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R.I.P. to Baylor's undefeated season, only Gonzaga remains unblemished. Yesterday was a fun day, lots of bubble impact games, OT games, and teams jockeying for position. 2 weeks from today is Christmas - who's going to open gifts and get good stuff, who's getting coal (Minnesota)? Lots of action til then.

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 02/28/2021 07:42 AM Central Time 

Seed

Seed East - Indianapolis  Midwest - Indianapolis  South - Indianapolis  West - Indianapolis 
1 Ohio St 18-6   Michigan 18-1   Baylor 18-1   Gonzaga 24-0  
2 Alabama 19-6   Villanova 15-3   Illinois 18-6   West Virginia 17-6  
3 Florida St 14-4   Kansas 18-8 Houston 19-3   Iowa 17-7  
4 Texas 14-7   Oklahoma 14-7 Arkansas 19-5   Oklahoma St 16-6
5 Virginia 15-6   Purdue 16-8   Texas Tech 15-8   USC 19-6
6 Tennessee 16-7   Clemson 15-5   Virginia Tech 15-5   Missouri 14-7  
7 BYU 19-5 Florida 13-6   Creighton 17-6   Wisconsin 16-9  
8 Colorado 19-7   UCLA 17-6 Rutgers 13-9   San Diego St 19-4
9 North Carolina 15-8 LSU 15-7   Boise St 18-6   Loyola-Chicago 21-4
10 Xavier 13-5 Oregon 16-5   Louisville 13-5   Wichita St 13-4  
11 St Bonaventure 13-3   Colorado St 15-4   Maryland 14-10   Drake 24-3
12 W. Kentucky 15-5   Seton Hall 13-10/VCU 17-6   Connecticut 12-6/Georgia Tech 13-8  ↑ Toledo 19-6  
13 UCSB 17-4   UNCG 18-8   Belmont 24-3   Winthrop 20-1  
14 Grand Canyon 14-5   Liberty 20-5   Navy 14-2   Wright St 18-5  
15 Texas State 18-6   Siena 11-3   UMBC 14-5   Abilene Christian 19-4  
16 BYU 19-5   E Wash. 12-6   South Dakota 13-9/Bryant 14-5   Norfolk St 13-7/Prairie View A&M 11-4  
Last 4 in -Seton Hall, VCU. Georgia Tech, Connecticut  
First 4 out/Stand By teams -  Michigan St., Duke, St Johns, SMU  
Next 4 out - Indiana, Syracuse, Memphis, Stanford      
Moving In - Connecticut  
Moving out - Duke  
Others considered for at-large bids -  Utah St, Minnesota, Richmond, St Louis    
On Life Support (but probably dead) - Marquette, Providence, Marshall, NC State, Dayton,  Pittsburgh, UAB, Georgia, Ole Miss       
No longer considered for at-large bid (must win conf tourney) - Wake Forest, Miami, Notre Dame, Boston College, Tulsa, Cincinnati, Temple, Rhode Island, Kansas St, Iowa St, Georgetown, Butler, Nebraska, Northwestern, Depaul, Buffalo, UCF, S. Illinois, Bradley, California, Washington, Washington State, Vanderbilt, TCU, Utah, Arizona St, Oregon St, Mississippi St, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M, St Mary's, San Francisco, Davidson, Nevada, Penn St,       
Multi bid conferences -  Big 10 (8), ACC (7), Big 12 (7), SEC (6), Big East (5), PAC 12 (4), MWC (3), A10 (2), AAC (2), MVC (2), WCC (2)        
Leaders or highest NET from projected 1-bid conferences - (20 total): America East - UMBC, Atlantic Sun - Liberty, Big Sky - Eastern Washington, Big South - Winthrop, Big West - UCSB, CAA - James Madison, C-USA - Western Kentucky, Horizon - Wright State, MAAC - Siena, MAC - Toledo, MEAC - Norfolk St., Northeast - Bryant, OVC - Belmont, Patriot - Navy, Southern - UNCG, Southland - Abilene Christian, SWAC - Prairie View A&M, Summit - South Dakota, Sun Belt - Texas State, WAC - Grand Canyon    
Banned from participating - Alabama St., Alabama A&M, Delaware St, Auburn, Arizona  
Transition Schools, ineligible for the tourney - Cal Baptist, North Alabama, Merrimack, Dixie State, Tarleton State, Bellarmine, UC San Diego      
COVID-19 - Ivy League, Bethune-Cookman, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Howard, Maine      
Teams in Blue are officially IN the tournament.  
Teams in Black are Virtual LOCKS for the tournament as of today (Bold faced for 1-bid leagues - league leader or highest NET chosen for now)   
Teams in Red have work left to do or need help  

