After nearly five months of a grueling basketball schedule, the final NCAA tournament bracket will finally be revealed on Selection Sunday. Only 68 teams will be left standing in the quest for the national championship. The No. 1 seeds will be determined, bubble teams will learn their fate and several fans will be disappointed to learn their favorite team is stuck playing in the NIT.
Indiana, Duke, Kansas, Louisville and Gonzaga are the current favorites to grab the No. 1 seed. The Hoosiers and Blue Devils both lost in their conference tournaments, but they still have strong resumes. Gonzaga blew through the WCC tournament with little trouble and is in good position for the first No. 1 seed in school history.
As for the bubble teams, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky and Southern Miss are expected to do the most sweating Sunday. The Wildcats suffered an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC tourney, while the Terrapins upset Duke to help themselves out. Southern Miss made it to the Conference USA final and fell to Memphis. They did just about everything they needed to do this week except win it all, but that may not be enough for the Selection Committee.
There are still some automatic bids to be handed out Sunday. The ACC, Atlantic 10, Big Ten and SEC will all wrap up their conference title games mere hours before the big show. Those games shouldn't have any bubble implications.
Whether you're tuning in to see who has the No. 1 seed, which bubble teams have made it in and which have been left out, or just where your team has landed in the bracket, all of it will be covered as part of the March Madness Live coverage provided by the NCAA. For the latest coverage leading up to the event, check out SB Nation's Bracketology StoryStream.
As usual, the television broadcast of the show will be provided by CBS, but the network has been ahead of the curve on online viewing for sports fans. It can be streamed via your computer, and is available in mobile options via the March Madness app available for iTunes.