UVA Was A Big Win, But Virginia Tech Has More Work To Do

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Buzz Williams is looking to take Virginia Tech to the NCAA Tournament. (Ivan Morozov)

According to The Bracket Matrix, Virginia Tech is included in 83 of 87 brackets right now.  Some of those brackets have not been updated since before the UVA win, so it’s possible that the four nonbelievers could have the Hokies in their brackets the next time they do an update.

What does that mean?  It means that right now Virginia Tech isn’t even considered a bubble team.  They are considered by most to be pretty safely in the field this year.  That could change, and there is a lot of basketball to be played.  But today I wanted to take a look at where (and who) some of the major prognosticators have the Hokies playing in the NCAA Tournament.

ESPN: Joe Lunardi has Virginia Tech as a #9 seed playing #8 seed Southern Cal in Salt Lake City.  The winner of that game would play #1 seed Gonzaga in the second round. If the Hokies are going to play in an 8-9 game, this is the one to pay in.  If the Zags are a #1 seed, they will be without a doubt the least talented #1 seed.  On paper, the Hokies would rather play them than a Kansas, Baylor or Villanova.

CBS: Jerry Palm and CBS have Virginia Tech as a #8 seed playing #9 seed VCU in Tulsa.  The winner of that game would face #1 seed Kansas in the second round. This would be an interesting in-state matchup that would be played out in the Midwest.  Virginia Tech and VCU

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