Led by Alabama Basketball, latest Bracketology includes 10 SEC teams

Alabama Basketball and the 2025 NCAA Tournament, as projected by ESPN Bracketologist, Joe Lunardi.
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Thanks to Joe Lunardi, Alabama basketball fans can follow full 68-team Bracketology updates almost year-round. Joey Brackets may not frequently finish in the top five of bracket predictions in March, but the deep-dive he does in the offseason is unsurpassed.

A couple of weeks ago, Lunardi had the Alabama Crimson Tide as the top 2-seed. As Lunardi's designated automatic qualifier from the SEC, he had Bama in the South Region, playing in Rupp Arena.

In that previous bracket prediction, Lunardi had Auburn as a 2-seed and Tennessee, as a 4-seed.
The Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks were 5-seeds. Texas A&M was a 6-seed. Mississippi State and Kentucky were 7-seeds. Ole Miss was an 8-seed. Florida was a 9-seed and Missouri was an 11-seed. That totaled an impressive 11 teams projected in the 2025 NCAA Tournament field.

Alabama Basketball and SEC - Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology

In Lunardi's most current Bracketology, there are 10 SEC teams in the field, plus two more, Missouri and Vanderbilt in Lunardi's 'First Four Out'.

  • Alabama Crimson Tide - Up to a 1-seed in the South Region, playing in Lexington, KY. Lunardi's current projection is the Tide's first-round opponent would be the winner of a Navy vs. Wagner game. The Crimson Tide's second-round game would come against the winner of Michigan vs. Kansas State.
  • The Auburn Tigers remained a 2-seed, slotted in the Midwest Region. Auburn's Big Dance opener would be against Lipscomb.
  • The Tennessee Vols remained a 4-seed. The Texas Longhorns moved up to a 4-seed.
  • The Arkansas Razorbacks remained a 5-seed. Mississippi State moved up to a 6-seed. Also at 6-seeds are Texas A&M and Kentucky.
  • The Ole Miss Rebels are a 7-seed. The Florida Gators are an 8-seed.

Bracket Projections for other Alabama Crimson Tide opponents

  • 1-seed - Houston Cougars
  • 3-seeds - North Carolina Tar Heels and Creighton Bluejays
  • 4-seed - Purdue Boilermakers
  • 10-seeds - Illinois and Rutgers (possible Las Vegas Tournament opponent)
  • 12-seed - McNeese State Cowboys
  • 15-seed - South Dakota State Jackrabbits

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