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FSU is (probably) coming to Tampa for March Madness. But who else?

Florida State looks like a lock to come to Amalie Arena for the NCAA Tournament. As for the rest ... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Florida State's Trent Forrest (3) and Raiquan Gray (1) leave the court together following Florida State's 73-71 win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. [ROBERT FRANKLIN  |  AP]
Florida State's Trent Forrest (3) and Raiquan Gray (1) leave the court together following Florida State's 73-71 win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. [ROBERT FRANKLIN | AP]

Two weeks from today, teams from across the country will be tipping off in Tampa for first-round games of March Madness. But… which teams, exactly?

We won’t find out until Selection Sunday, but bracketologists across the internet have their thoughts. One consensus: Florida State looks like a lock to be playing at Amalie Arena. The Seminoles are tied with Louisville (whom they’ve beaten twice) atop the ACC standings. Even if FSU doesn’t get a No. 1 seed, there’s still a very, very good chance they end up playing four hours south of Tallahassee.

Related: No. 7 Florida State rallies to beat Notre Dame 73-71

Aside from FSU, there’s a lot of uncertainty. It’s not like 2017, when Florida and FSU were obvious picks. Oklahoma showed up on multiple projections, as did Vermont (which has a great story to tell, with a connection to my hometown).

Here’s a look at the matchups bracketologists are projecting for Tampa:

ESPN (last updated: Monday)

2 FSU vs. 15 Little Rock

7 Marquette vs. 10 Arizona State

5 Auburn vs. 12 UCLA

4 Michigan State vs. Stephen F. Austin

CBS (last updated: Thursday)

2 FSU vs. 15 Belmont

7 Michigan vs. 10 LSU

5 Butler vs. 12 East Tennessee State

4 Louisville vs. 13 Vermont

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USA Today (last updated: Thursday)

2 FSU vs. 15 Eastern Washington

7 Providence vs. 10 Oklahoma

5 Butler vs. 12 Rutgers/UCLA

4 Louisville vs. 13 Liberty

NBC Sports (last updated: Wednesday)

2 FSU vs. 15 Wright State

7 Arizona vs. 10 Oklahoma

5 BYU vs. 12 Yale

4 Auburn vs. 13 Akron

SB Nation (last updated: Monday)

2 FSU vs. 15 Montana

7 Marquette vs. 10 Oklahoma

5 Ohio State vs. 12 Yale

4 Duke vs. 13 Vermont

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