1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 14th

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!

Bracket 011420

The 1 Seeds

Duke, Baylor, Butler, Gonzaga

The 2 Seeds

Auburn, San Diego State, Kansas, Michigan State

The 3 Seeds

Oregon, Dayton, West Virginia, Florida State

The 4 Seeds

Wichita State, Louisville, Seton Hall, Villanova

The 5 Seeds

Kentucky, Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan

The 6 Seeds

Colorado, Creighton, Arizona, Memphis

The 7 Seeds

Iowa, Arkansas, Penn State, Stanford

The 8 Seeds

Wisconsin, LSU, Marquette, St. Mary’s (CA)

The 9 Seeds

Texas Tech, BYU, Rutgers, Indiana

The 10 Seeds

Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, Xavier

The 11 Seeds

Purdue, Virginia, Houston, Georgetown, VCU, Washington

The 12 Seeds

Liberty, Northern Iowa, Akron, Yale

The 13 Seeds

Furman, Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech, Georgia State

The 14 Seeds

William & Mary, New Mexico State, Stony Brook, Wright State

The 15 Seeds

Colgate, Northern Colorado, Murray State, UC Irvine

The 16 Seeds

North Dakota State, Radford, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Grambling, Norfolk State




Last Four In

Houston, Georgetown, VCU, Washington

First Four Out

NC State, Minnesota, TCU, Virginia Tech

Next Four Out

Tennessee, Georgia, Saint Louis, Oregon State




Big Ten (11), Big East (7), Big 12 (5), SEC (5), Pac-12 (5), ACC (4), American (3), WCC (3), Atlantic 10 (2)

ACC – Duke, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia

America East – Stony Brook

American – Memphis, Wichita State, Houston

Atlantic 10 – Dayton, VCU

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Northern Colorado

Big South – Radford

Big Ten – Michigan State, Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – William & Mary

Conference USA – Louisiana Tech

Horizon – Wright State

Ivy – Yale

MAAC – Quinnipiac

MAC – Akron

MEAC – Norfolk State

Missouri Valley – Northern Iowa

Mountain West – San Diego State

Northeast – Robert Morris

Ohio Valley – Murray State

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

Patriot – Colgate

SEC – Auburn, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, LSU

Southern – Furman

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – North Dakota State

Sun Belt – Georgia State

SWAC – Grambling

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA), BYU



  1. Owen Riley · January 14, 2020

    How many bids do you think the Big Ten will actually get in March? Most have 10-12 in today’s field of 68, but that will change. For example, can Wisconsin keep rolling, or will the Badgers relapse into the team that lost to New Mexico and Richmond?

  2. JLCS · January 14, 2020

    New Mexico and Richmond may not be spectacular teams, but they’re no slouches either!

    I suspect the B10 will end up with 9 teams in the field come March – the bubble teams in the conference will cannibalize each other to a certain extent, and some bid thieves will shrink the bubble a bit.

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