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 Gonzaga 5 17 Texas Tech 9 33 Loyola-Chicago 13 51 Winthrop
2 Baylor 18 USC 34 North Carolina 52 Belmont
3 Michigan 19 Purdue 35 Boise State 53 UNCG
4 Ohio State 20 Virginia 36 LSU 54 UCSB
2 5 Alabama 6 21 Tennessee 10 37 Oregon 14 55 Grand Canyon
6 Illinois 22 Virginia Tech 38 Louisville 56 Liberty
7 Villanova 23 Clemson 39 tXavier 57 Navy
8 West Virginia 24 Missouri 40 Wichita S 58 Wright State
3 9 Iowa 7 25 Florida 11 41 Maryland 15 59 Abilene Christian
10 Houston 26 Creighton 42 Colorado State 60 UMBC
11 Kansas 27 Wisconsin 43 Drake 61 Siena
12 Florida State 28 BYU 44 St. Bonaventure 62 Texas State
4 13 Arkansas 8 29 Colorado 12 45 Seton Hall 16 63 James Madison
14 Oklahoma 30 UCLA 46 VCU 64 Eastern Washington
15 Texas 31 San Diego State 47 Georgia Tech 65 South Dakota
16 Oklahoma St 32 Rutgers 48 Connecticut 66 Bryant
          49 W. Kentucky 67 Norfolk St
          50 Toledo 68 Prairie View A&M
          1st 4 out 1 Michigan State Next 4 5 Indiana
          2 Duke 6 Syracuse
          3 St Johns 7 Memphis
          4 SMU 8 Stanford

Bracket

Midwest - Indianapolis        West - Indianapolis   
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
1 Michigan 18-1     1 Gonzaga 24-0  
16 E Wash. 12-6     16 Norfolk St 13-7/Prairie View A&M 11-4  
8 UCLA 17-6   8 San Diego St 19-4
9 LSU 15-7     9 Loyola-Chicago 21-4
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
5 Purdue 16-8     5 USC 19-6
12 Seton Hall 13-10/VCU 17-6     12 Toledo 19-6  
13 UNCG 18-8     13 Winthrop 20-1  
4 Oklahoma 14-7   4 Oklahoma St 16-6
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
3 Kansas 18-8   3 Iowa 17-7  
14 Liberty 20-5     14 Wright St 18-5  
6 Clemson 15-5     6 Missouri 14-7  
11 Colorado St 15-4     11 Drake 24-3
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
10 Oregon 16-5     10 Wichita St 13-4  
7 Florida 13-6     7 Wisconsin 16-9  
15 Siena 11-3     15 Abilene Christian 19-4  
2 Villanova 15-3     2 West Virginia 17-6  
             
East - Indianapolis      South - Indianapolis   
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
1 Ohio St 18-6     1 Baylor 18-1  
16 BYU 19-5     16 South Dakota 13-9/Bryant 14-5  
8 Colorado 19-7     8 Rutgers 13-9  
9 North Carolina 15-8   9 Boise St 18-6  
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
5 Virginia 15-6     5 Texas Tech 15-8  
12 W. Kentucky 15-5     12 Connecticut 12-6/Georgia Tech 13-8  ↑
13 UCSB 17-4     13 Belmont 24-3  
4 Texas 14-7     4 Arkansas 19-5  
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
3 Florida St 14-4     3 Houston 19-3  
14 Grand Canyon 14-5     14 Navy 14-2  
6 Tennessee 16-7     6 Virginia Tech 15-5  
11 St Bonaventure 13-3     11 Maryland 14-10  
Indianapolis    Indianapolis 
10 Xavier 13-5   10 Louisville 13-5  
7 BYU 19-5   7 Creighton 17-6  
15 Texas State 18-6     15 UMBC 14-5  
2 Alabama 19-6     2 Illinois 18-6  

Match-ups
Seed East - Indianapolis  Midwest - Indianapolis  South - Indianapolis  West - Indianapolis 
1 Ohio St 18-6   Michigan 18-1   Baylor 18-1   Gonzaga 24-0  
16 BYU 19-5   E Wash. 12-6   South Dakota 13-9/Bryant 14-5   Norfolk St 13-7/Prairie View A&M 11-4  
8 Colorado 19-7   UCLA 17-6 Rutgers 13-9   San Diego St 19-4
9 North Carolina 15-8 LSU 15-7   Boise St 18-6   Loyola-Chicago 21-4
12 W. Kentucky 15-5   Seton Hall 13-10/VCU 17-6   Connecticut 12-6/Georgia Tech 13-8 Toledo 19-6  
5 Virginia 15-6   Purdue 16-8   Texas Tech 15-8   USC 19-6
13 UCSB 17-4   UNCG 18-8   Belmont 24-3   Winthrop 20-1  
4 Texas 14-7   Oklahoma 14-7 Arkansas 19-5   Oklahoma St 16-6
3 Florida St 14-4   Kansas 18-8 Houston 19-3   Iowa 17-7  
14 Grand Canyon 14-5   Liberty 20-5   Navy 14-2   Wright St 18-5  
6 Tennessee 16-7   Clemson 15-5   Virginia Tech 15-5   Missouri 14-7  
11 St Bonaventure 13-3   Colorado St 15-4   Maryland 14-10   Drake 24-3
10 Xavier 13-5 Oregon 16-5   Louisville 13-5   Wichita St 13-4  
7 BYU 19-5 Florida 13-6   Creighton 17-6   Wisconsin 16-9  
15 Texas State 18-6   Siena 11-3   UMBC 14-5   Abilene Christian 19-4  
2 Alabama 19-6   Villanova 15-3   Illinois 18-6   West Virginia 17-6  

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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