ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi released his latest NCAA tournament projection today, and he still has Cal as a No. 9 seed, pitting them against Colorado State at Lexington, Ky.
At No. 5, Arizona enjoys the Pac-12’s highest seed — despite being a No. 4 seed this week at the Pac-12 tournament. But the joke is on the Wildcats — Lunardi has them playing the winner of one of the “First Four” games, either La Salle or . . . Kentucky.
UCLA is a No. 6 seed, according to Lunardi, Oregon is a No. 9 and Colorado a No. 1o.
Saint Mary’s, despite its loss Monday night to top-ranked Gonzaga in the finals of the WCC tournament, remains in Lunardi’s field as a No. 10 seed, facing North Carolina in Philadelphia.
Here’s the latest bracket projection.