Now that I have made a hash of my rooting guide for fans of Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs, I am (with some help from Seth Emerson’s Twitter feed) going to attempt briefly to bring you up to speed on the Hoop Dogs’ NCAA Tournament status, as it is projected around the web. Here is how the experts see the Red and Black’s standing vis-a-vis the Big Dance:
- CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm foresees the Classic City Canines being awarded an eight seed in the Cleveland Pod of the Southeast Regional, which would have the Athenians opening the tournament against the UCLA Bruins.
- ESPN’s Joe Lunardi lists Georgia as a ten seed in the Southeast Regional. Under Lunardi’s scenario, the Bulldogs would be Tucson-bound to face the St. John’s Red Storm.
- SB Nation’s Chris Dobbertean seeds Georgia tenth in the West Region and predicts an opening round showdown with the Illinois Fighting Illini in Denver.
- Sports Illustrated’s Andy Glockner has Georgia as a ten seed in the Charlotte Pod of the East Regional. He also foresees the Fox Hounds facing UCLA in the first round, so we may be in for some spirited back and forth with our colleagues at Bruins Nation.
Speaking of Sports Illustrated, now that Nate Montana has transferred to the University of Montana, how sure do you suppose Stewart Mandel is that the Grizzlies’ new quarterback has never heard of the Georgia football team? Oh, well; we’re a basketball school now, anyway, right?