1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – January 20th

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, Kansas, Alabama

The 2 Seeds

UCLA, Tennessee, Kansas State, Texas

The 3 Seeds

Arizona, Iowa State, Virginia, Gonzaga

The 4 Seeds

Xavier, Connecticut, Marquette, Baylor

The 5 Seeds

TCU, Miami (FL), Duke, Auburn

The 6 Seeds

Providence, Rutgers, Illinois, San Diego State

The 7 Seeds

Saint Mary’s (CA), Michigan State, Arkansas, NC State

The 8 Seeds

North Carolina, Clemson, Missouri, Wisconsin

The 9 Seeds

Iowa, Indiana, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico

The 10 Seeds

College of Charleston, Maryland, Arizona State, Boise State

The 11 Seeds

Creighton, Memphis, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Northwestern

The 12 Seeds

Oklahoma, Ohio State, Kent State, Dayton, Oral Roberts

The 13 Seeds

Marshall, Iona, Liberty, Southern Illinois

The 14 Seeds

UC Santa Barbara, Princeton, Seattle, Colgate

The 15 Seeds

Youngstown State, Massachusetts-Lowell, Samford, Longwood

The 16 Seeds

Eastern Washington, SIU-Edwardsville, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southern, Morgan State, Fairleigh Dickinson

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

West Virginia, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Ohio State

First Four Out

Kentucky, Penn State, Nevada, Utah State

Next Four Out

Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Texas A&M, USC

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

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 – Massachusetts-Lowell

American – Houston, Memphis

Atlantic 10 – Dayton

Atlantic Sun – Liberty

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

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

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Longwood

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

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 – Southern Illinois

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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