1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – February 18th

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

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The 1 Seeds

Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan, Ohio State

The 2 Seeds

Illinois, Houston, Alabama, Villanova

The 3 Seeds

Oklahoma, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia 

The 4 Seeds

Texas Tech, Texas, Tennessee, USC 

The 5 Seeds

Florida State, Creighton, Wisconsin, Kansas 

The 6 Seeds

Virginia Tech, Purdue, Missouri, Rutgers

The 7 Seeds

Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Colorado 

The 8 Seeds

Florida, Louisville, BYU, LSU

The 9 Seeds

Loyola-Chicago, VCU, Xavier, San Diego State

The 10 Seeds

UCLA, Seton Hall, Boise State, Oregon

The 11 Seeds

Drake, Colorado State, Minnesota, North Carolina

The 12 Seeds

Indiana, St. Bonaventure, Connecticut, Stanford, Western Kentucky, Belmont

The 13 Seeds

Colgate, UC Santa Barbara, Winthrop, Toledo

The 14 Seeds

Wright State, Abilene Christian, UNC-Greensboro, Liberty

The 15 Seeds

Grand Canyon, Siena, UMBC, South Dakota State

The 16 Seeds

Texas State, James Madison, Eastern Washington, Bryant, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina A&T

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Indiana, St. Bonaventure, Connecticut, Stanford

First Four Out

Maryland, St. John’s, Utah State, Syracuse

Next Four Out

Saint Louis, Richmond, Wichita State, SMU 

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (6), SEC (6), Pac-12 (5), Big East (5), Atlantic 10 (2), Missouri Valley (2), Mountain West (2), WCC (2)

ACC – Virginia, Florida State, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina

America East – UMBC

American – Houston

Atlantic 10 – St. Bonaventure, VCU

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Winthrop

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

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – James Madison

Conference USA – Western Kentucky

Horizon – Wright State

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

MAAC – Siena

MAC – Toledo

MEAC – North Carolina A&T

Missouri Valley – Drake, Loyola-Chicago

Mountain West – Boise State, San Diego State, Colorado State

Northeast – Bryant

Ohio Valley – Belmont

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

Patriot – Colgate

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

Southern – UNC-Greensboro

Southland – Abilene Christian

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas State

SWAC – Prairie View A&M

WAC – Grand Canyon

WCC – Gonzaga, BYU

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