The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team almost went undefeated in the month of February — until their second half collapse and eventual loss on a buzzer-beater to FSU. So where does that leave them in terms of NCAA Tournament bracket seeding?
In mid-February, the NCAA's Selection Committee revealed the current top 16 seeds in the men's bracket if the tournament were to start that day. While the Hurricanes (23-6 overall, 14-5 ACC) were left out of the top group this time around, the committee's Chris Reynolds said Miami was one of the teams that just missed making the cut.
But that was a couple weeks ago — an eternity in a world where a bad weekend can make or break your March Madness hopes.
So where do the bracketology experts see Miami landing, and in which region? Here's what they're saying right now.
USA Today - 4th seed in the South
As of Feb. 28, the team at USA Today Sports has the Miami Hurricanes as the 4-seed in the South region. Their current projections have them facing Southern Mississippi in Orlando in their first round game.
Joe Lunardi, ESPN - 5th seed in the East
Since his previous update, the top bracketologist at the Worldwide Leader has bumped the Hurricanes down to a 5-seed. As of Feb. 28, Joe Lunardi has Miami in the East region playing their first round game against Iona in Albany.
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports - 5th seed in the South
Palm has dropped the 'Canes to the 5th seed in the South region since his previous bracketology update. His latest projection also has Miami playing in Orlando, but against Bradley.
Andy Katz, NCAA.com - 4th seed in the Midwest
Katz's latest prediction has Miami as the 4th seed in the Midwest, earning a first round game against Toledo. Katz' picks did not include projected locations for games.
Chris Dobbertean, SBNation's Blogging the Bracket - 5th seed in the West
Dobbertean has the Hurricanes as a 5-seed out of the West region. His latest projection has Miami playing in Birmingham against the winner of a First Four game between Boise St. and Arizona St.
Tim Krueger, Stadium - 5th seed in the West
Like Katz, Krueger and the team at Stadium also have Miami as a 5th seed in their latest projection, but in the West region. Their latest bracket has the Hurricanes leaving Florida and going all the way across the country to Sacramento to play Oral Roberts.
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Miami Hurricanes basketball: Bracket predictions for NCAA tournament