SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean published his latest prediction on which teams would make it into the NCAA tournament and where they would place within each bracket. He predicts the Kansas State Wildcats (17-7, 6-6 Big 12) will make it in as a No. 8 seed and the Kansas Jayhawks (20-5, 10-2 Big 12) will miss out on having a No. 1 seed and fall to No. 2. Each team is predicted to be in a different bracket.
The Wildcats are predicted to be the eighth-seed team in the South bracket, which means they would face off against No. 9 UConn (15-9, 5-7 Big East) in the first round. The winner of that game, would, according to Dobbertean, likely face the Kentucky Wildcats, the No. 1 seed, in the next round. The Kansas State Wildcats have six games left to play, three of which are against ranked opponents including a Big Monday game against Kansas tonight, and will need to finish strong to keep their place in the tournament.
According to Dobbertean, Kansas' loss to Missouri gave the Tigers the No. 1 seed in the Midwest, which places the Jayhawks at the No. 2 seed in the West bracket, just behind No. 1 seeded Duke, who had a big win over North Carolina on Wednesday. Kansas would be projected to face off against the Weber State Wildcats (20-4, 12-1 Big Sky) in the first round, and if they make it past that game, they would play the winner between Florida State and Illinois. the Jayhawks still play Missouri again and a win over the Tigers could propel them back up to a No. 1 seed.