These bracket projections were last updated to include all games played through February 28, 2021.
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|16||North Carolina A&T (MEAC)/Prairie View A&M (SWAC)|
|12||Wichita State (AAC)|
|4||Florida State (ACC)|
|14||South Dakota State (Summit)|
|Indianapolis||1||Michigan (Big Ten)|
|16||Nicholls State (Southland)/Bryant (NEC)|
|8||San Diego State (MW)|
|12||Winthrop (Big South)|
|14||Cleveland State (Horizon)|
|15||James Madison (CAA)|
|Indianapolis||1||Baylor (Big 12)|
|12||Western Kentucky (C-USA)|
|13||UC Santa Barbara (Big West)|
|3||Villanova (Big East)|
|15||Grand Canyon (WAC)|
|16||Eastern Washington (Big Sky)|
|8||Loyola Chicago (MVC)|
|9||St. Bonaventure (A10)|
|12||Seton Hall/Georgia Tech|
|13||UNC Greensboro (SoCon)|
|15||Texas 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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