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

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THE BRACKET
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PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Duke, Villanova, Michigan State, Arizona State

The 2 Seeds

Xavier, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia

The 3 Seeds

West Virginia, Purdue, TCU, Arizona

The 4 Seeds

Wichita State, Kansas, Seton Hall, Texas Tech

The 5 Seeds

Kentucky, Miami (FL), Texas A&M, Clemson

The 6 Seeds

Arkansas, Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Tennessee

The 7 Seeds

Florida State, Notre Dame, Nevada, Missouri

The 8 Seeds

Syracuse, Butler, Creighton, Michigan

The 9 Seeds

Louisville, Texas, SMU, Rhode Island

The 10 Seeds

Auburn, Alabama, Minnesota, Florida

The 11 Seeds

Maryland, St. Mary’s (CA), UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Houston, Boise State

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

NC-Asheville, Robert Morris, Colgate, Canisius, Morgan State, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Houston, Boise State

First Four Out

Virginia Tech, St. John’s, Utah, USC

Next Four Out

Ohio State, Mississippi State, Baylor, Oklahoma State

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

ACC (9), SEC (8), Big 12 (7), Big East (5), Big Ten (5), American (4), Pac-12 (3), Atlantic 10 (2), Mountain West (2), West Coast (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, SMU, Houston

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, Boise State

Northeast – Robert Morris

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA

Patriot – Colgate

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

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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