With the season starting tonight for the Eagles as they tipoff against Providence, it is time to start thinking about March Madness. However, ESPN's Bracketologist Joe Lunardi does not have the Eagles in the dance yet. He does have Boston University in the dance, earning the Patriot League's auto bid and receiving a 15 seed.
From the ACC,
-- No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Wagner in the South Region
-- No. 3 North Carolina vs. No. 14 Stony Brook in the West Region
-- No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Manhattan in the East Region
-- No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 11. St. John's in the Midwest Region
-- No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Kansas State in the Midwest Region
-- No. 12 Pittsburgh vs. No. 5 Wichita State in the West Region
In addition, non-conference opponents Virginia Commonwealth (4 seed), Connecticut (4) Harvard (8), Indiana (9) and Providence (12) are all projected in the NCAA Tournament field at the beginning of the year.
If Boston College is one of the top 40 teams in the country they will get an invite to the NCAA Tournament as a 9 or 10 seed. But if the Eagles do not earn a bid this season they will not have anything to complain about because they will have had plenty of opportunities to prove themselves throughout the ACC conference schedule and playing teams from the Big East, B1G, PAC-12, SEC and whatever conference UCONN plays in.