Justin K. Aller
Last week, we mentioned that despite some losses, Pitt was still hanging in on Joe Lunardi's Bracketology rankings to make the NCAA Tournament. Now, after a few wins, the Panthers moved up last Wednesday in his last bracket.
On Wednesday, Lunardi moved Pitt up to a rising No. 9 seed. That's one seed higher than they were last week when he put them at No. 10 and came on the heels of their wins over Providence, UConn, and Villanova. No. 9 is probably about where Pitt deserves to be right now. You could possibly make an argument that they should be a bit higher, but considering that he has Marquette only as a No. 7 seed, the No. 9 slot makes more sense.
This week should tell us a lot. He could still have Pitt as a tournament team even if they lose to both Louisville and Syracuse, but it'd be nice to get at least one of those games.