1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 7th

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THE BRACKET
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PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Michigan State, Virginia, Duke

The 2 Seeds

West Virginia, Oklahoma, Xavier, Purdue

The 3 Seeds

Kansas, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, Wichita State

The 4 Seeds

Clemson, Arizona State, North Carolina, TCU

The 5 Seeds

Arizona, Auburn, Kentucky, Florida State

The 6 Seeds

Miami (FL), Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Tennessee

The 7 Seeds

Notre Dame, Creighton, Texas A&M, Arkansas

The 8 Seeds

Michigan, Nevada, Butler, Florida

The 9 Seeds

Rhode Island, Missouri, Louisville, SMU

The 10 Seeds

St. Mary’s (CA), Ohio State, Georgia, Syracuse

The 11 Seeds

USC, UCLA, Texas, Maryland, Houston, Boise State

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Missouri State, Vermont

The 13 Seeds

South Dakota State, Louisiana-Lafayette, East Tennessee State, Murray State

The 14 Seeds 

William & Mary, UC Davis, Lipscomb, Buffalo

The 15 Seeds

Northern Kentucky, Stephen F. Austin, Montana, Pennsylvania

The 16 Seeds

Bucknell, Radford, Robert Morris, Canisius, Morgan State, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Texas, Maryland, Houston, Boise State

First Four Out

St. Bonaventure, Marquette, Minnesota, Alabama

Next Four Out

Utah, Washington, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

ACC (9), SEC (8), Big 12 (6), Big Ten (5), Big East (5), American (4), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (2), West Coast (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, SMU, Houston

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island

Atlantic Sun – Lipscomb

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

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

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Radford

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

Big West – UC Davis

Colonial – William & Mary

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 – Murray State

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona, USC, UCLA

Patriot – Bucknell

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

Southern – East Tennessee State

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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