1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 2nd

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!

THE BRACKET

First Bracket coming February 1st, 2021

 

The 1 Seeds

Gonzaga, Baylor, Kansas, Villanova

The 2 Seeds

Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Iowa

The 3 Seeds

Wisconsin, Michigan, Houston, Rutgers

The 4 Seeds

Illinois, Creighton, Texas Tech, Oregon

The 5 Seeds

Ohio State, Florida State, Clemson, Missouri 

The 6 Seeds

Louisville, Duke, San Diego State, Virginia Tech

The 7 Seeds

Saint Louis, Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan State

The 8 Seeds

Arkansas, Purdue, Florida, Northwestern

The 9 Seeds

North Carolina, UCLA, Xavier, LSU

The 10 Seeds

Colorado, Syracuse, SMU, NC State

The 11 Seeds

Richmond, Seton Hall, Stanford, Indiana, Connecticut

The 12 Seeds

USC, Oklahoma, Loyola-Chicago, Western Kentucky, Winthrop

The 13 Seeds

Furman, Toledo, New Mexico State, South Dakota State

The 14 Seeds

Wright State, Georgia State, Belmont, Liberty

The 15 Seeds

UC Irvine, Abilene Christian, Drexel, UMBC

The 16 Seeds

Siena, Southern Utah, Colgate, Bryant, Texas Southern, Norfolk State

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Indiana, Connecticut, USC, Oklahoma

First Four Out

BYU, Boise State, Oklahoma State, VCU

Next Four Out

Drake, Mississippi, Providence, St. Mary’s (CA)

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (11), ACC (9), Big 12 (6), SEC (6), Big East (5), Pac-12 (5), Atlantic 10 (2), American (2)

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

America East – UMBC

American – Houston, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Richmond, Saint Louis

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

Big East – Villanova, Creighton, Xavier, Seton Hall, Connecticut 

Big Sky – Southern Utah

Big South – Winthrop

Big Ten – Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Rutgers, Illinois, Ohio State, Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern, Indiana

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – Drexel

Conference USA – Western Kentucky

Horizon – Wright State

Ivy – N/A (Not participating this season due to COVID-19)

MAAC – Siena

MAC – Toledo

MEAC – Norfolk State

Missouri Valley – Loyola-Chicago

Mountain West – San Diego State

Northeast – Bryant

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Oregon, UCLA, Stanford, Colorado, USC

Patriot – Colgate

SEC – Tennessee, Missouri, Florida, LSU, Arkansas

Southern – Furman

Southland – Abilene Christian

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Georgia State

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga

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