1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 8th

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, Duke, Gonzaga, Purdue 

The 2 Seeds

Kansas, Arizona, Auburn, UCLA

The 3 Seeds

Michigan State, USC, Houston, LSU

The 4 Seeds

Wisconsin, Iowa State, Alabama, Villanova

The 5 Seeds

Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois

The 6 Seeds

Xavier, Providence, Kentucky, Connecticut

The 7 Seeds

Colorado State, Loyola-Chicago, Seton Hall, Texas Tech 

The 8 Seeds

West Virginia, Oklahoma, BYU, Iowa 

The 9 Seeds

Indiana, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Minnesota

The 10 Seeds

San Francisco, Florida, Saint Mary’s (CA), Wake Forest

The 11 Seeds

Creighton, San Diego State, Virginia Tech, Louisville, TCU, Memphis

The 12 Seeds

UAB, Davidson, Belmont, Iona

The 13 Seeds

Chattanooga, Ohio, New Mexico State, South Dakota State

The 14 Seeds

Towson, Vermont, Oakland, UC Irvine

The 15 Seeds

Wagner, Navy, Liberty, Princeton

The 16 Seeds

Texas State, Southern Utah, Campbell, Nicholls State, Norfolk State, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Virginia Tech, Louisville, TCU, Memphis

First Four Out

Boise State, Clemson, Marquette, UCF 

Next Four Out

Michigan, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Northwestern 

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (8), Big 12 (8), SEC (7), Big East (6), ACC (5), WCC (4), Pac-12 (3), American (2), Mountain West (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Houston, Memphis

Atlantic 10 – Davidson

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Southern Utah

Big South – Campbell

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

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – Towson

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, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi State

Southern – Chattanooga

Southland – Nicholls State

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas State

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

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

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