1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 31st

Welcome back to 1-3-1 Sports! My goal is to update my bracketology projections daily for the entirety of the season, so that my audience can have the most accurate, up-to-date picture of the college basketball landscape. As always, I’m open to feedback and ideas from readers regarding potential topics, discussions, etc. Furthermore, if any individual team blogs are interested in working in conjunction on team-specific bracketology Q&A pieces, I’d love to contribute. Let the fun begin!

THE BRACKET
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PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Duke, Michigan, Virginia, Kansas

The 2 Seeds

Tennessee, Nevada, Gonzaga, Michigan State

The 3 Seeds

Texas Tech, Ohio State, Florida State, Oklahoma

The 4 Seeds

North Carolina, Wisconsin, Auburn, Marquette

The 5 Seeds

Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Indiana, Mississippi State

The 6 Seeds

Houston, Kentucky, NC State, Buffalo

The 7 Seeds

Cincinnati, Iowa, Louisville, Arizona State

The 8 Seeds

Iowa State, Villanova, TCU, Kansas State

The 9 Seeds

Purdue, LSU, Minnesota, Seton Hall

The 10 Seeds

St. John’s, Maryland, Florida, UCF

The 11 Seeds

Butler, Syracuse, Arizona, Texas, Creighton, Temple

The 12 Seeds

Lipscomb, Murray State, UNC-Greensboro, VCU

The 13 Seeds

Old Dominion, New Mexico State, College of Charleston, Drake

The 14 Seeds

Penn, UC Irvine, Texas State, Vermont

The 15 Seeds

Radford, Montana, South Dakota State, Northern Kentucky

The 16 Seeds

Lehigh, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Central Connecticut State, Norfolk State

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Arizona, Texas, Creighton, Temple

First Four Out

Clemson, Washington, San Francisco, Notre Dame

Next Four Out

Ole Miss, Utah State, Vanderbilt, North Texas

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (10), ACC (8), Big 12 (7), SEC (7), Big East (6), American (4), Pac-12 (2)

ACC – Duke, Virginia, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, NC State, Louisville,  Syracuse

America East – Vermont

American – Cincinnati, Houston, UCF, Temple

Atlantic 10 – VCU

Atlantic Sun – Lipscomb

Big 12 – Kansas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Iowa State, TCU, Kansas State, Texas

Big East – Marquette, Villanova, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Butler, Creighton

Big Sky – Montana

Big South – Radford

Big Ten – Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – College of Charleston

Conference USA – Old Dominion

Horizon – Northern Kentucky

Ivy – Penn

MAAC – Rider

MAC – Buffalo

MEAC – Norfolk State

Missouri Valley – Drake

Mountain West – Nevada

Northeast – Central Connecticut State

Ohio Valley – Murray State

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona

Patriot – Lehigh

SEC – Tennessee, Auburn, Mississippi State, Kentucky, LSU, Florida, Vanderbilt

Southern – UNC-Greensboro

Southland – Abilene Christian

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas State

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga

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