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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, Feb. 25, 2021):

Bracketology 2021

Region 1

1 GONZAGA vs 16 UT RIO GRANDE VALLEY/NORTH CAROLINA A&T

8 Loyola Chicago vs 9 SAN DIEGO STATE


5 USC vs 12 WINTHROP

4 Oklahoma vs 13 COLGATE


6 Clemson vs 11 Colorado State

3 West Virginia vs 14 LIBERTY


7 Colorado vs 10 North Carolina

2 Iowa vs 15 VERMONT


Region 4

1 Ohio State vs 16 TEXAS STATE

8 Missouri vs 9 Drake


5 Oklahoma State vs 12 Connecticut/Duke

4 Tennessee vs 13 BELMONT


6 Arkansas vs 11 Georgia Tech/Michigan State

3 Kansas vs 14 ABILENE CHRISTIAN


7 Rutgers vs 10 Boise State

2 Houston vs 15 SIENA


Region 2

1 BAYLOR vs 16 SOUTH DAKOTA/PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

8 LSU vs 9 Oregon


5 Texas Tech vs 12 WESTERN KENTUCKY

4 Virginia vs 13 TOLEDO


6 Purdue vs 11 Louisville

3 VILLANOVA vs 14 WRIGHT STATE


7 Florida vs 10 VCU

2 Illinois vs 15 EASTERN WASHINGTON


Region 3

1 MICHIGAN vs 16 WAGNER

8 Virginia Tech vs 9 UCLA


5 Creighton vs 12 WICHITA STATE

4 Texas vs 13 UC SANTA BARBARA


6 Wisconsin vs 11 ST. BONAVENTURE

3 FLORIDA STATE vs 14 FURMAN


7 BYU vs 10 Maryland

2 ALABAMA vs 15 JAMES MADISON


The Bubble

Last Four Byes

VCU

North Carolina

Louisville

Colorado State

Last Four In

Georgia Tech

Connecticut

Duke

Michigan State

First Four Out

Stanford

Indiana

Minnesota

Richmond

Next Four Out

Ole Miss

Seton Hall

Utah State

Xavier


S-Curve

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

Per Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Big East – 3 (Villanova, Creighton, Connecticut)

MWC – 3 (San Diego State, Boise 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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