1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 1st

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THE BRACKET
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PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Duke, Villanova, Michigan State, Arizona State

The 2 Seeds

North Carolina, Xavier, Oklahoma, Texas A&M

The 3 Seeds

Kansas, Virginia, West Virginia, Purdue

The 4 Seeds

Arizona, TCU, Wichita State, Seton Hall

The 5 Seeds

Kentucky, Miami (FL), Arkansas, Clemson

The 6 Seeds

Texas Tech, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Gonzaga

The 7 Seeds

Florida State, Notre Dame, Nevada, Missouri

The 8 Seeds

Louisville, Michigan, Creighton, SMU

The 9 Seeds

Syracuse, Butler, Alabama, Minnesota

The 10 Seeds

Florida, Baylor, Texas, Rhode Island

The 11 Seeds

Auburn, Maryland, St. Mary’s (CA), UCLA, Virginia Tech, St. Bonaventure

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Missouri State, Vermont

The 13 Seeds

Belmont, South Dakota State, Louisiana-Lafayette, College of Charleston

The 14 Seeds 

UNC-Greensboro, UC Santa Barbara, Lipscomb, Buffalo

The 15 Seeds

Stephen F. Austin, Montana, Pennsylvania, Northern Kentucky

The 16 Seeds

Wagner, Bucknell, NC-Asheville, Canisius, Morgan State, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

St. Mary’s (CA), UCLA, Virginia Tech, St. Bonaventure

First Four Out

Houston, Boise State, St. John’s, Utah

Next Four Out

USC, Ohio State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

ACC (10), SEC (8), Big 12 (7), Big East (5), Big Ten (5), American (3), Pac-12 (3), West Coast (2), Atlantic 10 (2)

ACC – Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Miami (FL), Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Louisville, Virginia Tech

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure

Atlantic Sun – Lipscomb

Big 12 – Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas

Big East – Villanova, Xavier, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – NC-Asheville

Big Ten – Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – College of Charleston

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Northern Kentucky

Ivy – Pennslyvania

MAAC – Canisius

MAC – Buffalo

MEAC –Morgan State

Missouri Valley – Missouri State

Mountain West – Nevada

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Texas A&M, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, Auburn

Southern – UNC-Greensboro

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Louisiana-Lafayette

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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