Bracket projection: Cincinnati

Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

If the Bearcats had skipped the non-conference portion of their schedule, they'd have a single-digit RPI and be a No. 2 or No. 3 seed. But the loss to Presbyterian really happened and CIncinnati's non-league schedule really was No. 317. None of that matters against Texas or Florida State, where I see Cincy splitting two high-level games.

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Cincinnati's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: