1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – February 22nd

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 interviews, 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, Alabama, Villanova, Houston

The 3 Seeds

Iowa, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Virginia

The 4 Seeds

Florida State, Texas, Tennessee, USC

The 5 Seeds

Kansas, Creighton, Texas Tech, Purdue

The 6 Seeds

Wisconsin, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Arkansas

The 7 Seeds

Oklahoma State, Clemson, Colorado, Florida

The 8 Seeds

BYU, LSU, Rutgers, Loyola-Chicago

The 9 Seeds

San Diego State, Oregon, UCLA, North Carolina

The 10 Seeds

VCU, Xavier, Louisville, Boise State

The 11 Seeds

Seton Hall, Drake, Maryland, Colorado State 

The 12 Seeds

St. Bonaventure, Minnesota, Indiana, Connecticut, 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, Vermont, 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

St. Bonaventure, Minnesota, Indiana, Connecticut

First Four Out

Wichita State, Syracuse, Utah State, Stanford

Next Four Out

Saint Louis, Richmond, Duke, Ole Miss

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (10), Big 12 (7), ACC (6), SEC (6), Big East (5), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), Atlantic 10 (2), Missouri Valley (2), WCC (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Houston

Atlantic 10 –VCU, St. Bonaventure 

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Winthrop

Big Ten – Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois, Iowa, Purdue, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Maryland, Minnesota, 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 – San Diego State, Boise State, Colorado State

Northeast – Bryant

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – USC, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA 

Patriot – Colgate

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

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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