1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – March 2nd

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

Houston, Kansas, Villanova, Arkansas

The 4 Seeds

Florida State, Texas, Oklahoma State, Creighton 

The 5 Seeds

Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Tennessee 

The 6 Seeds

USC, Purdue, Wisconsin, Clemson

The 7 Seeds

Missouri, Florida, Colorado, BYU

The 8 Seeds

Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Loyola-Chicago, Oregon

The 9 Seeds

UCLA, LSU, Maryland, Rutgers

The 10 Seeds

Louisville, North Carolina, VCU, Connecticut

The 11 Seeds

Xavier, St. Bonaventure, Colorado State, Boise State

The 12 Seeds

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

The 13 Seeds

Winthrop, Belmont, Colgate, UC Santa Barbara

The 14 Seeds

Liberty, UNC-Greensboro, Wright State, Abilene Christian 

The 15 Seeds

South Dakota State, Eastern Washington, Grand Canyon, Siena 

The 16 Seeds

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

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Drake, Georgia Tech, Wichita State, Michigan State

First Four Out

Seton Hall, Saint Louis, Duke, SMU

Next Four Out

Stanford, Louisiana Tech, Utah State, Richmond

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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 – UMBC

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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