1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 19th

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 websites are interested in working in conjunction on team-specific bracketology Q&A pieces, I’d love to contribute. Let the fun begin!

PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Kansas, Duke, Louisville, Gonzaga

The 2 Seeds

Ohio State, Maryland, Virginia, Auburn

The 3 Seeds

Florida State, Baylor, Kentucky, Oregon

The 4 Seeds

Michigan, Michigan State, Dayton, Arizona

The 5 Seeds

Butler, Memphis, Villanova, San Diego State

The 6 Seeds

Xavier, Oklahoma State, VCU, West Virginia

The 7 Seeds

Texas Tech, Purdue, Tennessee, North Carolina

The 8 Seeds

Utah State, Colorado, Indiana, Penn State

The 9 Seeds

Marquette, Arkansas, Texas, Wichita State

The 10 Seeds

St. Mary’s (CA), Seton Hall, Florida, Washington

The 11 Seeds

Creighton, Houston, DePaul, Mississippi State, Stanford, LSU

The 12 Seeds

Liberty, Northern Iowa, Belmont, East Tennessee State

The 13 Seeds

Yale, Western Kentucky, Akron, Vermont

The 14 Seeds

New Mexico State, Wright State, UC Irvine, Colgate

The 15 Seeds

Eastern Washington, Hofstra, South Dakota, Stephen F. Austin

The 16 Seeds

Rider, Radford, Eastern Washington, St. Francis (PA), Bethune Cookman, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

DePaul, Mississippi State, Stanford, LSU

First Four Out

Oklahoma, Iowa, Virginia Tech, NC State

Next Four Out

TCU, Illinois, Georgetown, Iowa State

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (7), SEC (7), Big East (7), Big 12 (6), ACC (5), Pac-12 (5), American (3), Atlantic 10 (2), Mountain West (2), WCC (2)

ACC – Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Florida State

America East – Vermont

American – Memphis, Wichita State, Houston

Atlantic 10 – Dayton, VCU

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Radford

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

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – Hofstra

Conference USA – Western Kentucky

Horizon – Wright State

Ivy – Yale

MAAC – Rider

MAC – Akron

MEAC – Bethune Cookman

Missouri Valley – Northern Iowa

Mountain West – San Diego State, Utah State

Northeast – St. Francis (PA)

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Stanford

Patriot – Colgate

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

Southern – East Tennessee State

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota

Sun Belt – South Alabama

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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