1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 17th

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THE BRACKET
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PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Virginia, Duke, Purdue

The 2 Seeds

Xavier, Texas Tech, Kansas, North Carolina

The 3 Seeds

Oklahoma, West Virginia, Auburn, Wichita State

The 4 Seeds

Clemson, Michigan State, Seton Hall, Arizona

The 5 Seeds

Arizona State, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Ohio State

The 6 Seeds

Kentucky, TCU, Gonzaga, Michigan

The 7 Seeds

Louisville, Miami (FL), Nevada, Rhode Island

The 8 Seeds

Arkansas, Creighton, Butler, Florida

The 9 Seeds

St. Mary’s (CA), Florida State, Marquette, Missouri

The 10 Seeds

Texas A&M, UCLA, Notre Dame, Syracuse

The 11 Seeds

Texas, Boise State, Middle Tennessee, Houston, USC

The 12 Seeds

Alabama, Providence, New Mexico State, Buffalo, South Dakota State

The 13 Seeds

Missouri State, Vermont, Louisiana-Lafayette, East Tennessee State

The 14 Seeds 

Wright State, Murray State, William & Mary, Cal State Fullerton

The 15 Seeds

Stephen F. Austin, Montana, Florida Gulf Coast, Pennsylvania

The 16 Seeds

Bucknell, Iona, Radford, Robert Morris, North Carolina A&T, Jackson State

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Houston, USC, Alabama, Providence

First Four Out

Western Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, St. Bonaventure

Next Four Out

Washington, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

ACC (9), SEC (8), Big East (7), Big 12 (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), American (3), Mountain West (2), West Coast (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, Houston

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

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

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

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Radford

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

Big West – Cal State Fullerton

Colonial – William & Mary

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Wright State

Ivy – Pennslyvania

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Buffalo

MEAC – North Carolina A&T

Missouri Valley – Missouri State

Mountain West – Nevada, Boise State

Northeast – Robert Morris

Ohio Valley – Murray State

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

Patriot – Bucknell

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

Southern – East Tennessee State

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Louisiana-Lafayette

SWAC – Jackson State

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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