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Bracketology: Where Do Kansas Jayhawks Fit In NCAA Tournament?

The Kansas Jayhawks, along with the Texas Longhorns, are the only two locks in the Big 12 to make the NCAA tournament. Missouri, Texas A&M and Kansas State are probably going to make it as well but KU and Texas basketball are the only two I feel comfortable saying is a lock.

The question now for Kansas is what seed they'll be.

There are plenty of folks that feel Kansas will grab a No. 2 seed. The Jayhawks are 25-2 overall and 10-2 in the Big 12. Their losses came to a top five team in Texas as well as Kansas State, an unranked rival, on the road. They have a solid case for a No. 1 seed.

SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean has completed his bracketology -- remember a lot can and will change -- and has the Jayhawks as a No. 2 seed. 


East
Southwest
Southeast
West
1 seed
Ohio State* 
(Cleveland) 
Texas* 
(Tulsa) 
Pittsburgh*
(Washington) 
Duke* 
(Charlotte) 
4 seed North Carolina
(Denver)
Syracuse
(Tucson)
Purdue
(Cleveland)
Villanova
(Tampa)
3 seed Florida*
(Tampa) 
Connecticut
(Washington)
Georgetown
(Charlotte) 
Wisconsin
(Chicago)
2 seed 
Notre Dame
(Chicago)
San Diego State*
(Tucson)
Kansas
(Tulsa)
BYU 
(Denver)

The problem is that Texas and Pittsburgh have since lost so it's hard to predict how they'll turn out. In fact, Kansas, Texas and Pittsburgh all lost in the same week (and Ohio State on Sunday) so, in a way, their losses may have canceled each other out. 

I predict Kansas wins out the final four games on their schedule, which should be tough. Kansas plays a pair of ranked teams and hosts Oklahoma State, who beat up on KU last year. Winning out, and a good run in the Big 12 tournament, could net Kansas a top seed. (Editor's note: I know there are a ton of factors that go into these decisions but KU may end up as a two-loss team with statistically the best offense in the country. On a superficial level, that team needs to be a top seed.)

Here's their schedule (before Big 12 tournament): Oklahoma State, at Oklahoma, No. 21 Texas A&M and at No. 20 Missouri.

Check out Chris Dobbertean's entire Bracketology write-up to get an understanding of what goes into these decisions.