Championship Week Viewing Guide: Selection Sunday 2014

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The hour of destiny is almost here. However, there are five games left to be played before the field of 68 is revealed. Here's a quick look at what's ahead for what's sure to be an action-packed final few hours.

All TV info is courtesy Matt's College Sports on TV site.

All times are Eastern.

ACC Championship

No. 3 Duke Blue Devils (26-7, 13-5) vs. No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (27-6, 16-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN and ACC Network)
KenPom predicted score: Cavaliers 67-65

These two met just once during the regular season -- a 69-65 win in Durham way back on January 15th. That loss, and the idiosyncrasies of the unbalanced ACC schedule, means that the Cavaliers may not have a great chance at landing a spot on the top seed line with a win. UVa not only played the Blue Devils just once, they also played North Carolina, Syracuse, and Pitt -- the conference's other three contenders -- once apiece as well. That limited their quality win opportunities, so they're left with a profile that doesn't compare with others competing for the fourth spot on the top line. Duke, on the other hand, will get a look with a victory.

Atlantic 10 Championship

No. 4 St. Joseph's Hawks (23-9, 11-5) vs. No. 2 VCU Rams (26-7, 12-4), 1 p.m. (CBS)
KenPom predicted score: Rams 72-66

This is a rematch of a February 8th game in Philadelphia, won by the Hawks by a 69-62 count. The Rams are the hotter team at the moment, having won a half-dozen in a row following a 1-3 stretch against contenders that had them sliding down the seed list. On the other hand, St. Joe's two wins in Brooklyn followed two consecutive losses to end the regular season, a pair of results that knocked them right to the edge of the cut line. Now both are in position to play on for at least one more game.

Sun Belt Championship

No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (22-11, 11-7) vs. No. 1 Georgia State Panthers (25-7, 17-1), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
KenPom predicted score: Panthers 80-74

Both of these teams are looking to end somewhat lengthy tournament droughts. The Ragin' Cajuns last qualified in 2005, when they lost to Louisville by six in a 4-13 game. Meanwhile, the Panthers won a game in 2001, knocking off Wisconsin before falling to Maryland in a geographically-strange pod in Boise that led to the implementation of the current system. This season, Georgia State won both meetings, but ULL played the Panthers close. GSU won by just three in Atlanta and by seven on the road.

SEC Championship

No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats (24-9, 12-6) vs. No. 1 Florida Gators (31-2, 18-0), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
KenPom predicted score: Gators 68-62

While the Gators are likely going to earn the overall No. 1 seed this evening, thanks to Arizona's loss in the Pac-12 Tournament final, the Wildcats could earn anywhere from a four (with a win) to a six (if they lose). Florida used a pair of impressive second halves to sweep Kentucky this season -- winning by 10 in Lexington and 19 in Gainesville.

Big Ten Championship

No. 3 Michigan State Spartans (25-8, 12-6) vs. No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (25-7, 15-3), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
KenPom predicted score: Wolverines 72-71

The Wolverines should secure the final No. 1 seed with a win, though the Spartans, possibly in line for a three or even a two, if the Committee looks favorably upon their injury issues, will look to end those dreams. A Michigan sweep of the season series (by five in East Lansing and nine in Ann Arbor) helped push it to the Big Ten regular season crown. You can bet Sparty will want a bit of revenge this afternoon in Indianapolis.

The Selection Show

6 p.m. (CBS)

The wait ends and the road to North Texas will be revealed. It's an hour that's not to be missed.

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