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Here is my most recent bracket. I'm still not completely comfortable with it as there has been a lack of info due to no real offseason because of Covid! Stupid Covid!!! On a side note, I did suffer a stroke 6 weeks ago, I'm getting better and will be ready to tackle the season!!! Bring it!!!

PLEASE NOTE - My projections are based on at-large chances, so only conference leaders from 1-bid conferences are not placed in a First Four game.  Until a team wins the conference tournament, they are not officially a lock and can be placed in a First Four game or even out for multi-bid conferences.

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Last updated 09/30/2020 05:24 PM Central Time 

Seeds

Seed East - Brooklyn Midwest - Minneapolis South - Memphis West - Denver
1 Villanova   Virginia   Baylor   Gonzaga  
2 Illinois   Iowa   Wisconsin   Kansas  
3 Duke   Texas Tech   Creighton   Michigan State  
4 West Virginia   Kentucky   Florida State   Oregon  
5 Arizona State   North Carolina   Texas   Tennessee  
6 Ohio State   San Diego State   UCLA   Memphis  
7 Florida   Houston   Connecticut   Rutgers  
8 Indiana   Michigan   Louisville   LSU  
9 Richmond   Stanford   Colorado   Arizona  
10 NC State   Northern Iowa   St. Louis   Arkansas  
11 Providence/Dayton   USC   Purdue   Oklahoma  
12 New Mexico State   Vermont   Loyola-Chicago/Seton Hall   Yale  
13 Belmont   Buffalo   Winthrop   SFA  
14 Western Kentucky   Little Rock   UC Irvine   Lipscomb  
15 N Kentucky   UNC-Greensboro   Delaware   Eastern Washington  
16 Colgate/Texas Southern   Iona/Bryant   Howard   South Dakota State  
Last 4 in - Dayton, Providence, Loyola-Chicago, Seton Hall  
First 4 out - BYU, South Carolina  Alabama, Georgia Tech  
Moving In  
Moving out -    
Others considered for at-large bids (no particular order) - Auburn, Utah, Butler, Nevada, Maryland, SMU, Texas A&M, Rhode Island, Tulsa, Marquette, Cincinnati, Clemson, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Miami, Georgetown, DePaul, Boise State, St. Johns, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Iowa State, Kansas State, TCU, Xavier, Georgia, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Vanderbilt, St. Bonaventure, Boston College, New Mexico, Utah State, California, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, St Mary's, San Diego, San Francisco, UTEP, Temple, UCF, Davidson    
On Life Support (but probably dead) - Coming February-ish 2021      
No longer considered for at-large bid (must win conf tourney) - Coming February-ish 2021      
Multi bid conferences - Big 10 (9), PAC12 (7), Big 12 (6), ACC (6), SEC (5), Big East (5), A10 (3), AAC (2), MVC (2)      
Leaders or highest NET from projected 1-bid conferences - (23 total): America East - Vermont, Atlantic Sun - Lipscomb, Big Sky - Eastern Washington, Big South - Winthrop, Big West - UC Irvine, CAA - Delaware, C-USA - Western Kentucky, Horizon - Northern Kentucky, Ivy - Yale, MAAC - Iona, MAC - Buffalo, MEAC - Howard, MWC - San Diego State, Northeast - Bryant, OVC - Belmont, Patriot - Colgate, Southern - UNC-Greensboro, Southland - SFA, SWAC - Texas Southern, Summit - South Dakota State, Sun Belt - Little Rock, WAC - New Mexico State, WCC - Gonzaga    
Banned from participating - Oklahoma State  
Transition Schools, ineligible for the tourney - Cal Baptist, North Alabama, Merrimack, Dixie State, Tarleton State, Bellarmine, UC San Diego      

