Following a sweep of the mountain schools, including top-25 ranked Colorado, Oregon has remained unchanged on the seed line, still sitting as a five seed, in the latest projections by Joe Lunardi of ESPN.
A couple of notable changes occurred though. In the last projections, Lundari had Oregon going to Spokane, but now he has them going to Sacramento for the first and second rounds, which is coincidentally where Oregon went to start the tournament run in the Final Four season.
Another big chance was Villanova previously being the projected four seed with Oregon, but now that is Kentucky. Lunardi still has Oregon playing Vermont in the first round, which would be a tough 12-seed, and he has New Mexico State as the 13-seed playing Kentucky in the first round.
Also notable was him not having Oregon as a projected conference champion before this past weekend. That has now changed, and he has Kentucky as the champions of the SEC, where he didn’t have Villanova as the Big East champions before the weekend.
Oregon is still slated to be in the Midwest region, which would pair them with the one seed Kansas, again this was the case the season they went to the Final Four, however, this time the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight are in Indianapolis and that season they were in Kansas City. The projected two seed in the region is Maryland and the projected three seed is Louisville.
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