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Bracketology 2020 is about to kick it up a notch as we have officially entered March. Selection Sunday is around the corner.

Bracketology 2020: Predicting the NCAA Tournament

Welcome to Bracketology 2020, where our resident bracketologist, Justin Meyer, gives you his prediction of what the selection committee would have the NCAA Tournament look like if the season were to end today. He has done bracketology for roughly 10 years, and this is his sixth season as part of the Bracket Matrix.

This is not what he would make the bracket if he were the selection committee, and this is not a guess for what it will look like on Selection Sunday (unless, of course, it is Selection Sunday). It is merely a snapshot of where things stand right now.

Moving forward, you can also expect updates to our Bubble Watch series, breaking down where all remotely relevant teams stand relative to the cutline, with resume explanations and a set of requirements for what the team needs to secure its spot in the Big Dance. You can find the previous entry here.

Without further ado, here is your update for how the Field of 68 stands right now in our Bracketology 2020 (as of games played through Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020):

Bracketology 2020

Midwest (Indianapolis)


1 Kansas vs 16 ROBERT MORRIS/NORFOLK STATE

8 Michigan vs 9 Florida


5 Colorado vs 12 Purdue/Rhode Island

4 Kentucky vs 13 VERMONT


6 Illinois vs 11 Oklahoma

3 OREGON vs 14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


7 HOUSTON vs 10 BYU

2 SETON HALL vs 15 WILLIAM & MARY


East (New York)


1 Duke vs 16 EASTERN WASHINGTON

8 Wisconsin vs 9 St. Mary’s


5 Arizona vs 12 YALE

4 Maryland vs 13 UC IRVINE


6 Penn State vs 11 NORTHERN IOWA

3 Villanova vs 14 NEW MEXICO STATE


7 Wichita State vs 10 Texas Tech

2 GONZAGA vs 15 MURRAY STATE


South (Houston)


1 BAYLOR vs 16 NORTH FLORIDA/MONMOUTH

8 USC vs 9 Indiana


5 Iowa vs 12 NORTH TEXAS

4 Florida State vs 13 FURMAN


6 Creighton vs 11 Memphis

3 DAYTON vs 14 COLGATE


7 Marquette vs 10 Stanford

2 MICHIGAN STATE vs 15 BOWLING GREEN


West (Los Angeles)


1 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 16 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

8 Ohio State vs 9 Arkansas


5 LSU vs 12 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 Butler vs 13 WRIGHT STATE


6 Auburn vs 11 Minnesota/VCU

3 LOUISVILLE vs 14 WINTHROP


7 Rutgers vs 10 DePaul

2 West Virginia vs 15 LITTLE ROCK

The Bubble

Last Four Byes

Stanford

DePaul

Oklahoma

Memphis

Last Four In

Minnesota

Purdue

VCU

Rhode Island

First Four Out

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Georgetown

Alabama

Next Four Out

Syracuse

North Carolina State

Washington

Richmond

S-Curve

  1. Kansas
  2. Baylor
  3. San Diego State
  4. Duke
  5. Gonzaga
  6. West Virginia
  7. Michigan State
  8. Seton Hall
  9. Dayton
  10. Oregon
  11. Louisville
  12. Villanova
  13. Butler
  14. Maryland
  15. Florida State
  16. Kentucky
  17. Colorado
  18. Iowa
  19. LSU
  20. Arizona
  21. Penn State
  22. Auburn
  23. Creighton
  24. Illinois
  25. Rutgers
  26. Marquette
  27. Houston
  28. Wichita State
  29. Wisconsin
  30. Ohio State
  31. USC
  32. Michigan
  33. Indiana
  34. Florida
  35. Arkansas
  36. St. Mary’s
  37. Texas Tech
  38. BYU
  39. Stanford
  40. DePaul
  41. Oklahoma
  42. Memphis
  43. Minnesota
  44. VCU
  45. Purdue
  46. Northern Iowa
  47. Rhode Island
  48. Yale
  49. Stephen F. Austin
  50. North Texas
  51. Vermont
  52. Furman
  53. Wright State
  54. UC Irvine
  55. New Mexico State
  56. Winthrop
  57. Colgate
  58. South Dakota State
  59. William & Mary
  60. Bowling Green
  61. Little Rock
  62. Murray State
  63. Eastern Washington
  64. Prairie View A&M
  65. North Florida
  66. Monmouth
  67. Robert Morris
  68. Norfolk State

Per Conference

Big Ten – 12 (Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa, Penn State, Illinois, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue)

Big East – 6 (Seton Hall, Villanova, Butler, Creighton, Marquette, DePaul)

Big 12 – 5 (Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Oklahoma)

Pac-12 – 5 (Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, USC, Stanford)

SEC – 5 (Kentucky, LSU, Auburn, Florida, Arkansas)

AAC – 3 (Houston, Wichita State, Memphis)

A-10 – 3 (Dayton, VCU, Rhode Island)

ACC – 3 (Duke, Louisville, Florida State)

WCC – 3 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s, BYU)

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