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Bracketology update: Utah seen as a consensus No. 3 seed

Selection Sunday is just a week and a half away, and the Utah basketball team is continuing to shoot up the ladder of national respect.

Following a home victory over Arizona, the Utes' first win over the Wildcats since joining the Pac-12, Utah is seen as a consensus No. 3 seed by several national outlets in their most recent NCAA tournament prognostications.

Here's a look at several national bracket projections that have been updated this week, which show where the Utes, Weber State and Pac-12 teams have landed.

CBS Sports

Utah’s seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 Hawaii (Denver) in Midwest Region

The Utes stayed at a third seed in this week’s bracket and are paired with a first-round matchup of No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Wichita State in Denver. Hawaii leads the Big West by a game over UC Irvine and has won seven of its past eight games.

Other Pac-12 first-round projections include:

- No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 15 New Mexico State (Spokane, Washington) in West Region

- No. 5 California vs. No. 12 Chattanooga (Spokane) in West Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Vanderbilt/Cincinnati winner (Providence, Rhode Island) in West Region

- No. 7 Colorado vs. No. 10 St. Bonaventure/Michigan winner (St. Louis) in South Region

- No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Syracuse (Oklahoma City) in South Region

- No. 9 Oregon State vs. No. 8 Seton Hall (Des Moines, Iowa) in Midwest Region

Weber State’s seed: No. 15, vs. No. 2 Virginia (Raleigh, North Carolina) in Midwest Region

The Wildcats made their way into the bracketology after beating Montana State and Montana last week to take over sole possession of first in the Big Sky. The Cavaliers are tied for third in the ACC with Louisville and are coming off a loss to then-No. 12 Miami, followed by a win over then-No. 7 North Carolina.

USA Today

Utah’s seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 UAB (Denver) in South Region

The Utes moved up a seed in the USA Today projections and are paired with a first-round matchup of No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Michigan in Denver. UAB leads Conference USA by three games and has won seven of its past eight games.

Other Pac-12 first-round projections include:

- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 Hawaii (Spokane) in Midwest Region

- No. 5 California vs. No. 12 Valparaiso (Denver) in East Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Little Rock (Spokane) in Midwest Region

- No. 7 Colorado vs. No. 10 Providence (Brooklyn) in Midwest Region

- No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Vanderbilt (Oklahoma City) in West Region

- No. 9 Oregon State vs. No. 8 Dayton (Des Moines) in Midwest Region

- Stanford is listed among the first four out

Weber State’s seed: No. 15, vs. No. 2 Miami (Brooklyn) in Midwest Region

The Hurricanes are tied with North Carolina atop the ACC and are coming off a victory over then-No. 11 Louisville. Miami has four wins over top 25 teams this year.

Yahoo! Sports

Utah’s seed: No. 3

Yahoo! does not specify matchups; rather, Brad Evans breaks it down by ranking the field and grouping them by seed. The Utes jumped a seed in Evans’ latest ranking and are No. 11 overall, the second-best Pac-12 team.

Other Pac-12 projections:

- No. 2 seed: Oregon

- No. 6 seeds: California, Arizona

- No. 8 seeds: Colorado, USC

- No. 10 seed: Oregon State

Weber State’s seed: No. 16

In Evans’ most recent overall ranking, the Wildcats fall a spot to No. 64.

ESPN

Utah’s seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin (Denver) in South Region

The Utes are on an upward climb in Joe Lunardi’s latest projections and are paired with a first-round matchup of No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Saint Mary's in Denver. The Lumberjacks are undefeated in Southland play and this would be a rematch of Stephen F. Austin and Utah's NCAA contest last year, which the Utes won 57-50.

Other Pac-12 first-round projections include:

- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 Belmont (Spokane) in West Region

- No. 5 California vs. No. 12 Little Rock (Spokane) in South Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Monmouth (Providence) in East Region

- No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Syracuse (Des Moines) in Midwest Region

- No. 9 USC vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh (Brooklyn) in East Region

- No. 11 Oregon State vs. No. 11 Gonzaga (Dayton, Ohio) in play-in game in Midwest Region

- Washington is listed among the next four out

Weber State’s seed: No. 15, vs. No. 2 Miami (Brooklyn) in East Region

This is the second prediction of a matchup between the Wildcats and the Hurricanes in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Sports Illustrated

Utah’s seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 Stony Brook in West Region

Sports Illustrated, which does not specify the location of the first-round matchups, vaulted the Utes up three seeds from this time last week. It’s the second time in a projection from Monday that Utah is facing Stony Brook. They are paired with a first-round matchup of No. 6 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Little Rock.

