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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 Monday, Feb. 17, 2020):

Bracketology 2020

South (Houston)


1 BAYLOR vs 16 ROBERT MORRIS/NORFOLK STATE

8 BYU vs 9 Georgetown


5 Butler cs 12 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 Oregon vs 13 YALE


6 Iowa vs 11 Oklahoma

3 Villanova vs 14 UC IRVINE


7 Michigan vs 10 NORTHERN IOWA

2 Florida State vs 15 BOWLING GREEN


East (New York City)


1 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 16 MONTANA

8 Texas Tech vs 9 Rhode Island


5 COLORADO vs 12 ETSU

4 Auburn vs 13 COLGATE


6 Arizona vs 11 Purdue/Alabama

3 SETON HALL vs 14 NEW MEXICO STATE


7 HOUSTON vs 10 Florida

2 DUKE vs 15 LITTLE ROCK


Midwest (Indianapolis)


1 Kansas vs 16 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M/SAINT PETER’S

8 Rutgers vs 9 St. Mary’s


5 KENTUCKY vs 12 Indiana/Stanford

4 Creighton vs 13 VERMONT


6 Ohio State vs 11 Wichita State

3 Louisville vs 14 HOFSTRA


7 LSU vs 10 USC

2 MARYLAND vs 15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


West (Los Angeles)


1 GONZAGA vs 16 AUSTIN PEAY

8 Illinois vs 9 Xavier


5 Michigan State vs 12 LIBERTY

4 West Virginia vs 13 NORTH TEXAS


6 Marquette vs 11 Virginia

3 Penn State vs 14 WRIGHT STATE


7 Wisconsin vs 10 Arizona State

2 DAYTON vs 15 WINTHROP

The Bubble

Last Four Byes

Florida

Oklahoma

Wichita State

Virginia

Last Four In

Purdue

Alabama

Indiana

Stanford

First Four Out

Cincinnati

Richmond

Arkansas

Utah State

Next Four Out

Providence

North Carolina State

Minnesota

South Carolina

S-Curve

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

Per Conference

Big Ten – 11 (Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Rutgers, Purdue, Indiana)

Big East – 7 (Villanova, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler, Marquette, Georgetown, Xavier)

Pac-12 – 6 (Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Stanford)

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

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

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

WCC – 3 (Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary’s)

AAC – 2 (Houston, Wichita State)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, Rhode Island)

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