If you can believe it, there are only 50 days until the start of the college basketball season.
Expectations are much higher for the Arizona Wildcats after they missed the NCAA Tournament last season, but how much higher depends on who you ask.
Andy Katz of NCAA.com is evidently not all that impressed by UA’s revamped roster. He projected the Wildcats will be the No. 9 seed in the West come Selection Sunday.
BRACKET PREDICTION— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) September 16, 2019
We're just 5️⃣0️⃣ days away from the start of the season, and @TheAndyKatz is already locked in with his first bracket prediction for 2020!
Katz has four Pac-12 schools earning a higher seed than Arizona—Washington (6), Oregon (6), USC (6) and Colorado (8). He also has Arizona State squeaking in as a 12-seed.
Arizona did lose Brandon Williams for the season, which is a big blow, but still has a solid core that includes former McDonald’s All-Americans Nico Mannion, Josh Green, and Chase Jeter.
So, what say you? Is a 9-seed a realistic projection for Arizona this season? Or is that too low?