Other Pac-12 first-round projections include:

- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 UNC-Wilmington in Midwest Region

- No. 6 California vs. No. 11 Butler/Vanderbilt winner in East Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Wichita State in South Region

- No. 7 Colorado vs. No. 10 Syracuse in South Region

- No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence in Midwest Region

- No. 9 Oregon State vs. No. 8 Dayton in South Region

Weber State’s seed: No. 16, vs. No. 1 Virginia in South Region

This is the second matchup prediction between the Wildcats and Cavaliers, who finish the regular season at home against No. 11 Louisville.

Fox Sports

Utah's seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 Stony Brook (Denver) in East Region

Fox Sports bumps the Utes up to a third seed and they are paired with a first-round matchup between No. 6 Indiana vs. No. 11 Valparaiso. This is the third matchup projection between Utah and Stony Brook.

Other Pac-12 first-round projections include:

- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 UAB (Spokane) in South Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Cincinnati/Michigan winner (Providence) in Midwest Region

- No. 6 California vs. No. 11 Saint Mary's (Oklahoma City) in West Region

- No. 7 Colorado vs. No. 10 Connecticut (Brooklyn) in East Region

- No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence (Des Moines) in Midwest Region

- No. 8 Oregon State vs. No. 9 Syracuse (St. Louis) in West Region

Weber State's seed: No. 15, vs. No. 2 Xavier (St. Louis) in Midwest Region

This is the second projected matchup between the Wildcats and Musketeers.

Sporting News

Utah's seed: No. 3

Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan groups the teams by seeds in his projection and lists the Utes as a No. 3 seed alongside fellow Pac-12 member Oregon, Maryland and West Virginia. Last week, Fagan had the Utes as a No. 4 seed.

Other Pac-12 projections include:

- No. 3 seed: Oregon

- No. 6 seed: California, Arizona

- No. 7 seeds: Colorado

- No. 8 seed: Oregon State

- No. 9 seed: USC

Of note: Fagan lists Weber State as a No. 16 seed.

NBC Sports

Utah's seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin (Spokane) in Midwest Region

The Utes and Lumberjacks are paired with a first-round matchup between No. 6 Wisconsin and the No. 11 winner between Florida and Butler. This is the second projection for a first-round rematch between Utah and Stephen F. Austin.

Other Pac-12 projections include:

- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 Hawaii (Spokane) in West Region

- No. 6 California vs. No. 11 Cincinnati/Michigan winner (Providence) in South Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Connecticut (Providence) in East Region

- No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Syracuse (Oklahoma City) in West Region

- No. 9 Oregon State vs. No. 8 South Carolina (Brooklyn) in South Region

- No. 10 USC vs. No. 7 Notre Dame (St. Louis) in East Region

Weber State's seed: No. 15 vs. No. 2 North Carolina (Raleigh) in West Region

This game is paired with a first-round matchup between No. 7 Texas Tech and No. 10 Alabama. The Tar Heels are tied with Miami for first in the ACC and have won three of their past four games. North Carolina finishes up the regular season at No. 17 Duke on Saturday.

SB Nation

Utah's seed: No. 3, vs. No. 14 IPFW (Denver) in Midwest Region

The Utes are projected to play their first NCAA game in Denver by five national outlets, including SB Nation. Utah and IPFW are paired with a first-round matchup between No. 6 Texas and No. 11 VCU. The Mastodons are tied with South Dakota State for the top spot in the Summit League.

Other Pac-12 projections include:

- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 14 Hawaii (Spokane) in West Region

- No. 6 California vs. No. 11 Butler/Florida winner (Providence) in East Region

- No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Monmouth (Providence) in South Region

- No. 7 Colorado vs. No. 10 Temple (Oklahoma City) in West Region

- No. 9 USC vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh (Brooklyn) in East Region

- No. 12 Oregon State vs. No. 12 Cincinnati (Dayton) in play-in game in South Region

Weber State's seed: No. 16, vs. No. 1 Michigan State (St. Louis) in West Region

The Spartans are 25-5 this season and have won nine of their past 10 games heading into their regular-season finale at home against rival Ohio State. Weber State and Michigan State are paired with a first-round matchup between No. 8 South Carolina and No. 9 Wichita State.

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