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By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio
Where do the Bona men’s and women’s basketball teams rank in each media outlet’s Monday bracketology update? Here are the latest projections:
ESPN- Joe Lunardi still has the Bonnies in his “First Four Out,” in the third slot this time. Last Thursday a fan asked him on Twitter if the Bonnies have a shot at an at-large bid and he responded, “A good shot.”
A win over St. Joe’s, which just happens to be Lunardi’s alma mater, on Wednesday would surely help Bonaventure’s chances. The team just has to keep winning.
Dayton, St. Joe’s, VCU are still in Lunardi’s field of 68. Dayton is a seven-seed, Joe’s in an eight and VCU is a ten. George Washington is in the “next four out.”
USA Today- Shelby Mast also has the Bonnies in the “First Four Out” once again, but one slot higher this time as the third team in that group.
VCU is the first team out after a seven-point loss to George Mason. Dayton and St. Joe’s are both eight-seeds. George Washington is listed in “others being considered.”
CBS Sports- Bonnies fans will like Palm’s bracket, as he has the team among the “Last Four In,” playing Michigan in a First Four game in Dayton. The winner of that game would get a 10-seed in the South Region.
VCU is out of Palm’s field of 68, dropping to the “First Four Out” with George Washington. Dayton is listed as a six-seed, while St. Joe’s is an eight.
TeamRankings.com: Team Rankings lowered SBU’s seed to an 11 in its latest bracketology, but upped the team’s percent chance of making the tourney to 64 percent. The site still has Bona losing to St. Joe’s on Wednesday and beating Saint Louis on Saturday.
ESPN- Though his next full bracketology won’t be released until Tuesday, Creme currently has the Bonnies in his “First Four Out.” Duquesne and George Washington are still assumed to be in the field.
College Sports Madness- Bonaventure’s win over Duquesne on Sunday puts them firmly in College Sports Madness’s bracket, as a seven-seed.
Duquesne fell to an 11, while George Washington is a 12 and VCU is not even being highly considered. The Bonnies made a huge jump from last week, when they were an 11-seed in the “Last Eight In.”
For both teams, the mission is clear: just keep winning.