1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – February 23rd

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, Iowa

The 3 Seeds

Oklahoma, West Virginia, Houston, Florida State

The 4 Seeds

Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Kansas

The 5 Seeds

USC, Texas Tech, Creighton, Missouri

The 6 Seeds

Wisconsin, Purdue, Arkansas, Oklahoma State 

The 7 Seeds

Virginia Tech, Clemson, Colorado, LSU

The 8 Seeds

BYU, Florida, Rutgers, Loyola-Chicago

The 9 Seeds

UCLA, North Carolina, San Diego State, Oregon

The 10 Seeds

Louisville, Boise State, Xavier, Maryland  

The 11 Seeds

Drake, Seton Hall, VCU, Colorado State 

The 12 Seeds

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

The 13 Seeds

Toledo, Winthrop, Colgate, UC Santa Barbara

The 14 Seeds

Wright State, Liberty, Abilene Christian, UNC-Greensboro 

The 15 Seeds

Grand Canyon, Vermont, Siena, Eastern Washington

The 16 Seeds

James Madison, South Dakota, Texas State, Wagner, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina A&T

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

St. Bonaventure, Indiana, Minnesota, Connecticut

First Four Out

Wichita State, Stanford, Duke, Saint Louis 

Next Four Out

Utah State, Richmond, Syracuse, Georgia Tech

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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, Indiana, Minnesota

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 – Wagner

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

Sun Belt – Texas State

SWAC – Prairie View A&M

WAC – Grand Canyon

WCC – Gonzaga, BYU

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