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Villanova, Temple are among 'in' crowd in early NCAA bracket

Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has the Wildcats as a No. 1 seed and the Owls as a No. 11.

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DOESN'T THIS guy ever rest?

Yesterday, Joe Lunardi, the nation's premier bracketologist, posted an early look at next year's NCAA Tournament pairings on

And guess what?

Jay Wright's Villanova Wildcats are back as a top seed, this time in the West Region, while Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls are listed as an 11 in the Midwest.

And, oh yeah, Lunardi has Lehigh in a play-in game.

Two teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference are also No. 1 seeds, but neither is named Duke.

Instead, Lunardi has North Carolina topping the Midwest and Virginia in the East. The final top seed is Kentucky in the South.

Duke, which defeated Wisconsin to win the national championship, is a 2 seed in the South.

According to Lunardi, if the tournament were to open this week, 'Nova would play 16th-seed High Point, while Temple would take on No. 6 North Carolinas State. .

What a relief

There are more than a couple of problems on the itemized list of renovations at Wrigley Field. But the most pressing are No. 1 and No. 2.

As in going to the bathroom.

On Monday we reported that impatient fans had taken to using cups and sinks to relieve themselves because there weren't enough bathrooms to handle the flow (pun intended).

Yesterday, stadium higher-ups had scores of portable potties delivered and even found time to joke about it on the @WrigleyRenovate Twitter feed writing: "Hey, it's an improvement!"

Let's see what fans think after that 1-2 punch simmers for a week or two.

Hammerin' history

It was 41 years ago today that the Braves' Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record by hitting No. 715 off Dodgers lefty Al Downing in Atlanta.