1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 1st

Welcome back to 1-3-1 Sports! My goal is to update my bracketology projections daily, 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

First Bracket Projection to be released February 1st

The 1 Seeds

Purdue, Houston, Connecticut, Kansas  

The 2 Seeds

Tennessee, Arizona, UCLA, Texas

The 3 Seeds

Alabama, Gonzaga, Arkansas, Duke

The 4 Seeds

Virginia, Baylor, West Virginia, Indiana

The 5 Seeds

Maryland, Miami (FL), Kentucky, North Carolina

The 6 Seeds

Ohio State, Xavier, Auburn, Iowa State

The 7 Seeds

Wisconsin, San Diego State, Illinois, Saint Mary’s (CA)

The 8 Seeds

Marquette, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Memphis 

The 9 Seeds

New Mexico, TCU, Utah State, Kansas State

The 10 Seeds

Missouri, Texas Tech, Creighton, Oklahoma    

The 11 Seeds

Florida Atlantic, Michigan State, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma State, UAB

The 12 Seeds

Kent State, Sam Houston State, College of Charleston, Dayton

The 13 Seeds

Iona, James Madison, Bradley, Yale 

The 14 Seeds

Oral Roberts, UC Santa Barbara, Liberty, Massacusetts-Lowell

The 15 Seeds

Furman, Colgate, Youngstown State, Montana State

The 16 Seeds

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, SIU-Edwardsville, Longwood, Norfolk State, Grambling, Wagner

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma State, UAB

First Four Out

Rutgers, Northwestern, Arizona State, Iowa 

Next Four Out

Boise State, NC State, North Texas, Providence

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big 12 (10), Big Ten (8), SEC (7), ACC (5), Big East (4), Mountain West (3), Pac-12 (3), Conference USA (2), WCC (2)

ACC – Duke, Virginia, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Virginia Tech

America East – Massacusetts-Lowell

American – Houston, Memphis

Atlantic 10 – Dayton

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

Big East – Connecticut, Xavier, Marquette, Creighton

Big Sky – Montana State

Big South – Longwood

Big Ten – Purdue, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – College of Charleston

Conference USA – Florida Atlantic, UAB

Horizon – Youngstown State

Ivy – Yale

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Kent State

MEAC – Norfolk State

Missouri Valley – Bradley

Mountain West – San Diego State, New Mexico, Utah State

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – SIU-Edwardsville

Pac-12 – Arizona, UCLA, Utah

Patriot – Colgate

SEC – Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri

Southern – Furman

Southland – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Summit – Oral Roberts

Sun Belt – James Madison

SWAC – Grambling

WAC – Sam Houston State

WCC – Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s (CA)

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