UNC Bracketology: Where Tar Heels stand on Selection Sunday

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Cameron Johnson
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Cameron Johnson /

A look at where the North Carolina Tar Heels stand going into Selection Sunday with mock brackets

We have finally made it to Selection Sunday as March Madness is officially here. This week, 68 teams will begin their journey to San Antonio for the Final Four at the end of the month.

There will be drama, memorable moments, heartbreak, new stars born, buzzer beaters and more in the next couple weeks. It’s why this is considered the best time of year in sports.

While the North Carolina Tar Heels weren’t able to capture another Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title, losing to Virginia, they stand in great shape for Sunday’s bracket reveal.

With three-straight wins in the ACC Tournament, including beating Duke, the Tar Heels should have done enough to stay as a No. 2 seed.

The big question will be whether or not they start the tournament in Charlotte. With the Blue Devils also likely a two-seed, only one of those teams will get the Charlotte seeding.

The News & Observer’s Joe Giglio broke down the two teams resumes, showing UNC has an advantage: But like stated in the tweet, it’s up to the committee.

As for the latest Bracketology, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi also thinks UNC has done enough to earn Charlotte. His latest mock bracket has the Tar Heels as a No. 2 seed in the East Region, playing their first two games in Charlotte.

Lunardi has UNC matched up with Villanova as the No. 1 seed over Xavier. He does have Michigan as the region’s No. 3 seed.

Virginia would take the South Region as the No. 1 with No. 2 Cincinnati, Kansas in the Midwest with No. 2 Duke and Xavier out west with No. 2 Purdue.

Looking at that, UNC would be in pretty good shape to reach an Elite Eight game where they could face Villanova. The East Region doesn’t look too tough and UNC has already beaten Michigan once this season. The Wolverines are playing some of their best basketball of the year, however.

As for other bracket projections, take a look at where the Tar Heels stand.

Bracketville  (Updated March 11)—No. 2 seed in West Region vs (15) Harvard. No. 1 seed: Xavier, No. 3 seed: Michigan, No. 4 seed: Arizona. Notable other teams: Kentucky  (5),Florida State (9).

Jerry Palm on CBS (Updated March 11) — No. 2 seed in West Region vs. (15) CS Fullerton. No. 1 seed: Xavier No. 3 seed: Michigan, No. 4 seed: West Virginia. Notable other teams: Kentucky (5), Virginia Tech (8).

Brad Evan’s Bracket Big Board on Yahoo! Sports (Updated March 10) — No. 2 seed (fifth overall).

The entire field will be released on Sunday, starting with the teams alphabetically and then slowly reveal the bracket. It’s a big change from previous years when they would reveal it region by region.

The show starts at 6 p.m. and we already know UNC is in the tournament, so the possible drama likely won’t start till later in the show.

Next: Trio of Tar Heels named to All-ACC Tournament team

Make sure to come back to Keeping it Heel for full coverage of UNC’s region, seeding and more!