1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – February 27th

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, Villanova, Alabama, West Virginia

The 3 Seeds

Iowa, Houston, Florida State, Oklahoma

The 4 Seeds

Texas, Kansas, Virginia, Tennessee 

The 5 Seeds

USC, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Creighton 

The 6 Seeds

Texas Tech, Purdue, Missouri, Oklahoma State 

The 7 Seeds

Clemson, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Florida

The 8 Seeds

BYU, Rutgers, LSU, UCLA

The 9 Seeds

San Diego State, Loyola-Chicago, Oregon, Maryland

The 10 Seeds

North Carolina, Drake, Louisville, VCU

The 11 Seeds

Boise State, Colorado State, St. Bonaventure, Xavier   

The 12 Seeds

Connecticut, Seton Hall, Michigan State, Wichita State, Western Kentucky, Belmont

The 13 Seeds

Toledo, Winthrop, Colgate, UC Santa Barbara

The 14 Seeds

Liberty, Wright State, Abilene Christian, Furman

The 15 Seeds

Grand Canyon, Vermont, Eastern Washington, James Madison

The 16 Seeds

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

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Connecticut, Seton Hall, Michigan State, Wichita State

First Four Out

Indiana, Stanford, Duke, Georgia Tech

Next Four Out

Minnesota, Saint Louis, Utah State, Ole Miss

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (6), SEC (6), Big East (5), Pac-12 (4), Mountain West (3), American (2), Atlantic 10 (2), Missouri Valley (2), WCC (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Houston, Wichita State

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, Michigan State

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 – Furman

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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