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We are well into the 2020-21 college basketball season, and that means it's time to bring Bracketology 2021 to life. Who's in and who's out?

Bracketology 2021: Predicting the NCAA Tournament


Welcome to Bracketology 2021, 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 more than 10 years, and this is his seventh 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.

Our Bubble Watch series is back! Check out the latest entry here to see where everyone stacks up relative to the bubble and learn what your team needs to do to dance. You can also find the last bracketology update here.

This year, the entire 2021 NCAA Tournament will be held in Indiana because of the pandemic, meaning the regions will be unattached to a location. That will not be a factor in what region teams play in.

Without further ado, here is your update for how the Field of 68 stands right now in our Bracketology 2021 (as of games played through Thursday, March 4, 2021):

Bracketology 2021

Region 1

1 GONZAGA vs 16 NICHOLLS/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

8 LOYOLA CHICAGO vs 9 Maryland


5 Virginia vs 12 WINTHROP

4 Texas vs 13 UC SANTA BARBARA


6 Tennessee vs 11 Louisville

3 Houston vs 14 SIENA


7 Missouri vs 10 UCLA

2 Ohio State vs 15 CLEVELAND STATE


Region 4

1 Illinois vs 16 GRAND CANYON

8 OREGON vs 9 VCU


5 USC vs 12 Boise State/Saint Louis

4 Texas Tech vs 13 LIBERTY


6 Creighton vs 11 ST. BONAVENTURE

3 Kansas vs 14 BELMONT


7 Wisconsin vs 10 Georgia Tech

2 ALABAMA vs 15 SOUTHERN UTAH


Region 2

1 BAYLOR vs 16 WAGNER/PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Rutgers


5 Oklahoma State vs 12 WESTERN KENTUCKY

4 Purdue vs 13 TOLEDO


6 Oklahoma vs 11 Colorado State

3 VILLANOVA vs 14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


7 Florida vs 10 North Carolina

2 Iowa vs 15 UMBC


Region 3

1 MICHIGAN vs 16 TEXAS STATE

8 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 9 LSU


5 Colorado vs 12 WICHITA STATE

4 FLORIDA STATE vs 13 NAVY


6 BYU vs 11 Xavier/Drake

3 West Virginia vs 14 UNC GREENSBORO


7 Clemson vs 10 Connecticut

2 Arkansas vs 15 JAMES MADISON


The Bubble

Last Four Byes

North Carolina

UCLA

Louisville

Colorado State

Last Four In

Xavier

Drake

Boise State

Saint Louis

First Four Out

Michigan State

Utah State

Ole Miss

Seton Hall

Next Four Out

Syracuse

Duke

Indiana

Stanford


S-Curve

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Michigan
  4. Illinois
  5. Ohio State
  6. Iowa
  7. Alabama
  8. Arkansas
  9. West Virginia
  10. Houston
  11. Villanova
  12. Kansas
  13. Florida State
  14. Purdue
  15. Texas Tech
  16. Texas
  17. Oklahoma State
  18. Virginia
  19. Colorado
  20. USC
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Creighton
  23. BYU
  24. Tennessee
  25. Missouri
  26. Clemson
  27. Florida
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Oregon
  30. San Diego State
  31. Virginia Tech
  32. Loyola Chicago
  33. LSU
  34. VCU
  35. Maryland
  36. Rutgers
  37. Georgia Tech
  38. Connecticut
  39. North Carolina
  40. UCLA
  41. Louisville
  42. Colorado State
  43. St. Bonaventure
  44. Xavier
  45. Drake
  46. Boise State
  47. Saint Louis
  48. Wichita State
  49. Western Kentucky
  50. Winthrop
  51. UC Santa Barbara
  52. Toledo
  53. Navy
  54. Liberty
  55. Belmont
  56. UNC Greensboro
  57. South Dakota State
  58. Siena
  59. Cleveland State
  60. UMBC
  61. James Madison
  62. Southern Utah
  63. Grand Canyon
  64. Texas State
  65. Wagner
  66. Prairie View A&M
  67. Nicholls
  68. North Carolina A&T

Per Conference

Big Ten – 8 (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa, Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland, Rutgers)

ACC – 7 (Florida State, Virginia, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Louisville)

Big 12 – 7 (Baylor, West Virginia, Kansas, Texas Tech, Texas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma)

SEC – 6 (Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Florida, LSU)

Big East – 4 (Villanova, Creighton, Connecticut, Xavier)

Pac-12 – 4 (Colorado, USC, Oregon, UCLA)

A-10 – 3 (VCU, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis)

MWC – 3 (San Diego State, Colorado State, Boise State)

AAC – 2 (Houston, Wichita State)

MVC – 2 (Loyola Chicago, Drake)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, BYU)

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