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Bracketology: Where is ASU ending up in brackets?

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We look at a bunch of brackets and try and figure out where ASU will land

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As March nears and the Sun Devils’ stock keeps dropping, the one question on the minds of just about all ASU fans is: “Is ASU going to make the NCAA Tournament?”

Well, after scouring though numerous brackets from a plethora of ‘experts,’ the Sun Devils are safe. Their seeding, however, isn’t ideal.

In a list of 83 different brackets compiled by Bracketmatrix.com, the Sun Devils were listed in all 83. But, with an average seeding of 8.73, the highest seeding assigned to ASU was 6 — given out by two outlets — and the lowest, given out by nine sites, was an 11.

Without much room to improve their resume in the next two weeks, it’s almost a lock that Arizona State will end up in either the 8 v. 9 or 7 v. 10 first-round matchup.

Here’s a few brackets that can give some insight on who and where ASU may be playing.

ESPN — Joe Lunardi

No. 7 Houston vs. No. 10 Arizona State

West Regional — first-round games in Nashville, Tenn.

If the Devils beat Houston, their likely second-round matchup will be No. 2 North Carolina.

CBS Sports — Jerry Palm

No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Middle Tennessee State

South Regional — first-round games in Charlotte, N.C.

If the Devils beat Middle Tennessee St., their likely second-round matchup will be No. 1 Virginia.

Sports Illustrated — Michael Beller

No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Butler

South Regional — location isn’t listed, but its first-round matchup would probally be in Charlotte, N.C.

If the Devils beat Butler, their likely second-round matchup will be No. 1 Virginia.

Fox College Hoops — Howie Schwab

No. 8 Houston vs. No. 9 Arizona State

South Regional — location isn’t listed, but its first-round matchup would probally be in Charlotte, N.C.

If the Devils beat Houston, their likely second-round matchup will be No. 1 Virginia.

Rotowire

No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 9 Arizona State

West Regional — first-round games in Charlotte, N.C.

If the Devils beat Alabama, their likely second-round matchup will be No. 1 Duke.

Sideline Intel — Jeff Griffith

No. 8 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 9 Arizona State

West Regional — first-round games in Charlotte, N.C.

If the Devils beat Saint Mary’s, their likely second-round matchup will be No. 1 Duke.