1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 18th

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!


First Bracket Projection to be released February 1st

The 1 Seeds

Purdue, Houston, Kansas, Alabama

The 2 Seeds

UCLA, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Kansas State

The 3 Seeds

Xavier, Texas, Connecticut, Iowa State

The 4 Seeds

Arizona, Virginia, Miami (FL), TCU

The 5 Seeds

Marquette, Arkansas, Duke, Baylor 

The 6 Seeds

Auburn, Rutgers, San Diego State, Providence

The 7 Seeds

NC State, Illinois, Saint Mary’s (CA), North Carolina

The 8 Seeds

Clemson, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Missouri

The 9 Seeds

Iowa, Indiana, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico

The 10 Seeds

College of Charleston, Arizona State, Ohio State, Maryland

The 11 Seeds

Boise State, Creighton, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma

The 12 Seeds

Northwestern, West Virginia, Kent State, Dayton, Oral Roberts

The 13 Seeds

Marshall, Iona, Liberty, UC Santa Barbara

The 14 Seeds

Indiana State, Princeton, Colgate, Seattle

The 15 Seeds

Youngstown State, SIU-Edwardsville, Samford, Eastern Washington

The 16 Seeds

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




Last Four In

Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Northwestern, West Virginia

First Four Out

Kentucky, Penn State, Nevada, Utah State

Next Four Out

Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, USC




Big Ten (10), Big 12 (8), ACC (7), Big East (5), SEC (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, Oklahoma, West Virginia

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

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Longwood

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

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

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, Boise State

Northeast – Fairleigh Dickinson

Ohio Valley – SIU-Edwardsville

Pac-12 – UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State

Patriot – Colgate

SEC – Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Auburn

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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