We are still more than nine months from Selection Sunday, but ESPN and CBSSports have published updated NCAA Tournament bracket projections for 2019.


Ohio State appears in one of them.


Now freshly updated with the NBA early entry deadline passed and rosters essentially set for the 2018-19 season, ESPN is calling for Ohio State to return to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season under coach Chris Holtmann.


ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Buckeyes as a No. 6 seed in the East Region, facing No. 11 seed Notre Dame in Hartford, Connecticut. That makes them one of eight Big Ten teams to make the cut, a list that also includes Michigan State (No. 2 seed), Michigan (4), Purdue (6), Indiana (9), Nebraska (9), Maryland (10) and Wisconsin (11).


Maryland and Wisconsin are listed as two of the last four byes and Penn State as the first team out. You can view the entire bracket by clicking here.


In his prior projection released April 24, Ohio State was a No. 5 seed also in Hartford, playing the winner of a play-in game between No. 12 seeds Texas A&M and Marquette.


Over on CBSSports.com, Jerry Palm has seven Big Ten teams in his field and one – Minnesota – among his first four out. None of them are the Buckeyes, which would indicate they finish no higher than ninth in the conference.


Here’s who Palm has in from the Big Ten: Michigan State (3), Michigan (4), Purdue (6), Indiana (7) Wisconsin (8), Maryland (9), Nebraska (12, one of last four in).


You can see his full bracket projection by clicking here.