The LSU men's basketball team won its first Southeastern Conference regular-season title in a decade, and now the Tigers are on the precipice of one of the highest NCAA tournament seedings in program history.
Bracketology experts have continued to bump up LSU (26-5), which has won nine of its past 10 games, including five straight heading into the conference tournament.
The Tigers also moved up from No. 10 to 9 in the latest AP poll.
Most experts now project LSU as a two or three seed.
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Here's where LSU is projected for the NCAA tournament:
Joe Lunardi, ESPN: 2 seed, West Regional (Jacksonville, Florida)
Chris Dobbertean, SB Nation: 2 seed, West Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Teamrankings.com: 2 seed, (No. 8 overall), (no regional noted)
Bracketville: 2 seed, East Regional (Jacksonville, Florida)
Dave Ommen, NBC Sports: 2 seed, East Regional (Jacksonville, Florida)
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: 2 seed, Midwest Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson, USA Today: 3 seed, West Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Jason Lisk, The Big Lead: 3 seed, Midwest Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Bracketmatrix.com: 3 seed, (No. 9 overall), (no regional noted)
Realtimerpi.com: 3 seed, Midwest Regional
If LSU wants to add a Southeastern Conference tournament championship to its resume, the Tigers will need to win three games in three days in …
The top-seeded Tigers would be in good contention for a No. 1 seed if they were to win the SEC tournament this weekend.
The Tigers' first game will be Friday at noon against either Arkansas or Florida. LSU's only two SEC losses came to the Razorbacks and Gators — both in Baton Rouge. The Tigers won on both teams' home floor.
The “nitty gritty” on LSU
The NCAA generates a “nitty gritty” report on each team considering these major factors:
Record: 26-5 (16-2 SEC)
NCAA NET ranking: 14
Strength of schedule (SOS): 21
Non-conference SOS: 10
Quadrant 1 record: 9-2
Quadrant 2 record: 7-3
Quadrant 3 record: 7-0
Quadrant 4 record: 3-0
Quadrant 1 is defined as home games against NET 1-30 teams, neutral site games against 1-50, road games against 1-75
Quadrant 2: Home 31-75, neutral 51-100, away 76-135
Quadrant 3: Home 76-160, neutral 101-200, away 136-240
Quadrant 4: Home 161+, neutral 201+, away 241+
AP rank: 9
USA Today coaches’ rank: 9
RPI (per RealTimeRPI.com): 12
Jeff Sagarin rating: 18
KenPom.com rating: 16
NCAA Tournament dates and sites
March 19-20: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio
March 21 and 23: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
March 21 and 23: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
March 21 and 23: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
March 21 and 23: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
March 22 and 24: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
March 22 and 24: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
March 22 and 24: SAP Center, San Jose, California
March 22 and 24: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
March 28 and 30: West—Honda Center, Anaheim, California
March 28 and 30: South—KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
March 29 and 31: Midwest—Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
March 29 and 31: East—Capital One Arena, Washington
April 6 and 8: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis