These bracket projections were last updated to include all games played through February 28, 2021.

Learn more about the bracket, or dive right in below.

  REGION 1
Indianapolis1Gonzaga (WCC)
16North Carolina A&T (MEAC)/Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
8Rutgers
9UCLA (Pac-12)
5Arkansas
12Wichita State (AAC)
4Florida State (ACC)
13Colgate (Patriot)
6Purdue
11North Carolina
3Kansas
14South Dakota State (Summit)
7Clemson
10Boise State
2Iowa
15Siena (MAAC)
  REGION 2
Indianapolis1Michigan (Big Ten)
16Nicholls State (Southland)/Bryant (NEC)
8San Diego State (MW)
9LSU
5Missouri
12Winthrop (Big South)
4Oklahoma
13Toledo (MAC)
6Virginia Tech
11Drake/UConn
3Texas Tech
14Cleveland State (Horizon)
7Creighton
10Oregon
2Alabama (SEC)
15James Madison (CAA)
  REGION 3
Indianapolis1Baylor (Big 12)
16UMBC (A-East)
8Florida
9Colorado State
5Oklahoma State
12Western Kentucky (C-USA)
4Virginia
13UC Santa Barbara (Big West)
6USC
11VCU
3Villanova (Big East)
14Liberty (ASUN)
7BYU
10Louisville
2Ohio State
15Grand Canyon (WAC)
  REGION 4
Indianapolis1Illinois
16Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
8Loyola Chicago (MVC)
9St. Bonaventure (A10)
5Tennessee
12Seton Hall/Georgia Tech
4Texas
13UNC Greensboro (SoCon)
6Wisconsin
11Xavier
3Houston
14Belmont (OVC)
7Colorado
10Maryland
2West Virginia
15Texas State (Sun Belt)

Last Four In: Drake, UConn, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech

Whispering Distance: Stanford, Indiana

Talking Distance: Michigan State, Duke, Ole Miss, Utah State, Richmond, Minnesota

Shouting Distance: SMU, Providence, Syracuse

Bids by Conference

Big Ten — 8

ACC — 7

Big 12 — 7

SEC — 6

Big East — 5

Pac-12 — 4

MW — 3

A10 — 2

AAC — 2

MVC — 2

WCC — 2

Nuts and Bolts

The bracket holds 32 automatic bids for conference champions (noted with their conference next to their name), and the remaining 36 are at-large selections. I am evaluating teams on how they have performed to this point in the season without projecting how they will perform in remaining games.

As of now, conference champions have been determined by the current conference leader in the loss column. Ties are broken using KenPom projections. Once conference tournaments begin, I will go by the highest remaining seed in each conference.

In today’s bracket, Gonzaga is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by Baylor in the South, Michigan, and Ohio State. The Final Four matchups would be Gonzaga (Region 1) vs. Ohio State (Region 4), and Baylor (Region 2) vs. Michigan (Region 3).

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