1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 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

Coming in mid-January

The 1 Seeds

Baylor, Purdue, Gonzaga, Duke

The 2 Seeds

Arizona, Kansas, UCLA, Iowa State

The 3 Seeds

Auburn, Ohio State, Michigan State, Seton Hall

The 4 Seeds

Houston, LSU, USC, Alabama

The 5 Seeds

Texas, Xavier, Wisconsin, Connecticut

The 6 Seeds

Kentucky, Villanova, Florida, Providence

The 7 Seeds

Tennessee, Illinois, Texas Tech, Arkansas

The 8 Seeds

North Carolina, Iowa, BYU, Memphis

The 9 Seeds

Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Colorado State, Oklahoma

The 10 Seeds

Minnesota, Saint Mary’s (CA), Michigan, Creighton

The 11 Seeds

Wake Forest, San Francisco, Louisville, Indiana, San Diego State, St. Bonaventure

The 12 Seeds

Loyola-Chicago, Belmont, Chattanooga, UC Irvine

The 13 Seeds

Ohio, Iona, UAB, Hofstra

The 14 Seeds

South Dakota State, Vermont, New Mexico State, Navy

The 15 Seeds

Oakland, Weber State, Wagner, Texas State

The 16 Seeds

Princeton, Florida Gulf Coast, Campbell, Nicholls State, Norfolk State, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

San Francisco, Louisville, Indiana, San Diego State

First Four Out

Florida State, Mississippi State, Utah State, Northwestern

Next Four Out

Wichita State, Cincinnati, Marquette, Wyoming

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

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

ACC – Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Louisville

America East – Vermont

American – Houston, Memphis

Atlantic 10 – St. Bonaventure

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

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

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

Big Sky – Weber State

Big South – Campbell

Big Ten – Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – Hofstra

Conference USA – UAB

Horizon – Oakland

Ivy – Princeton

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Ohio

MEAC – Norfolk State

Missouri Valley – Loyola-Chicago

Mountain West – Colorado State, San Diego State

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona, UCLA, USC

Patriot – Navy

SEC – Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas

Southern – Chattanooga

Southland – Nicholls State

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas State

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, BYU, Saint Mary’s (CA), San Francisco

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