1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – March 1st

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, Michigan, Baylor, Illinois

The 2 Seeds

Alabama, Iowa, Ohio State, West Virginia 

The 3 Seeds

Villanova, Houston, Kansas, Arkansas

The 4 Seeds

Florida State, Texas, Oklahoma, USC 

The 5 Seeds

Creighton, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma State  

The 6 Seeds

Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Purdue, Clemson

The 7 Seeds

Missouri, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Florida

The 8 Seeds

BYU, Rutgers, San Diego State, LSU

The 9 Seeds

UCLA, Loyola-Chicago, Oregon, Maryland

The 10 Seeds

North Carolina, Louisville, VCU, Boise State

The 11 Seeds

Connecticut, St. Bonaventure, Colorado State, Xavier 

The 12 Seeds

Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Drake, Wichita State, Western Kentucky, Toledo

The 13 Seeds

Winthrop, Belmont, Colgate, UC Santa Barbara

The 14 Seeds

Liberty, Wright State, Abilene Christian, UNC-Greensboro

The 15 Seeds

Grand Canyon, Vermont, Eastern Washington, South Dakota State

The 16 Seeds

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

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Drake, Wichita State

First Four Out

Richmond, Duke, Seton Hall, Saint Louis

Next Four Out

SMU, Stanford, Louisiana Tech, Utah State 

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), ACC (7), SEC (6), Big East (4), 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, Georgia Tech

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, 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 – 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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