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  1. Latest realignment winners and losers - College Basketball

    Joe Lunardi

    Resident ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi evaluates what the latest round of conference realignment has done to the postseason bid picture.

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  2. Top 10 early-season bracket games

    Joe Lunardi

    There's no doubt that the most anticipated games of this year's Tip-Off Marathon are at the State Farm Champions Classic in Atlanta. The Michigan State-Kansas/Duke-Kentucky twin bill is itself worthy of a Final Four. There's only one ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  3. Ranking the biggest bracket-impact games of the non-conference se...

    Joe Lunardi

    Resident ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi ranks the 10 early-season nonconference games that will have the biggest impact in determining the 2013 NCAA tournament bracket.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  4. Ranking the top 100 teams along the preseason S curve - NCB

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi ranks the top 100 teams along his preseason S curve, looking at where every current NCAA tournament contender stands with regard to its seeding. Includes analysis of potential No. 1 seeds, Final Four sleepers and teams on the bubble.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  5. Plenty of contenders for No. 1 seeds

    Joe Lunardi

    If memory serves, we first began the exercise of post-Final Four bracketing in 2005. I remember this because one of our way-too-early choices for a No. 1 seed in 2005-06 was Villanova, leading to some predictable comments about East Coast (or, in my ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  6. 2013 NCAA tournament - Unpredictability will be theme for 2013 to...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi breaks down the projected 2013 NCAA tournament field based on returning players and incoming recruits and finds a lack of dominant teams at the top and plenty of teams that could jump up to secure a No. 1 seed.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2012
  7. 2012 Final Four - Kansas must limit turnovers and hit open 3-poin...

    Joe Lunardi

    Bracketologist Joe Lunardi breaks down the Ohio State Buckeyes and writes that if Kansas is going to win, it must begin by limiting turnovers and knocking down open 3-point shots.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  8. Why Badgers are a Final Four 'sleeper'

    Joe Lunardi

    Every fall, when asked for Final Four predictions at the start of the season, my methodology is the same: Pick two favorites and two so-called sleepers. The reason for this is simple. More often than not, the Final Four is comprised exactly that way....

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  9. Wisconsin's stingy defense make it a threat to advance to the Fin...

    Joe Lunardi

    ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi makes the case why the Wisconsin Badgers qualify as a "sleeper" to advance to the Final Four. In a game with limited possessions, the Badgers can be dangerous against anyone.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  10. 2012 NCAA tournament - Big East, Big Ten meeting expectations

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi examines seed scores to see how conferences are measuring up against expectations.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  11. Bracketology - The Selection Sunday S curve - 2012 NCAA tournamen...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi gives his final S curve update before the brackets are announced today. The Drexel Dragons are the final team in the tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  12. Bracketology - Pac-12 may be locked into two bids - 2012 NCAA tou...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi digests all of Friday's action and finds the Pac-12 unlikely to pick up a third bid, even with Arizona and Colorado coming from outside the bracket to battle for the Pac-12 automatic bid.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2012
  13. Bracketology - Bubble status updates for Washington, Northwestern...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S curve, looking at the new bubble statuses of teams like Washington, Northwestern and Texas.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  14. Bracketology - With all conference tournaments underway, the bid ...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S curve, and it's officially moving day on the bubble with the ACC, Big Ten, MWC, SEC and WAC tournaments getting underway.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  15. Bracketology - UConn and WVU are close to safe, but other Big Eas...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, and it's a big day in the Big East, with Seton Hall and South Florida both needing to advance and impress in the conference tournament in order to feel some security on Selection Sunday.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  16. Bracketology - VCU Rams could be the first bid theft after beatin...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, which has Northwestern, Seton Hall, Drexel and Xavier as the current "Last Four In" teams.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012