Bracketology 2020: Notre Dame/Virginia, NC State/Syracuse among big matchups

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 10: Matthew Hurt #21 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The ACC bubble teams take center stage this week in the top Bracketology battles. Who are the teams in most need of resume wins?

This week’s edition of the top Bracketology matchups has some clarity now, at least at the top thanks to the Selection Committee. They came out with their early bracket reveal on Saturday, listing the top-16 seeds overall. There weren’t many surprises overall, with Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State landing the No. 1 overall seeds.

What it does tell us is that the NET rankings aren’t the be-all/end-all for the committee overall. If that was the case, San Diego State would’ve gotten the nod over Gonzaga for the West Region spot, while Arizona (currently No. 10 in the NET rankings) would’ve been listed as well. But ultimately it doesn’t matter, as a number of results have already changed the seed lines, with more upsets and resume-builders happening.

A lot can change in the next seven days as well, with a number of teams having marquee matchups to make moves of their own. West Virginia comes to mind, coming off a loss to Oklahoma this weekend but faces both Kansas and Baylor this week. Just going 1-1 would be massive for the Mountaineers and would ensure them being in the top-4 in any region.

Florida State is coming off a tough road loss at Duke but needs to be careful in their next game against Syracuse, a team that is right on the bubble. But as I said earlier, the Orange aren’t the only team in the ACC that needs a big win this week.

Here’s a look at the 10 upcoming games that will have the biggest Bracketology impact these next seven days.

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