Bracket Watch: Selection Sunday

Dylan Burkhardt

Selection Sunday has arrived and Michigan finds itself squarely on the bubble.

The NCAA Tournament Selection Show will air at 5:30 p.m. on CBS. When exactly the brackets will be unveiled during Sunday’s extended show, which will now run for two hours, remains unclear.

Michigan coaches and players will be waiting patiently watching the show in the film room inside of the Player Development Center.

Most brackets that were updated this morning have Michigan listed in the field, including ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, who moved the Wolverines into the field in his most recent update. Lunardi has Michigan slotted into a play-in game versus San Diego State and former U-M head coach Steve Fisher. Only Jerry Palm has the Wolverines skipping Dayton and vaulting into the actual field, to face Dayton in Providence, RI as an 11-seed.

There’s only one significant bubble-situation to pay attention to on Sunday afternoon and that’s the AAC championship game (3:15 p.m., ESPN) featuring Connecticut and Memphis. The Huskies appear to have done enough to move into the field, but if Memphis can pull off the upset it would steal one of the last remaining at-large spots.

Nitty Gritty

  • Record: 22-12
  • RPI: 57
  • SOS: 44
  • Home:  13-4
  • Away:  4-6
  • Neutral:  5-2
  • vs. RPI top-50:  4-11
  • vs. RPI top-100: 4-12

Bracketology Rundown

Bracket projections will be updated throughout day. Only brackets with Sunday updates are currently included. 

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  • jemblue

    So, excluding Bracket Matrix, five have us in and two have us out. (I’m not counting Bracket Matrix because they just compile other people’s predictions, and some might be out of date.)

    With a UConn win I’ll feel reasonably confident we’re in.

    • Carl


    • bobohle

      Agree. If Memphis wins,They will be taking from a bubble. That would be ironic if we had to play Steve Fisher’s team in the play in game. I remember having to go against Johnny Orr years back .Does anyone remember who won?

    • Tony DeMaria

      And latest Bracket Matrix update has us as the second to last team IN

  • Carl

    Lunardi must of got some info last night to move us in. He jumped us up pretty high for nothing happening. Just saying…

    • scipiodreams80

      Joe Lunardi’s greatest skills? PR and copying from other people’s work.

    • Tony DeMaria

      Until 24 hours from selection shot he’s a talking head that makes bold statements. Perhaps he also doesn’t take a legit strong look at the resumes until it’s time to get serious on Sat night.