1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 15th

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

Kansas, Purdue, Houston, Alabama

The 2 Seeds

UCLA, Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas

The 3 Seeds

Kansas State, Gonzaga, Arizona, Xavier

The 4 Seeds

Virginia, Iowa State, TCU, Miami (FL)

The 5 Seeds

Marquette, Arkansas, Duke, Baylor 

The 6 Seeds

Auburn, San Diego State, Providence, Saint Mary’s (CA)

The 7 Seeds

Rutgers, Illinois, NC State, Clemson

The 8 Seeds

North Carolina, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Missouri

The 9 Seeds

Maryland, Indiana, Ohio State, Florida Atlantic 

The 10 Seeds

New Mexico, College of Charleston, Creighton, Arizona State

The 11 Seeds

West Virginia, Northwestern, Iowa, Mississippi State, Memphis 

The 12 Seeds

Pittsburgh, Nevada, Kent State, Dayton, Iona

The 13 Seeds

Marshall, Oral Roberts, Liberty, Indiana State

The 14 Seeds

UC Irvine, Princeton, Colgate, Seattle

The 15 Seeds

Youngstown State, Longwood, SIU-Edwardsville, Eastern Washington 

The 16 Seeds

UMBC, Samford, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southern, Morgan State, Fairleigh Dickinson

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Mississippi State, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Nevada 

First Four Out

Penn State, Boise State, Kentucky, Oklahoma

Next Four Out

Virginia Tech, Utah State, Wake Forest, UCF

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten (10), ACC (7), Big 12 (7), SEC (6), Big East (5), Pac-12 (3), Mountain West (3), WCC (2)

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

America East – UMBC

American – Houston, Memphis

Atlantic 10 – Dayton

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Longwood

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

Big West – UC Irvine

Colonial – College of Charleston

Conference USA – Florida Atlantic

Horizon – Youngstown State

Ivy – Princeton

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Kent State

MEAC – Morgan State

Missouri Valley – Indiana State

Mountain West – San Diego State, New Mexico, Nevada

Northeast – Fairleigh Dickinson

Ohio Valley – SIU-Edwardsville

Pac-12 – UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State

Patriot – Colgate

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

Southern – Samford

Southland – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Summit – Oral Roberts

Sun Belt – Marshall

SWAC – Southern

WAC – Seattle

WCC – Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s (CA)

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