1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 5th

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

Houston, Kansas, Purdue, Tennessee

The 2 Seeds

Arizona, Connecticut, UCLA, Alabama

The 3 Seeds

Texas, Gonzaga, Arkansas, Duke

The 4 Seeds

Baylor, Indiana, Xavier, Virginia

The 5 Seeds

West Virginia, Ohio State, Miami (FL), Wisconsin

The 6 Seeds

Iowa State, San Diego State, North Carolina, Auburn

The 7 Seeds

Missouri, Maryland, Marquette, Kansas State

The 8 Seeds

Saint Mary’s (CA), Virginia Tech, TCU, Memphis 

The 9 Seeds

Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi State, New Mexico

The 10 Seeds

Rutgers, Providence, Utah State, Michigan State

The 11 Seeds

Florida Atlantic, Creighton, Utah, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, NC State

The 12 Seeds

College of Charleston, Kent State, Sam Houston State, 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, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, NC State

First Four Out

Texas Tech, LSU, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma

Next Four Out

Northwestern, Penn State, UAB, Boise State

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

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

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

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, Oklahoma State

Big East – Connecticut, Xavier, Marquette, Creighton, Providence

Big Sky – Montana State

Big South – Longwood

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

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – College of Charleston

Conference USA – Florida Atlantic

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, Arizona State

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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