent: Northeastern in Salt Lake City

Region: South

Bracket: Lunardi's full bracket

— Jerry Palm, CBS

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 4

The opponent: Northeastern in San Jose

Region: South

Bracket: Palm's full bracket

— Michael Beller, Sports Illustrated

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 4

The opponent: Northeastern

Region: South

Bracket: Beller's full bracket

— Chris Dobbertean, SB Nation

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 3

The opponent: Harvard in Des Moines

Region: South

Bracket: Dobbertean's full bracket

— Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson, USA Today

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 4

The opponent: Northeastern in Salt Lake City

Region: West

Bracket: USA Today's full bracket

— Tim Krueger, WatchStadium.com

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 3

The opponent: Northern Kentucky in Des Moines

Region: East

Bracket: Krueger's full bracket

— Bracketville

Last updated: March 16

The seed: 3

The opponent: Northern Kentucky in Salt Lake City

Region: Midwest

Bracket: Full bracket by Bracketville

— BartTorvik.com

Last updated: March 16

The seed: Top 4 seed

The opponent: Davidson, UC Irvine, Vermont and Northeastern are the 13-seeds in this bracket

Region: None

Bracket: Full seeding list by Torvik

— Bracketmatrix.com

Last updated: March 16

The seed: Top 4 seed

The opponent: Liberty, UC Irvine, Northeastern and Vermont are the 13-seeds in this bracket

Region: None

Bracket: Full seeding list by Bracketmatrix

— Howie Schwab, Fox Sports

Last updated: March 15

The seed: 3

The opponent: Yale

Region: East

Bracket: Schwab’s full bracket

Comments

Adam Bengtson 1 week ago

Beat Iowa State and win the B12 Championship, they will jump Purdue on the 3 line, who lost their first conference tourney game. It's simple to figure out.

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