Bracket projection: Kansas

Kansas will not be a favorite, but the Jayhawks are always in the hunt

Updated: March 13, 2012, 5:32 PM ET
By Charlie Creme | Special to Insider
Note: For the seventh consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering in-depth breakdowns and historical analysis of the bracket for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

The Jayhawks are a popular pick to win the Midwest Region with its championship game slated for Saint Louis. But is Kansas really better than North Carolina? Isn't the three-headed UNC monster enough to at least limit Thomas Robinson in the lane? I think so, which should not diminish a season of overachieving by KU.

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Kansas' complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket:

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Women's College Basketball
Charlie Creme projects the women's NCAA Tournament bracket for ESPN.com.