True Seed List

Seed Line Overall Seed Team Seed Line Overall Seed Team Seed Line Overall Seed Team Seed Line Overall Seed Team
1 1 Baylor 5 17 Texas 9 33 Stanford 13 51 Winthrop
2 Villanova 18 North Carolina 34 Arizona 52 Buffalo
3 Gonzaga 19 Arizona State 35 Richmond 53 Belmont
4 Virginia 20 Tennessee 36 Colorado 54 SFA
2 5 Iowa 6 21 UCLA 10 37 NC State 14 55 Western Kentucky
6 Kansas 22 Ohio State 38 St. Louis 56 Lipscomb
7 Wisconsin 23 San Diego State 39 Arkansas 57 Little Rock
8 Illinois 24 Memphis 40 Northern Iowa 58 UC Irvine
3 9 Texas Tech 7 25 Rutgers 11 41 Purdue 15 59 N. Kentucky
10 Duke 26 Florida 42 Oklahoma 60 Delaware
11 Michigan State 27 Houston 43 USC 61 UNC-Greensboro
12 Creighton 28 Connecticut 44 Dayton 62 Eastern Washington
4 13 Florida State 8 29 Michigan 45 Providence 16 63 Howard
14 Kentucky 30 Louisville 12 46 Loyola-Chicago 64 South Dakota State
15 Oregon 31 LSU 47 Seton Hall 65 Iona
16 West Virginia 32 Indiana 48 Vermont 66 Bryant
          49 New Mexico St 67 Colgate
          50 Yale 68 Texas Southern
          1st 4 out 1 BYU      
          2 South Carolina      
          3 Alabama      
          4 Georgia Tech      

Bracket

East - Brooklyn     Midwest - Minneapolis  
Providence   Raleigh
1 Villanova     1 Virginia  
16 Colgate/Texas Southern     16 Iona/Bryant  
8 Indiana     8 Michigan  
9 Richmond     9 Stanford  
San Jose   Providence
5 Arizona State     5 North Carolina  
12 New Mexico State     12 Vermont  
13 Belmont     13 Buffalo  
4 West Virginia     4 Kentucky  
Raleigh   Dallas
3 Duke     3 Texas Tech  
14 Western Kentucky     14 Little Rock  
6 Ohio State     6 San Diego State  
11 Providence/Dayton     11 USC  
Detroit   Wichita
10 NC State     10 Northern Iowa  
7 Florida     7 Houston  
15 N Kentucky     15 UNC-Greensboro  
2 Illinois     2 Iowa  
             
West - Denver     South - Memphis  
Boise   Dallas
1 Gonzaga     1 Baylor  
16 South Dakota State     16 Howard  
8 LSU     8 Louisville  
9 Arizona     9 Colorado  
San Jose   Lexington
5 Tennessee     5 Texas  
12 Yale     12 Loyola-Chicago/Seton Hall  
13 SFA     13 Winthrop  
4 Oregon     4 Florida State  
Lexington   Boise
3 Michigan State     3 Creighton  
14 Lipscomb     14 UC Irvine  
6 Memphis     6 UCLA  
11 Oklahoma     11 Purdue  
Wichita   Detroit
10 Arkansas     10 St. Louis  
7 Rutgers     7 Connecticut  
15 Eastern Washington     15 Delaware  
2 Kansas     2 Wisconsin  

Match-ups
Seed East - Brooklyn Midwest - Minneapolis South - Memphis West - Denver
1 Villanova   Virginia   Baylor   Gonzaga  
16 Colgate/Texas Southern   Iona/Bryant   Howard   South Dakota State  
8 Indiana   Michigan   Louisville   LSU  
9 Richmond   Stanford   Colorado   Arizona  
12 New Mexico State   Vermont   Loyola-Chicago/Seton Hall   Yale  
5 Arizona State   North Carolina   Texas   Tennessee  
13 Belmont   Buffalo   Winthrop   SFA  
4 West Virginia   Kentucky   Florida State   Oregon  
3 Duke   Texas Tech   Creighton   Michigan State  
14 Western Kentucky   Little Rock   UC Irvine   Lipscomb  
6 Ohio State   San Diego State   UCLA   Memphis  
11 Providence/Dayton   USC   Purdue   Oklahoma  
10 NC State   Northern Iowa   St. Louis   Arkansas  
7 Florida   Houston   Connecticut   Rutgers  
15 N Kentucky   UNC-Greensboro   Delaware   Eastern Washington  
2 Illinois   Iowa   Wisconsin   Kansas  

These projections are based on how I think the committee will make their selections, not how I would want to make them, if the season ended TODAY.  If you have any questions or comments about these predictions, if you find any errors, or if you just want to talk hoops feel free to email me.  Please note this is for entertainment purposes only. Yes, W.A.G. stands for Wild Ass Guess.  Thanks and enjoy.



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