Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/13/13

The college basketball season tips off on Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with some dangerously early NCAA Tournament projections? Nope, I can’t think of a better way either. In the offseason, the NCAA made some changes to the bracketing rules, which will make life for bracketologists a bit more challenging this season. For now though, I focused only on selecting and seeding the field. Last season I finished seventh in the Bracket Matrix, which hopefully proves that my second place finish in 2012 was no fluke. #1 Seeds Kentucky – Led by Julius Randle, James Young, and the Harrison twins, the nation’s best recruiting class has propelled the Cats to the top of the preseason polls. If the influx of new talent can mesh well with sophomores Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress, the sky is the limit. Michigan State – Super-soph Gary Harris and senior Adreian Payne passed up the NBA for a shot to get Tom Izzo and the Spartans back to the Final Four. It feels like I’ve said this
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