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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 bracketology 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. 27, 2020):

Bracketology 2020

Midwest (Indianapolis)


1 KANSAS vs 16 ST. PETER’S/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

8 LSU vs 9 Virginia


5 Auburn vs 12 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 Penn State vs 13 YALE


6 Wisconsin vs 11 Rhode Island

3 Creighton vs 14 UC IRVINE


7 Iowa vs 10 Providence

2 FLORIDA STATE vs 15 WRIGHT STATE


East (New York City)


1 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 16 RADFORD

8 HOUSTON vs 9 Florida


5 BYU vs 12 Cincinnati/Oklahoma

4 KENTUCKY vs 13 NEW MEXICO STATE


6 Michigan vs 11 Wichita State/Utah State

3 Villanova vs 14 BOWLING GREEN


7 Arizona vs 10 Rutgers

2 MARYLAND vs 15 MONTANA


South (Houston)


1 Baylor vs 16 ST. FRANCIS (PA)/PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

8 St. Mary’s vs 9 USC


5 Ohio State vs 12 LIBERTY

4 Louisville vs 13 VERMONT


6 Colorado vs 11 North Carolina State

3 SETON HALL vs 14 COLGATE


7 Marquette vs 10 Indiana

2 DAYTON vs 15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


West (Los Angeles)


1 GONZAGA vs 16 AUSTIN PEAY

8 Arizona State vs 9 Texas Tech


5 West Virginia vs 12 ETSU

4 Michigan State vs 13 NORTH TEXAS


6 Butler vs 11 NORTHERN IOWA

3 OREGON vs 14 HOFSTRA


7 Illinois vs 10 Xavier

2 Duke vs 15 LITTLE ROCK

The Bubble

Last Four Byes

Rutgers

Providence

Rhode Island

North Carolina State

Last Four In

Wichita State

Cincinnati

Utah State

Oklahoma

First Four Out

Stanford

Richmond

Purdue

Mississippi State

Next Four Out

Arkansas

UCLA

Alabama

Georgetown

S-Curve

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

Per Conference

Big Ten – 10 (Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Rutgers)

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

ACC – 5 (Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Virginia, North Carolina State)

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

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

SEC – 4 (Kentucky, Auburn, LSU, Florida)

AAC – 3 (Houston, Wichita State, Cincinnati)

WCC – 3 (Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary’s)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, Rhode Island)

MWC – 2 (San Diego State, Utah State)

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