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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, Feb. 6, 2020):

Bracketology 2020

Midwest (Indianapolis)


1 Kansas vs 16 ROBERT MORRIS/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

8 USC vs 9 Arkansas


5 Auburn vs 12 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 Michigan State vs 13 VERMONT


6 Illinois vs 11 Florida/Memphis

3 SETON HALL vs 14 WINTHROP


7 Marquette vs 10 Indiana

2 LOUISVILLE vs 15 WRIGHT STATE


East (New York)


1 Duke vs 16 MURRAY STATE

8 Wisconsin vs 9 St. Mary’s


5 Penn State vs 12 Virginia/Cincinnati

4 OREGON vs 13 UC IRVINE


6 LSU vs 11 NORTHERN IOWA

3 Butler vs 14 NEW MEXICO STATE


7 HOUSTON vs 10 Purdue

2 GONZAGA vs 15 MONTANA


South (Houston)


1 BAYLOR vs 16 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M/MONMOUTH

8 Wichita State vs 9 BYU


5 Creighton vs 12 LIBERTY

4 Colorado vs 13 FURMAN


6 Kentucky vs 11 Xavier

3 MARYLAND vs 14 COLGATE


7 Ohio State vs 10 Minnesota*

2 DAYTON vs 15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


West (Los Angeles)


1 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 16 BOWLING GREEN

8 Michigan vs 9 Texas Tech


5 Arizona vs 12 YALE

4 Villanova vs 13 NORTH TEXAS


6 Iowa vs 11 Rhode Island

3 Florida State vs 14 CHARLESTON


7 Rutgers vs 10 Stanford

2 West Virginia vs 15 Little Rock

The Bubble

Last Four Byes

Stanford

Minnesota

Rhode Island

Xavier

Last Four In

Florida

Virginia

Memphis

Cincinnati

First Four Out

VCU

Arizona State

ETSU

Oklahoma

Next Four Out

Alabama

Mississippi State

DePaul

Virginia Tech

S-Curve

  1. Kansas
  2. Baylor
  3. San Diego State
  4. Duke
  5. Gonzaga
  6. West Virginia
  7. Dayton
  8. Louisville
  9. Seton Hall
  10. Maryland
  11. Florida State
  12. Butler
  13. Villanova
  14. Oregon
  15. Colorado
  16. Michigan State
  17. Auburn
  18. Creighton
  19. Penn State
  20. Arizona
  21. LSU
  22. Kentucky
  23. Iowa
  24. Illinois
  25. Marquette
  26. Ohio State
  27. Rutgers
  28. Houston
  29. Wisconsin
  30. Michigan
  31. Wichita State
  32. USC
  33. Arkansas
  34. BYU
  35. Texas Tech
  36. St. Mary’s
  37. Purdue
  38. Indiana
  39. Stanford
  40. Minnesota
  41. Rhode Island
  42. Xavier
  43. Florida
  44. Northern Iowa
  45. Virginia
  46. Memphis
  47. Cincinnati
  48. Yale
  49. Liberty
  50. Stephen F. Austin
  51. Vermont
  52. Furman
  53. North Texas
  54. UC Irvine
  55. New Mexico State
  56. Charleston
  57. Colgate
  58. Winthrop
  59. Wright State
  60. South Dakota State
  61. Little Rock
  62. Montana
  63. Murray State
  64. Bowling Green
  65. Prairie View A&M
  66. Monmouth
  67. Robert Morris
  68. North Carolina A&T

Per Conference

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

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

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

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

AAC – 4 (Houston, Wichita State, Memphis, Cincinnati)

ACC – 4 (Duke, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia)

Big 12 – 4 (Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Texas Tech)

WCC – 3 (Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary’s)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, Rhode Island)

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