1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 8th

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, Villanova, Texas

The 2 Seeds

Michigan, Iowa, Tennessee, Houston 

The 3 Seeds

Wisconsin, Kansas, Illinois, Clemson

The 4 Seeds

Creighton, West Virginia, Missouri, Texas Tech

The 5 Seeds

Louisville, Rutgers, Oregon, Florida State

The 6 Seeds

Michigan State, Duke, Saint Louis, Virginia Tech

The 7 Seeds

UCLA, Minnesota, Ohio State, Virginia

The 8 Seeds

Xavier, San Diego State, LSU, Colorado

The 9 Seeds

Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, USC

The 10 Seeds

Purdue, NC State, Seton Hall, Indiana

The 11 Seeds

Boise State, Syracuse, Alabama, Connecticut, Northwestern

The 12 Seeds

Drake, SMU, 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

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

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Connecticut, Northwestern, Drake, SMU

First Four Out

VCU, Stanford, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Next Four Out

Richmond, BYU, Utah State, St. Mary’s (CA)

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (11), ACC (9), SEC (6), Big 12 (5), Big East (5), Pac-12 (4), American (2), Missouri Valley (2), Mountain West (2)

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

America East – UMBC

American – Houston, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Saint Louis

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Southern Utah

Big South – Winthrop

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

Mountain West – San Diego State, Boise State

Northeast – Bryant

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Oregon, UCLA, Colorado, USC

Patriot – Colgate

SEC – Tennessee, Missouri, Florida, LSU, Arkansas, Alabama

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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