- Joe Lunardi, Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Welcome back to the expanded edition of Joe Lunardi's Rundown. With the start of January, this series now features tournament odds, an element that will take you deeper into Bracketology. Bracketology provides a snapshot of how the bracket looks on a specific day, but, through the use of Lunardi's extensive database of previous seasons, tournament odds tell you how the bracket is likely to look come Selection Sunday.
Top line report
Yes, Duke has the fourth-best profile in the land this week and returns somewhat surprisingly to the top line of the projected NCAA field. Yes, I know the Blue Devils were blown out at Ohio State in late November (and that I rank Duke just ahead of the Buckeyes on the odds chart below). Yes, I also have an apparent death wish.
Resident ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi has the latest look at the NCAA tournament field. The Duke Blue Devils return to the top line and sit among the No. 1 seeds, while Memphis, BYU and Cincinnati are all on the bubble.