Bracketology 2021: The Final Bracket


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 Sunday, March 14, 2021):

Bracketology 2021

Region 1

1 GONZAGA vs 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN/APPALACHIAN STATE

8 Clemson vs 9 Rutgers


5 Creighton vs 12 UC SANTA BARBARA

4 Tennessee vs 13 NORTH TEXAS


6 BYU vs 11 Michigan State

3 Oklahoma State vs 14 EASTERN WASHINGTON


7 Oklahoma vs 10 VCU

2 Ohio State vs 15 CLEVELAND STATE


Region 4

1 Michigan vs 16 ORAL ROBERTS

8 Florida vs 9 Connecticut


5 Colorado vs 12 GEORGETOWN

4 West Virginia vs 13 UNC GREENSBORO


6 USC vs 11 Louisville/Utah State

3 Kansas vs 14 LIBERTY


7 LOYOLA CHICAGO vs 10 Maryland

2 ALABAMA vs 15 IONA


Region 2

1 Baylor vs 16 MOUNT ST. MARY’S/NORFOLK STATE

8 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 9 North Carolina


5 Florida State vs 12 WINTHROP

4 Purdue vs 13 OHIO


6 Texas Tech vs 11 Syracuse/UCLA

3 Arkansas vs 14 MOREHEAD STATE


7 LSU vs 10 Virginia Tech

2 Iowa vs 15 GRAND CANYON


Region 3

1 ILLINOIS vs 16 HARTFORD

8 Oregon vs 9 GEORGIA TECH


5 Villanova vs 12 OREGON STATE

4 Virginia vs 13 COLGATE


6 Missouri vs 11 Drake

3 TEXAS vs 14 ABILENE CHRISTIAN


7 Wisconsin vs 10 ST. BONAVENTURE

2 HOUSTON vs 15 DREXEL


The Bubble

Last Four Byes

VCU

Maryland

Michigan State

Drake

Last Four In

Louisville

Syracuse

Utah State

UCLA

First Four Out

Ole Miss

Saint Louis

Colorado State

Wichita State

Next Four Out

Boise State

Duke

Seton Hall

Xavier


S-Curve

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Illinois
  4. Michigan
  5. Alabama
  6. Iowa
  7. Ohio State
  8. Houston
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. Texas
  11. Arkansas
  12. Kansas
  13. West Virginia
  14. Purdue
  15. Virginia
  16. Tennessee
  17. Creighton
  18. Florida State
  19. Villanova
  20. Colorado
  21. USC
  22. Texas Tech
  23. Missouri
  24. BYU
  25. Oklahoma
  26. Wisconsin
  27. LSU
  28. Loyola Chicago
  29. Florida
  30. Oregon
  31. San Diego State
  32. Clemson
  33. North Carolina
  34. Georgia Tech
  35. Rutgers
  36. Connecticut
  37. St. Bonaventure
  38. Virginia Tech
  39. VCU
  40. Maryland
  41. Michigan State
  42. Drake
  43. Louisville
  44. Syracuse
  45. Utah State
  46. UCLA
  47. Georgetown
  48. Oregon State
  49. Winthrop
  50. UC Santa Barbara
  51. North Texas
  52. Ohio
  53. Colgate
  54. UNC Greensboro
  55. Liberty
  56. Abilene Christian
  57. Morehead State
  58. Eastern Washington
  59. Cleveland State
  60. Grand Canyon
  61. Drexel
  62. Iona
  63. Oral Roberts
  64. Hartford
  65. Mount St. Mary’s
  66. Norfolk State
  67. Texas Southern
  68. Appalachian State

Per Conference

Big Ten – 9 (Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Maryland, Michigan State)

ACC – 8 (Virginia, Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse)

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

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

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

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

A-10 – 2 (St. Bonaventure, VCU)

MVC – 2 (Loyola Chicago, Drake)

MWC – 2 (San Diego State, Utah State)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, BYU)

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