Georgetown and George Mason are two of the hottest teams in NCAA basketball, having won eight and 11 straight games, respectively. What does that mean for their potential NCAA Tournament seeding? Both are rising, according to the latest NCAA Bracketology projections over at SBNation.com.
Chris Dobbertean currently has Georgetown as a No. 3 seed, on the same line as Connecticut, Wisconsin and Florida. The Hoyas have the No. 4 RPI, so this may even be a bit low. Georgetown is currently placed in the West region against College of Charleston, with Texas the No. 1 seed and San Diego State at No. 2. The Hoyas are one of a staggering 11 Big East teams in the projection.
George Mason, meanwhile, has risen all the way to a No. 9 seed, along the same line as Marquette, Minnesota and Tennessee. Of the four, George Mason has the highest RPI at No. 23. George Mason is also placed in the West region and would play No. 8 St. John's in the first round. The Patriots are one of two CAA teams in the field, joined by Old Dominion, who earned a No. 10 seed in this projection.
Other local-ish teams in the projection include Richmond (a No. 10 seed) and Virginia Tech (a No. 11 seed). Maryland, on the other hand, misses the cut, and isn't even among the final teams out. Five ACC teams (Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, Boston College and Virginia Tech) made it over the Terps.