1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 23rd

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THE BRACKET
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PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Virginia, Duke, Purdue

The 2 Seeds

Xavier, Kansas, North Carolina, West Virginia

The 3 Seeds

Clemson, Auburn, Michigan State, Ohio State

The 4 Seeds

Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Cincinnati

The 5 Seeds

Tennessee, Wichita State, Florida, Seton Hall

The 6 Seeds

Arizona State, Louisville, Rhode Island, TCU

The 7 Seeds

Nevada, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Miami (FL)

The 8 Seeds

St. Mary’s (CA), Creighton, Michigan, Arkansas

The 9 Seeds

Butler, Alabama, Florida State, Texas A&M

The 10 Seeds

USC, Providence, Missouri, Texas

The 11 Seeds

Marquette, SMU, Syracuse, Boise State, Kansas State, Houston

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Buffalo, South Dakota State

The 13 Seeds

Louisiana-Lafayette, East Tennessee State, Loyola-Chicago, Vermont

The 14 Seeds 

Belmont, Wright State, Northeastern, Stephen F. Austin

The 15 Seeds

Montana, Bucknell, Canisius, Radford

The 16 Seeds

Hawaii, Florida Gulf Coast, Wagner, Pennsylvania, Bethune-Cookman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Syracuse, Boise State, Kansas State, Houston

First Four Out

Washington, Notre Dame, Georgia, Maryland

Next Four Out

Western Kentucky, UCLA, Virginia Tech, BYU

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

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

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

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, SMU, Houston

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

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

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

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Radford

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

Big West – Hawaii

Colonial – Northeastern

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Wright State

Ivy – Pennslyvania

MAAC – Canisius

MAC – Buffalo

MEAC – Bethune-Cookman

Missouri Valley – Loyola-Chicago

Mountain West – Nevada, Boise State

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona, 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 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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