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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 Monday, Feb. 22, 2021):

Bracketology 2021

Region 1

1 GONZAGA vs 16 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

8 Loyola Chicago vs 9 BOISE STATE


5 Texas Tech vs 12 BELMONT

4 USC vs 13 WINTHROP


6 Purdue vs 11 VCU

3 Oklahoma vs 14 VERMONT


7 Clemson vs 10 DRAKE

2 Iowa vs 15 JAMES MADISON


Region 4

1 Ohio State vs 16 TEXAS STATE

8 Colorado vs 9 San Diego State


5 Creighton vs 12 Minnesota/Stanford

4 Kansas vs 13 UC SANTA BARBARA


6 Wisconsin vs 11 ST. BONAVENTURE

3 FLORIDA STATE vs 14 WRIGHT STATE


7 BYU vs 10 Xavier

2 ALABAMA vs 15 SIENA


Region 2

1 BAYLOR vs 16 WAGNER/SOUTH DAKOTA

8 Rutgers vs 9 UCLA


5 Texas vs 12 WESTERN KENTUCKY

4 Tennessee vs 13 COLGATE


6 Virginia Tech vs 11 Colorado State

3 Houston vs 14 LIBERTY


7 Arkansas vs 10 North Carolina

2 Illinois vs 15 EASTERN WASHINGTON


Region 3

1 MICHIGAN vs 16 SAM HOUSTON STATE

8 LSU vs 9 Oregon


5 Oklahoma State vs 12 WICHITA STATE

4 Virginia vs 13 TOLEDO


6 Missouri vs 11 Indiana/Louisville

3 VILLANOVA vs 14 UNC GREENSBORO


7 Florida vs 10 Maryland

2 West Virginia vs 15 GRAND CANYON


The Bubble

Last Four Byes

Maryland

North Carolina

VCU

Colorado State

Last Four In

Indiana

Louisville

Minnesota

Stanford

First Four Out

Duke

Connecticut

Seton Hall

Utah State

Next Four Out

Georgia Tech

Saint Louis

Richmond

Ole Miss


S-Curve

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

Per Conference

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

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

ACC – 6 (Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Louisville)

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

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

Big East – 3 (Villanova, Creighton, Xavier)

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

AAC – 2 (Houston, Wichita State)

A-10 – 2 (VCU, St. Bonaventure)

MVC – 2 (Loyola Chicago, Drake)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, BYU)

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