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Bracketology: where are the Spartans headed

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With no games left to play, where do the “experts” think Michigan State well be sent on Selection Sunday?

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There is no one left on the schedule for Michigan State. No one who can help MSU improve its résumé. Like a nervous teenager who just sent the first text to a crush, Michigan State is left to wonder what it could have done better.

But while there is nothing that can actually be done, that doesn’t mean fans can’t over-analyze every possible bracket preview. This is where some of the top college basketball outlets believe the Spartans will be seeded.

CBS Sports

Seed: #2

Region: West

Location: Detroit

Opponent: UC Davis Aggies

Rest of region: 1. Kansas, 3. North Carolina, 4. Arizona, 5. Ohio State, 6. TCU, 7. Rhode Island, 8. Virginia Tech, 9. St. Mary’s, 10. Oklahoma, 11. UCLA, 12. New Mexico St. 13. Buffalo, 14. Montana, 16. Harvard

ESPN

Seed: #3

Region: West

Location: Nashville

Opponent: UNC Greensboro Spartans

Rest of region: 1. Kansas, 2. North Carolina, 4. Arizona, 5. Gonzaga, 6. Kentucky, 7. Houston, 8. Creighton, 9. Florida State, 10. St. Bonaventure, 11. Texas/USC, 12. New Mexico St., 13. South Dakota St., 15. UC Davis, 16. Nicholls State

SB Nation

Seed: #2

Region: West

Location: Pittsburgh

Opponent: Harvard Crimson

Rest of region: 1. Duke, 3. Tennessee, 4. Arizona, 5. Florida, 6. Houston, 7. Seton Hall, 8. Creighton, 9. Oklahoma, 10. N.C. State, 11. Saint Mary’s, 12. New Mexico St., 13. South Dakota State, 14. Montana, 16. FGCU

Fox Sports

Seed: #2

Region: Midwest

Location: N/A

Opponent: Bucknell Bison

Rest of region: 1. Kansas, 3. North Carolina, 4. Wichita State, 5. West Virginia, 6. Houston, 7. Seton Hall, 8. North Carolina State, 9. Providence, 10. Texas, 11. USC, 12. Loyola Chicago, 13. Murray State, 14. Louisiana, 16. Nicholls State

Sports Illustrated

Seed: #3

Region: East

Location: N/A

Opponent: UNC Greensboro Spartans

Rest of region: 1. Villanova, 2. Duke, 4. Texas Tech, 5. Clemson, 6. Kentucky, 7. Texas A&M, 8. Missouri, 9. Saint Mary’s, 10. Providence, 11. Syracuse/Kansas St., 12. New Mexico State, 13. Montana, 15. UC Davis, 16. Lipscomb/Arkansas-Pine Bluff